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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi by Karl “The Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Michael Bay bring the true story of six brave soldiers that risk their lives trying to save a US Ambassador from the warring gangs in Benghazi. There is violence, tragedy and tons of explosions in true Bay fashion as we find out the repercussions of bringing down the Qaddafi dictatorship. John Krasinski and Toby Stephens head a cast of veteran TV actors and give outstanding performances in this action flick!

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Hateful Eight by Karl “The Flick Fanatic”

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Tarantino brings us a western classic for Christmas in the “Hateful Eight”

John Ruth (Kurt Russell) is a bounty hunter riding on a stage through snowy Wyoming transporting a killer named Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason-Leigh) when they come across a traveler in the road. Maj. Marques Warren (Samuel L Jackson) fellow bounty hunter and acquaintance of Ruth, manages to talk his way on the stage a get a ride to town.
Warren and Ruth have a difference in philosophy; Warren brings all his bounties in dead while Ruth likes to see them hang. A few miles down the road our group is joined by the new town sheriff Chris Mannix (Walter Goggins) and are hit by a blizzard.

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CONCUSSION by Karl “the Flick Fanatic”

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Will Smith scores a touchdown against the NFL in the new film “Concussion”

Football in the seventies was referred to as “smash-mouth” due to the vicious hits the players took. Teams and players adopted nicknames when they consistently laid out there opponents like the Pittsburgh Steelers “steel curtain” defense led by “Mean Joe” Green. Players would take the hit and hit the smelling salts and come right back into the game. The were considered tough, later it would be termed reckless.

All this changed when Max Webster, pro bowl center of the Steelers, committed suicide. The new film “Concussion”, Will Smith stars as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a pathologist that speaks for the dead, that discovers a brain disease after autopsying Max Webster that sends shockwaves through the NFL. Max Webster had been troubled with headaches that were treated with medication, no one determined that it was a concussion. Webster was living in his car and tazering himself to alieve the pain when it was too much for his system and he died.

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