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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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A QUIET PLACE- The Flick Fanatics

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A QUIET PLACE

Starring:

John Krasinski – Lee Abbott

Emily Blunt- Evelyn Abbott

Noah Jupe- Marcus Abbott

Millicent Simmonds- Regan Abbott

IF THEY CAN HEAR YOU…. THEY CAN HUNT YOU!

John Krasinski directs and stars in his new “edge of your seat” thriller, “A Quiet Place” that co-stars Emily Blunt as parents that must raise their family in total silence. The world they live in has been invaded by mantis like aliens that are blind but have superior hearing and speed.

Day 96

The Abbott family is on a supply run into town. The streets are deserted not even a stray dog in sight. The all comb through the general store grabbing meds for Marcus, Lee grabs repair parts for the radio and some hearing aids to adapt for Regan, who is deaf. Lee signs to his youngest Beau (Cade Woodward) that the toy space shuttle he has is too loud to bring home, only to have Regan give it back to him as they head out. The entire family is on foot, barefoot as they walk home. The live-in silence to avoid being hunted by the invading aliens.

The creatures are bling, but have enhanced hearing and super speed, so if you speak, from a cup or in the Abbotts case have a child that turns on a toy… the creatures descend upon him killing him instantly. The creatures appear to have an armor like shell and razor-sharp pinchers. Lee Abbott spends his evenings sending out Morse code messages to see if there is anyone else out there. The Abbott family also lights a signal fire each night to signal they are still alive and it is answered by 5 others in the area that are able to be quiet and not gain the creatures attention. The Abbotts also have a elaborate light system to alert anyone to danger or if it is safe to come to the house.

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Ready Player One- The Flick Fanatics (Karl)

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READY PLAYER ONE

Starring:

Tye Sheridan- Wade/Percival

Oliva Cooke-Art3mis/Samantha

Mark Rylance- Halliday

Simon Pegg-Ogden Morrow

Steve Spielberg says “GAME ON!” with his new Sci-Fi action film, “Ready Player One”.

It’s 2045 and the world’s resources are gone. People work and spend all their free time in a computer based virtual world called the “Oasis”. The Oasis was created by a video game geek named Halliday and his friend and partner Ogden Morrow. Upon his death, Halliday explained he planted an easter egg in the Oasis…the person who can find it would inherit the Oasis and a fortune.

Wade is a kid living in the “stacks” of Columbus, Ohio (a high-rise group of mobile homes) who plays games in the Oasis as his avatar Percival. Percival plays with a team known as “High Five” made up of Aech, Sho, Daito and gaming legend Art3mis. They teamed up to pursue the three keys that unlock the hidden Halliday Easter Egg. The problem is that evil corporate tycoon Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) and his army of players at IOI want the Oasis to commercialize it and sell advertising in it for huge $$$. Sorrento was an intern with Halliday when he designed the Oasis but didn’t give him any advantage to solving the clues.

 

The First challenge was a road race with Percival driving the DeLorean from “Back to the Future” Against hundreds of people in various card and the IOI ninja bikers. The race is fierce and impossible to win with Dinosaurs and King Kong waiting on the course to protect the first key, Percival deduced a clue and found a back door in the race winning the first key presented to him by Halliday’s avatar Anorak. The rest of High Five also obtained the first key placing them all one the leader board.

Sorrento brings in I-RoK (voice of TJ Miller), his virtual contract killer in the Oasis, to find Percival and kill him. Percival makes a mistake on the second challenge proclaiming his affection for Art3mis and telling her his real-life name, this information overheard by I-rok and given to Sorrento. IOI sends an army of drones to the stacks blowing up Wade’s trailer killing his aunt and her boyfriend. Wade has a secret location inside some junk cars in the dump where he plays in the Oasis, this saved his life. Atr3mis gains the final key in a dancing competition with a theme from Stephan Kings film, The Shining, where you had to dance with Halliday’s girlfriend to get the key.

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TOMB RAIDER 2018- The Flick Fanatics

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TOMB RAIDER (2018)

Alicia Vikander is the video game inspired adventurer Lara Croft in the new action film “TOMB RAIDER’.

Starring:

Alicia Vikander-Lara Croft

Walter Goggins- Mathias Vogel

Dominic West-  Lord Richard Croft

Alicia Vikander has taken over the mantel of Lara Croft in this prequel/reboot of the video game inspired film franchise. This time we are introduced to a younger Lara who has denounced her family fortune out of spite for her father leaving her for an adventure and never returning. Croft pays the bills being a bike messenger. She accepts a challenge of a “fox hunt” where she has to elude the other messengers until a paint bucket runs out to win money to pay her rent. It was a good plan and she was about to win when she ran into a police car landing her in jail.

 

Ana Miller (Kristin Scott Thomas), family friend running the Croft Foundation since Richard’s disappearance, walks in to bail Lara out. Lara agrees to come and sign the papers the transfer the company to her so that the family doesn’t lose everything. Part of Richard’s will was a puzzle the Lara solved releasing a key. The key opened a secret room under the family crypt where Richard had been working on solving the mystery of Himiko.

Himiko was the Japanese goddess of death, reportedly able to kill with a touch. She was buried alive in a tomb that was hidden from the world on an uncharted island in the far east. Richard had tapes, maps and journals documenting his research and the location of the tomb. On his video he tells Lara to destroy all his notes so they don’t fall into the hands of the evil corporate raiders of Trinity. Lara combs through the research and sets off to Japan to find out what happen to her father.

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GAME NIGHT- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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GAME NIGHT

Starring:

Jason Bateman – Max

Racheal McAdams – Annie

Kyle Chandler – Brooks

Jesse Plemons –  Gary

Bateman and McAdams “roll the bones” in the new comedic thriller “GAME NIGHT”

Max met Annie at a trivia night as opposing team captains, a highly completive pair who fell in love and married in an arcade. Max and Annie continued their rivalry with their friends hosting a weekly game night.

Gary, the next door neighbor who previously was on the invite list to game night, fell off when his wife Linda left him. Max and Annie were creeped out by Gary so they tried to avoid inviting him to game night. They would tell their friends to park down the street and sneak in to the house so not to let Gary know there was a game night going on.

Max was also competitive with his brother Brooks. Brooks was the better athlete, had the coo job on Wall Street, was rich and the worst……..Brooks was better at games! Brooks was in town and came to game night ignoring the instructions rolling up in a classic corvette with the radio blaring raising Gary’s suspicion there was a game night happening.

Brooks told Max he wanted to host next weeks game night. Kevin and Michelle, Ryan and new girlfriend Sarah join Max and Annie at Brooks’ game night. This time game night was a mystery night, someone was going to be kidnapped and there were clues to come save him. The winner would get Brooks’ corvette!

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