FLICKANALYSIS

MORTAL ENGINES- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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MORTAL ENGINES

Starring:

Hugo Weaving- Thaddeus Valentine

Hera Hilmar- Hester Shaw

Robert Sheehan- Tom Natsworthy

Jihae-Anna Fang

Peter Jackson goes from Middle Earth to a Post-Apocalyptic version of the earth in his new Sci-Fi drama “MORTAL ENGINES”

Hugo Weaving and Peter Jackson must have caught a ride on an elven ship out of middle Earth to a new world torn by destruction from quantum weapons known as “Medusa” in the 60 second war. Cities that survived the bombings were forced to evolve and become mobile on large tank like tracks to roam the land in search of smaller cities to engulf and take their supplies and use the city to feed the enormous engines powering the cities.

Weaving plays Thaddeus Valentine, an archaeologist turned visionary aboard the City of London, who is developing a new type of energy source using found tech from the ancients back in the 21st century. London ran down a smaller German mining city capturing it and allowing the citizens to join the people of London. A mysterious woman hiding scars on her fac with a red scarf made her way through the crowd and pulls a knife stabbing Valentine while yelling, “This is for murdering my mother!” Hester Shaw, orphaned at the age of 8 and left to fend for herself in the wasteland had been trying for years to get aboard London.

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

 

Starring Vocal Talents of:

Shameik Moore- Miles Morales

Jake Johnson- Peter B. Parker

Hailee Stienfeld- Gwen Stacy

Live Schreiber- Wilson Fisk (Kingpin)

It takes a “team” of spider-men to take down the Kingpin and his goon squad in the new animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Miles Morales, an inner-city kid that attends an advance placement high school and loves to defy his father (a police man) by tagging his graffiti all over town. Miles was doing just that when he found himself in the middle of a battle between Spider-Man and Kingpin and his henchmen: the Green Goblin, Scorpion and Dr.Ock!

Kingpin was trying to open a portal to a parallel universe but instead Spider-Man was able to prevent it before being grabbed by the monstrous Wilson Fisk and crushed. An injured Peter Parker/Spiderman was able to pass a device that will destroy Kingpins portal for good and Miles needs to finish it for him. The world is shocked by the news, Spider-Man/Peter Parker is dead.

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ROMA review

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There Are Periods in History that Scar Societies and Moments in Life that Transform Us as Individuals

Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity”, “Children of Men”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) is truly one of the greatest storytellers working today.  His latest offering, “Roma”, just might be his masterpiece.  Taking place in the early 1970’s Mexico City, a family of six navigate life in an upper class home.  With them, two employed domestic workers and a dog as well.  The film provides a unique, in-depth scope into all of their lives, but specifically Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio).  As the family is falling apart and the father has left them on their own, Cleo Continue reading

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS review

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Bow To No One

For her directorial debut, “Mary Queen of Scots”, Josie Rourke elected to tackle the story of Mary Stuart in sixteenth century as she navigates her duties as Queen of Scots and her claim to the English throne.  Upon being widowed, Mary (Saoirse Ronan) returns home to her native Scotland as she assumes her place as Queen.  In England, Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) worries about her “sister” as she fears of her claim to the Throne.  In an effort to control her desires, Elizabeth offers her a husband, nobleman Robert Dudley (Joe Alwyn) to attempt to persuade her.  Aware of her deceitful desires, Mary Continue reading