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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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The Commuter- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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THE COMMUTER

Starring: Liam Neeson- Michael MacCauley

                   Vera Farmiga- Joanna

                   Patrick Wilson- Alex Murphy

Liam Neeson has a $100k if he can track down a person on a crowded commuter train!

Michael MacCauley walked away from his job as a Chicago detective to sell insurance and enjoy life with his wife and sons. On the same day they took out a second mortgage on their house so their son can go to Syracuse University, MacCauley is fired from his job.

Michael meets an old police buddy Alex Murphy for beers. MacCauley explains his unemployment, no savings and that he has not told his wife, Murphy tells him to catch his train and go home and tell his wife.

Michael runs to met his commuter train and as he boards he is pick pocketed and loses his cell phone. Michael sits down in a front car and begins to read a book when a strange woman named Joanna sits down in front of him and begins to ask him Hypothetical questions. Joanna next tells MacCauley that she knows he was a detective and it should be easy for him to find the one person on the train that doesn’t belong (not a daily commuter) and tag them with a GPS tracker then he gets $100,000.

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THOR:RAGNAROK REVIEW-Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic)

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THOR:RAGNAROK

Thor and Hulk team up to save Asgard in the new film “THOR: RAGNAROK”

It has been years since the Thor (Chris Hemsworth) defeated Malekith and the Aether, he and Jane have split up and Thor has search the realms for infinity crystals only to have himself captured in hell by Surtur so he can find out what the demon is up to. Surtur explains to the Thunder God, that Ragnarok is at hand and he will tower over Asgard while it burns.

Ragnarok: is the prophecy that foretold the destruction of Asgard.

Upon learning the plans Thor breaks his chains and summons his hammer, Mjolnir. Thor returns to Asgard, thinking he has prevented “Ragnarok”, to find Loki (Tom Hiddleston) still impersonating Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Thor calls out his brother and makes him take him to Earth to see where he stashed Odin. The nursing home is being demolished and Thor and Loki are collected by Dr. Strange who safeguards Earth against evil and Loki is the poster child for evil. Strange moved Odin to Norway, where Thor and Loki spent his final moments with their father. Odin explained that they had an older sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) that he banished when her lust for power drew too great. Now with him gone there is nothing to prevent her from returning to Asgard and taking over all the realms.

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