Heat of the Moment! On-Air Review of ‘Firestarter’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on The Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7 Joliet, Illinois) on May 13th, 2022, reviewing “Firestarter,” a new remake of the 1984 adaptation of a Stephen King novel, opening in theaters and streaming on Peacock TV on May 13th.

The story is essentially that a young girl on the edge of adolescence (Ryan Kiera Armstrong)can start fires with her mind. The girl is the offspring of a genetic mutation between her psychic father (Zac Efron) and telekinetic mother (Sydney Lemmon, granddaughter of Jack). Because the girl can’t yet control her fire power, there will be some burnt out ends of smoky days.

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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviews “Firestarter ” during the Eddie Volkman Show with Hannah B on WSSR-FM (Star 96.7), Joliet, Illinois, May 13th, 2022 …

“Firestarter” is in theaters and streaming on Peacock TV beginning May 13th. Featuring Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Zac Efron, Sydney Lemmon, Gloria Reuben and Kurtwood Smith. Screenplay adapted by Scott Teems, from a novel by Stephen King. Directed by Keith Thomas. Rated “R”

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