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GOON: The Last of the Enforcers by Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic)

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Sean William Scott is back as hockey fighter Doug Glatt in the sequel to the 2011 underground hit with GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS

Doug Glatt is Back!

It’s a new season and Doug Glatt and the Highlander hockey team is fighting for the playoffs again. But the new group of fighters is you

 

nger and Glatt (Sean William Scott) is older and injury riddled from all the beatings he took last season. The Highlanders has a new owner Hyrum Cain (Callum Keith Rennie) that has a win at all cost plan. Doug is the same goon as last season and picks a fight with the owner’s son playing on a rival team, and gets his head handed to him.

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Patti Cake$ by Karl Sides (www.theflickfanatic.com)

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Danielle Macdonald will rhyme her way into your heart in the new film “Patti Cake$”

New comer actress Danielle Macdonald stars as Patti Dombrowski, a bartender and part time caterer with hopes of being the new hit rapper in the film “Patti Cake$” Patti, aka Killa P aka Patti Cake$, with her band made up of her best friend and pharmacist Jheri (Siddharth Dhnanjay), homeless Satanist Basterd (Mamoudou  Athie) and her grandma Nana (Cathy Moriarty) have dreams of making it big and getting out of New Jersey.

Patti is not the prototypical rapper, a white heavyset girl that reminds us of a female Eminem that the town ridicules calling her “Dumbo”. Patti is also taking care of her drunken mother who lives for her 80’s glory days singing on karaoke night at the bar where Patti works. Patti’s best friend and fellow rapper in their group PBNJ (Patti, Basterd, Nana, Jheri) Jheri believes in her and lines up a recording studio in the basement of a pet shop, but it all goes south when Patti freaks out after smoking some pot.

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Despicable Me 3 Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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Despicable Me 3 

Making a third film in this series is truly “DESPICABLE!”

Everyone’s favorite little yellow criminals are back….sort of? The Minions, Gru and his new wife Lucy and the girls (Margo, Edith and Agnes) all return for yet another despicable film aptly titled “Despicable Me 3”. Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return to voice Gru and Lucy, but Carrell pulls double duty voicing Gru’s twin brother Dru!

Gru and Lucy are now agents at the AVL, the Anti Villainy League and battling the new master villain Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Bratt is a washed up child star from the 80’s that turned to villainy when his TV show was cancelled. Balthazar attempted to steal the world’s biggest diamond only to be thwarted by Lucy and Gru. The AVL didn’t appreciate the effort when they fired Gru and Lucy for letting Bratt escape.

 

Margo, Edith and Agnes (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel) are getting used to having Lucy as their new mom and now

learn that both their parents are unemployed. One of the cutest scenes in the movie is when Agnes sets up a stand in the front yard to sell her toys to help earn money for the family. Adorable! Notice we haven’t mentioned the yellow guys yet??? The minions, now led by Mel, are excited by Gru’s unemployment thinking they were going back to villainy!! Gru tells them no and they leave!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

“Captain” Jack Sparrow is back with his hapless crew of misfits in yet another backwards attempt to save the world in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Gibbs (Kevin McNally) and the rest of the crew are left penniless after a botch bank robbery. They pull a “Fast n Furious” style job dragging a huge safe through town destroying almost every building, Jack hiding in the safe and leaving the door open so that the money spills out during the chase. Gibbs and the crew have had enough and mutiny their captain and desert him.

Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) is still fulfilling his duty as Captain on the Flying Dutchman while his son Henry makes repeated attempts to drown and join him there. Will tells him never to return to the Dutchman. 15 years later Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), now a British seaman, sails in search of Poseidon’s Trident, the only item that can save his father and Jack Sparrow, the only man that can get him to it.  Henry is aboard a ship chasing down pirates and is about to follow a ship into “The Devils Triangle”.

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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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