FLICKANALYSIS

DOWNTON ABBEY- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatics”

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DOWNTON ABBEY

Starring:

Lady Mary Talbot- Michelle Dockery

Earl of Grantham- Hugh Bonneville

Lady Grantham- Maggie Smith

Mr. Carson- Jim Carter

The Crawley open the doors to their Yorkshire countryside Estate known as “Downton Abbey” to the Royal family in this continuation of the hit BBC series that will be enjoyed in theaters worldwide!

Julian Fellows has penned a grand conclusion to the Crawley family drama and the interactions with the staff that made Downton Abbey a monster TV series and the real estate Highclere Castle that served as the set for 6 seasons and now for the first feature film. Another amazing feet nowadays, Fellows has assembled 99% of the original cast that fans fell in love with in 2010 that includes Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates), Kevin Doyle (Mr. Moesley) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) along with all the rest of the familiar faces from the 6 seasons of the TV series.

Downton Abbey the film opens four years after the series ended with the Town of Yorkshire growing and becoming modernizing with car shops and trolleys running threw town and Lady Mary Talbot (Dockery) and the Earl of Grantham (Bonneville) continue to try to keep Downton afloat with full service staff, a leaky roof but mostly because the times are changing and the Large English estates are disappearing. A royal correspondence is delivered to Downton Abbey to the shock of Mr. Barrow (Robert James-Collier) who gives it the Earl…..The Royal Family is coming to Downton Abbey!

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THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON review

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Follow Your Dreams

One of the most surprisingly-polarizing and uplifting films of the year so far is “The Peanut Butter Falcon”, which finally hits theaters in Saint Louis this weekend.  Following the store of a young adult with Down syndrome, Zak (Zack Gottsagen) finds-himself fed up with his mundane life.  In-awe of his hero, the professional wrestler named The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church), Zak sets-off to his wrestling camp located in North Carolina.  During his early travels, he encounters a fellow on-the-run man named Tyler (Shia LaBeouf).  Fresh-off the Continue reading

FLICKANALYSIS

ANGEL HAS FALLEN- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Starring:

Gerard Butler- Mike Banning

Morgan Freeman- President Alan Trumbull

Danny Huston- Wade Jennings

Nick Nolte- Clay Banning

Gerard Butler is back as CIA agent Mike Banning and tasked to save a new President in the new action flick “Angel has Fallen”

Mike Banning, CIA agent in charge of the presidential detail and goes by code name “Guardian Angel”. Banning is battling age, migraines and dizzy spells the side effects of his past on the job. We join Mike trapped in a building surrounded by gun men, turns out it is a training run at his friend Wade Jennings special forces training center. Jennings explained to Mike he was forced to open the facility when work for mercenaries dried up under the new President Trumbull. Banning told Wade he would put in a word with the CIA to possibly have the agents train there.

President Trumbull takes some time away fishing outside DC. The lake is surrounded by agents and Banning is on the boat with the president. Trumbull asks Banning if he is willing to take the position of head of the CIA. Banning agrees but wants to discuss it with his wife Leah (Piper Perabo). Banning has a migraine attack noticed by the president and asks to be relieved. As Banning boats back to shore with Agent Murphy now guarding the President, he see a large group of flying objects that turn out to be drones that attack all the agents and secret service details killing all of them and a few are heading for Trumbull’s boat. Murph throws the President in the lake and Banning is speeding back to Trumbull’s boat. As Mike arrives Murphy and the boat explode and Banning dives in the water to make sure the president survives.

The President arrives at the hospital in a coma and Banning wakes up to find himself handcuffed to his hospital bed. Vice President Kirby (Tim Blake Nelson) is sworn in as acting President and Banning is questioned by FBI agent Thompson (Jada Pinkett Smith) and charged with the attack on his fellow agents and attempted assassination of the President Trumbull.

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READY OR NOT review

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Let the Game Begin

Ever think that your in-laws are the worst?  Well, prepare so be proven wrong with the gory, thrilling “Ready or Not”.  Grace (Samara Weaving) is about to marry Alex (Mark O’Brien), the man of her dreams.  She also is joining one of the richest, most upstanding families in the Le Domas family.  After a gorgeous ceremony, Alex tells her she has to meet with the family downstairs in the music room at 11:55 for her initiation.  As the minutes tick down, more and more of the extended family arrive, until 11:55 hits and they gather in the one room in the house that only family is allowed in.  As Alex’s father Tony (Henry Czerny) recounts the tradition behind their family tradition that occurs when a new person joins Continue reading

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GOOD BOYS review

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One Bad Decision Leads to Another

Ever find yourself wondering just how exposed kids are these days?  Well, wonder no more because “Good Boys” is here to terrify all current and future parents with how much their children may already be exposed to.  With Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams), and Thor (Brady Noon) about to enter the 6th grade, the bean bag brothers are faced with a harsh reality; it’s time to grow-up.  With their first kissing party on the horizon, the boys Continue reading