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We’ll Never “Let It Go!” “Frozen 2” (@DisneyFrozen) Takes Us To Arendelle & BEYOND!

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Like many other curious movie-goers, I saw Frozen in theaters only after being relentlessly pelted with hype. I found, despite its rather half-baked storyline, it was thoroughly enjoyable. Idina Menzel’s soaring Broadway vocals were as genuinely as thrilling as Kristen Bell’s delicate melodies. The finale of true love saving the day being the familial bond between sisters subverted the dozens of Disney animated antecedents and was legitimately refreshing.

However, even after my many, many sessions of trying my best to “Let It Go” as the soundtrack played in my car, I still could not get over the plot holes. Why did Elsa have magic? Why didn’t Anna? Why did their parents leave? Why did they go to the trolls only to completely ignore their advice and purposefully traumatize their own children?

Like any respectable sequel, “Frozen 2,” not only attempts answers some of these questions, but also expands on the world of Arendelle. We’re treated to more magical lore and a deepening of Arendelle history, and storylines with character development for our three favorite humans and singular magical snowman. We are witness as each of our main cast begins to experience growing pains.

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Grade: A-

Like many other curious movie-goers, I saw Frozen in theaters only after being relentlessly pelted with hype. I found, despite its rather half-baked storyline, it was thoroughly enjoyable. Idina Menzel’s soaring Broadway vocals were as genuinely as thrilling as Kristen Bell’s delicate melodies. The finale of true love saving the day being the familial bond between sisters subverted the dozens of Disney animated antecedents and was legitimately refreshing.

However, even after my many, many sessions of trying my best to “Let It Go” as the soundtrack played in my car, I still could not get over the plot holes. Why did Elsa have magic? Why didn’t Anna? Why did their parents leave? Why did they go to the trolls only to completely ignore their advice and purposefully traumatize their own children?

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Like any respectable sequel, “Frozen 2,” not only attempts answers some of these questions, but also expands on the world of Arendelle. We’re treated to more magical lore and a deepening of Arendelle history, and storylines with character development for our three favorite humans and singular magical snowman. We are witness as each of our main cast begins to experience growing pains.

Elsa (Idina Menzel) is a ball of nerves, always trying to what is best for the kingdom, but ignoring what is best for her. She hears a call of magic and does everything she can to deny the pull. Anna (Kristen Bell) is so constantly worried for her sister and her powers she’s afraid to have her own life away from Elsa. Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) is coming to the realization that his feelings for Anna are something more and he struggles to find the right way and time to propose marriage. Olaf (Jonathan Groff), the closest to any child character, begins to wonder about the permanence of things and if any of what he’s experiencing will make sense when he’s older.

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While many of the questions from “Frozen” are answered, “Frozen 2″ presents us with a new avalanche of questions and themes. What do you do when you find out your ancestors committed horrific acts of betrayal? How do you handle new, negative emotions in the confusion of growing up? How do you push through the grief after a devastating loss? How do you deal with the vulnerabilities of being in love and how can you be a good partner and model healthy behavior when your loved one needs help with a situation that doesn’t center you? These themes and questions are undoubtedly more mature than than those presented in “Frozen,” but in the six years since its release the audience has matured as well. And as I’m sure all parents are very aware of, there will be repeat viewings, during which these themes and answers will hopefully stick.

Much like the themes and characters, the music of “Frozen 2″ is more complex than that of its predecessor. These songs do far more with melody, lyric, humor, and heart. Elsa’s duet with the forest spirits on “Into the Unknown,” is nothing short of magical. Kristoff’s “Lost in the Woods,” a send up of 80’s rock ballads, complete with hair tossing and guitar riffs had the audience in stitches and “The Next Right Thing” will definitely make it on to more than a few adults’ playlists. As a whole and as separate pieces they’re all much stronger and more satisfying, but there isn’t one clear, immediate stand out that could dethrone “Let It Go.”

We may need a “Frozen 3” just to give our favorite set of sisters a proper send off! Catch “Frozen 2” in theaters everywhere this Friday, November 22nd!

