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BLEED FOR THIS review

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bleed-for-this-posterThis Is What the Greatest Comeback in Sports History Looks Like

In 1988, Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza was one of the World’s Greatest World Champion boxers, which is where “Bleed for This” picks-up.  As his career begins to falter with a few poor fights in-a-row, he gets a big chance in a title fight but Continue reading

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WAR DOGS review

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War Dogs posterHustling Their Way to the American Dream

The following is based on a true story.  “War Dogs”, the latest effort from Todd Phillips, follows the lives of David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli in Miami during the mid-2000s.  David is working as a licensed massage therapist, massaging rich old people for seventy-five dollars an hour.  At a funeral for one of their friends, David sees Efraim (his old best friend) for the first time in a while and he is faced with an incredible opportunity.  Efraim is Continue reading

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1 – Karl “the Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Tris and Four set off to a new frontier in the next installment of the Divergent Series : Allegiant. 

Shailene Woodley and Theo James have returned with the rest of the cast (at least the ones that survived) to explores outside the city of Chicago in The Divergent Series: Allegiant Part 1.  Miles Teller, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Watts are reprising their roles in the series and welcome new cast members Jeff Daniels, Bill Skarsgard and Nadir Hilker.

Following the death of Jeanine (Kate Winslet), Evelyn (Naomi Watts) has assumed control with her army of factionless soldiers and set up a “kangaroo” court to legally execute everyone who followed Jeanine. Tris and Four watch their fellow Dauntless members shot until they realize they must break Caleb (Ansel Elgort) out and get past the wall and find a new home. As they make it past the city, Peter (Teller) and Christina (Kravitz) jump on board and they all race across the outer rim ahead of Evelyn’s troops. Just before they are gunned down an invisible force field opens revealing an army ready to defend Tris and her group.

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The Divergent Series: Allegiant-Part 1

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Allegiant posterWhat Makes Us Different Ties Us Together

“The Divergent Series: Allegiant-Part 1”, from the best-selling Divergent series, marks the third film out of the planned four.  When we left our heroes, they had just taken-down Jeanine and discovered that it is safe to leave the walls.  As the people of Chicago attempt to leave, they are quickly subdued and are told they are not allowed to leave.  As executions of Jeanine’s conspirators Continue reading