Charlie’s Angels

Charlie’s Angels

by Alan Rapp on May 1, 2020

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels
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Charlies Angels Blu-ray reviewCharlie’s Angels is a sequel (of sorts) to both the 70s television show and the movies from the early 2000s, Charlie’s Angels and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. The Townsend Agency has gone global, there are now Angels in offices all around the world (and for reasons never explored, each has a support agent all of whom use the codename of Bosley). The team the film focuses on is made up of former heiress and thief Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart) and former MI6 agent Jane Kano (Ella Balinska) who are assigned to help programmer Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott) who has uncovered some dangerous truths about her company’s new technology. After extraction, Elena’s skill set proves useful and she soon becomes one of the team.

The movie highlights some of the goofiness of the original television show in terms of disguises and planning, it also ratches up the action quite a bit. There are plots and subplots here, some making the main story more convoluted than necessary and others simply used as filler.

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Dirty Business
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Charlie's Angels - Dirty Business television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police officers turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. While his mother is a sweet woman (Eda Reiss Merin), Marvin Goldman (Warren Berlinger) turns out to be in the running for Townsend Investigations’ scuzziest client. While operating a film laboratory, Marvin is also a blackmailer and pornographer which helps explain the attempt of someone trying to burn down the company (and Marvin’s reluctance to hire the Angels). “Dirty Business” is notable for none of the Angels going undercover, while Sabrina (Kate Jackson) and Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) both play a role in short separate scenes to illicit information, for the rest of the episode the Angels are working as themselves.

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angels on a String
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Charlie's Angels - Angels on a String TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police officers turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. “Angels on a String” is a Sabrina (Kate Jackson) episode as the trio’s all-expenses-paid getaway-weekend takes an unexpected after Sabrina meets her idol (Theodore Bikel) and determines something is wrong by the man’s odd behavior the next day. Jackson’s full-on fangirling is cute as pie, while the plot also allows for a goofy disguise as she stands in as the gala’s worst waitresses. The episode does feature a twist as the Angels come to believe the political leader is being pressured because his son has been kidnapped, the truth is far more complicated as in involves a double and a public murder plot.

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Charlie’s Angels – The Big Tap-Out

by Alan Rapp on January 14, 2020

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – The Big Tap-Out
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Charlie's Angels - The Big Tap-Out television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police officers turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. An old friend of Charlie’s hires the Angels to help catch a thief and gambler who the police haven’t been able to stop. Step one in the plan is to force Roy David (Richard Romanus) is to push the gambler into betting all of his last big score. Sabrina (Kate Jackson) and Bosley (David Doyle) are able to take half of his money through a sure bet at the racetrack leaving Jill (Farrah Fawcett) to help get him to bet the other half at a casino while also dropping plans for a sure-fire robbery into his lap.

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Charlie’s Angels – Angel Trap

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2019

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angel Trap
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Charlie's Angels - Angel Trap TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police officers turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. When a number of men who served together in WWII begin being assassinated, an old friend (John Larch) of Charlie’s enlists the help of Townsend Investigation to keep him alive. With the help of a woman (Phyllis Avery) who Charlie helped relocate after the war, the Angels are able to identify the assassin as a man named Jericho (Fernando Lamas). With Sabrina (Kate Jackson) posing as the client’s girlfriend and limiting the opportunities for the killer to strike to a single location of the Angels’ choosing, Jill (Farrah Fawcett) befriends the Frenchman in order to learn when he might strike.

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