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Mile 22- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatics)

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Mile 22

Starring:

Mark Wahlberg- James Silva

Lauren Cohan- Alice Kerr

Rhonda Rousey- Sam Snow

John Malkovich- Bishop

Wahlberg, Cohen and Rousey lead a CIA black ops crew against terrorists in the new action flick “Mile 22”

Peter Berg brings together an all-star cast including Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Rhonda Rousey and John Malkovich in the espionage action film “Mile 22”.

James Silva (Wahlberg), an orphan after his family are killed in a car accident. James took the path through the military and became one of the CIA’s best operatives. Silva is high adrenaline and a bit of OCD that he controls by snapping a band on his wrist.  Silva’s crew lead by Alice Kerr (Cohan) and Sam Snow (Rousey) goes by the code name “Overwatch”. The government handles espionage by first using diplomacy, then option 2 is the military and option 3 is OVERWATCH!

 

Mile 22 opens with Overwatch moving in on a house in the suburbs that has been identified as a KGB safe house and according to the cyber crew led by Bishop (Malkovich) there are 5 hostiles in the house. Overwatch descends on the house and captures all 5 Russian agents and begins processing them and searching for information on the computer drives. Bishop finds a sixth heat signature in the house and turns out to be another Russian agent in a hidden room. Bullets start flying and Russians start dropping but not before they release gasoline to torch the house. Silva is the sniper watching the back of the house while his team clears it. A young Russian that was burned badly makes his way out of the house and comes face to face with Silva. Bishop orders James to eliminate the agent so Silva shoots him in the head.

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Mission Impossible: Fallout Review- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatics)

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

Starring:

Tom Cruise- Ethan Hunt

Simon Pegg- Benji Dunn

Henry Cavil- August Walker

Rebecca Ferguson- Ilsa Faust

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt starring in a 2 ½ hour non-stop adrenaline rush, “Mission Impossible: Fallout”

“Mission Impossible: Fallout” is the third film in the story arc that has Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team (Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson) battling the Syndicate. Hunt is delivered one of the classic mission impossible secret messages in a book that explains to Ethan that following the capture of Solomon Lang (Sean Harris), the former leader of the Syndicate, the remaining members are calling themselves “the apostles” and are now lead by a mysterious terrorist called John Lark. Lark and the apostles have set off plagues and have stolen technology to construct nuclear bombs. Hunts mission, if he chose to accept it, find Lark and recover 3 canisters of stolen plutonium before the apostles can set off the nukes.

IMF director Hunley (Alec Baldwin) meets Hunt at a military airstrip to explain they have no clue to the identity of Lark, only that he is meeting an arms dealer named the White Widow (Vanessa Kirby) in Paris. The CIA also shows up and saddles Hunt with agent August Walker (Cavil)to shadow him and guarantee the return of the plutonium. Walker is a blunt instrument killing any apostles he comes across leaving IMF with no leads to the identity of Lark.

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SKYSCRAPER- Karl Sides (the FlickFanatics)

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SKYSCRAPER

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson- Will Sawyer

Neve Campbell- Sarah Sawyer

Chin Han- Zhao Long Ji

Roland Moller- Kores Botha

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson takes on a gigantic tower of flames to save his family in the new action film “SKYSCRAPER”.

Comedic director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Easy A, We’re the Millers) puts Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson in a flaming tower to the sky to reinvent the classic “Die Hard” with his new film “SKYSCRAPER”. The film also stars Neve Campbell as his wife Sarah with Mckenna Roberts (Georgia) and Noah Cottrell (Henry) as his kids.

Will Sawyer (Johnson), FBI special agent turned security specialist following a domestic disturbance case went bad and the father set of a bomb that left Will clinging to life. Sawyer was rushed to the hospital where he met his wife Sarah, she was the surgeon that operated on him and saved his life. Unfortunately, she couldn’t save his leg and he now wears a prosthetic limb. Will is still haunted by the explosion and refuses to carry a gun, so he became a security specialist working with companies and their insurance agencies to verify a building is safe.

