Movie Review – The Neon Demon

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The high-profile world of professional modeling is a risky business. Lost under the glitz, glamour and fashion are those yearning for the validation of a popular few. Though breaking into the business is easier said than done, maintaining relevancy is the name of the game. In a business where you’re considered “old” by 21 years old, newcomer Jessie (Elle Fanning) is naturally turning heads. Fresh off a sweet sixteen, Jessie has arrived in Los Angeles to become a model. After her first photo shoot, Jessie hangs out with new friend Ruby, a makeup artist (Jena Malone) and Ruby’s other model friends Sarah (Abbey Lee) and Gigi (Bella Heathcote). Wary of the new kid on the block, veterans Sarah and Gigi aren’t as welcoming. Adding to her struggles are Jessie’s living conditions. Renting a seedy motel in suburban Pasadena from a less than trustworthy guy, Jessie is in more danger than she realizes.  Continue reading “Movie Review – The Neon Demon”

Review – Mad Max: Fury Road

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The land is barren. Unbroken, only by a smattering of rocks and cliffs in the distance. The desert is unforgiving and endless. The lands of this unnamed terrain have been decimated by war and the fall of society; which is where we meet our unnamed hero (Tom Hardy). The vagrant wanders through the hinterlands alone, haunted by his memories and  hunted by marauders from a nearby stronghold. That citadel is ruled by King Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) with the Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron) by his side. While out on a supply run, Furiosa has her own ambitions and steals Joe’s most cherished possessions. With Furiosa on the run and a battalion of the War Boys on the hunt, the only way to escape is down Fury Road. 

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