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A QUIET PLACE- The Flick Fanatics

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A QUIET PLACE

Starring:

John Krasinski – Lee Abbott

Emily Blunt- Evelyn Abbott

Noah Jupe- Marcus Abbott

Millicent Simmonds- Regan Abbott

IF THEY CAN HEAR YOU…. THEY CAN HUNT YOU!

John Krasinski directs and stars in his new “edge of your seat” thriller, “A Quiet Place” that co-stars Emily Blunt as parents that must raise their family in total silence. The world they live in has been invaded by mantis like aliens that are blind but have superior hearing and speed.

Day 96

The Abbott family is on a supply run into town. The streets are deserted not even a stray dog in sight. The all comb through the general store grabbing meds for Marcus, Lee grabs repair parts for the radio and some hearing aids to adapt for Regan, who is deaf. Lee signs to his youngest Beau (Cade Woodward) that the toy space shuttle he has is too loud to bring home, only to have Regan give it back to him as they head out. The entire family is on foot, barefoot as they walk home. The live-in silence to avoid being hunted by the invading aliens.

The creatures are bling, but have enhanced hearing and super speed, so if you speak, from a cup or in the Abbotts case have a child that turns on a toy… the creatures descend upon him killing him instantly. The creatures appear to have an armor like shell and razor-sharp pinchers. Lee Abbott spends his evenings sending out Morse code messages to see if there is anyone else out there. The Abbott family also lights a signal fire each night to signal they are still alive and it is answered by 5 others in the area that are able to be quiet and not gain the creatures attention. The Abbotts also have a elaborate light system to alert anyone to danger or if it is safe to come to the house.

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War-Karl “the Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Hemsworth and Chastain look in the mirror and see likeness of Charlize Theron in the Chilly film “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”

Chris Hemsworth (Erik) and Charlize Theron (Queen Ravenna)return in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”, the sequel to the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman. There is no trace of Kristen Stewart (thank goodness!), but we are introduced to some new characters played by Emily Blunt (Queen Freya), Jessica Chastain (Sara), Nick Frost (Nion) and Rob Brydon (Gryff).

Winters War picks up after Erik and Snow White have defeated Ravenna, and supposedly killed her, leaving the magic golden mirror in the castle slowly killing Snow White. A small group of soldiers were sent with the mirror to store it away in sanctuary and never to be seen again. The mirror never made it there. Erik is commanded to find the mirror and with dwarves Nion and Gryff get it to the safety of santuary.

This is when we get the back story on the huntsman. We learn about Freya, Ravenna’s sister who fell in love only to have her beau burn their child alive. This sends Freya reeling and she spurns love and releases her icy powers. She leaves for the north, setting up her kingdom and begins to conquer the north. She steals children and trains them to be her huntsman army. To fall in love is forbidden. Erik and fellow huntsman Sars are Freya best warriors and as the grew older they grew closer and secretly marry. Freya sees this with her spying ice owl and pits the lovers against each other telling them, “If you can get to each other you can leave.” They are then surrounded by the other huntsman and the battle begins. Sara and Erik beat the other and just before joining hands Freya erects a wall of ice between them. Erik is beaten and thrown in the river, left for dead. Not before he sees Sara stabbed and killed.

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