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FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Starring:

Johnny Depp- Grindelwald

Eddie Redmayne- Newt Scamander

Dan Fogler- Jacob Kowalski

Katherine Waterston- Tina Goldstein

Redmayne and Fogler are back and this time they are chasing Depp around Europe in the new adventure “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.

Months have passed since Grindelwald tore through New York before being capture by Tina Goldstein (Waterson) and Newt Scamander (Redmayne). The American Ministry of Magic is transferring Grindelwald to England to stand trial allowing him to escape and begin recruiting his follower to take over the muggles or no-mag(ic) world.

Newt is given a choice to join the ministry of magic and work as an auror with his brother Theseus (Callum Turner) but declines because he wants to work with his animals and secretly work with Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) on finding the escaped wizard Grindelwald. Tina is also an auror for the US ministry and in England looking for Grindelwald, but not eager to see Newt. Tina believed a paper that Newt was engaged to school crush Lita LeStrange (Zoe Kravitz) but in fact it was his brother that was to marry her.

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INSTANT FAMILY- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Instant Family

 

Starring

Mark Wahlberg- Pete

Rose Byrne- Ellie

Octavia Spencer- Karen

Isabela Moner- Lizzy

Wahlberg and Byrne decide to “Flip” their lives by fostering three kids in the new Comedy-Drama “Instant Family”.

Director Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses, Daddy’s Home) gives us a glimpse into fostering children based on his own experience and that of others he met as he went through the process in his latest Comedy/Drama “Instant Family”.  Anders brings back Wahlberg from his Daddy’s Home films and puts him opposite the hilarious Rose Byrne as a couple that strive to be the next Chip and Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper) flipping houses and doing home remodel.

Ellie (Byrne) is happily married to Pete (Wahlberg), they make a living flipping houses, enjoy free time on the golf course and is in constant competition with her younger sister Kim. Kim is trying to have kids and throws it in Ellies face that she will have the perfect kid and Ellie doesn’t even consider starting a family. That was until Pete makes a sarcastic comment on the golf course of adopting kids to have them be the perfect age in relation to their own. Pete doesn’t want to be the grandpa playing catch with his teenager.

Pete and Ellie assume that child adoption is as easy as flipping a house, so they decide to “flip” their lives and adopt a child. Pete and Ellie meet with Karen (Spencer) and Sharon (Tig Notaro), adoption councilors, that explain they must take classes and be evaluated and go through the Fostering process before they can adopt a child. Pete and Ellie’s first group session has everyone explain why they want to adopt, with the answers range from providing a loving home for a child from the gay couple to the woman that wants a boy she can mold into a football superstar that the class refers to as “Blindside”.

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BOY ERASED review

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The Truth Cannot Be Converted

“Boy Erased” is a harrowingly-brutal and honest true story, following the life of Jared Eamons (Lucas Hedges) and his family in Arkansas.  Jared is a young boy, about to graduate high school and attend his dream college.  The son of a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) and his wife (Nicole Kidman), Jared lives to make them proud.  At college, he begins to Continue reading

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OUTLAW KING review

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Based on the Untold True Story

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” follows the unbelievable true story of Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine) and his famous uprising during the 14th century against King Edward’s (Stephen Dillane) brutal rule over Scotland.  After swearing loyalty to the crown, Robert is betrothed to a young Elizabeth Burgh (Florence Pugh).  After the passing of his father, Robert is no longer willing to live under the King’s law and he forms a rebellion with his brothers and any others who want to take back their land.  Traveling from castle to castle, they encounter Continue reading