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#016: Arrival, Masterminds, Super Bowl LI, The Walking Dead

Zadzooks! Happy Hour: Episode 016
Written by Todd Stowell

This week, we make the first contact with Arrival (4k/Blu-ray), become so disappointed with Masterminds (Blu-ray), discuss the New England Patriots victory in Super Bowl LI, and review returning shows on TV such as The Walking Dead. As always, we make our predictions for the box office weekend.

Arrival

Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Tzi Ma.

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Masterminds

David Ghantt is stuck in the monotony of driving an armored truck day in and day out, so when his work crush lures him into the heist of a lifetime, David’s all in. Despite a pack of harebrained bandits and an absurdly flawed plan, David manages to steal $17 million and promptly hands it over to the gang — who just as promptly double-cross him. Forced to go on the lam, David must dodge the authorities and a hit man, and try to turn the tables on his untrustworthy comrades.

Starring Zach Galifianakis, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, Leslie Jones and Mary Elizabeth Ellis.

About the author

Todd Stowell

At night, I'm 1/2 of the Zadzooks! Happy Hour podcast. By day, I'm a Director of Digital Technology. My top-5 go-to movies are Ghostbusters (1984), Die Hard, Unbreakable, Back to the Future and Shaun of the Dead.

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