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THE WAR WITH GRANDPA by The Flick Fanatics (Karl S)

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The War with Grandpa Review

Starring:

Robert DeNiro – Ed (Grandpa)

Oakes Fegley- Peter

Christopher Walken – Jerry

If a relative moves in to your room, it means WAR!

Robert DeNiro stars in the new family comedy “The War with Grandpa”, as a senior made to move in with his family sending his grandson out of his room and up to the attic. The War with Grandpa also stars Uma Thurman as Sally, Ed’s daughter married to Arthur (Rob Riggle) and their two kids Mia (Laura Marano) and Peter (Fegley).

Ed (DeNiro), a retired homebuilder and widower, is struggling to adapt to the modern ways of life after he lost his wife. He is arrested after shoplifting at the local store when he wasn’t able to use the self-checkout, having his daughter bail him out and demand he move in with her family. Ed agrees and pleases almost the entire family…Arthur who still feels that Ed dislikes him and most of all Peter who is booted up to the attic to make room for Grandpa. Peters first few nights in the attic have him chased by a bat and run into a rafter, the roof leaking on to his pillow as he tried to sleep. After talking to his friends at school, Peter decides to declare war on Grandpa and the winner gets the room.

 

Ed wakes to find a letter in his room with a declaration of war from his grandson. Thinking it was a joke he just ignored it. After using foam sealant for shaving cream Ed realized Peter was for real. Ed sits Peter down and clarifies the rules of engagement, NO ONE is to be told about the war and no collateral damage (no pranking anyone else in the family). You know that means the entire family is on the front line!

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Bill and Ted Face the Music- The Flick Fanatics (Karl)

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BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC

Starring:

Keanu Reeves- Ted

Alex Winter- Bill

William Sadler- Death

Strange things are afoot in San Dimas once again when Bill and Ted Face the Music!

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return as Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan or Wyld Stallyns in the third installment “Face the Music”. Its been nearly 3 decades since we saw Bill and Ted time traveling with Death (Sadler) in “Bogus Journey” and they are still struggling to write “the song” that will unite the world. Wyld Stallyns have gone from stadiums shows to Tuesday Taco nights and even played Bill’s brother Deacon’s wedding to Missy (Amy Stoch)! Yes, Missy made her way through Bills dad, Ted’s dad and finally Deacon (Beck Bennett) which tangled both family trees like a grape vine!!! Chief Logan (Hal Landon Jr.) still thinks Ted and his bandmate Bill are nuts and didn’t travel through time, go to hell or need to write a song to save the world! Bill and Ted, now married to the princess’ (Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays), have daughters that are carbon copies of their fathers and into music and all things Wyld Stallyns, but are faced with the reality that they may never write the song and have to get real jobs.

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TENET review

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We Live in a Twilight World

And there are no friends at dusk.  Welcome to “Tenet”, the latest masterpiece in Christopher Nolan’s awe-inspiring, genre-defying catalog of greatness.    The film opens in Ukraine at the National Opera House as an orchestra performance is about to begin.  As the conductor raises his arm, terrorists emerge and begin attacking those in-attendance.  We then see The Protagonist (John David Washington) in a van outside as SWAT arrives on the scene.  First slapping patches on their arms to blend in, their team enters the Opera House to Continue reading

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UNHINGED- The Flick Fanatics (Karl S.)

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UNHINGED

Starring:

Russell Crowe- Tom

Caren Pistorius- Rachel

Gabriel Bateman- Kyle

Russell Crowe is having a bad day in the new suspense film “Unhinged”.

Russell Crowe is Tom, a divorced man suffering from extreme headaches that is not living his best life at the moment. Unhinged opens with Tom tossing his wedding ring away and breaking into a house murdering the couple inside (presumably his ex-wife and her lover) and setting the house ablaze. The house explodes as Tom Drives away.

Rachel (Pistorius) is a single mom going through a divorce, like Tom not having any good days. Rachel over sleeps on the day of a meeting with an important client and is running late to get her son Kyle to school. Rachel hits traffic and cuts off numerous cars to exit the highway to navigate side streets to get Kyle to school. She is stopped behind a gray pickup truck that is just sitting at a green light. Rachel lays on the horn and speeds around the truck. Tom is driving the truck!!!

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Tony's Take

THE HUNT review

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Decide for Yourself

Having already been delayed from last September for being deemed “too controversial” and ‘”too grotesque”, all eyes have been on Blumhouse’s latest offering.  “The Hunt” opens with a text message exchange between some Trump-hating friends, voicing their excitement with their upcoming hunt before quickly silencing themselves.  While seemingly on a plane to their destination, one of their “deplorables” awakens and is put down much sooner than intended.  Upon their arrival Continue reading