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THE FOUNDER- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic.com”

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Michael Keaton is Ray Kroc, the “Big Mac” in the story of a fast food legend in The Founder.

Ray Kroc (Keaton), a traveling salesman trying to sell mix-master shake machines to restaurants in the midwest. That is until he gets a sale from a burger stand in California for 10 machines! Kroc travels down route 66 to meet the McDonald brothers (Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch) at their restaurant where they have perfected the hamburger and serve hundreds in minutes.

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Allied- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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Pitt and Cotillard are spies in WWII taking on Nazis in the new thriller “Allied”.

Max Vatan (Pitt) is an army intelligence officer in 1942 that is sent to Nazi occupied North Africa to meet with a French resistance fighter and assassinate a Nazi general. Max is tod by his local contact to look for the woman in a purple dress that will be his wife.
Vatan walks in to the club and sees Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) and walks up and she kisses him! Marianne greets this stranger as her husband on vacation from his job in Paris, there to spend 5 weeks with his wife. Vatan and Beausejour have a drink, dance and make their exit as Max explains it has been awhile since he has been with his wife.

When Max and Marianne arrive at her apartment and she explains how things work in Casablanca. Married couples make love in the apartment and then the man goes up and sleeps on the roof where its cooler. Marianne joins him up on the roof for a goodnight kiss to show anyone watching that they are indeed a married couple in love. This way they don’t blow their cover and endanger their mission.
Marianne and Max succeed with their mission and kill the Nazi general and a few soldiers as well and get away. Max asks Marianne to come back to London with him and they get married for real. Beausejour agrees but has to stay behind for a few weeks until she is cleared to come to England. Max married Marianne and they have a child together. Everything is going well and Vatan goes in to meet with his supervisor about a promotion only to be thrown into an interrogation!

Vatan is told by a section leader that his wife is believed to be a Nazi spy!

Max is aggravated by the accusation after Marianne cleared all the government background checks. He also pointed out she help him kill high ranking Nazi leaders, only to have the army tell him Hitler wanted them dead. Vatan is ordered to plant some false intelligence and see if it shows up in Nazi radio broadcasts over the weekend. Max is ordered to kill Marianne if she is found to be a Nazi spy!
Allied is a good suspense tale of wartime espionage. Cotillard is sold as always in her role of the supposed spy. Pitt was good but his appearance is n issue, as he looks like his face was either botoxed or computer age corrected….either way he looks bad. Allied story is solid but the pace is as slow as the war!

I am Karl the flick fanatic, your mission is to go to an early matinee and enjoy “Allied”.

Rated R (Language, Violence. Sexual Situation)

Running Time: 124 mins

Rating: 3/6

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Edge of Seventeen- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic)

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Hailee Steinfeld gives us a look back to the “good ole” days in high school in her new film Edge of Seventeen.

Nadine (Steinfeld) always did things her way, dressed the way she liked and this made her an outcast in school. After another round of mean girls picking on her, Nadine runs into another loner named Krista. The two were instant friends and this continued through high school. At home Nadine had a ally in her father while her mother favorited her older brother Darian (Blake Jenner). Nadine and Darian are constantly at it since he is the popular jock and she is the school anti social kid.

Nadine’s dad decides to treat his daughter to a late night cheeseburger after a fight with her brother. The evening turns out to be the worst of Nadine’s life when her Dad has a massive heart attack on the way home. Now Nadine is stuck with Darian and her mother.
Mona (Kyra Sedgwick) goes away for the weekend on a date, so Nadine and Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) decide to have a party with just the two of them. Nadine gets drunk and passes out in the bathroom. Nadine staggers to Darian’s room only to see Krista and her brother having sex. Nafine goes off the deep end feeling her BFF has betrayed her with Darian. She asks Krista to choose and she says she is going to prom with Darian.

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Doctor Strange- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic)

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Marvel gets “mystical” with Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer supreme in Doctor Strange!

As Marvel studios prepares us for the coming of Thanos and The Avengers: Infinity Wars, they introduce one of their most important characters, Dr. Stephen Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role with Rachel McAdams as his head nurse and girlfriend Christine Palmer. Dr. Stephen Strange, an accomplished surgeon specializing in spine reconstruction, is forced to look inside himself when a horrific car accident takes away his career after his hands are crushed in the car. Strange was a very arrogant man, now exhausting every avenue to try to regain use of his hands and begin practicing medicine again.

Strange’s travels take him to Katmandu to find a temple where the ancient one has been know to heal people with broken backs. As Strange wanders the crowded streets he is mugged by 4 street punks who want his watch (given to him by his girlfriend Christine Palmer), only to be rescued by a strange man named Mordo (Chiwetel Edjiofor). Mordo introduces Dr. Strange to the ancient one (Tilda Swinton). Strange is skeptical about the spirituality and her healing practices until she shoves him and separates him from his mystical self. Stephen responds with “Teach Me!”

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Inferno- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic”

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Tom Hanks is back as Prof. Robert Langdon embroiled in a mystery that can bring the end of humanity in the new thriller “Inferno”.
Ron Howard returns with his star Tom Hanks for the third installment of the Dan Brown Book series ”Inferno”, that follows Prof. Robert Langdon as he solves mysteries before a plague is released on the world killing 75% of the world population. Inferno co-stars Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Ben Foster in the race against time on the streets of Venice Italy.
Bertrand Zoberist (Foster) a environmental radicalist that speaks on humanity’s genocide from overpopulation. To make an impact on the world, Zoberist planned to release a bio-weapon on the world killing ¾ of the people on the planet. Before he can be arrested Zoberist leaped to his death. Bertrand left clues to the location of the bomb, if they can be deciphered.
Professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) wakes in an Italian hospital days after being on campus at his college and no clue why or how he got there. Dr Sienna Brooks (Jones) taking care of Langdon and explained that he was grazed by a bullet on his head and has amnesia. As Langdon starts to put the pieces back together an Italian police woman stormed the hospital and began shooting at Langdon. Dr. Brooks takes Langdon to her apartment where they could get the professor some clothes and Langdon could figure out the first clue to find Inferno. Langdon finds a tube in his clothes and finds a micro projector hidden inside. The secret is a picture of Dante’s Inferno and levels of Hell. Only in this picture there are letters added to the portrait and when Langdon is able to decipher the letters it takes him to Istanbul and a museum that has Dante’s mask.
We should say it had Dante’s mask and when the museum curator looks at the video and discovers Langdon and his associate stealing the mask! Langdon still feeling the effects of amnesia doesn’t know why he stole the mask but promised to return it. Langdon and Dr Brooks in tow now follow the clues to Venice Italy ahead of the World Health agency, the police and Harry Sims (Khan) who is trying to kill Langdon.
Inferno is a very good film and if you were a fan of the previous two Brown films (Da Vinci Code, Angles and Demons) you will love Inferno. Fans of the novel will have a different opinion. Hollywood took A LOT of creative licensing with Inferno and it is loosely compared to the movie. But in the end there are multiple twists in the story and Hanks doesn’t know who to trust from the World Health Agency (Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen) as time closes in and the inferno virus is set to release.
I am Karl the Flick Fanatic putting the clues together to solve the puzzle that is inferno, go check out this thrilling mystery at a bargain matinee this weekend, and leave the novel on the shelf!

Rating: 3/6

Rated PG-13

Running Time: 115 mins