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#022: Fences, Elle, Miss. Slone, Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Special

Zadzooks! Happy Hour: Episode 022
Written by Todd Stowell

This week, we’ve consumed a ton of new content. We review Fences (Blu-ray), Elle (Blu-ray), Miss Slone (Blu-Ray), Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Special (Netflix), and the F-Rating.

Fences

Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son’s chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney.

Elle

The successful CEO of a video game company tries to learn the identity of the man who raped her.

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Miss Slone

Willing to bend the rules for her clients, Elizabeth Sloane remains one of the most sought-after lobbyists in Washington, D.C. When asked to help oppose a bill that imposes regulations on firearms, she instead joins a scrappy boutique firm that represents the backers of the law. Her defiant stance and determination to win now make her the target of powerful new enemies who threaten her career and the people she cares about.

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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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