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Holly on Hollywood – Missing Link

Holly on Hollywood
“Missing Link”
by Holly McClure

MISSING LINK follows Sir Lionel Frost, a selfish explorer who’s determined to be admitted into London’s prestigious member’s-only club for adventurers. Lionel makes a wager with the club’s president: If Lionel can prove that Bigfoot is real, he must be allowed into the club. The arrogant president hires a hitman to kill Lionel before he can return to England. But Lionel finds the Sasquatch in America, who can speak English and prefers to be called Susan. Susan convinces Lionel that he is lonely and wants to find his “cousins,” the Yetis. Lionel asks his ex-girlfriend, Adelina Fortnight, to come along and soon the three are off to the snowy Himalayas to find the Yetis. Voiced by Hugh Jackman, Timothy Olyphant, Zach Galifianakis and Zoe Saldana.
The PG stop-action/computer-generated animated adventure from LAIKA studios (The Boxtrolls), is a cross between a road trip comedy and a buddy adventure. The language and humor have a British slant that younger kids may not fully understand but older kids to adults will enjoy. The lead actors dazzle with their star personalities and there are some great action sequences, especially on a ship. The animation is stunning with details like clothing textures, the fur on the Yetis, the grand landscapes of snow-capped mountains and Victorian-era London’s busy streets. There are some scenes in which guns are used, as well as a few “bad guy” deaths and one climactic scene when a villain threatens a grandmother and her infant grandchild at gunpoint. A gun battle ensues and people fall to their death off a bridge but all ends well for the main characters. There are positive messages about friendship, empathy, teamwork, generosity and a poignant message about pride coming before the fall. MISSING LINK may be a bit slow for some and not as funny as expected but those who appreciate LAIKA films will enjoy it.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~

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Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative writer, filmographer, radio and television host, author, and pundit for family values, has established her media expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment. Holly was the first ‘family film critic’ syndicated in over 365 newspapers by The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on various media outlets and can now be seen on Uplift TV, Parables movie channel, and thelaundrymoms.com.

In 2002, Holly was asked by Mel Gibson to film the behind-the-scenes interviews for “The Passion of the Christ”. She produced a one hour special, “The Making of The Passion of the Christ”, that aired on TBN and ION. She has since produced numerous press features for various films (The Passion Of The Christ, Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, etc.) and is listed on IMDB .

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother and mentor, passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!

For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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