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Going In Style- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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GOING IN STYLE

Crime does pay when Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Morgan freeman are pulling to heist in “Going In Style!”

Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman) and Albert (Alan Arkin) are retired factory workers that are living on their pension. When his direct deposits stop coming and he gets a foreclosure notice on his house, Joe goes to the bank to find out why. Joe is being robbed by the bank on a balloon intrest rate on his house tripling the payments and no pension payments for the last 3 weeks. Joe isn’t the only one getting robbed, as he witness a team of masked men come in and rob the bank.

Joe tells Willie and Albert about the robbery and the pension payments. These guys live on the pension. They go to the plant only to find out that it has been sold and their pension is going to be used to pay debts by their own bank!

Willie who has failing kidneys and only a few months to live, has nowhere to turn and is receptive when Joe tells them they are going to rob the bank. The other guys got away with it, why can’t they do it? They decide to do a test run at the supermarket where Albert’s girlfriend Annie (Ann Margret) works. Security spots them stuffing groceries in their pants and the chase begins with Joe and Willie on a scooter and the security officer on foot. Albert left the getaway car and was in talking to Annie.

The store was a setback so the boys get some help from Joe’s son-in-law who sells medicinal marijuana and hangs out with criminals. Jesus (John Ortiz) runs the pet store and is also a criminal and helps the guys plan the bank robbery. First they come up with an air-tight alibi. They plan it around their Knights of Columbus carnival. Check! They do walk throughs and get their time down under 3 mins, Jesus tells them, “Hopefully the Cops are slow that day”.

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SABAN’S POWER RANGERS review

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It’s Morphin Time!

Saban’s “Power Rangers” opens millions of years ago, as the Rangers Team is attempting to thwart Rita Repulsa’s plan of destroying the World.   With only seconds to spare, Red Ranger, Zordon, buries the 5 stones with the hopes that they will be found by the next team of Rangers.  Forward to the present: we find ourselves Continue reading

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST review

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Tale as Old as Time

The great 1991 Disney-animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” receives an update this year with the live-action version.  Taking place in a small provincial town in France, a young woman named Belle is getting through day-by-day as each day is just like the previous.  After her father disappears while on a trip, she stumbles onto a nearby castle, one that hasn’t been seen in a very long time.  Its’ inhabitants have Continue reading

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Kong : Skull Island- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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KONG :SKULL ISLAND

Kong is forced to defend his turf in the new action flick Kong : Skull Island.

John Goodman and Corey Hawkins lead an all star cast on a journey to explore an uncharted island only to find that monsters are real! Kong : Skull Island also stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson and John C Reilly in this latest entry into the giant gorilla tale.

Bill Randa (Goodman) and Houston Brooks (Hawkins) work for Monarch, a company that explores areas in search of the unexplained and to prove the existence of monsters. Rand convinces the US government to fund an exploration to an uncharted island known as Skull Island, an island in the south pacific that is surrounded by a perpetual hurricane. Randa and Hawkins hire Mason Weaver (Larson) a wartime photographer, James Conrad (Hiddleston) a tracker and requisitioned a military escort led by Sgt. Preston Packard (Jackson).

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KONG: SKULL ISLAND review

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All Hail the King

“Kong: Skull Island” brings us back to the infamous home of the great Kong, the aforementioned Skull Island.  As the film opens, the Vietnam War is coming to an end.  A small organization is pleading for a chance to look at this uncharted island in the South Pacific before everyone heads-home for good.  After saying the right words, this small group, known as Monarch, puts-together a Continue reading