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"Cruella"

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  They say evil isn't born, it's made. Well, what one's definition of evil is can have an entirely different meaning when you get to the root of it. Much like Disney gave us the privilege of seeing Maleficent's side of the story with Angelina Jolie's two films, we are given a chance to see story from another "Disney Villain" and how she made the scene...and making it awfully fabulous. Giving her story from her early days, Cruella (Emma Stone) tells of her life as Estella (portrayed mostly by Tipper Selfert-Cleveland ) and how from a young age she stood out from her hair, her sense of style and how she tried to embrace the world with the world not always embracing her.  Following a series of tragic events, Estella finds herself in orphaned and alone in London until she encounters young thieves Jasper and Horace (Ziggy Gardner and Joseph MacDonald) and begins her life of thievery.  As young adults, Estella, Jasper, (Joel Fry) and Horace (Paul Walter Hauser)

"Don't Tell A Soul"

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In the midst of hard times and acts of violence in the world, one wonders how anyone can trust one another. In a time where those we are close to we question our trust and seek it out connection in others that we offer our trust. This film displays them both when face with the choice of doing what's right and doing what's right by you. Fourteen year old Joey (Jack Dylan Grazer featured in "Shazam") and his older brother Matt (Fionn Whitehead) are examples of how life has hit them hard. Their father is dead and their mother Carol (Mena Suvari) has cancer leaving them lacking money and authority. When Matt convinces Joey to break in to a house for some easy cash, they think it will be in and out and nobody gets hurt until they're caught leaving the scene by a security guard who chases them into the woods and falls into an abandon well giving the brothers a chance to escape. Ridden with guilt and confusion, Joey investigates the well to find the guard Hamby (Rainn Wi

"Coming 2 America"

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  Much has come out of this pandemic. Most of it bad, but there have been some highlights like movies coming into our homes a lot sooner than expected. One in particular that fans of Eddie Murphy have been asking for years for is a sequel to his 1988 hit film "Coming to America" where he plays Prince Akeem Joffer from the fictional country Zamunda who goes to the city of Queens in the hopes of finding a wife to love instead of an arranged marriage. Now we get to go back to Zamunda where Akeem finds himself in an all new adventure over thirty years in the making. Now married for thirty years Prince Akeem and his loving wife Lisa (Shari Headley) live in the palace in Zamunda with their three daughters Meeka (Kiki Layne), Omma (Bella Murphy) and Tinashe (Akiley Love) who strive to be kind and fair leaders to the kingdom and deal with diplomacy with the neighboring kingdom Nexdoria and its General Izzi (Wesley Snipes). Yet when Akeem is summoned by his dying father King Jaffe (Ja

"Wonder Woman 1984"

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  Like many films since the pandemic began, they've been pushed back since theaters were unsafe to venture to. Yet Wonder Woman has never been the type to keep being pushed without eventually pushing back and she managed to make her way finally into theaters and even early access on HBO Max. So without further to do, let's feature this film. As many recall the events from the first installment, Wonder Woman a.k.a. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) came to our world from her hidden island home to help fight for humanity during WWI, now in this chapter over sixty-five years have passed and while Diana has maintained her status as the unknown savior that saves those where she can, the past that she had when first arriving is long since gone leaving her with a very solitary life outside of her work in the archeology department at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. where she now resides.  Though Diana will soon learn that even in more modern times that the past can find ways of being unearth

Upcoming film "Community Through Crisis: A Vermont Story"

  Hello Movie lovers. It's been a while for me doing a proper post. I've been experiencing some internet difficulty and was unable to address it until after my seasonal job had completed, but I'm officially have more frequent internet access again and a little more time on my hands to bring you up to speed on films making their way online and to Redbox so I hope to have more frequent post coming your way. In the meantime, I'd like to get you in the know and what's up and coming in the world of independent films and was just recently shared this exciting link to a film that is currently in festival mode now but will hopefully have showings within the coming months taking a look at the life of the state through the pandemic. "Community Through Crisis: A Vermont Story" takes you on a journey through how Covid 19 has impacted Vermont from small businesses like The Skinny Pancake as one example featured to the community that surrounds them as they find ways to

"Happy Halloween Scooby Doo"

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  Happy October to all you movie lovers. Its been a busy month with getting costumes planned, a seasonal job about to start and checking out new featured movies like this one that has become a favorite with my youngest. Yet let's see if Mystery Inc. can find the clues that will lead them to a good rating on this blog.  Linked up with the last featured films we find the gang back in Crystal Cove on Halloween in the middle of a case during the Halloween parade with the parade marshal being none other than Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson). After an all out fright with explosions, flying candy and good teamwork on the part of the gang members Fred, Velma and Daphne (Frank Welker, Kate Micucci and Grey Griffin) with Shaggy and Scooby's (Matthew Lillard and Frank Welker) "contribution" they apprehend the villain who turns out to be The Scarecrow a.k.a. Dr. Johnathan Crane (Dwight Schultz) (yes, a Batman villain).  With the case wrapped up, the gang goes abo

"Justice League Dark: Apokolips War" versus "Deathstroke Knights and Dragons: The Movie"

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  Welcome once again to MoVTie Critic's "Movie Versus" where I take two films with similar themes, actors or plots and have them go head to head for the best rating of Green Mountain Stars. Today we have two films from the DC Universe that are not your typical Superman, Batman or even Wonder Woman films because they look towards the darker side with heroes or in one case an anti-hero like Constantine and Deathstroke being the primary characters and stories not so black and white with good defeating evil. So suit up, cause here we go. "Justice League Dark: Apokolips War" Leaving off from last film "Justice League Dark" with the Justice League making the fateful decision to take the fight to the dangerous planet Apokolips to face is tyrant ruler Darkseid (Tony Todd) and his ruthless army. With the entire group of heroes on board and the Teen Titans being the last line of Earth's defense, they charge straight into battle when the most unthinkable thin