Will and his family are in Tokyo where he is doing a security sweep on the worlds tallest skyscraper and its owner Zhao Long Ji. Sawyer was referred by his old friend Ben (who was in the FBI and burned in the explosion) to the project. Sawyer gives the building his blessing so Long Ji can finish the residential floors and open the building. Long Ji gives Sawyer a tablet that has facial recognition, so he can solely control the security systems in the building. Sawyer and Ben leave to visit the offsite security office 2 miles for the tower when a guy steals his bag thinking he would have had the tablet in it. Sawyer shows Ben he still has the tablet and Ben shows him a gun explaining that he set Will up and he was part of a group of mercenaries that were going to take down Long Ji and his building. Sawyer beats up Ben and eventually killing him only to be captured by Xia (Hannah Quinlivan), a wicked Kung-Fu gal that steals that tablet and scans it to Sawyers face.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Starring:

Chris Pratt- Owen Grady

Bryce Dallas Howard- Claire Dearing

James Cromwell- Benjamin Lockwood

B D Wong- Dr. Wu

Rafe Spall- Eli Mills

Life Finds Another Way in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom!

Its been over 3 years since the Events in Jurassic World and InGen has paid millions in damages for those injured in the Dinosaur attacks on the island. InGen is attempting to salvage DNA from the Endomyxan Rex that was dragged into the lagoon. With the presumption that the lagoon was clear they salvage a tooth from the Rex’s skeleton and send it to the surface just before the entire underwater pod is swallowed whole by the Mosasaurus that is still patrolling the lagoon.

There is a new wrinkle on the island, an active volcano is about to erupt and threatening to again make the dinosaurs extinct. The Congress held a hearing on what action to take on rescuing the animals from the Island only to have Prof. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) remind them that the dinosaurs were here before us and if we bring them of the island there is a great chance they will be here after us! Congress decides to take no action to save the dinosaurs.

This news comes as a disappointment to Claire Dearing (Howard) who heads up a dinosaur activist group now. Claire is contacted by Benjamin Lockwood (Cromwell), John Hammonds partner and the co-founder of Jurassic Park, asking her to come meet with him about saving the dinosaurs. Claire is greeted by Lockwood’s assistant Eli Mills (Spall) and introduced to Iris (Geraldine Chaplin) the nanny that cares for Lockwood’s granddaughter. Lockwood wheels in and greets Claire explaining he wants to fund her on a rescue mission to save 11 species of Dinosaurs of the island to yet another island that was set up just to let the animals live in piece…no fences, no people.

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RAMPAGE- The Flick Fanatics (Karl)

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RAMPAGE

Starring:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – Davis Okoye

Malin Akerman- Claire Wyden

Jeffery Dean Morgan- Harvey Russell

Naomie Harris- Dr. Kate Caldwell

The Rock is the only thing that stands between 3 Giant creatures and the destruction of Chicago in the new action flick “RAMPAGE”.

Hollywood is getting all the new ideas from comic books and video games so we should not be surprised that the classic game Rampage has now hit the big screen. Rampage star “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson as David Okoye, an ex-special forces soldier turned Primatologist working at the San Diego Zoo raising a gorilla he rescued in the wild named “George”. George has a unique sense of humor and can communicate with Okoye through sign language.

Rampage starts in space with a group of astronauts conducting experiments on rats on a space station. The biological weapon that are working on makes the rats grow rapidly, become more aggressive and lethal. Energyne is the company funding the work in hopes of cashing in on the science and making it a weapon. Claire Wyden actually holds the escape pod hostage from the lone survivor on the space station until she secured the rest of the samples.  The pod blows up on re-entry sending the samples crashing to Earth in Florida, Montana and the gorilla habitat in San Diego where George discovers it and is gassed. A wolf in Montana and an alligator in Florida are also infected.

Okoye arrives at the zoo to find his friend tripled in size and scarred after killing a grizzly bear like a bug. Davis calms George down and they move him to isolation until they can find out who and what caused this. Dr. Kate Caldwell, a former employee at Energyne and the creator of the toxin, tells Davis she can help George and stop further growth and rage.

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