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THE KITCHEN review

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It’s the Girls Turn to Run the Show!

Based in the late 1970’s in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, “The Kitchen” follows a trio of women whose husbands are involved with the Irish mafia.  After their three husbands get caught and sent to prison for three years, Kathy (Melissa McCarty), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish), and Claire (Elizabeth Walsh) learn the hard truth that no one is going to take care of them.  Backed-up against a wall, the girls take matters into their own hands and start collecting from the holdouts of Hell’s Kitchen; in-exchange for protection and services whenever an issue arises.  As their Continue reading

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FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW review

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You Want Me to Work With Him?

What happens when the World’s most dangerous asset has to partner with the World’s (former) most dangerous criminal?  “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” opens as MI6 attempts to obtain a deadly virus, named The Snowflake, and prevent it from falling into dangerous hands.  As she is faced with only one choice, Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) injects the deadly virus into herself; giving her only 72 hours before the capsules break and mass infection on a global scale begins.  With such a high-stake mission involving the fate of the World, only two people have the Continue reading

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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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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

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YESTERDAY review

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Yesterday, Everyone Knew the Beatles

Struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is on the verge of giving up; he plays for small crowds and realizes his dream may just never come true.  After an unfortunate side stage appearance at a festival, he is finished.  As he bikes home, a mysterious, worldwide blackout occurs and he finds himself being hit by a bus.  Waking-up in the hospital, his guitar is smashed and he’s missing two of his front teeth.  After receiving a gift from his friends in the form of a new guitar, he painfully learns that the World no longer remembers who The Beatles are or any of their music.  With his Continue reading