Having already been delayed from last September for being deemed “too controversial” and ‘”too grotesque”, all eyes have been on Blumhouse’s latest offering. “The Hunt” opens with a text message exchange between some Trump-hating friends, voicing their excitement with their upcoming hunt before quickly silencing themselves. While seemingly on a plane to their destination, one of their “deplorables” awakens and is put down much sooner than intended. Upon their arrival Continue reading
Chris Pratt and Tom Holland reunite to voice elven brothers who embark on a great quest in the new Pixar animated film “ONWARD”.
Once upon a time there was a world of mystical creatures living in harmony. Creatures help each other with the use of magic. Some were better at casting spells and were called wizards others struggled with magic and just relied on Wizards to help them, until some smart elves turn to technology over magic to make their lives easier. Soon technology overtakes magic and wizards are relegated to folklore.
Ian Lightfoot (Holland) is a nerdy elf who just with the flow and tries not to make waves and avoids confrontation. His older brother Barley (Pratt) is the exact opposite, a boisterous elf the thrives on causing trouble and lives by his mystical role-playing games. Laurel Lightfoot (Louis-Dreyfus) is a single mother raising both her boys after their father Wilden (Kyle Bornheimer) died prior to Ian’s birth. Ian only knows of his father through photos, audio recordings and memories passed on by his brother Barley. Ian is turning 16 today and his mother has a special gift for him and Barley from their father, a wizard’s staff!
The staff was for the boys and included a special stone called a phoenix gem and a spell that will allow the boys to bring back their father for one day! Ian is ecstatic with the chance to meet his dad and Barley who lives for the magical old ways grabs the staff and recites the spell only to have it not work. Ian tries it next and the phoenix gem begins to glow and magically blasts the boys backward. Assuming the spell didn’t work again Ian is sad only to see a twitching foot in his closet. The boys excited at the thought of seeing their dad but Ian spell only resurrected half of Wilden, the bottom half. Barley explains they just need another Phoenix gem and can complete bringing their dad back. The problem facing the boys is phoenix gems are rare and the spell Ian cast only lasts one day.
“The Way Back” follows the life of Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck), a man who is facing more demons than he can drown with his alcoholism. His day begins, contains, and ends with heavy drinking; whether it be his mid-day vodka/gin sipping or his beer case-destroying evenings. A new opportunity arises, giving him a chance to coach his alma mater’s high school basketball team. After a meeting with the school’s priest (and a night of thought over heavy drinking), Jack Continue reading
Over the course of the mid-1900s, Cosa Nostra was a dynamic force in Sicily. Better known as the Mafia, they were know all around the Globe and feared as well. They used their means to secure ownership, wealth, and crime until they grew hungrier for more. During the 1960s, Cosa Nostra began focusing on drugs, namely heroin, as an attempt to grow their riches. In order to escape, Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino) fled to Brazil, leaving his Continue reading
Based off the Swedish film “Force Majeure”, this re-imagining follows a family during their vacation in the Alps. In “Downhill”, Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Pete (Will Ferrell) are enjoying their stay at a luxurious ski resort, along with their two boys. After their first day of fun, the rest of their week becomes much more than they bargained for. During their lunch atop the mountain, a controlled blast sends snow hurtling towards them like an avalanche as they Continue reading