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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD- Karl Sides (Flickfanatics)

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD 

Starring:

Leonardo De Caprio-Rick Dalton

Brad Pitt-Cliff Booth

Margo Robbie- Sharon Tate

Quentin Tarantino opens the door to Classic Hollywood’s back-lot to his fans and gives us a buddy flick with a huge twist in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood!

Quentin Tarantino directs his 9th feature film and this time he targets classic Hollywood in 1969. Tarantino has assembled an A-list ensemble cast headed by Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino and Margot Robbie to show us what it was like in Hollywood as the 60’s ended and the 70’s were coming in with Hippies, drugs, Spaghetti Westerns were born and one of the most horrific crimes was committed in the Hollywood Hills.

 

Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) is the classic Hollywood leading man, but famous for his role in a TV western Bounty Law. Rick has been partnered with his stunt double and best friend Cliff Booth (Pitt) who continues to double him, drive and basically be Dalton’s person assistant. Dalton has been cast as the “Heavy” lately opposite young up and coming talent at the studio. Rick and Cliff take a meeting with agent Marvin Schwarzs (Al Pacino), who turns out to be a fan of Dalton and westerns. Schwarzs pitches a new genre to Rick, Italian Westerns called Spaghetti Westerns. Dalton not a fan of leaving Tinseltown but begins to see the end of the road and parts are harder and harder to get. Booth has a harder time to get work away from Dalton with a clouded past that has directors saying no to the accomplished stunt man.

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Check Out the Brand New Trailer for “Harriet”!

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“Harriet” captures the incredible, true story of  freedom fighter Harriet Tubman and her path to freedom.   Cynthia Erivo stars as the titular hero, alongside Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, and Clarke Peters.  Check out the trailer below and be sure to catch the film when it hits theaters November 1st!

Tony's Take

THE LION KING review

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It Is Time

Disney’s universally-beloved animated masterpiece took the World by storm in 1994.  25 years later, Jon Favreau is able to utilize the most stunning technology on the planet to give us a photo-realistic version of the timeless classic, “The Lion King”.  The film opens as the animals are gathered around Pride Rock, as Rafiki (John Kani) anoints the newly-born future King, Simba (JD McCrary), with his parents Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and Sarabi (Alfre Woodard) nearby.  As we watch Simba grow, and his friendship with his best friend Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph), he is eager to Continue reading

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STUBER- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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STUBER

Starring:

Dave Bautista- Vic Manning

Kumail Nanjani- Stu

Iko Uwais- Oka Tedjo

Bautista chases down a drug dealer using Uber in the new action comedy “Stuber”

Vic Manning (Bautista) and his partner Sara (Karen Gillian) are closing in on a drug dealer Tedjo (Uwais) attempting to make the arrest outside the Staples Center. Manning goes to blows with the criminal and losses his glasses leaving him handicapped with blurry vision and unable to shoot Tedjo. Sara confronts Tedjo and loses her gun and is fatally shot by the drug dealer.

Stu (Nanjani) is a retail clerk at a local sporting goods store with dreams of starting a spinning cycle bar with Becca (Betty Gilpin) the girls he is in love with. To earn extra money, Stu leased a new electric Prius and drives Uber for extra cash and a goal of a 5-star rating. Stu has the bad luck of getting the worst fares and his rating is suffering.

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MIDSOMMAR review

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Let the Festivities Begin

Visionary director Ari Aster (“Hereditary”) returns with another harrowing tale in “Midsommar”.  Having just endured a horrific tragedy, Dani (Florence Pugh) is lost.  Her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor), who’s been stringing her along, is set to leave for Sweden with his friends Mark (Will Poulter), Josh (William Harper Jackson), and Swedish student Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren).  With plans of attending the special, once-every-ninety-years Mid-Summer festival of Pelle’s home village, the group arrives and are in awe of what they see.  The townsfolk are dressed all in white, with Continue reading