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ANGEL HAS FALLEN- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Starring:

Gerard Butler- Mike Banning

Morgan Freeman- President Alan Trumbull

Danny Huston- Wade Jennings

Nick Nolte- Clay Banning

Gerard Butler is back as CIA agent Mike Banning and tasked to save a new President in the new action flick “Angel has Fallen”

Mike Banning, CIA agent in charge of the presidential detail and goes by code name “Guardian Angel”. Banning is battling age, migraines and dizzy spells the side effects of his past on the job. We join Mike trapped in a building surrounded by gun men, turns out it is a training run at his friend Wade Jennings special forces training center. Jennings explained to Mike he was forced to open the facility when work for mercenaries dried up under the new President Trumbull. Banning told Wade he would put in a word with the CIA to possibly have the agents train there.

President Trumbull takes some time away fishing outside DC. The lake is surrounded by agents and Banning is on the boat with the president. Trumbull asks Banning if he is willing to take the position of head of the CIA. Banning agrees but wants to discuss it with his wife Leah (Piper Perabo). Banning has a migraine attack noticed by the president and asks to be relieved. As Banning boats back to shore with Agent Murphy now guarding the President, he see a large group of flying objects that turn out to be drones that attack all the agents and secret service details killing all of them and a few are heading for Trumbull’s boat. Murph throws the President in the lake and Banning is speeding back to Trumbull’s boat. As Mike arrives Murphy and the boat explode and Banning dives in the water to make sure the president survives.

The President arrives at the hospital in a coma and Banning wakes up to find himself handcuffed to his hospital bed. Vice President Kirby (Tim Blake Nelson) is sworn in as acting President and Banning is questioned by FBI agent Thompson (Jada Pinkett Smith) and charged with the attack on his fellow agents and attempted assassination of the President Trumbull.

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READY OR NOT review

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Let the Game Begin

Ever think that your in-laws are the worst?  Well, prepare so be proven wrong with the gory, thrilling “Ready or Not”.  Grace (Samara Weaving) is about to marry Alex (Mark O’Brien), the man of her dreams.  She also is joining one of the richest, most upstanding families in the Le Domas family.  After a gorgeous ceremony, Alex tells her she has to meet with the family downstairs in the music room at 11:55 for her initiation.  As the minutes tick down, more and more of the extended family arrive, until 11:55 hits and they gather in the one room in the house that only family is allowed in.  As Alex’s father Tony (Henry Czerny) recounts the tradition behind their family tradition that occurs when a new person joins Continue reading

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GOOD BOYS review

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One Bad Decision Leads to Another

Ever find yourself wondering just how exposed kids are these days?  Well, wonder no more because “Good Boys” is here to terrify all current and future parents with how much their children may already be exposed to.  With Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams), and Thor (Brady Noon) about to enter the 6th grade, the bean bag brothers are faced with a harsh reality; it’s time to grow-up.  With their first kissing party on the horizon, the boys Continue reading

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

Starring:

Zoe Margaret Colletti- Stella Nicholls

Michael Garza- Ramon Morales

Austin Zajur- Chuck Steinberg

Terror appears on the page and then on the screen in the new thriller “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

The world is changing. There is war in Vietnam. In the small town of Mill Valley there is change brewing as well. A group of friends, Stella (Colletti), Auggie (Gabriel Rush) and Chuck (Zajur) are the nerds of the school and chose Halloween to get back at the class bully Tommy (Austin Abrams). On previous Halloweens Tommy tortured Chuck and stole his candy, but this year Chuck will have revenge. Chuck has prepared a bag of poop, has eggs and trash in his goody bag.

Like clockwork Tommy and his goons plus Chuck’s sister Ruth (Natalie Ganzhorn) drive down the street and target Chuck and his geek friends. As they roll up, they grab Chucks candy bag and find smelly trash and as they roll by Check lights the bag of poop and throws it in Tommy’s lap. The feces get all over Tommy and Ruth as his car crashes into a fence it is pelted with eggs. Tommy and his gang chase Stella, Ollie and Chuck through town and into the drive-in theater showing Night of the Living Dead.

 

Ramon (Garza), a stranger passing through town, gets caught right in the middle when Stella hides in his car and is followed by Auggie and Chuck. Stella tells Ramon about the local haunted house, the Bellows mansion where Sarah Bellows was imprisoned and tortured by her family.

While in captivity Sarah wrote scary stories in a book to pass the time and they said she died in that room and still haunts the mansion. Stella finds Sarah’s book and all of them are locked in the room by Tommy like the Bellows girl. Mysteriously the door is unlocked and the kids are freed. Stella notices that Sarah’s book has began writing a story on its own in blood!

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THE KITCHEN review

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It’s the Girls Turn to Run the Show!

Based in the late 1970’s in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, “The Kitchen” follows a trio of women whose husbands are involved with the Irish mafia.  After their three husbands get caught and sent to prison for three years, Kathy (Melissa McCarty), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish), and Claire (Elizabeth Walsh) learn the hard truth that no one is going to take care of them.  Backed-up against a wall, the girls take matters into their own hands and start collecting from the holdouts of Hell’s Kitchen; in-exchange for protection and services whenever an issue arises.  As their Continue reading