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LONG SHOT- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Long Shot

Starring:

Charlize Theron- Charlotte Field

Seth Rogan- Fred Flarsky

Bob Odenkirk- President Chambers

Andy Serkis- Parker Wembly

Theron and Rogan are a very “Odd” couple in the new romantic comedy “Long Shot”

Fred Flarsky is an independent “gonzo” journalist with great writing skills and a habit for finding trouble. One such story had Flarsky undercover inside a white supremacist group doing a story when his real ID is discovered so he had to jump out a second-floor window to escape.

When Fred turns in his story the next day, he is told that the publication has been bought by a crooked media mogul Parker Wembly. Flarsky did numerous stories about Wembly, but was still able to keep his job if he would “tone down” his stories. Fred quit, not able to work for Wembly.

Fred’s best friend Lance takes him out on the town to cheer him up and they find themselves at a swank party with Boys to Men providing the entertainment. Fred sees a familiar face in the crowd, Charlotte Field, the Secretary of State. Fred tells Lance about when he was 13 and Charlotte babysat him. Fred had a crush on her and he kissed her causing his body to sported a massive erection. He was embarrassed and never saw her again until tonight. Just then secret service walks up asking Fred to meet with the Secretary of State.

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GRINGO review

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Chances Are This Won’t End Well

Nash Edgerton’s directorial debut, “Gringo”, follows a middle-level pharmaceutical representative as he attempts to give his all for his company.  Stuck in a rut, Harold Soyinka (David Oyelowo) sees his life as he knows it crumbling around him.  His wife, Bonnie (Thandie Newton), is becoming increasingly-distant and his company looks to be merging with another conglomerate.  After an unsuccessful trip to their manufacturer in Mexico Continue reading

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War-Karl “the Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Hemsworth and Chastain look in the mirror and see likeness of Charlize Theron in the Chilly film “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”

Chris Hemsworth (Erik) and Charlize Theron (Queen Ravenna)return in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”, the sequel to the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman. There is no trace of Kristen Stewart (thank goodness!), but we are introduced to some new characters played by Emily Blunt (Queen Freya), Jessica Chastain (Sara), Nick Frost (Nion) and Rob Brydon (Gryff).

Winters War picks up after Erik and Snow White have defeated Ravenna, and supposedly killed her, leaving the magic golden mirror in the castle slowly killing Snow White. A small group of soldiers were sent with the mirror to store it away in sanctuary and never to be seen again. The mirror never made it there. Erik is commanded to find the mirror and with dwarves Nion and Gryff get it to the safety of santuary.

This is when we get the back story on the huntsman. We learn about Freya, Ravenna’s sister who fell in love only to have her beau burn their child alive. This sends Freya reeling and she spurns love and releases her icy powers. She leaves for the north, setting up her kingdom and begins to conquer the north. She steals children and trains them to be her huntsman army. To fall in love is forbidden. Erik and fellow huntsman Sars are Freya best warriors and as the grew older they grew closer and secretly marry. Freya sees this with her spying ice owl and pits the lovers against each other telling them, “If you can get to each other you can leave.” They are then surrounded by the other huntsman and the battle begins. Sara and Erik beat the other and just before joining hands Freya erects a wall of ice between them. Erik is beaten and thrown in the river, left for dead. Not before he sees Sara stabbed and killed.

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