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SKYSCRAPER- Karl Sides (the FlickFanatics)

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SKYSCRAPER

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson- Will Sawyer

Neve Campbell- Sarah Sawyer

Chin Han- Zhao Long Ji

Roland Moller- Kores Botha

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson takes on a gigantic tower of flames to save his family in the new action film “SKYSCRAPER”.

Comedic director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Easy A, We’re the Millers) puts Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson in a flaming tower to the sky to reinvent the classic “Die Hard” with his new film “SKYSCRAPER”. The film also stars Neve Campbell as his wife Sarah with Mckenna Roberts (Georgia) and Noah Cottrell (Henry) as his kids.

Will Sawyer (Johnson), FBI special agent turned security specialist following a domestic disturbance case went bad and the father set of a bomb that left Will clinging to life. Sawyer was rushed to the hospital where he met his wife Sarah, she was the surgeon that operated on him and saved his life. Unfortunately, she couldn’t save his leg and he now wears a prosthetic limb. Will is still haunted by the explosion and refuses to carry a gun, so he became a security specialist working with companies and their insurance agencies to verify a building is safe.

Will and his family are in Tokyo where he is doing a security sweep on the worlds tallest skyscraper and its owner Zhao Long Ji. Sawyer was referred by his old friend Ben (who was in the FBI and burned in the explosion) to the project. Sawyer gives the building his blessing so Long Ji can finish the residential floors and open the building. Long Ji gives Sawyer a tablet that has facial recognition, so he can solely control the security systems in the building. Sawyer and Ben leave to visit the offsite security office 2 miles for the tower when a guy steals his bag thinking he would have had the tablet in it. Sawyer shows Ben he still has the tablet and Ben shows him a gun explaining that he set Will up and he was part of a group of mercenaries that were going to take down Long Ji and his building. Sawyer beats up Ben and eventually killing him only to be captured by Xia (Hannah Quinlivan), a wicked Kung-Fu gal that steals that tablet and scans it to Sawyers face.

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU review

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This Shi* is Crazy

Boots Riley’s wildly-ambitious and entertaining “Sorry to Bother You” brings us to an alternate present-day Oakland as a young, black man named Cassius ‘Cash’ Green (Lakeith Stanfield) tries to make a living for him and his girlfriend Detroit (Tessa Thompson) anyway he can.  Money is at a premium (more so than in today’s World) and jobs are very hard to come by.  His dire need to move out of his uncle’s (Terry Crews) garage confronts him with a telemarketing company that promises him the great reward of becoming a “powercaller” should he Continue reading

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ANT MAN AND THE WASP- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Starring:

Paul Rudd- Scott Lang/ Ant Man

Michael Douglas- Dr. Hank Pym

Evangeline Lilly- Hope Van Dyne/ Wasp

Michael Pena- Luis

Hannah John-Kamen- Ava/ Ghost

Ant Man returns, this time with the sting of the Wasp, but more is not always better in the new film “Ant Man and the Wasp”.

It is almost 2 years since the events in “Captain America: Civil War” and Scott Lang aka the Ant Man is under house arrest and on the outs with Dr. Hank Pym and Hope. Pym is furious he went off to Germany to fight with Captain America and implicated all of them by violating the Sokovia accords making Dr. Pym and Hope criminals on the run.

Hope Van Dyne is working with her father to construct a bridge to the Quantum realm in hopes to save his wife that is trapped there. Hope is double crossed by a crooked arms dealer Sonny Burch (Walter Goggins) when she tries to purchase the final piece Dr Pym needs for the tunnel. As she becomes the Wasp and beats Sonny’s henchmen a mysterious figure shows up and tries to steal the component as well. This “ghost” can phase in and out and avoid hopes stings.

 

Scott is a few days from freedom of house arrest when he is grabbed by Hope since he holds the key to the location of Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the Quantum realm. Dr. Pym, Hope and Scott hide in the woods to finish the bridge and locate Janet. Scott calls Luis and tells him where he is so that they can finish a bid for their new security company to stay in business. Burch shows up and gets the info from Luis and makes a call to the FBI. Scott races home to beat the FBI there and Hope and Dr. Pym are taken into custody while the Ghost makes off with Pym’s lab and the Quantum tunnel.

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THE FIRST PURGE review

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Witness How It All Began

In 2013, the World was introduced to a terrifying-new cinematic concept with “The Purge”; one that allowed all crime to be legal for 12 hours so that Americans could purge, causing the crime rates to plummet the other 364 days of the year.  With “The First Purge”, we see that it all began as an experiment in Staten Island.  Isaiah (Joivan Wade) and his sister Nya (Lex Scott Davis) share a crummy apartment in an impoverished-area, designated at Ground Zero for the experiment.  For those residents willing to stay, each Continue reading

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Starring:

Chris Pratt- Owen Grady

Bryce Dallas Howard- Claire Dearing

James Cromwell- Benjamin Lockwood

B D Wong- Dr. Wu

Rafe Spall- Eli Mills

Life Finds Another Way in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

Its been over 3 years since the Events in Jurassic World and InGen has paid millions in damages for those injured in the Dinosaur attacks on the island. InGen is attempting to salvage DNA from the Endomyxan Rex that was dragged into the lagoon. With the presumption that the lagoon was clear they salvage a tooth from the Rex’s skeleton and send it to the surface just before the entire underwater pod is swallowed whole by the Mosasaurus that is still patrolling the lagoon.

There is a new wrinkle on the island, an active volcano is about to erupt and threatening to again make the dinosaurs extinct. The Congress held a hearing on what action to take on rescuing the animals from the Island only to have Prof. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) remind them that the dinosaurs were here before us and if we bring them of the island there is a great chance they will be here after us! Congress decides to take no action to save the dinosaurs.

This news comes as a disappointment to Claire Dearing (Howard) who heads up a dinosaur activist group now. Claire is contacted by Benjamin Lockwood (Cromwell), John Hammonds partner and the co-founder of Jurassic Park, asking her to come meet with him about saving the dinosaurs. Claire is greeted by Lockwood’s assistant Eli Mills (Spall) and introduced to Iris (Geraldine Chaplin) the nanny that cares for Lockwood’s granddaughter. Lockwood wheels in and greets Claire explaining he wants to fund her on a rescue mission to save 11 species of Dinosaurs of the island to yet another island that was set up just to let the animals live in piece…no fences, no people.

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