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TAG- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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TAG

Starring:

Ed Helms- Hogan Malloy

Jon Hamm- Bob Callahan

Jeremy Renner- Jerry Pierce

Jake Johnson-Chilli Cilliano

A Child’s Game that lasts for 30 years and you have the new comedy, TAG!

TAG is the story of a group of friends that started a game of tag in grade school and have continued playing it for over 30 years! The real amazing thing that this is based on a true story! REALLY!

The rules of the game are simple, during the month of May, the game is on and anyone can be tagged until June1st. The last person that is it must live with the shame for 11 months until the game resumes. The challenge to the game as the group became adults is that they all don’t live in the same town, so you don’t know when someone might show up.

Hoagie Malloy was it when the game ended so he got a job as a janitor just to sneak up on Bob Callahan during an interview with Rebecca Crosby (Annabelle Wallis) with the Wall Street Journal. After trashing the conference room and Bob hitting himself with a chair, he is tagged and is now “IT”. Hogan explains that they need to leave now because this is the year they finally tag Jerry. Rebecca tells Callahan that the real story is this game and she is coming with them.

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ARRIVAL review

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Ever wonder how we would react to an unidentified object-landing?  Dr. Louise Banks is a college professor of Linguistics, one of the best in the country.   In the latest film from Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners), “Arrival”, strange, spherical objects called Heptapods have Continue reading

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CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR- Karl “the Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Friend vs. Friend, Avenger vs. Avenger as the Marvel Universe divides in the latest film Captain America: Civil War!

As a comic book fan and a film critic, I love that the Marvel Cinematic Universe knows how to cross promote their films and TV shows while introducing characters in cameos prior to their solo films. We met Nick Fury all the way back in Iron Man (2008), Agent Peggy Carter was introduced with Captain America and now we get a look at two new heroes in the new film Captain America: Civil War.

Civil War picks up where Age of Ultron left off with Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)leading the new group of Avengers:  Falcon (Anthony Mackie) & Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) tracking down Crossbones (Frank Grillo) to prevent HYDRA from obtaining a biological weapon. The fight takes place in the streets of South Africa and there are numerous casualties including a group of students from Wakanda as Cap and his crew defeat Crossbones securing the chemical.

The governments of the world are demanding accountability by the Avengers after the battles in New York (Avengers), Washington DC (Captain America Winter Soldier), Sokovia (Avengers Age of Ultron) and now Africa. Secretary of State Ross (William Hurt) tells the Avengers they have to agree to supervision by the United Nations to continue policing the planet.  This is accepted by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the military minded Rhodey aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), but Cap and Falcon think that they still know what is best for the heroes.

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