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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic)

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Eggsy and the Kingsmen are reloaded to save the world again!

Eggsy (Egerton) is a Kingsman agent after taking down Valentine and his killer cell phones, Eggsy is accosted outside the Kingsman shop that serves as a secret base by a familiar face. Charlie (Edward Holcroft), a Kingsman recruit that washed out and was working with Valentine, shows up with some goons to take out Eggsy. A car chase ensues and runs through London to Hyde Park where Merlin (Strong) tells Eggsy to take them out. Eggsy beats Charlie, crashes his car throwing Charlie through the front windshield leaving only a mechanical arm.

Charlies mech arm plugs into the car and downloads all the Kingsman information. Charlie is now working for a new psycho, a drug kingpin named Poppy that runs the golden circle. Poppy brands her people with a 24-karat circle hence “the Golden Circle” name, she puts her enemies through a meat grinder. Poppy’s plan is to lace her drugs with a disease that will kill the users in a few days without the antidote. Poppy also attacks all the Kingsman agents and bases killing everyone except Merlin and Eggsy who were not at their homes.

 

Merlin and Eggsy launch disaster protocol that takes them to Kentucky and recruiting their fellow agents called the Statemen. Tequila, a problem agent smokes some pot and comes down with Poppy’s “blue rash”. The Statesmen also had another surprise, Galahad (Firth) is alive and after Eggsy triggers a memory, he is back in action. Galahad and Eggsy must find the antidote before millions die.

 

Just like the 2014 original, The Golden Circle features a ton of action and jaw dropping special effects. The opening car chase and a sky tram used in a downhill ski slope are just a couple of examples of the action in this installment. Moore is great as the homicidal drug dealer. There are supporting roles by Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum as the Statesmen that are very good. The best highlight is a cameo by Elton John who plays himself, a captive of Poppy that is there to play for her and help the Kingsman.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a fun follow-up to the original. It is easy to see it is based on a graphic novel, but has enough action and humor to entertain for 3 hours.

Rating 4/6 umbrella guns!

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IT (2017)- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic)

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IT (2017)

Pennywise, the dancing clown, is creeping back into theaters in the reboot of the Stephan King Classic “IT”!

Derby, Maine is like any other small town in America. Kids hang out in clicks, people pick on the nerdy ones and call them losers and the town bully spends all his time beating on the weakest ones. Derby does lead the nation on mysterious child disappearances.

Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) suffers from a stutter when he speaks, so he and his friends are labeled “losers” by the kids at school. Bill in bed sick on a rainy day, but was still able to make his little brother Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) a paper sailboat that he can sail down the street in the puddles. Georgie is unable to keep up with the boat that sails down the sewer. As Georgie peers down looking for the boat he sees a red balloon held by a clown who also has his boat.

Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) the dancing clown lives in the sewer and bites Georgie’s arm off and drags him in the sewer leaving only a puddle of blood. Other children around Derby begin to go missing. Bill won’t stop looking for his little brother and with the assistance of his friends Ritchie (Finn Wolfhard), Eddie (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Stanley (Wyatt Oleff) continue to search the sewers in hopes of finding a clue.

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John Wick: Chapter 2- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2

Keanu Reeves is back as “the boogeyman”, John Wick and the bullets are flying!!!

Back in 2014, a hit man known to the underworld as “the Bogeyman” aka John Wick began his retirement. Wick grieving over the loss of his wife who died from cancer, set to live alone with his dog until the Russian mob killed his dog and stole his car. Wick eliminated them all. John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up right where the first left off. A man on a motorcycle is being chased by a Chevy SS and ultimately crashes and out of the car emerges John Wick! He takes a key card from the biker and takes it to a cab warehouse. Abram Tarasov (John Stormare), brother to the late Viggo who was killed by Wick, answers the phone in the warehouse and hears the bogeyman say, “I’m here for my car.”

Wick gets hid car and kills a lot more Russians in the process. Aurelio (John Leguizamo) stops by and tells John he can have the car fixed in 2020. Later that evening John has another guest, Santino D’Antonio (Ricardo Scamarcio), Santino came to have Wick honor his marker. Wick made a blood oath in order to “get out” of the business and live with his wife. D’Antonio told Wick he would have left him alone if he had stayed retired. Santino wants John to kill his sister Giana (Claidia Gerini) so he can become the head of the family.

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Office Christmas Party Review- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

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It’s the Holiday season…so why not party with T.J. Miller?

Clay Vanstone (T.J.Miller) runs a the Chicago division of his family’s data server company left to him by his father. Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston), his sister and CEO of the company, still jealous that her father liked Clay better swoops in and tells him to fire half his staff or she will shut the division down. Merry Christmas? Josh Parker (Jason Bateman), is the tech supervisor at the company and together with Tracy Hughes (Olivia Munn) they develop an app that would allow anyone to connect to the internet anywhere at anytime. This technology would bring the division out of the red and save the company.

Josh has a meeting with a perspective client Walter Davis (Courtney B. Vance) to help Clay fend off his sister and the mass firing she ordered. Davis liked there pitch but told them they weren’t the company he was looking for. Clay invites him to see the office and join in on all the frivolity of the company Christmas party. This is the same party that his scrooge of a sister had him cancel earlier in the day. Davis agrees. Clay, josh, Tracy and Josh’s secretary Allison (Vanessa Bayer) have to transform the office into a killer holiday party in a few hours.

The party gets out of hand quickly with employees (Rob Corddry, Karan Soni, Andrew Leeds, Oliver Cooper) drinking too much and the drugs are flowing. There is all levels of debauchery at this Christmas party. Nate (Soni) hires Savannah, a prostitute (Abby Lee), to be his girlfriend so that the other guys quit teasing him about being a geek. Savannah leaves some cocaine next to the snow machine and when it is put in it hits Walter Davis right in the face. This transforms Mr. Davis into a party animal that is swinging from the Christmas lights. Walter comes crashing to the ground hitting his head on a filing cabinet. After the cocaine is in the air, employees begin trowing vending machines out the windows and light things on fire. Savanahs gun toting pimp (Jillian Bell) takes Clay for a ride think he will take her to his safe and she can rob him. Josh and Tracy are confronted with a furious Carol when she arrives at the party she wanted cancelled. Josh explains they need to find Clay and they have landed Davis and his company, only to be told that Davis was laid off earlier that day and could sign with Clay.

Office Christmas party is funny, it would be hard not to be with the likes of T.J. Miller, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry and Olivia Munn in the cast. But Office Christmas party isn’t as funny as I was expecting. The story comes from Jonah Hill so I expected all the language, drugs and sex….but I just wanted more from the party and less of the family sqabbles and supporting stories.

Fans of films like “This is the End, Deadpool and Horrible Bosses” will like “Office Christmas Party”.

T.J. Miller is throwing a Christmas Party….I’m there! I recommend you catch this party, but do it early and save a few bucks!

Rated R (Sex, Nudity, Drugs, Language and violence)

 

Running Time: 105 mins

Rating: 4/6

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