FLICKANALYSIS

DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH (2018)- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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THE GRINCH (2018)

Starring Vocal talents:

Benedict Cumberbatch- Grinch

Pharrell- Narrator

Kennan Thompson-Bricklebaum

Cameron Seely- Cindy-Lou Who

Mr. Mean Green Grinch is back with brighter bolder and better animation in the updated classic, “The Grinch”.

In 1966 we had the original animated tale of the green furry creature that hated Christmas and plotted to eliminated from the residents of Whoville. Next in 2000, Jim Carry brought life to the role, but the film fell flat. Now in 2018, we have a bolder, brighter and longer version in the re-imagined film “The Grinch”.

Advances in technology make the animation in this latest version of the Grinch amazing but that is where the positive changes stop. The Grinch is not the mean Ol’ Grinch the original song and tale spoke of. This new “millennial” Grinch is more prankster than mean as he interacts (shops) in Whoville. As he makes his way through Whoville avoiding carolers, he moves decorations causing the Whovians to trip and tumble. But not that mean!

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OVERLORD review

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Deutsch-Gotisch Regular

The Nazi’s Had a Deep, Dark Secret

High above the skies of Normandy, “Overlord” opens as the assault of D-Day is only hours away.  A plane full of nervous, terrified paratroopers anxiously-await their inevitable fates.  Reminiscent of previous WWII films, the opening is harrowingly-intense and suspenseful; leaving you to feel the fear of the soldiers and every bang and shake Continue reading

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SUSPIRIA review

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Give Your Soul to the Dance

Following his latest cultural phenomenon in last year’s “Call Me By Your Name”, Luca Guadagnino returns with his own interpretation of Dario Argento’s 1977 groundbreaking, original film “Suspiria”.  The film opens as the credits inform us we will witness six chapters and an epilogue.  A young, stressed woman named Patricia (Chloë Grace Moretz) arrives at a psychologist’s home in Berlin, speaking about and suffering from Continue reading

FLICKANALYSIS

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 

Disney Brings a Holiday Classic Ballet to the Big Screen in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

Starring:

Morgan Freeman- Drosselmeyer

Mackenzie Foy- Clara

Keira Knightley- Sugar plum

Helen Mirren- Mother Ginger

Disney has adapted an 1816 story by E.T.A. Hoffman, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” that became the holiday classical ballet “The Nutcracker” in 1892 into a fantasy adventure called “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

Clara (Foy), is the more inquisitive of her other siblings Fritz (Tom Sweet) and Louise (Ellie Bamber) taking after her late mother. Mr. Stahlbaum, the still grieving widower, tries to maintain composure as he gives his kids Christmas presents purchased by his wife prior to her passing. Louise got a dress and Fritz some toy soldiers leaving Clara with a silver egg with a note “everything you need is inside”. The problem is the egg is locked and Clara doesn’t have the key!

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