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Bill and Ted Face the Music- The Flick Fanatics (Karl)

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BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC

Starring:

Keanu Reeves- Ted

Alex Winter- Bill

William Sadler- Death

Strange things are afoot in San Dimas once again when Bill and Ted Face the Music!

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return as Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan or Wyld Stallyns in the third installment “Face the Music”. Its been nearly 3 decades since we saw Bill and Ted time traveling with Death (Sadler) in “Bogus Journey” and they are still struggling to write “the song” that will unite the world. Wyld Stallyns have gone from stadiums shows to Tuesday Taco nights and even played Bill’s brother Deacon’s wedding to Missy (Amy Stoch)! Yes, Missy made her way through Bills dad, Ted’s dad and finally Deacon (Beck Bennett) which tangled both family trees like a grape vine!!! Chief Logan (Hal Landon Jr.) still thinks Ted and his bandmate Bill are nuts and didn’t travel through time, go to hell or need to write a song to save the world! Bill and Ted, now married to the princess’ (Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays), have daughters that are carbon copies of their fathers and into music and all things Wyld Stallyns, but are faced with the reality that they may never write the song and have to get real jobs.

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UNHINGED- The Flick Fanatics (Karl S.)

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UNHINGED

Starring:

Russell Crowe- Tom

Caren Pistorius- Rachel

Gabriel Bateman- Kyle

Russell Crowe is having a bad day in the new suspense film “Unhinged”.

Russell Crowe is Tom, a divorced man suffering from extreme headaches that is not living his best life at the moment. Unhinged opens with Tom tossing his wedding ring away and breaking into a house murdering the couple inside (presumably his ex-wife and her lover) and setting the house ablaze. The house explodes as Tom Drives away.

Rachel (Pistorius) is a single mom going through a divorce, like Tom not having any good days. Rachel over sleeps on the day of a meeting with an important client and is running late to get her son Kyle to school. Rachel hits traffic and cuts off numerous cars to exit the highway to navigate side streets to get Kyle to school. She is stopped behind a gray pickup truck that is just sitting at a green light. Rachel lays on the horn and speeds around the truck. Tom is driving the truck!!!

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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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