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Inferno- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic”

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INFERNO

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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

 

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INFERNO review

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Professor Robert Langdon, a character from the literary World of Dan Brown, was last seen saving the Catholic Church and Vatican City from total annihilation in “Angels and Demons”.  As the latest chapter, “Inferno”, begins, Professor Langdon is in a hospital bed with no idea how he got there or what he is doing in Florence, Italy; suffering from head trauma.  Soon after, someone comes Continue reading

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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK review

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In 2012, a dark and intense action thriller by the name of “Jack Reacher” hit theaters during a difficult time in our country and the film mostly flew-under the radar, but it introduced us to a no-holds-barred military hero named Jack Reacher.  Four years later he’s back in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”; our retired military Major Jack Reacher has been Continue reading

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The Accountant- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic.com”

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THE ACCOUNTANT

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Affleck, Simmons, Bernthal and Kendrick all “add up” to a great film in “The Accountant”

Ben Affleck directs and stars in the new film surrounding a boy with a form of autism that also allows him to be a mathematics expert and would grow up to be ‘The Accountant”. Affleck has surrounded himself with a stellar supporting cast of J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal and Anna Kendrick in this tale of mathematical justice.

Christian Wolff (Affleck) was born with a form of autism that made him susceptible to loud noises, lights and would infuriate him if he isn’t able to finish what he started. Christian had a younger brother Brax (Bernthal) who was his only friend growing up in a military family. After speaking with a therapist that explained Christian’s ticks to his parents and how he could grow to lead a normal life. While this was going on young Christian was putting a complex jigsaw puzzle together upside-down in minutes! After his mother abandoned the family Christian’s father took the army way to raising the boys. Loyalty, family and honor first.

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The Girl on the Train- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic”

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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

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Emily Blunt is an emotional “train wreck” as she rides the train every day and ends up in the middle of a murder investigation in the new thriller, “Girl on the Train”.

Rachel (Emily Blunt), a recently divorced unemployed alcoholic, who rides the train into NYC each day stalking her ex-husband’s new wife and child and watches the picture perfect couple a few houses down. Tom (Justin Theroux) and Rachel failed at having a child, and Rachel turned to the bottle to cope with the failure to conceive. Her alcoholism cost Rachel her marriage, Tom his job, and eventually her job. Tom fell in love with Anna (Rebecca Ferguson), a real estate agent, whom he had been cheating with for two years while dealing with Rachel.

Rachel would constantly call Tom and even showed up at his house one day and was walking away with his child when Anna woke up. Rachel would fantasize about the other couple who were in love as she rode on the train and doodled in her book. One morning Rachel saw the blonde woman on the balcony of her home kissing another man. After downing a lot of booze, an infuriated Rachel made an abusive video for Tom and rode the train home…..this time though she got off at her old neighborhood to set this woman straight.

Megan (Haley Bennett), the woman Rachel was watching, was not happily married. She was faking her way through.  Megan explained how she really wasn’t in love with her husband, thought of herself as a whore, and had no desire to be a mother. Megan’s husband arranged for her to help Anna and Tom with their baby in hopes she would change her mind about getting pregnant. Megan would flirt with her therapist (Edgar Ramirez) and he was the one Rachel saw kissing Megan from the train!

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