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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING review

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Here Comes Spider-Man!

After our introduction to Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War”, fans were left eagerly-anticipating the new look and feel of the character.  The film opens as cleanup from the Battle of New York against Loki and the Chitauri is underway.  A small construction crew is hired to remove all of the alien items, until they are shut down by Stark Industries.  Fast–forward eight years later.  “Spider-Man: Homecoming” introduces us to Continue reading

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Despicable Me 3 Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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Despicable Me 3 

Making a third film in this series is truly “DESPICABLE!”

Everyone’s favorite little yellow criminals are back….sort of? The Minions, Gru and his new wife Lucy and the girls (Margo, Edith and Agnes) all return for yet another despicable film aptly titled “Despicable Me 3”. Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return to voice Gru and Lucy, but Carrell pulls double duty voicing Gru’s twin brother Dru!

Gru and Lucy are now agents at the AVL, the Anti Villainy League and battling the new master villain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Bratt is a washed up child star from the 80’s that turned to villainy when his TV show was cancelled. Balthazar attempted to steal the world’s biggest diamond only to be thwarted by Lucy and Gru. The AVL didn’t appreciate the effort when they fired Gru and Lucy for letting Bratt escape.

 

Margo, Edith and Agnes (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel) are getting used to having Lucy as their new mom and now

learn that both their parents are unemployed. One of the cutest scenes in the movie is when Agnes sets up a stand in the front yard to sell her toys to help earn money for the family. Adorable! Notice we haven’t mentioned the yellow guys yet??? The minions, now led by Mel, are excited by Gru’s unemployment thinking they were going back to villainy!! Gru tells them no and they leave!

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THE BIG SICK review

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An Awkward Love Story

Based on the real-life relationship of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gordon, “The Big Sick” follows a young Kumail in Chicago as he attempts to follow his dream of being a stand-up comedian.  After meeting Emily at a show, the two begin to form a relationship amid their cultural differences.  At the same time, Kumail’s family Continue reading

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BABY DRIVER- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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BABY DRIVER

Ansel Elgort drives the car and the new action film “Baby Driver”

Doc (Kevin Spacy) is a drug dealing crime lord in downtown Atlanta. He uses different crews each time he robs a bank….except for his getaway driver, Baby (Ansel Elgort). Doc’s crew of Buddy (Jon Hamm), Darling (Elza Gonzalez) and Griff (Jon Bernthal) take down a bank with ease and Baby races through downtown Atlanta eluding the police with some amazing driving! They all get away clean and make it back to Doc’s to split up the money.

Everyone gets an equal cut including Baby, even though Griff doesn’t agree. Baby’s cut ends up being just a stack of hundreds after Doc takes the rest claiming it goes to paying off his debt. Baby was in a car accident where his parents were killed and he was left with a buzz in his ears. Baby wears ear buds loaded with various types music on Ipods to drown out the noise in his head. Baby also uses the music to pace himself as he drives. Baby was stealing cars as a child and even stole Doc’s that was loaded with cocaine, so there is where baby incurred his debt with Doc.

 

Baby needs just one last job to pay off Doc, and get out. Baby spends time at Lou’s Diner where his mom worked when she wasn’t singing at clubs. It was at Lou’s where he met his girlfriend Deborah (Lily James), a waitress with the same love for music and dying to get out of town too.

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BABY DRIVER review

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All You Need is One Killer Track

Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” opens as a young getaway driver is jamming to music in his car, waiting for his crew to finish the heist so he can get away safely.  As they escape, we are taken on an adrenaline-fueled chase that has them narrowly avoid jail time thanks to the skills of the young driver.  We soon learn Continue reading