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JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM

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John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

Starring:

Keanu Reeves- John Wick

Halle Berry- Sofia

Ian McShane- Winston

Laurence Fishburne- Bowery King

Reeves and Berry team up to take down the High Table in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum!

“Parabellum in Latin- Prepare for war”

We join Keanu Reeves as the assassin John Wick in the next chapter of his story immediately after he and “dog” leave central park in Manhattan NY, racing the clock on his 1-hour grace period given to him by Winston (McShane). Wick races to The NY Public library to retrieve some items hidden in a Russian novel sending his dog along in the taxi to the Continental so Charon (Lance Reddick), the concierge, to take care of him while he runs. Wick runs into Ernest (Boban Marjanovic) at the library and even though he still has time Ernest attempts to collect the 14-million-dollar contract only to have John kill him with a book!

John next navigates the streets of New York as his grace period expires and must kill assassins on his way to the Russian Theater. Wick takes out 3 Asians on motorcycles while he is on horseback! Wick meets with The Director (Angelica Huston) who directs ballet dancers as a front for training assassins for the Russian mafia just like she did with John Wick! The Director explains she is loyal to the High Table and asks John, “All of this over a puppy?” John adds,” and a car!”. John shows her the medallion and says he has a ticket and she is bound to honor it.  The Director punches Wick’s ticket that gives him safe passage to Casablanca.

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POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

Starring:

Ryan Reynolds- Detective Pikachu

Justice Smith- Tim Goodman

Bill Nighy- Howard Clifford

Who would’ve thought that Ryan Reynolds’s “soft spots” were a furry yellow video game character? Find out in the new animated comedy flick “Pokemon Detective Pikachu”.

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) brings video game character Pikachu to the big screen in the animated comedy “who dunnit” Pokemon Detective Pikachu”. Ryan Provides the voice, attitude and wit for the furry yellow star opposite Justice Smith who plays Tim Goodman, a boy who grew up loving Pokemon, only to let them go following his mother passing away.  Tim chose to live with his grandmother instead of his father the police detective in Ryme City.

Tim is called back to Ryme city after learning his father passed away in a suspicious car accident. His Pokemon partner manage to survive but Tim’s father’s body was never found. Tim visited his father’s boss Lieutenant Hide Yoshida (Ken Wantenabe) to get the story and then went to his dad’s apartment to gather his things only to find Pikachu (Voice of Ryan Reynolds) hiding in the apartment. Tim and Pikachu are both stunned when they learn Tim understands Pikachu and can hear him. Pikachu tells Tim his father faked his death (he thinks) and they have to find him and who did it!

Howard Clifford (Bill Nighy) founded Ryme City, a place where Pokemon and man live together in unity. Together with his son Roger (Chris Geere) they are readying the city for the big Pokemon parade.

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LONG SHOT- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Long Shot

Starring:

Charlize Theron- Charlotte Field

Seth Rogan- Fred Flarsky

Bob Odenkirk- President Chambers

Andy Serkis- Parker Wembly

Theron and Rogan are a very “Odd” couple in the new romantic comedy “Long Shot”

Fred Flarsky is an independent “gonzo” journalist with great writing skills and a habit for finding trouble. One such story had Flarsky undercover inside a white supremacist group doing a story when his real ID is discovered so he had to jump out a second-floor window to escape.

When Fred turns in his story the next day, he is told that the publication has been bought by a crooked media mogul Parker Wembly. Flarsky did numerous stories about Wembly, but was still able to keep his job if he would “tone down” his stories. Fred quit, not able to work for Wembly.

Fred’s best friend Lance takes him out on the town to cheer him up and they find themselves at a swank party with Boys to Men providing the entertainment. Fred sees a familiar face in the crowd, Charlotte Field, the Secretary of State. Fred tells Lance about when he was 13 and Charlotte babysat him. Fred had a crush on her and he kissed her causing his body to sported a massive erection. He was embarrassed and never saw her again until tonight. Just then secret service walks up asking Fred to meet with the Secretary of State.

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The Intruder (2019)- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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The Intruder (2019)

Starring:

Dennis Quaid- Charlie Peck

Michael Ealy- Scott Russell

Meagan Good- Annie Russell

Dennis Quaid brings a whole new meaning to “House Hunting” in the new film “The Intruder”.

Scott Russell is a successful marketing executive in San Francisco. When he and his wife Annie decide to start a family, they leave their posh penthouse apartment in the city and find a wonderful place in Napa Valley. Scott and Annie make the trip to se the house and meet the owner Charlie Peck.

Charlie is a recent widower, losing his wife to cancer, selling is home called “Foxglove” (also the name of a poisonous plant that grows on the grounds) and plans to move to Florida to live with his daughter. The Russell’s walk around the woods behind the house and are greeted by Charlie with a rifle shot that dropped a deer a few feet away from them. Peck apologized and explained the damage the deer did to the property.

After touring the house, a deal for approx. 3 million is made and next we see Scott and Annie moving in. Charlie hands over the keys and information on the house to Annie. The Russell’s begin to make changes to the house and after a couple of sleepless nights they install a surveillance system that sets Charlie off. Yes, Charlie’s Florida trip was delayed and his is staying at a hotel in town and just keeps popping up at the house like a weed!

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AVENGERS: ENDGAME review

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We’re in the Endgame Now

In May of 2008, I was a young kid finishing-up my sophomore year in high school.  This is the same time the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked-things-off with its groundbreaking superhero film, “Iron Man”.  Over the next eleven years, Marvel would give us endless new characters to know and love, tons of enemies, and nothing but fun.  Sure, some of the Infinity War Saga had higher and lower points than others, but they all served a purpose.  Over the course of a 22-film catalog, Marvel constructed a never-before-seen orchestration Continue reading