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Edge of Seventeen- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic)

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EDGE OF SEVENTEEN 

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Hailee Steinfeld gives us a look back to the “good ole” days in high school in her new film Edge of Seventeen.

Nadine (Steinfeld) always did things her way, dressed the way she liked and this made her an outcast in school. After another round of mean girls picking on her, Nadine runs into another loner named Krista. The two were instant friends and this continued through high school. At home Nadine had a ally in her father while her mother favorited her older brother Darian (Blake Jenner). Nadine and Darian are constantly at it since he is the popular jock and she is the school anti social kid.

Nadine’s dad decides to treat his daughter to a late night cheeseburger after a fight with her brother. The evening turns out to be the worst of Nadine’s life when her Dad has a massive heart attack on the way home. Now Nadine is stuck with Darian and her mother.
Mona (Kyra Sedgwick) goes away for the weekend on a date, so Nadine and Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) decide to have a party with just the two of them. Nadine gets drunk and passes out in the bathroom. Nadine staggers to Darian’s room only to see Krista and her brother having sex. Nafine goes off the deep end feeling her BFF has betrayed her with Darian. She asks Krista to choose and she says she is going to prom with Darian.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM review

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fantastic-beasts-posterWelcome to a New Era of the Wizarding World

It’s been over five years since we’ve traveled to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” brings us back to one of our favorite fantasy Worlds; only its 70 years before Harry attends Hogwarts.  Remember the book from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” that Harry uses?  Well, now Continue reading

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BLEED FOR THIS review

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bleed-for-this-posterThis Is What the Greatest Comeback in Sports History Looks Like

In 1988, Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza was one of the World’s Greatest World Champion boxers, which is where “Bleed for This” picks-up.  As his career begins to falter with a few poor fights in-a-row, he gets a big chance in a title fight but Continue reading

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ARRIVAL review

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Ever wonder how we would react to an unidentified object-landing?  Dr. Louise Banks is a college professor of Linguistics, one of the best in the country.   In the latest film from Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), “Arrival”, strange, spherical objects called Heptapods have Continue reading

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Doctor Strange- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic)

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DOCTOR STRANGE 

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Marvel gets “mystical” with Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer supreme in Doctor Strange!

As Marvel studios prepares us for the coming of Thanos and The Avengers: Infinity Wars, they introduce one of their most important characters, Dr. Stephen Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role with Rachel McAdams as his head nurse and girlfriend Christine Palmer. Dr. Stephen Strange, an accomplished surgeon specializing in spine reconstruction, is forced to look inside himself when a horrific car accident takes away his career after his hands are crushed in the car. Strange was a very arrogant man, now exhausting every avenue to try to regain use of his hands and begin practicing medicine again.

Strange’s travels take him to Katmandu to find a temple where the ancient one has been know to heal people with broken backs. As Strange wanders the crowded streets he is mugged by 4 street punks who want his watch (given to him by his girlfriend Christine Palmer), only to be rescued by a strange man named Mordo (Chiwetel Edjiofor). Mordo introduces Dr. Strange to the ancient one (Tilda Swinton). Strange is skeptical about the spirituality and her healing practices until she shoves him and separates him from his mystical self. Stephen responds with “Teach Me!”

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