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THE BIG SICK review

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An Awkward Love Story

Based on the real-life relationship of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gordon, “The Big Sick” follows a young Kumail in Chicago as he attempts to follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian.  After meeting Emily at a show, the two begin to form a relationship amid their cultural differences.  At the same time, Kumail’s family Continue reading

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BABY DRIVER- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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BABY DRIVER

Ansel Elgort drives the car and the new action film “Baby Driver”

Doc (Kevin Spacy) is a drug dealing crime lord in downtown Atlanta. He uses different crews each time he robs a bank….except for his getaway driver, Baby (Ansel Elgort). Doc’s crew of Buddy (Jon Hamm), Darling (Elza Gonzalez) and Griff (Jon Bernthal) take down a bank with ease and Baby races through downtown Atlanta eluding the police with some amazing driving! They all get away clean and make it back to Doc’s to split up the money.

Everyone gets an equal cut including Baby, even though Griff doesn’t agree. Baby’s cut ends up being just a stack of hundreds after Doc takes the rest claiming it goes to paying off his debt. Baby was in a car accident where his parents were killed and he was left with a buzz in his ears. Baby wears ear buds loaded with various types music on Ipods to drown out the noise in his head. Baby also uses the music to pace himself as he drives. Baby was stealing cars as a child and even stole Doc’s that was loaded with cocaine, so there is where baby incurred his debt with Doc.

 

Baby needs just one last job to pay off Doc, and get out. Baby spends time at Lou’s Diner where his mom worked when she wasn’t singing at clubs. It was at Lou’s where he met his girlfriend Deborah (Lily James), a waitress with the same love for music and dying to get out of town too.

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BABY DRIVER review

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All You Need is One Killer Track

Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” opens as a young getaway driver is jamming to music in his car, waiting for his crew to finish the heist so he can get away safely.  As they escape, we are taken on an adrenaline-fueled chase that has them narrowly avoid jail time thanks to the skills of the young driver.  We soon learn Continue reading

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT review

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There’s Comes a Time When We Are Called Upon to Make a Difference

We find ourselves in the War between humans and Transformers.  In “Transformers: The Last Knight”, a new task force, the TRF, has been established to wipe-out the remaining autobots and decepticons.  Cade has been in-hiding, protecting the autobots left behind by Optimus at the end of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”.  The film opens centuries earlier, as Merlin and King Arthur Continue reading

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47 METERS DOWN- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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47 METERS DOWN

Mandy Moore is human chum in the new shark movie, “47 Meters Down”!

Mandy Moore (Lisa) stars with Clair Holt (Kate) as a pair of sisters that vacation in Mexico to help Lisa get over a break up. After a few drinks and fun on the beach, the girls meet Benjamin and Javier (Santiago Segura, Chris Johnson), a couple of local boys who offer to give the girls an experience of a lifetime……swim with Great White Sharks!

Lisa is apprehensive about the idea, but Kate talks her into it. The girls meet up with Ben and Javier on the dock the next morning. The Boys introduce the girls to the boat’s captain, Taylor (Matthew Modine). Taylor briefs the girls on diving protocol and shows them the rusted shark cage they will go down in. Finally, he tells them it is safe.

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