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WONDER WOMAN review

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The Future of Justice Begins with Her

One of the most well-known and popular comic book characters of all time finally hits the big screen in this summer’s “Wonder Woman”.  Opening in the Amazonian World of Themyscira, Diana is a young girl eager to join the rankings of her fellow women.  Forwarding through her youth, Diana begins to train in-preparation for the inevitable War against Ares.  As she continues Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

“Captain” Jack Sparrow is back with his hapless crew of misfits in yet another backwards attempt to save the world in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Gibbs (Kevin McNally) and the rest of the crew are left penniless after a botch bank robbery. They pull a “Fast n Furious” style job dragging a huge safe through town destroying almost every building, Jack hiding in the safe and leaving the door open so that the money spills out during the chase. Gibbs and the crew have had enough and mutiny their captain and desert him.

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is still fulfilling his duty as Captain on the Flying Dutchman while his son Henry makes repeated attempts to drown and join him there. Will tells him never to return to the Dutchman. 15 years later Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), now a British seaman, sails in search of Poseidon’s Trident, the only item that can save his father and Jack Sparrow, the only man that can get him to it.  Henry is aboard a ship chasing down pirates and is about to follow a ship into “The Devils Triangle”.

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BAYWATCH review

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Beaches Ain’t Ready

2017 brings-us-back to the beaches of Emerald Bay in the return of “Baywatch”.  Mitch Buchannon, the lieutenant of Baywatch, is regarded as a hero around his territory; having saved countless lives and thwarted crime.  As drugs continue to wash ashore, Mitch and his team feeling the need to uncover who keeps bringing these dangerous drugs to town.  It also happens to be recruitment time, where Continue reading

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SNATCHED review

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This is the Closest They’ve Been in Years

“Snatched” unites the comedic duo on the legendary Goldie Hawn and the up-and-coming Amy Schumer as a mother-daughter misadventure as all goes wrong on a vacation in Ecuador.  Emily is a typical, everyday woman, working at a local department store.  One day, everything in her life goes to shambles as she not only loses her job, but her boyfriend as well.  This leaves Continue reading

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword- Karl Sides (The Flick Fantic.com)

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Review

Charlie Hunnam brings “Anarchy” to medieval England in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Charlie Hunnam is Arthur Pendragon, son of the king who was sent away by his father just as he was killed by an evil monster. Arthur was found and raised in a brothel in Londinium. As Arthur grew he and his gang became the group that ran the town.

Vortigern (Jude Law) assumed the thrown when his brother was killed by the mage (magic) monster, but couldn’t pull “Excalibur” his brother’s sword from the stone. Vortigern sends out his troops to find all the boys that fit the age of what Arthur would be so he can find him and kill him.

Arthur is captured and he does pull the sword from the stone. The “born king” is saved from the executioner by a band of rebels and a mage named (Astrid Berges-Frisbey). Arthur battles monsters in a forbidden land in order to master the use of his sword. He returns and tells the men he is going to kill Vortigern and take the castle.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is the most convoluted version of this story I have ever seen. This is more Lord of the Rings meets Sons of Anarchy than King Arthur and his knights of the round table. A big loss in this film is there is no Merlin! Guy Ritchie directs and continues to over use the slow motion action scenes he made famous in his Sherlock Holmes films.

I would not recommend a trip to this Camelot, if you are missing Charlie Hunnam catch a rerun of Sons of Anarchy.

Rating 1/6