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FORD V FERRARI review

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They Took the American Dream for a Ride

Fresh-off his victory in the Le Mans, the 24-hour race in Le Mans, France, Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) finds himself facing a difficult obstacle in his career; he is no longer medically-able to race.  He instead puts all his time and effort into his own racing team, including his hotheaded, brash driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale).  In the middle of Ferrari’s dominance in racing, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) is open to any and all suggestions on how to improve the Ford Motor Company.  An attempted partnership with Ferrari goes embarrassingly-awry and Continue reading

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FORD V. FERRARI REVIEW- FLICK FANATICS (K. Sides)

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FORD V. FERRARI

Starring:

Christian Bale- Ken Miles

Matt Damon- Carroll Shelby

Jon Bernthal- Lee Iacocca

Bale and Damon race to theaters with the new drama “Ford V. Ferrari” that tells the true story of how Ford Motor Co. enters the world of racing.

Carroll Shelby (Damon) was the best US driver and the only American to defeat Ferrari in the rugged road race the 24 hours of LeMans. Shelby was driving an Aston Martin on an English racing team. That race proved to be Shelby’s last as he retired and began a career in Car design. Enzo Ferrari is the king of racing in Europe and never lost the race at LeMans, except to Shelby.

 

Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) walks into his factory’s assembly line hitting the emergency stop button and announced to the floor, “Walk home. Tomorrow bring me a new idea or don’t bother coming in ever again!”  Ford executive Lee Iacocca (Bernthal) takes the challenge on and tells Mr. Ford that they need to develop a sports car to entice teens and enter the racing game. Ford agrees and Iacocca lands Carroll Shelby to design the car that Ford would race at LeMans and beat Ferrari. Shelby agrees to get the car ready and race team together in less than a year to go to the 24 hours of Lemans.

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LAST CHRISTMAS review…BROUGHT TO YOU BY KATHY KAISER!

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This review is brought to you by Kathy Kaiser 

LAST CHRISTMAS – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 42 mins.

DIRECTOR:  Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy, A Simple Favor, Ghostbusters)

WRITERS:  Emma Thompson, Greg Wise and Byrony Kimmings 

STARRING:  Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh and Lydia Leonard

Kleenex in your pocket?  Check.  Ready to catch the first Christmas film of the year?  Check.  Now get ready to settle into that comfy reclining seat as we meet Kate (Emilia Clarke), basking in a life of making all the wrong choices, especially for a 20-something that not long ago, was very, very ill.  But, as they say, when you’re young, you think you have all the time in the world Continue reading

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MIDWAY review

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The Turning Point

Roland Emmerich returns with a bang, as he gives us a glimpse at the Pacific Theatre and the events that transpired to bring us into World War II.  “Midway” follows a cocky, arrogant Lieutenant Dick Best (Ed Skrein) as he serves as a pilot on the USS Enterprise.  On the morning of December 7th, the attack on Pearl Harbor is carried-out, bringing the Navy back to the shore.  After learning of his friend’s heroic death, his focus is on only one thing: revenge.  Edwin Layton (Patrick Wilson), Intelligence Officer, tried to Continue reading

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DOCTOR SLEEP- The Flick Fanatics (Karl)

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DOCTOR SLEEP

Starring:

Ewan McGregor- Danny Torrance

Kyliegh Curran- Abra Stone

Rebecca Ferguson- Rose the Hat

McGregor “shines” as Danny Torrance in “Doctor Sleep”, the sequel and ending to the great horror film “The Shining”.

Director Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil) has penned and directed Doctor Sleep, a screenplay to close out the story of Danny Torrance and his mother Wendy (Alex Essoe) following the events at the Overlook (The Shining). Ewan McGregor is an adult Danny Torrance that is still haunted by the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel and tries to negate his special ability aka “Shine” in bottles of booze and strange women.

Dan Torrance now in his mid-30’s still remembers the days after they escapes the Overlook hotel with his mother. In a flashback, young Danny refuse to talk, except to the ghost of his friend Hallorann (Carl Lumbly) who was killed by his father at the hotel. Hallorann shows Danny a special box and has him study it so he can recreate it in his mind. Danny uses the box to capture the Overlook spirits. Once the ghosts are gone Danny opens up and talks to his mother.

 

Dan tired of drifting from town to town, settles in a New Hampshire town and makes a friend Billy Freeman (Cliff Curtis) who sets him up in an apartment and a job at a hospice clinic. Dan notices the clinics cat visits a patient’s room when they are in there final hours. Torrance also keeps them company and helps ease them into the afterlife with his “Shine”. This earns him the nickname Doctor Sleep. Back at Dan’s apartment, one of the walls in the room is slate lie a chalkboard. Dan starts getting mysterious messages from another person who also “shines”.

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