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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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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE REVIEW

Starring:

Linda Hamilton- Sarah Connor

Arnold Schwarzenegger- T-800/ Carl

Mackenzie Davis- Grace

Natalia Reyes- Dani Ramos

James Cameron has brought back Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger to complete his version of the Terminator story arch he began in 1984 with the new film “Terminator: Dark Fate”.

Mexico City 2019.

A ball of Lightning appears on a bridge, then a naked woman falls from the bridge. “Grace”, a time traveling soldier, takes out some federales and steals clothes from the teenagers that helped her. Dani Ramos (Reyes) is a young woman who works with her brother Diego (Diego Boneta) at the auto plant and also takes care of him and her father. Another ball of lightning appears above an apartment building and a man falls to the ground; another Terminator is here. The Terminator is a Rev-9 and shows up at the Ramos home hunting Dani.

Grace, tracks down Dani at the auto plant and tells her and Diego to come with her or they will die in 30 seconds. The Rev-9 aka Gabriel (Gabriel Luna) also appears at the plant as Mr. Ramos in an attempt to kill Dani. Grace get Dani and Diego out and a car chase begins through the streets of Mexico City ending at a bridge where the Rev-9 corners Grace and the kids. The Rev-9 is a different type of Terminator, the 9 is made of both liquid metal and a steel skeletal form that are able to separate and work in tandem as a team. Just as the Terminator charges a truck pulls on to the bridge and a woman with a bazooka gets out and blasts both halves of the Terminator. It is Sarah Conner.

Sarah Conner, the original Terminator target, appears on the bridge just in time to save Dani and Grace. Diego was impaled in the chase and was killed by the Terminator. Sarah explained she is wanted across the country so she is off the grid hunting Terminators. Sarah explained that she gets mysterious texts with coordinates that a Terminator will appear. Grace shows Sarah a set of coordinates that were tattooed on her in case she needs help keeping Dani alive, it is the same location that is texting Sarah.

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THE CURRENT WAR: DIRECTOR’S CUT- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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The Current War: Director’s Cut 

Starring:

Benedict Cumberbatch- Thomas Edison

Tom Holland- Samuel Insull

Michael Shannon- George Westinghouse

Nicholas Hoult- Nickola Tesla

Benedict Cumberbatch “Shines a light” on a historic battle between the men who would power America in the drama “The Current War: Directors Cut”

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon assembles an all-star cast to tell the tale of the battle between inventor Thomas Edison and industrialist George Westinghouse in the race to see who would illuminate America in his new film “The Current War: The Director’s Cut”. Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, inventor who brought us the light bulb, voice recorder, phonograph, motion picture camera and the first method to deliver electricity to people a mile away from the generator. George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) a business man who wants to work with Edison on improving the delivery of electricity by using direct current (DC) that will power homes father away and require less generators.

The film opens with Edison and his assistant Samuel Insull (Holland) unveiling their incandescent light bulb and a delivery system using AC (Alternating Current) to power numerous bulbs in a large circle, Edison lit the night and asked the business men, “Did you boys bring your check books?” J.P. Morgan did and paid Edison to develop a power grid for the country starting with New Jersey. George Westinghouse who also developed an incandescent bulb, inferior to Edison’s, but able to light up a room. Westinghouse set a dinner meeting with Edison to discuss a partnership with Edison and his bulb and Westinghouse’s delivery system using DC current. Edison had no desire to use the dangerous DC current that can kill if a person came in contact with the wires. So, a battle between the two men was born and they raced toward the World’s Fair in Chicago and to see who would “light up America”.

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MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL REVIEW by Karl Sides (The FlickFanatics)

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MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

Starring:

Angelina Jolie- Maleficent

Elle Fanning- Aurora

Michelle Pfeiffer- Queen Ingrith

Harris Dickinson- Prince Phillip

Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer battle of the bridal bouquet in the Sleeping Beauty sequel “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

It has been 5 years since Princess Aurora was woken from her sleep spell by Prince Phillip and she left to live with her godmother Maleficent in the Moors. Now Aurora is Queen of the Moors and the mystical creatures and fairies that inhabit the land. Humans from the nearby kingdom across the river have been invading the Moors poaching fairies and glowing plants bringing them back to the castle.

Prince Phillip, with the help of Thistlewit, Flittle and Knotgrass (Juno Temple, Lesley Manvile and Imelda Staunton) Aurora’s fairy protectors, makes his way to the Moors and meets Aurora then drops to one knee and asks the queen to marry him. This union would join the two kingdoms along with their two families. King John wants the union along with Phillip, but his wife Queen Ingrith is not overjoyed with Aurora or her Godmother Maleficent.

Diaval (Sam Riley), while in crow form, over heard the proposal and flew to the dark Fey, Maleficent immediately to inform her. Maleficent forbids Aurora to marry the human until her goddaughter reminds her she is human. King John invites Aurora and her godmother to the castle for dinner, where Queen Ingrith unloads on the bride to be and enrages Maleficent. King John slips into the same sleep that Aurora just woke from, Queen Ingrith blames Maleficent again for the spell and as the fey escapes the castle she is shot dropping her into the river.

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GEMINI MAN- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Gemini Man

Starring:

Will Smith- Henry Brogan/ Junior

Mary Elizabeth Winstead- Danny Zakanewki

Clive Owen- Clay Verris

Will Smith does “Double-Duty” in the new action film “Gemini Man”.

Will Smith is Henry Brogan an ex-marine and aging black ops assassin that is the man you call to get rid of a target the first time. Brogan is in Brussels to kill a scientist that engineers biological weapons. Henry makes the shot from over 200 meters away with the target on a moving train. Brogan hits him in the neck and kills him, only problem is Henry was aiming at his head. Brogan knows his skills are slipping and decides to walk away and retire.

 

Back in the states, an old marine buddy Jack Willis (Douglas Hodge) meets with Brogan to explain that the information was doctored and Henry killed a “loose end” that could inform on the Gemini program run by another ex-marine they know Clay Verris. The dead scientist was actually working for Verris cloning soldiers. The discovery was heard by the CIA who have Brogan under surveillance and know must eliminate him.

All Brogan’s partners are killed and they try to kill him and the CIA agent Danny the girl undercover at the marina. Henry saves her and the two make a run for it in his boat. Henry contacts another marine buddy known as Baron (Benedict Wong) and has him take them to Columbia to get off the grid.

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