Author Archives: Reid Currier

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An ex-Floridian, ex-Baltimorian now living in Arizona, Reid wants to get into a career that involves web-design, but for now enjoys working on critiQal in his spare time.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

November 02, 2018 | |

Plot:. The meteoric rise of Queen through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie Mercury (Malek), surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. Facing a life-threatening illness, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

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Psycho (1960) [Review]

109 min September 08, 1960 | |

Plot: Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor Norman Bates (Perkins), a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.

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Ideal Home (2018)

91 min June 29, 2018 |

Plot: Celebrity chef Erasmus (Coogan) and his partner Paul (Rudd) have a happy and rather self-indulgent life together. Their perfect existence is turned upside down when, at a dinner party, Erasmus is confronted by the grandson he never knew he had. With the child’s father in prison it seems he has nowhere else to go and so, after much debate they decide to take him in. With changes and challenges on both sides, this could prove a recipe for disaster.

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Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

June 29, 2018 | | | |

Plot: In the drug war, there are no rules – and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin’s daughter to inflame the conflict – but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.

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Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

97 min June 08, 2018 |

Plot: Single dad Frank Fisher (Offerman) prepares to send his daughter, Sam (Clemons), off to college while being forced to close his decades-old record store in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hoping to reconnect with his daughter, he urges Sam to transform their impromptu “jam sesh” into a father-daughter musical act. After their first song turns into an unexpected hit, they are forced to embark on a journey of love, family, and self discovery through music.

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“Happy Days” (TV)

ENDED (September 24, 1984) | |

Synopsis: The life and times of the Cunningham family in 1950s and ’60s Milwaukee. Mr. Howard Cunningham (Bosley) ran the local hardware store while Mrs. Marion Cunningham (Ross) spent her time at home. Their son, Richie (Howard), hung out at Arnold’s with his high school pals Ralph Malph (Most) and Potsie Weber (Williams), trying to be as cool as the coolest greaser in town, Arthur Fonzarelli (Winkler). Richie’s sister, Joanie (Moran), tagged along sometimes too.

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Black Panther (2018) [Review]

134 min February 16, 2018 |

Plot: T’Challa (Boseman) returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) [Review]

130 min November 03, 2017 | | | |

Plot: Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

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