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BLOODSHOT- The FlickFanatics (Karl S.)

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BLOODSHOT

Starring:

Vin Diesel- Ray Garrison/ Bloodshot

Guy Pierce- Dr. Emil Harting

Eliza Gonzalez- KT

Vin Diesel goes from soldier to weapon in the latest comic book adaptation “BLOODSHOT”.

Ray Garrison was a soldier that always seemed to come back from the most difficult missions, sometimes wounded but always comes back to his wife Gina (Talulah Riley). The latest mission was to rescue a hostage from Taliban terrorists. Garrison confronts the gunman and with a simple deception he is able to shoot the bad guy in the head and save the hostage. Ray takes Gina to the Amalfi coast on leave but his vacation is cut short when soldiers try to drug him only to have Garrison beat them down. As he ran out of the hotel to find his wife, he bumps into a man who turns out to be the leader of the troops trying to capture Ray.

Ray is unhooded bound to a chair revealing the psychopath who kidnapped him and brought in his wife Gina as well. Martin Axe (Toby Kebbell) asks Garrison how he got the location of the hostage only to have Ray explain he goes where he is sent and had no idea who found the location. Ax dancing to the song “Psycho Killer” by the Talking Heads walks over and kills Gina infuriating Ray. Garrison tells Ax that he will find him and he will kill him. Ax pulls a gun out and shoots Garrison.

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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL REVIEW

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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

Starring:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson- Spencer/Fridge

Kevin Hart-Fridge/Eddie

Jack Black- Bethany/Fridge

Karen Gillan- Martha

Kevin Hart and “The Rock” are going to welcome audiences and greet them with “Welcome Back to Jumanji!”

Director Jake Kasdan (Freaks and Geeks) has brought everyone back to reprise their roles in the next level of the video game movie “Jumanji: The Next level”. Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart return as the in-game avatars that must navigate the game and win to get the real kids out of the game.

Martha (Morgan Turner), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), Bethany (Madison Iseman) and Spencer (Alex Wolf) are heading home after their first year in college and set up to meet at a local eatery for brunch to catch up. Spencer is not feeling confident and is meeting with Martha for the first time since they broke up. Spencer arrives home and is greeted by his mom (Marin Hinkle) and his uncle Eddie (Danny DeVito) who is rehabbing from hip surgery. Eddie is also hiding out from his longtime fiend Milo (Danny Glover) who has been reaching out to him.

 

Bethany, Martha and Fridge all meet up but Spencer is mysteriously absent, so the gang goes to his house and meet Uncle Eddie. Eddie also answers the door to find Milo there. The estranges friends and co-workers trade verbal jabs as milo tries to make a mend. Fridge and the girls discover what they feared, Spencer went back into the game and is back in Jumanji! The kids quickly decide to go save Spencer and activate the game and are drawn back in but this time Bethany is left behind and when they appear as their avatars only Martha (Gillan) is the same one. Fridge is now the zoologist (Hart), Uncle Eddie (Johnson)and Milo (Black) were sucked into Jumanji as well and are completely confused.

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FORD V. FERRARI REVIEW- FLICK FANATICS (K. Sides)

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FORD V. FERRARI

Starring:

Christian Bale- Ken Miles

Matt Damon- Carroll Shelby

Jon Bernthal- Lee Iacocca

Bale and Damon race to theaters with the new drama “Ford V. Ferrari” that tells the true story of how Ford Motor Co. enters the world of racing.

Carroll Shelby (Damon) was the best US driver and the only American to defeat Ferrari in the rugged road race the 24 hours of LeMans. Shelby was driving an Aston Martin on an English racing team. That race proved to be Shelby’s last as he retired and began a career in Car design. Enzo Ferrari is the king of racing in Europe and never lost the race at LeMans, except to Shelby.

 

Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) walks into his factory’s assembly line hitting the emergency stop button and announced to the floor, “Walk home. Tomorrow bring me a new idea or don’t bother coming in ever again!”  Ford executive Lee Iacocca (Bernthal) takes the challenge on and tells Mr. Ford that they need to develop a sports car to entice teens and enter the racing game. Ford agrees and Iacocca lands Carroll Shelby to design the car that Ford would race at LeMans and beat Ferrari. Shelby agrees to get the car ready and race team together in less than a year to go to the 24 hours of Lemans.

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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE REVIEW

Starring:

Linda Hamilton- Sarah Connor

Arnold Schwarzenegger- T-800/ Carl

Mackenzie Davis- Grace

Natalia Reyes- Dani Ramos

James Cameron has brought back Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger to complete his version of the Terminator story arch he began in 1984 with the new film “Terminator: Dark Fate”.

Mexico City 2019.

A ball of Lightning appears on a bridge, then a naked woman falls from the bridge. “Grace”, a time traveling soldier, takes out some federales and steals clothes from the teenagers that helped her. Dani Ramos (Reyes) is a young woman who works with her brother Diego (Diego Boneta) at the auto plant and also takes care of him and her father. Another ball of lightning appears above an apartment building and a man falls to the ground; another Terminator is here. The Terminator is a Rev-9 and shows up at the Ramos home hunting Dani.

Grace, tracks down Dani at the auto plant and tells her and Diego to come with her or they will die in 30 seconds. The Rev-9 aka Gabriel (Gabriel Luna) also appears at the plant as Mr. Ramos in an attempt to kill Dani. Grace get Dani and Diego out and a car chase begins through the streets of Mexico City ending at a bridge where the Rev-9 corners Grace and the kids. The Rev-9 is a different type of Terminator, the 9 is made of both liquid metal and a steel skeletal form that are able to separate and work in tandem as a team. Just as the Terminator charges a truck pulls on to the bridge and a woman with a bazooka gets out and blasts both halves of the Terminator. It is Sarah Conner.

Sarah Conner, the original Terminator target, appears on the bridge just in time to save Dani and Grace. Diego was impaled in the chase and was killed by the Terminator. Sarah explained she is wanted across the country so she is off the grid hunting Terminators. Sarah explained that she gets mysterious texts with coordinates that a Terminator will appear. Grace shows Sarah a set of coordinates that were tattooed on her in case she needs help keeping Dani alive, it is the same location that is texting Sarah.

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GEMINI MAN- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Gemini Man

Starring:

Will Smith- Henry Brogan/ Junior

Mary Elizabeth Winstead- Danny Zakanewki

Clive Owen- Clay Verris

Will Smith does “Double-Duty” in the new action film “Gemini Man”.

Will Smith is Henry Brogan an ex-marine and aging black ops assassin that is the man you call to get rid of a target the first time. Brogan is in Brussels to kill a scientist that engineers biological weapons. Henry makes the shot from over 200 meters away with the target on a moving train. Brogan hits him in the neck and kills him, only problem is Henry was aiming at his head. Brogan knows his skills are slipping and decides to walk away and retire.

 

Back in the states, an old marine buddy Jack Willis (Douglas Hodge) meets with Brogan to explain that the information was doctored and Henry killed a “loose end” that could inform on the Gemini program run by another ex-marine they know Clay Verris. The dead scientist was actually working for Verris cloning soldiers. The discovery was heard by the CIA who have Brogan under surveillance and know must eliminate him.

All Brogan’s partners are killed and they try to kill him and the CIA agent Danny the girl undercover at the marina. Henry saves her and the two make a run for it in his boat. Henry contacts another marine buddy known as Baron (Benedict Wong) and has him take them to Columbia to get off the grid.

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