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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie-Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic”

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS:THE MOVIE

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England’s stylish duo move from the BBC TV to Big Screens around the world in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are once again Edina and Patsy, England’s stylish duo that make the fashion world queasy. Edina, a public relation specialist, concerned with landing the next big client. Patsy running a fashion magazine and lives for the party 24/7. After stumbling their way through fashion week, Edina finds all her credit cards are cancelled and now must find a way to keep her and Patsy on the A-list. Edina learns that Kate Moss is looking for new representation and she sees it as her way back to the top.

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STAR TREK BEYOND review

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Star Trek Beyond posterBoldly Go Beyond

When we last left the crew of the USS Enterprise, they were beginning their five-year mission into deep space; venturing into uncharted territory.  In “Star Trek Beyond”, we pick-up with them two and a half years into their mission.  The crew is beginning to feel stale and bored, no longer enthusiastic or excited about deep space.  After a supply pick-up at Starfleet’s newest (and robust) installation Yorktown, Kirk and his crew Continue reading

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LIGHTS OUT review

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Lights Out posterYou Were Right to Be Afraid of the Dark

Ever been scared of the dark?  Well, “Lights Out” will perfectly legitimize that old-childhood feeling of yours.  The film follows a depleted family, as the family’s stepdad has recently passed away under mysterious circumstances.  Since then, the daughter, Rebecca, has moved-out to a place of her own, and the mom has been raising their young son, Martin, by herself.  The mother, Sophie, has been in a state of Continue reading

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CAPTAIN FANTASTIC review

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Captain Fantastic posterFamily Values.  Power to the People.  Stick it to the Man.

What exactly does it mean to be a parent?  While I certainly cannot answer that question, it is a topic of great discussion in “Captain Fantastic”.  The film follows a family in the Pacific Northwest that lives in the wilderness, free of social norms, media, and cultural distraction.  Ben and Leslie moved out to their home in the forest some years ago and have raised their kids by themselves.  While other kids Continue reading

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The Infiltrator- Karl Sides “The Flick Fanatic”

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THE INFILTRATOR

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Bryan Cranston follows the money and takes down the drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar’s operation in The Infiltrator.

Robert Mazur (Cranston) an undercover agent in the US Customs agency decides to take on one more case before he retires and it ends up being Pablo Escobar! Following getting burned (literally) by a defective wire he was wearing, Mazur is offered early retirement but elects to stay on for one more case and help a young gun Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo) by infiltrating the Medellin cartel.

Abreu has been targeting dealers in Miami trying to work their way up the chain to Escobar but never gets close to him. Mazur brings him the idea to follow the money and cut off the finances to the cartel, somewhat suffocating it and bringing down the leaders and the bankers laundering the money. Mazur poses as a banker and begins to move millions in drug money, but tells the informant they won’t take any more money until he sits down with the boss.

Mazur gets a sit down with Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt) the cartels money man and becomes friends and more important Mazur is trusted. Mazur starts moving more of the cartels money and the US government sets up the sting to bust all the cartel players. Escobar sends Mazur a message in the mail, a bloody coffin! Is Robert in too deep? Is the last job going to kill him and his family?

The Infiltrator is based on actual events and very entertaining. If you are a fan of Miami vice, this is the real deal in south Florida. Cranston is amazing; Leguizamo is perfect in the film. The Infiltrator has the colorful nightlife of Miami, drugs and guns that you would expect in a film about Pablo Escobar.

I loved this film, and recommend going to the cinema and checking out the Infiltrator this weekend!

Rated R (drugs, violence, nudity)