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Captain America: Civil War

Catch the all-new spot for “Captain America: Civil War” and see some new footage as well as the teams come-together.  Captain America has the Winter Soldier, The Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant-Man on his side; Iron Man has Black Widow, Black Panther, War Machine, and The Vision on his.  Be sure to choose your side: #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan !

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HAIL CAESAR!-Karl “The Flick Fanatic” Sides

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George Clooney leads an All – Star cast in a comedic look at Hollywood in the late 50’s with the film from the Coen Brothers, “HAIL CAESAR!”

It is Hollywood’s “golden age” and everyone is going to escape life at the movies. Joel and Ethan Coen wrote and directed a comical look at the Hollywood movie studio and its stars in their new comedy “Hail Caesar!” Caesar has a VIP cast led by George Clooney and also stars Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Channing Tatum in a screwy comedy surrounding a mysterious kidnapping.

Eddie Mannix (Brolin), is the head of Capitol Pictures movie studio. Mannix spends long hours at the studio making sure all the pictures stay on track and checks in nightly with the church for a confession because he is stealing cigarettes and lying about it to his wife. Capitol pictures is hanging everything on their big picture, a roman epic with leading man Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). Mannix get a religeous group comprised of a rabbi, irish Catholic priest, minister and Orthodox Jew to cover the studio on the scenes with God. Mannix hoped to prevent protests and instead got a roundtable discussion on views of God and instead of objecting to the religeous content, they all had notes on ways to film the movie better. This meeting brought a chuckle to the crowd.

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45 YEARS- Karl “The Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Charlotte Rampling is about to celebrate her marriage when her husband decides to remember a “lost love” in the drama “45 Years”.

Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) is about to throw a party to celebrate her and her husband Geoff’s (Tom Courtenay) 45th wedding anniversary. They are working together on the menu, who to invite and what songs to play. That was until Geoff got a mysterious letter during breakfast that brought back memories of his last girlfriend.

Geoff and Kate have been married half their lives, but Geoff begins to withdraw and starts acting peculiar. Geoff starts smoking and disappears into town on his own early in the morning. He also stops helping plan the anniversary party. Kate tries to follow him but loses Geoff in town. She returns and begins looking around the attic at the house. Kate finds that Geoff has been revisiting his prior relationship with old home movies.

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The Finest Hours- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic”

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Chris Pine and Casey Affleck bring a Coast Guard story of courage to the big screen in “The Finest Hours”

The story of one of the greatest rescues in the history of the US Coast Guard comes to the big screen in the new action flick, “The Finest Hours” from director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl).  Finest Hours stars Chris Pine, his co-star from Star Trek Eric Bana, Holiday Grainger, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster in a tale of courage and heroism straight from the history of the Coast Guard.

It is February 1952, Cape Cod is getting hit with the worst winter storm in decades. Bernie Webber (Pine), a straight laced by the book sailor in the coast guard, just got engaged to his girl Miriam (Grainger) when he learns a tanker had been torn in half by the waves in the Atlantic. Commander Cluff (Bana) sends out a crew to rescue any survivors and has Bernie go secure the docks. A fisherman hears a tanker horn a mile or so off the shore.

6 miles south of the harbor, another tanker had ripped in half, yes 2 tankers were sinking of the coast of Cape Cod! The second tanker had more than 30 men stranded on the front of the boat. Mr. Sybert (Affleck), a crew member from the engine room, took charge of the survivors and came up with a plan to buy them some time to allow for the coast guard to find them. the rest of the crew decides to use the lifeboats to escape, even though Sybert told them the seas were to rough and they would die. This is one of my favorite scenes in the film as Sybert charges the crew with a hatchet and cuts the rope securing the lifeboat. The boat plunges to the sea and is demolished by a wave in less than 10 seconds! The crew asked “What did you do?!” and the ships cook told them “He just saved your life.”Sybert and the crew craft a man made rudder to steer the half tanker on to the near by shoal and keep them afloat until help can arrive.

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The Finest Hours

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THE FINEST HOURS

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We All Live or We All Die

“The Finest Hours” follows the incredibly true story about a pair of oil tankers (SS Fort Mercer and SS Pendleton) that broke in half during a violent blizzard off the coast of Cape Cod and the death-defying rescue that came along with it in 1952.  Those on-duty at the Chatham Coast Guard station were preparing for the blizzard by tying-up boats at the dock when a call came over the radio saying a T2 oil tanker had been split in two; resulting in the senior Guardsmen being sent to their rescue.  Our main protagonist Bernie Webber is still at the station when a second call comes over the radio; another T2 oil tanker has been split in half by this deadly storm.  As the most Continue reading