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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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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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Wonder Woman- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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WONDER WOMAN

Gal Gadot is back as the Amazonian Princess and is ready to lasso the bad guys in “Wonder Woman”!

Gal Gadot stars in the new “Wonder Woman” film that picks up where last years “Batman vs. Superman” left off. Diana, an Amazon princess, is working in Paris at the Luv when a shipment from Wayne Enterprises arrives. Bruce located the original picture of Wonder Woman and the soldiers in WW1 and sent it to her with a note “You’ll have to tell me about this”. This was a fantastic way to transition to the Wonder Woman origin story.

Diana, daughter of Queen Hyppolyta (Connie Nielsen) was a gift from Zeus for her to raise on the island of Themiscyra. Themiscyra is an island in the Atlantic Ocean but is hidden from site to keep intruders away and keep the Amazons hidden from Aries, the god of war who is bent on their destruction. The Amazons are charged by Zeus to protect the world from evil. Diana is eager to learn to fight as her sisters do, but her mother forbids it. Diana’s aunt Antiope (Robin Wright), the general of the Amazon army, agrees to secretly train the girl to protect her if Aries does return. The Princess becomes the best fighter on the island as she gets older.

 

Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is shot down by the Germans as he was escaping with a notebook that can end WW1 quickly. Trevor is just off the coast of Themiscyra and is trapped in his plane as it sinks. Diana dives from a cliff and rescues the soldier. She is amazed as he is the first man she has seen. The German ships are close behind him looking for the plane and find the island. The Germans land on the island and battle with the Amazons. The women are victorious with Trevor’s help. Queen Hyppolyta agrees to help Steve return to London with the information to stop the war, but is saddened to find that Diana has chosen to go with him.

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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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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