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FLY Review: Emily Blunt Delivers Captivating Performance in ‘The Girl On The Train’

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The film adaptation of Paula Hawkins best-selling novel “The Girl on the Train,” delivers a portrayal that stays true to the core essence of the psychological thriller. Starring Emily Blunt, her performance as the unhinged alcoholic Rachel shines throughout the film, as we witness her cope with her inability to have a child and divorce from Tom (Justin Theroux); now remarried and with a new baby.

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Spiraling further out of control, she loses her job at a PR firm in New York City yet continues commuting on the train everyday as if heading into work. While riding the train; which passes right by the house she once shared with her ex-husband, she catches glimpses of Tom and his new family further fueling her obsession with his new life. On her commute Rachel also eyes couple Megan (Haley Bennett) and Scott (Luke Evans), who she believes are the embodiment of true love and living the ideal life.

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One day while riding the train Rachel spots Megan on the deck kissing a man who isn’t her husband. This shatters her fragile mental state even more and leads her on a terrible bender. The next morning Rachel awakens bloodied and beaten with no memory of the previous night. That morning she learns Megan who is later found murdered, has gone missing. With no recollection of her actions during her drunken stupor could she have done something to Megan? Determined to get to the bottom of it, Rachel injects herself deep into the investigation to uncover whether or not she’s capable of carrying out such a heinous crime.

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Directed Tate TaylorThe Girl On The Train is cinematic murder mystery that will keep audiences unfamiliar with the book guessing to the very end. The film does a great job of building the suspense as we are unapologetically exposed to the lives of these multidimensional characters especially Rachel and Megan. Fans of the novel will appreciate Taylor’s ability to translate its key messages while adding touches that improve the big screen adaptation.

4 out of 5

The Girl On The Train hits theaters this Friday October 7. In the meantime check out the trailer for this moody thriller below.

PHOTO: DreamWorks Pictures

 

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FLY Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War

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Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as The Huntsman in the prequel/sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman. This movie removes Kristen Stewart’s Snow White from the picture and pretty much serves as an origin story about The Huntsman and how he came to be the daunting hero that he was in the first film.

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The film opens up with a young or at least we think she is Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron)  who we learned from the first film has a strong lust for power. She uses her beauty and her powerful magic to seduce kings and woos them eventually killing them,taking over their kingdoms. We eventually meet her sister Freya (Emily Blunt) whom at the moment is in love with a man who belongs to another woman. Her powers have yet to be discovered leading the young princess to doubt her ever discovering her magical abilities. Theron who seems to always shine as the devious Ravenna warns her sister about becoming to attached to the man she is expecting a child with but Freya isn’t trying to hear it.

A terrible act committed by the man she thought she loved causes Freya to lose it and she unleashes her chilling (literally) powers out onto the world. With her newly discovered magical gifts Freya sets out to build her own Kingdom that in true fairy-tale fashion is a love free zone and only fit for the cold-hearted (*coughs* sounds like a certain Disney animated film) and raise her own powerful army of soulless men and women to protect it and help conquer other Kingdoms. Freya’s plan to help raise such an army is to build it using the kidnapped children of her so called enemies. She raises them to hate anything doing to love and detached themselves they ever cared about except her of course. The  children eventually grow and  become her Huntsmen who are pretty damn good at doing what they do best and that’s fight for their Queen or adopted mother. 

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Freya has a pretty good formula going on but as we know in all fairy-tale’s LOVE CONQUERS ALL eventually. Her two best Eric and Sara (Jessica Chastain) who were both kidnapped by Freya at the same time take a liking to each other and secretly fall in love.

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Eric and Sara: Universal Pictures

Of course when dealing with a powerful ice magic wielding Queen nothing stays secret for long.

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Freya banishes Eric for the committing the crime of falling in love in her kingdom,which now leads us to the story where he wandered into war between Snow White and Freya’s evil sister Ravenna. Ravenna is thought to be dead is an after thought at the moment but her powerful mirror is still being sought after Freya.

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Eric and bunch of very hilarious dwarves set on an adventure to prevent Freya from getting her hands on the mirror. Eric is eventually reunited with his lost love Sara whom he thought was dead thank’s to Freya’s magic.

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Taking cues from Lord of The Rings the very unlikely crew sets out to destroy the all-powerful and all-knowing mirror but have no clue that Ravenna is still alive inside the mirror.

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War story picks up very slow but when it does is enjoyable at times .You will find yourself chuckling at the hilarious back and forth banter between the Dwarves and Eric when it takes place.

Where the movie really wins is it’s amazing special effects and of course the costume design by Colleen Atwood. Our favorites hands down are Ravenna and Freya’s gowns they were simply amazing to look at when they were on-screen.

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Queen Freya and Ravenna Via: Universal Pictures

Final Verdict

The Huntsman: Winter’s War is much better movie than it’s predecessor but that isn’t really saying too much. BUT that doesn’t mean it’s a waste of time either so fellas if your lady is into fairy-tale’s and love and all that stuff this movie is a perfect date film. We were just really extremely glad Kristen Stewart always confused looking self wasn’t in this film.

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2 out of 4

The Huntsman: WInter’s War is theaters April 22nd!

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WATCH: SICARIO “Welcome to Juarez” Part 2 Movie Trailer

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Welcome To Juarez.

Meet the man who pulls the trigger in the new, heart-stopping trailer and take a look at the gritty new character posters featuring Golden Globe®-Winner Emily Blunt, Academy Award®-Winner Benicio Del Toro, and Academy Award®-Nominee Josh Brolin.

Directed by critically-acclaimed Denis Villeneuve, this highly-anticipated cartel thriller will be hitting select theaters on SEPTEMBER 18,2015 and nationwide on SEPTEMBER 25, 2015.

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Fly Movie Trailer: SICARIO

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In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman.

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.

Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

A Lionsgate presentation, a Black Label Media presentation, a Thunder Road production, a Denis Villeneuve film.

Cast: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

Written by: Taylor Sheridan

Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Edward L. McDonnell, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill

Check out the full trailer:


 

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