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ANGEL HAS FALLEN- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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ANGEL HAS FALLEN

Starring:

Gerard Butler- Mike Banning

Morgan Freeman- President Alan Trumbull

Danny Huston- Wade Jennings

Nick Nolte- Clay Banning

Gerard Butler is back as CIA agent Mike Banning and tasked to save a new President in the new action flick “Angel has Fallen”

Mike Banning, CIA agent in charge of the presidential detail and goes by code name “Guardian Angel”. Banning is battling age, migraines and dizzy spells the side effects of his past on the job. We join Mike trapped in a building surrounded by gun men, turns out it is a training run at his friend Wade Jennings special forces training center. Jennings explained to Mike he was forced to open the facility when work for mercenaries dried up under the new President Trumbull. Banning told Wade he would put in a word with the CIA to possibly have the agents train there.

President Trumbull takes some time away fishing outside DC. The lake is surrounded by agents and Banning is on the boat with the president. Trumbull asks Banning if he is willing to take the position of head of the CIA. Banning agrees but wants to discuss it with his wife Leah (Piper Perabo). Banning has a migraine attack noticed by the president and asks to be relieved. As Banning boats back to shore with Agent Murphy now guarding the President, he see a large group of flying objects that turn out to be drones that attack all the agents and secret service details killing all of them and a few are heading for Trumbull’s boat. Murph throws the President in the lake and Banning is speeding back to Trumbull’s boat. As Mike arrives Murphy and the boat explode and Banning dives in the water to make sure the president survives.

The President arrives at the hospital in a coma and Banning wakes up to find himself handcuffed to his hospital bed. Vice President Kirby (Tim Blake Nelson) is sworn in as acting President and Banning is questioned by FBI agent Thompson (Jada Pinkett Smith) and charged with the attack on his fellow agents and attempted assassination of the President Trumbull.

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HUNTER KILLER- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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HUNTER KILLER

Starring:

Gerard Butler- Capt. Joe Glass

Michael Nyqvist- Capt. Andropov

Common- RA John Fisk

Linda Cardellini- Jayne Norquist

Gary Oldman-CJCS Charles Donnegan

Gerard Butler “Dives Deep” to save the world from WWIII in the new action thriller “Hunter Killer”.

The United States Navy has the submarine USS Tampa Bay shadowing a Russian submarine under the Ice just outside Russian waters. The crew of the US sub witnesses an explosion on the Russian submarine just before they are hit by a missile sinking them. Word gets back to the Pentagon that the Tampa Bay is missing and there were two explosions in the area and the Russians are moving their warships.

RA Fisk has mustered the USS Arkansas out of Scotland and Fisk has “picked up” a submarine captain, Joe Glass to command the sub and search for survivors. Glass is working class Navy, never commanded a sub but has done every other job on the ship. The Russians believe the US sunk their submarine, so tensions are high. The Arkansas finds the remnants of the Tampa Bay on the ocean floor, no survivors. Next, they come across the Russian sub and see the blast hole, all evidence points to an internal explosion…sabotage! There is a sound picked up by the radio, there are survivors on the Russian ship.

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London Has Fallen

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London Has Fallen posterPrepare for Bloody Hell

“London Has Fallen” bring-us back to the World where Mike Banning is the head of the Secret Service for President Benjamin Asher.  The film opens with a drone strike by U.S. Forces, in-which they were trying to take out an enemy named Aamir Barkawi.  Flash-forward two years.  President Asher has continued to form his friendship with Mike after the events of “Olympus Has Fallen”.  The British Prime Minister has died Continue reading