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REVIEW: Hold the Dark

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Netflix’s ‘Hold the Dark’ is not your traditional horror movie, but the undertone of Dustin Garneau’s movie starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard, James Badge Dale, and Riley Keough is of a dreadful, dark, sinister secret that holds a town within it’s grasp.

The majestic Alaskan landscapes are speckled with a horror that seems, at first glance, attributed to wolves, who we are led to believe are preying on young children who steer too far into the woods.

The synopsis says, “Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for the wolves that killed three children, a wolf expert soon finds himself unravelling a harrowing mystery.”

The story centers on wolf expert Russell Core (Wright) who answers a call up to the Alaskan wilderness by grieving mother Medora Sloane (Keough) to hunt down the wolves that she believes are responsible for the death of her son.

A twist turns her husband, Vernon, who just returned from a tour in Iraq, into a revenge-thirsty hunter who goes to a dark place to hunt down and kill who is responsible for his son’s death.

The movie has a lot of surprises hidden in it’s slow, methodical pace, and includes betrayal, a massacre, shootouts, murder, incest, and the reuniting of long-lost family members.

While Hold the Dark’s plot is interesting, and the acting is strong, the movie’s dull pace slows down any momentum the plot builds with it’s endless twists, turns, and wrinkles. All in all, it’s a solid movie, but one that can lose a viewer with it’s pacing.

If you’re wide awake, then this movie is worth it, otherwise the slow pace may lull you to sleep before you get to the meaty parts of the film’s plot.

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While Hold the Dark's plot is interesting, and the acting is strong, the movie's dull pace slows down any momentum the plot builds with it's endless twists, turns, and wrinkles. All in all, it's a solid movie, but one that can lose a viewer with it's pacing.
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Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘Point Blank’

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Netflix is starting to build the hype for ‘Point Blank’ starring Joe Lynch, Anthony Mackie, and Frank Grillo, with a brand new trailer.

According to the synopsis: “When his pregnant wife is kidnapped and held as collateral, Paul, an ER nurse, must team with the badly injured career criminal and murder suspect under his charge in order to save the lives of his wife and unborn child. Pitted against rival gangs and a deadly ring of corrupt cops, the unlikely duo find a way to survive together in the fight of their lives”

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Netflix Cancels ‘Chambers’

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Following just one season, Netflix has officially canned ‘Chambers’ which starred Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn.

The series premiered only in April of this year and it told the story of a heart attack survivor who becomes obsessed with the mystery surrounding the heart that she now has.

“Chambers will not return for a second season,” Netflix said of their decision. “We’re grateful to creator and showrunner Leah Rachel for bringing this story to us and to her fellow executive producers Alfonso Gomez Rejon, Steve Gaghan from Super Emotional, Winnie Kemp and Wolfgang Hammer from Super Deluxe, and Jennifer Yale. We’re also thankful to the tireless crew, and to our incredible cast, especially Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn and talented newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose.”

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New ‘Stranger Things’ Coke Ad is A Time Machine to 1985

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As Netflix gears up for the 3rd season of it’s smash hit series ‘Stranger Things’, they dropped a brand new, faux Coke ad that brings us all back to 1985.

But, that’s not all, fans can get their hands on the newly-relaunched New Coke as part of a special collector’s edition “Stranger Things” pack for just $19.85.

The pack includes 2 cans of New Coke and 2 glass bottles of classic Coke with “Stranger Things” branding adorned on them.

Stranger Things will debut the 3rd season on July 4th.

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