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FIST FIGHT- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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FIST FIGHT 

Charlie Day and Ice Cube go to blows on the last day of school in the new comedy “Fist Fight? 

Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is an English teacher at the local high school, married with a daughter and expecting his second child in a few months. Andy is stressing on his way in for the last day of school about his interview and if he will be retained for the next year. Andy’s fellow teachers also trying to survive the final day with Coach Crawford (Tracy Morgan) supervising some students lining the soccer field to look like a penis ejaculating on a women’s breasts, while Holly (Jillian Bell) tries to sleep with the star quarterback.

Strickland (Ice Cube) is a no nonsense teacher that has no time for pranks and intends to teach his students through fear until the final bell. Strickland catches Campbell in the hallway and has him come help him with an antique VCR so he can show a civil war film to his class. Andy realizes Strickland is being pranked by his class and tells him only to have strickland take an axe to the students desk!

Principal Tyler (Dean Norris) brings in Campbell and Strickland and tells them, ”Someone is getting fired for this, and if no one steps up….I will fire you both!” Andy Immediately rats on Strickland andTyler fires him. As the teachers leave Strickland tells Campbell “3pm….parking lot…..IT’S ON!” The teacher fight immediately goes viral and is the buzz of the town. Andy can’t make the fight because his interview is at 2:15 and his daughter’s talent show is at 2:30, there is no way to make the fight.

The kids continue to spend the last day pulling senior pranks like parking the principal’s car in the school and painting it pink, glue teacher’s desks upside down, rig the halls with paint bombs and baby oil, they even let a horse loose!!!

The big payoff of the film is the fight that does happen in the end, but Ice Cube and Day take us through the longest school day in history to get there. With this cast and Tracy Morgan is the only funny person in the film is troubling. Jillian Bell is just a waste in the film and her character is simply stupid. Cube and Day have both been better in comedic roles but this one will leave audiences in detention. The best scene in the film is when Day and Alexa Nisenson (his daughter Ally) perform Big Sean’s song “I Don’t F**k With You” to a horrified audience at the elementary school!

I am Karl the Flick Fanatic giving “Fist Fight” an F! Not even the child rapping and stupid pranks can get this film a passing grade!

Rated R (Language, drugs, violence and brief nudity)
Running time 91 mins

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FIFTY SHADES DARKER- Kathy Kaiser (Matinee Chat)

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FIFTY SHADES DARKER

Fifty Shades Darker

Rated R (1hr 58 min)

Starring Jamie Dorman, Dakota Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden, Kim Bassinger and Eric Johnson

Back for the next installment in this Fifty Shades ménage a trois – it seems that Christian Grey (Jamie Dorman) and his lost love Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) have decided to rekindle their romance, but with a few new rules that must be abided by.

When Anastasia starts working for a totally hunky new boss by the name of Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), Christian’s jealous ways appear, forcing her to reevaluate their relationship yet again.

As Christian and Anastasia wade through the trials and tribulations of their new sorted relationship, it seems that while Christian tries to uphold the “good guy” persona Anastasia prefers, it might just be that Ms. Steele is becoming more intrigued by, and available to Christian’s sadistic tendencies after all.
But what about all those women from Christian’s past that keep appearing back in his life? It seems they all want to make sure that this passionate love affair these two love birds have rekindled, might just not play out in the end.

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John Wick: Chapter 2- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2

Keanu Reeves is back as “the boogeyman”, John Wick and the bullets are flying!!!

Back in 2014, a hit man known to the underworld as “the Bogeyman” aka John Wick began his retirement. Wick grieving over the loss of his wife who died from cancer, set to live alone with his dog until the Russian mob killed his dog and stole his car. Wick eliminated them all. John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up right where the first left off. A man on a motorcycle is being chased by a Chevy SS and ultimately crashes and out of the car emerges John Wick! He takes a key card from the biker and takes it to a cab warehouse. Abram Tarasov (John Stormare), brother to the late Viggo who was killed by Wick, answers the phone in the warehouse and hears the bogeyman say, “I’m here for my car.”

Wick gets hid car and kills a lot more Russians in the process. Aurelio (John Leguizamo) stops by and tells John he can have the car fixed in 2020. Later that evening John has another guest, Santino D’Antonio (Ricardo Scamarcio), Santino came to have Wick honor his marker. Wick made a blood oath in order to “get out” of the business and live with his wife. D’Antonio told Wick he would have left him alone if he had stayed retired. Santino wants John to kill his sister Giana (Claidia Gerini) so he can become the head of the family.

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THE SPACE BETWEEN US review

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What’s Your Favorite Thing about Earth?

“The Space Between Us” revolves-around a young boy named Gardner Elliot as he grows up on Mars.  His mother, an astronaut who was a part of the groundbreaking NASA-Genesis Magellan-61 mission, dies while giving birth to Gardner.  His body composition was changed due to Mars’ atmospheric conditions; making any journey to Continue reading