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Avengers: Endgame Non-Spoiler Review



VVNG – Years from now, people are going to be watching this film for the first time (on their holographic devices or whatever) and they are going to love it so much they are going to wish they could travel back to April 2019 so they can watch this movie on the big screen when it first premiered.

That’s when I will tell them that I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience this superhero masterpiece in a theater full of extremely excited fans who had been waiting more than a decade to feast their eyes on this film. We were all lucky enough to behold a spectacular display of superhero badassery, the likes of which had never been seen before.

Once they realize that they will never be able to have the same opportunity I had, they will be jealous of me, and all I will be able to do to satiate their envy is pat them on their heads and call them little ones as I smile at them and think of how I was happy to the point of hyperventilating, due to an overwhelming feeling of euphoria I had coursing through my whole body the night I first laid eyes on such a beautiful and satisfying finale.

I, without a doubt, give Avengers: Endgame the “Checky™ Seal of Approval!” There are more than a few scenes in this flick that made everyone in the theater cheer, but there is one particular scene that made it difficult for me to (literally) breathe. Seriously, I now know what breathtaking truly is. This scene brought me so much genuine joy that actual tears leaked out of two of my four eyes. There was a point where sounds were just emanating out of me. I was paralyzed and felt a sense of dread every time I would blink because I didn’t want to miss a single second of the jaw-dropping action that was on display across every inch of the screen. This scene is the very definition of epic and one of the best scenes in cinematic history.

And that’s just one scene. There are many other parts that were also superb. This whole flick, actually, is just full of heart, and comedy, and action, and suspense, and just everything and anything you would want in a movie. Top that with a fantastic performance from everyone in the cast, the greatest bad guy in the MCU, genuinely sad scenes, moments of pure fun, lots of delightful surprises, and fight scenes that are just divine, and you got yourself the perfect and gloriously epic conclusion to 11 franchises, 22 films and over 10 years worth of incredible storytelling.

Don’t let this opportunity to be envied in the future pass you by. Be a part of history and go watch this movie, that is more than just a movie. It’s an experience that was made with lots of love for anyone who loves great movies, but especially for the fans that have accompanied our heroes on their countless adventures. Celebrated their many victories, and endured their painful defeats, all the way to this magnificent end.

Anyways! What you just (hopefully) read is just one nerd’s opinion. I was able to talk to some VictorValleyans after the flick and here’s what they had to say about Endgame:

“Goosebumps from start to finish! The movie was absolutely MARVELous”.-Kimberly A.

Benny L. was left speechless and only answered using the thumbs up and fire emojis

The movie was inevitably epic, makes me want to watch it gaMORa times”-Skarlet A.

A grown Guatemalan man emotionally expressed:
“It was phenomenal… And just thinking about it makes me cry. Not just because of how emotional each scene is but because of the rewards these grand heroes received… I’m starting to cry again. -Max V.

“Tear jerking and emotionally satisfying”-Joanna T.

“It’s a bittersweet moment. The ending of a 22 film journey. But what a way to go out”-Giovanni R.

“An emotionally action-packed and honorable conclusion to an epic story that spanned 22 movies. I will forever stan The Infinity Saga”.-Rogelio M. Jr. (thanks for teaching me what stan means, you are obviously way hipper than me).

A girl sporting a Captain America shirt beautifully mentioned:
Avengers: Endgame was truly INCREDIBLE!!! You are smiling, shocked, laughing, crying and feeling all kinds of other emotions as you try not to take your eyes off the screen so you don’t miss a thing. It was a perfect movie with the perfect ending to the story”. -Edith I.

“A phenomenal roller coaster of emotions” -Dr. Bryant S.

And finally, a Victorville resident who was there with his sons, grandkids, and about ten other people said:
“It was good. Full of action”-Eddy Z.

He might not have said too much, but he was visibly happy to be there and everyone that was with him seemed like deep down they knew they had just been a part of an event that will go down in history as truly special and highly unique.

So, what did YOU think of Avengers: Endgame? Do you agree or disagree with US? Which flick are you checking out this week? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.

Official Synopsis: Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

Ezequiel T (a.k.a., El Checky) is a Translator with a lifelong passion for films. He has been reviewing movies for years and has been watching, discussing and sometimes even making them for as long as he can remember. When reviewing them, he has a simple way of recommending a good movie by giving it The “Checky™ Seal Of Approval!” which is due to his childhood nickname. He currently lives in Victorville, CA with his wife of 12 years, Joanna.

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Movie Reviews: Birds of Prey and Sonic the Hedgehog



Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn – Margot Robbie, Marie Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Rosie Perez and Ewan McGregor.

Raise your hand if you have a crazy break up story. Ok, now raise your hand if you’ve ever blown up a factory (like Harley does in this movie) as a symbolic gesture of independence from your former partner. WAIT!!! You know what? Nevermind, don’t raise it. I don’t want to testify against you in court. Instead, why don’t you just go watch this flick and enjoy the absolutely bonkers aftermath of The Joker and Harley Quinn’s toxic relationship? Maybe it will help make you realize that your former flame isn’t as bad as you remember him/her when you compare them to the over-the-top events that take place in this uniquely bizarre film. 

As soon as Mr. J (literally) kicks Harley to the curb, everyone in Gotham who has beef with her finds out she’s not protected anymore and starts trying to get payback for whatever ludicrous thing she might have done to them. Good thing is that this vivacious babe is no damsel in distress. She is strong, capable, and as smart as she is adorable. So, whoever is foolish enough to try and cross the incomparable Ms. Quinn, is in for an outrageously topsy turvy world of hurt. 

