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HALLOWEEN (2018)- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Halloween 2018

Starring:

Jamie Lee Curtis- Laurie Strode

Judy Greer- Karen

Andi Matichak- Allyson

Will Patton- Officer Hawkins

 

The Boogeyman is back, and Jamie Lee Curtis is ready for him, she thinks!

Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, Eastbound and Down) and David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) have written and directed the next installment in the Halloween franchise bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode to battle the Boogeyman, Michael Meyers!

Its 40 years since the serial killer Michael Meyers killed his sister and set off a bloody rampage in Haddonfield, Illinois by the Boogeyman with only Laurie Strode escaping the knife. Strode spent 4 decades preparing for Michael’s return by training, target practice with guns and preparing her home with safe rooms, gun lockers, flood lamps, surveillance and steel barred doors to trap the monster. This Psychosis drove away Laurie’s daughter Karen and kept her from any kind of relationship with her or her granddaughter Allyson.

Michael Meyers, aka the Boogeyman, has spent the past 4 decades in a maximum-security prison without uttering a single word. True crime podcasters Dana Haines and Aaron Korey visit Meyers with permission of his new physician Dr. Sartain. Dr Sartain is fascinated by the killer just as his last Dr Loomis who paid for it with his life. Korey tries to get a response by Meyers but there is nothing even after pulling out the Boogeyman’s mask! Michael escapes during a prison transfer and makes his way to Haddonfield Illinois after a stop at a gas station killing Haines and Korey and retrieving his mask.

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FIRST MAN review

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Experience the Impossible Journey 

July 20, 1969.  One of the most famous recorded dates in human history.  Synonymous with “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind”.  “First Man”, director Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “La La Land”, tells the remarkably-difficult journey that Neil Armstrong traveler to become the first ever person to walk on the moon. Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) lived in California working for the Air Force before his time with NASA came.  After suffering a Continue reading

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Bad Times at the El Royale- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatics)

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Starring:

Jeff Bridges- Father Daniel Flynn/ Dock O’Kelly

Cynthia Erivo- Darlene Sweet

Jon Hamm- Laramie Seymore Sullivan/ Dwight Broadbeck

Dakota Johnson- Emily Summerspring

Chris Hemsworth- Billy Lee

Bridges, Hamm and Johnson “check in” to a new thriller from Director Dwight Goddard, “Bad Times at the El Royal”.

A priest, a vacuum salesman and a hippie check into a hotel…. sounds like the set up for a off color joke, but instead it is the set up for the new thriller from Director/Writer Dwight Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) called “Bad Times at the El Royale”.

The El Royale hotel is a unique establishment located outside Lake Tahoe straddling the state line between California and Nevada. Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman), the El Royale front desk clerk, explains to guests that they have the choice to stay in the rooms located in California and take advantage of the amenities there or stay in Nevada and enjoy the slot machines locate on the opposite side of the lobby.

The first guest to arrive are a priest Father Flynn (Bridges), an aspiring singer Darlene Sweet and the first one in line requesting the honeymoon suite Laramie Seymore Sullivan, a vacuum salesman.  As Miles assigns the rooms a fourth guest comes in, a hippie named Emily Summerspring. Everyone adjourns to their rooms and the secrets of the El Royal begin to reveal themselves.

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A Star is Born (2018)- Karl Sides ( The Flick Fanatics)

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A STAR IS BORN (2018)

Starring:

Bradley Cooper- Jackson Maine

Lady Gaga- Ally

Sam Elliot-Bobby

Andrew Dice Clay- Lorenzo

 

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga make a “Dynamic Duo” in the new updated musical classic, “A Star is Born”.

Jackson Maine is a singer on the downhill side of his career, having to get drunk and pop pills to make it through a show. Jackson’s brother Bobby, also a country singer, gave up his career to serve as road manager for his younger brother and to look out for Jackson.

Following a show, Jackson not ready to call it a night, grabs a bottle of gin and hops in his limo and tells the driver to find a place to grab a drink. Maine jumps out of the car and walks into a bar that turns out to be a gay bar having a “drag queen” show. Jackson is mesmerized as this singer belts out a song in French ending the song right in front of him.

Jackson makes his way to the dressing room and is introduced to Ally and invites her out. While she changes Maine plays a tune for the drag queens, Ally ends up catching the end of it. The two make their way around town and end up in the parking lot of a supermarket where Ally explained how she wrote songs but never sang her own music. She did sing part of a song she had begun writing that day to Jackson and he love it. Ally had always been told she had a great voice, but she didn’t have the looks to sing. Jackson told her she was beautiful, and he loved her nose and as he dropped her off at home yell out to Ally saying,” I just wanted to get another look at you”.

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