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A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS review

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And You Thought Your Mom was Bad

Just a little over a year after the hit “Bad Moms” thrilled audiences everywhere, the studio decided to jump on its popularity and crank out the sequel, “A Bad Moms Christmas”.  The “bad moms” are going through life and not much has changed since we last saw them: Amy is still with Jessie, Kiki is still raising her rambunctious kids, and Carla is still working at the spa and raising her son.  This time around though, their moms are Continue reading

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The Boss- Karl “the Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Boss, The (2016)

If Melissa McCarthy is “The Boss”, then she needs to Fire her writers!

Melissa McCarthy Stars in “The Boss” a comedy directed by Ben Falcone. McCarthy previously worked with Falcone on his directorial debut, the under-whelming comedy “Tammy.”  The Boss also stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Tyler Labine (Reeper) and Kristen Bell.

The Boss tells the tale of orphan Michelle Darnell’s rise from obscurity to monetary superstardom. Darnell was left at an orphanage by her mother for the nuns to raise the poor child. Repeatedly as she grew up Michelle would be adopted and subsequently brought back by the family once they got to know the child and knew what they were in for.

Flash forward to the present, Darnell is an adult and a corporate superstar. She is like the female Donald Trump. She has motivational speaking tours at sold out stadiums that feel like a Rolling Stones concert. Behind the scenes Claire (Bell), Darnell’s assistant keeps her boss’ life together planning her meetings and even whitening her teeth.  Darnell gets a cryptic note from her business rival Renault (Dinklage) who also was her ex-boyfriend. Darnell and Claire head up to the roof only to find Renault on the roof of his adjoining building. The ex lovers quip back and forth until Darnell throws another deal she landed in his face. Michelle made a fortune on a stock tip (insider trading) and stole it out from under Renault.

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Zootopia

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Zootopia posterWelcome to Zootopia!

In Disney’s latest animated film, “Zootopia”, we are transported to a World that is inhabited entirely by animals.  Zootopia is split-up into many different zones (Bunnyburrow, Savanna Central, Sahara Square, Tundratown, Little Rodentia, and the Rainforest District) which act as separate climates to in-habit various species of animals.  Zootopia is also made-up of both predator and prey, living in harmony.  The film follows a smart and determined bunny named Judy Hopps Continue reading