This movie isn’t JUST about Harley, though, there are also other characters who appear in the movie that make up the titular “Birds”. While there’s nothing wrong with any of them, in fact, they are pretty freaking badass, they don’t really get to shine as much as they undoubtedly could. This is a bummer because they kind of end up feeling like they were an afterthought, and Harley should have just had the whole movie to herself and it would have still been great. Also, I know this movie is Rated – R, but sometimes it was TOO dark like it didn’t know where the line was or didn’t care that it crossed it a few times. I don’t mind violence, but when it’s done for no reason other than to be edgy, it just makes me uncomfortable. Aside from that, this is a very entertaining movie that is as vibrant, lively and chaotic as our favorite spunky, fun-loving and insanely violent bad girl. 

Score: “Checky™ Sticker of Tolerance!”

Official Synopsis: It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women — Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.

Sonic the Hedgehog – Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz (as Sonic’s Voice)

One of the best memories I have of my childhood is when my parents got my brothers and me a Sega Genesis in the 90s. I still remember the first time we used it. We unboxed and connected everything, popped in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game, turned it on, got goosebumps when we heard the glorious “Segaaaaaa” jingle and were immediately blown away as soon as we started playing with the little blue blur. We spent hours and hours trying to get through all of the levels in the game, yelling when Sonic would lose his rings, stressing out when he would almost drown, and celebrating everytime we defeated Dr. Robotnick. 

I kept playing Sonic the Hedgehog games well into my adult years and have always had a special place in my heart for the charismatic speed demon, and I’m sure this is true for a lot of you as well. My expectations for this movie were super low because I never thought a movie would be good enough for a character that brought me so much joy, but I actually ended up liking it a lot.

Sometimes the jokes in the movie don’t land, there is a henchman that is pretty useless, and Jim Carrey’s performance is at times a BIT too wacky and cringey, but for the most part, this is a very delightful and surprisingly heartwarming flick. 

James Marsden is wonderful, charming and likeable. Jim Carrey is at his most Jim Carreyest ever, and the majority of his performance is hilarious and brilliant. The action sequences are top notch when they are (super) fast-paced, and dazzlingly impressive when Sonic is going so fast that everything around him slows down. Also, there’s a ton of moments that are incredibly sweet and help make this movie stand out from other video game adaptations.

You should definitely go watch this movie if you want to relive your childhood, hear your kiddos laugh, and/or just enjoy an amusing and splendid family flick. Just make sure you aren’t too hyped up after it’s over that you get a speeding ticket on the way home.

Score: “Checky™ Sticker of Tolerance!”

Official Synopsis: Sonic tries to navigate the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound best friend — a human named Tom Wachowski. They must soon join forces to prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his powers for world domination.

What did you think of Harley and/or Sonic? Do you agree or disagree with me? Which flick are you checking out this week? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies, and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.

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Swedish artist Tove Lo films latest video “Bikini Porn” in Victorville and Hesperia



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VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo, premiered her latest music video today titled “Bikini Porn” and if you recognize some of the scenes, that’s because it was filmed in the cities of Victorville and Hesperia.

Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson or better known by her fans as Tove Lo was born on October 29, 1987, and is referred to as “Sweden’s darkest pop export” by Rolling Stone. She is known for her raw, grunge-influenced take on pop music.

The singer who has 1.8 million followers on Instagram shared her latest video with the world on Friday, January 17, 2020, and said, “anyone shocked it’s basically me running around in a bikini? Didn’t think so.”

The nearly 3-minute long video shows the dancer dressed in various different colored bikinis as she dances around the desert, a bar, elevator, hotel pool, gym, and even on the back of a flat-bed trailer.

In one scene, the barefooted singer is dressed in a leopard print one-piece bikini as she’s dancing around the inside of a CD shop before she’s removed and taken to the parking lot.

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the singer told the magazine this video was very fun and very bizarre to shoot. “There were only seven of us in a van as the crew driving around Victorville. Been a while since I did a run and gun shoot; I loved it!”

Tove Lo ended her Instagram post by thanking the good people of Victorville and Hesperia. “Thank you for being so nice and for not calling the cops on me. Time to drink champagne all day xx.”

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ibl/Shutterstock (9369274c) Tove Lo Grammis Awards, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden – 08 Feb 2018
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Santa Fe Trading Co. hosting holiday fair in Old Town Victorville



VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — With the holidays quickly approaching and the malls busier than ever, Santa Fe Trading Co is hosting a holiday art and craft fair and a chance at more unique gifts.

The fair is boasting over 80+ vendors offering hand-crafted items, gifts, and novelties. The hours for the event are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 21. 

Some of the items that will be offered include crochet items, metal work, paintings, jewelry, clothing, homemade dog treats, shabby chic furniture and more. 

In addition to vendors, there will also be Christmas carolers,  performances by “Harmonology,” and the Country Crossroads band throughout the event. Artist Sydney Encarnacion will also be singing from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Coleen Quinn from Y102 will also be in attendance doing a live remote show from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The event is for all ages and Santa Claus will also be in attendance and available for visits and pictures during the event. 

Refreshments will be provided by D’vine wine bar and include wine and beer for $5.00 and hot chocolate for $2.00. Food will also be offered and choices include tacos, burgers, bbq, and hot dogs. 

Santa Fe Trading Co. is located at 15464 7th St in “Old Town,” Victorville. Parking is limited on-site but street parking is available as well. 

Though this is not classified as a cash-only event it is recommended to bring cash as some vendors do not accept cards.

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