Written By: Maria Jackson

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Check It Out! Ryan Reynolds Stars in Final “6 Underground” Trailer!

Ryan Reynolds is winning! Besides their inevitably being another “Deadpool” movie on the horizon when the Disney-Fox merger finally settles, he is starring into two other action films, “Free Guy,” and now, Netflix’s “6 Underground!” 

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Ryan Reynolds is winning! Besides their inevitably being another “Deadpool” movie on the horizon when the Disney-Fox merger finally settles, he is starring into two other action films, “Free Guy,” and now, Netflix’s “6 Underground!”

Synopsis:
6 underground
What’s the best part of being dead?
It isn’t escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record.
The best part about being dead…is the freedom.
The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you “no.” 6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.
This film sounds amazing and the trailer looks even more amazing. Hopefully this team of highly skilled soldiers and operatives will fare better than the last team a character Ryan Reynolds played and led (think X-Force from “Deadpool 2”) It gives us the same vibe as movies like “Renegades,” “A-Team,” or “The Expendables.” Netflix is really outdoing itself with its original films, and this looks as big budget as any action flick you might on The Big Screen.
Be sure to catch “6 Underground” this Friday on Netflix, Happy Viewing!

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NICE! Check Out The New Trailer & Posters for “Like A Boss!”

Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly. LIKE A BOSS also stars Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Karan Soni.

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Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy. The beauty business is about to get ugly. LIKE A BOSS also stars Billy Porter, Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair and Karan Soni.

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“Like A Boss” is definitely going to be one of the funniest and dynamic films of 2020. This cast is stellar, and the film comes off as “Girls Trip” meets “Bad Bosses!” Nevertheless, any film showing women in power and doing it big is a cause for celebration!

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What do you guys think of the trailer and posters? Sound off in the comments section below!

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[WATCH] Marvel Debuts First “Black Widow” Movie Trailer!

It has been a long time coming but we are only months away from the “Black Widow” movie! This standalone film will stand as a prequel of sorts falling in line between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War;” detailing the origins of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) herself! Marvel has finally released the first trailer for the film and it looks promising!

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It has been a long time coming but we are only months away from the “Black Widow” movie! This standalone film will stand as a prequel of sorts falling in line between “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Infinity War;” detailing the origins of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) herself! Marvel has finally released the first trailer for the film and it looks promising!

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In the trailer we see Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, recounting her life as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and an Avenger with cameos from Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) .

However, she now has to return to take Russia home of The Red Room, a secret organization that creates super spies/femme fatales just like Black Widow. It seems she is seeking the help of her “family” of Russian spies; a “sister”/fellow Black Widow, Yelena Belenova (Florence Pugh), Melina Vostokoff the Iron Maiden (Rachel Weisz), and Alexei Shostakovto the Red Guardian (David Harbour) to take them down.

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The stakes seem to have been great, but we know she was ultimately success being that she (spoiler alert) only truly met her demise years later in “Avengers: Endgame” after sacrificing herself to claim the Soul Gem. We do, however, love seeing so many characters from her comic storylines. Red Guardian was actually her husband, but the Russian government tapped him to be their version of Captain America and dissolved their marriage. The Iron Maiden was trained similarly to Black Widow, but grew to hate living in her shadow and left Russia to become a freelance assassin and mercenary. Finally, Yelena was also code named Black Widow and has both a villian and ally to Romanoff.

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The villain of the film apparently is Taskmaster (rumored to be O-T Fagbenle), a villain with the ability to copy the movements and skills of anyone he has ever seen. This makes him especially deadly. In the comics he has taken on the Captain America’s shield throwing, Hawkeye’s archery, as well as the fighting style of a few Marvel Comics top hand to hand combatants.

We are hoping this film somehow will have a plot twist from “Avengers: Endgame” that allows us to resurrect Black Widow, similar to Gamora’s surprising return in the film. Black Widow has been such a staple of the Avengers films and the MCU as whole that we are not ready to let her go. Wasn’t losing Cap and Iron Man enough?

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