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THE LION KING review

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It Is Time

Disney’s universally-beloved animated masterpiece took the World by storm in 1994.  25 years later, Jon Favreau is able to utilize the most stunning technology on the planet to give us a photo-realistic version of the timeless classic, “The Lion King”.  The film opens as the animals are gathered around Pride Rock, as Rafiki (John Kani) anoints the newly-born future King, Simba (JD McCrary), with his parents Mufasa (James Earl Jones) and Sarabi (Alfre Woodard) nearby.  As we watch Simba grow, and his friendship with his best friend Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph), he is eager to Continue reading

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STUBER- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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STUBER

Starring:

Dave Bautista- Vic Manning

Kumail Nanjani- Stu

Iko Uwais- Oka Tedjo

Bautista chases down a drug dealer using Uber in the new action comedy “Stuber”

Vic Manning (Bautista) and his partner Sara (Karen Gillian) are closing in on a drug dealer Tedjo (Uwais) attempting to make the arrest outside the Staples Center. Manning goes to blows with the criminal and losses his glasses leaving him handicapped with blurry vision and unable to shoot Tedjo. Sara confronts Tedjo and loses her gun and is fatally shot by the drug dealer.

Stu (Nanjani) is a retail clerk at a local sporting goods store with dreams of starting a spinning cycle bar with Becca (Betty Gilpin) the girls he is in love with. To earn extra money, Stu leased a new electric Prius and drives Uber for extra cash and a goal of a 5-star rating. Stu has the bad luck of getting the worst fares and his rating is suffering.

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MIDSOMMAR review

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Let the Festivities Begin

Visionary director Ari Aster (“Hereditary”) returns with another harrowing tale in “Midsommar”.  Having just endured a horrific tragedy, Dani (Florence Pugh) is lost.  Her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor), who’s been stringing her along, is set to leave for Sweden with his friends Mark (Will Poulter), Josh (William Harper Jackson), and Swedish student Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren).  With plans of attending the special, once-every-ninety-years Mid-Summer festival of Pelle’s home village, the group arrives and are in awe of what they see.  The townsfolk are dressed all in white, with Continue reading

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WE SUSPECT FOUL PLAY! Check out the debut trailer for Rian Johnson’s murder mystery “Knives Out”!

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Rian Johnson’s highly-anticipated “whodunnit” modern-day murder mystery stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, and Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.  Be sure to check out the debut trailer and images below and catch “Knives Out” when it hits theaters November 27th!

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SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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SPIDERMAN FAR FROM HOME

Starring:

Tom Holland- Peter Parker/Spiderman

Zendaya- MJ

Jake Gyllenhaal- Quentin Beck/ Mysterio

Jon Favreau- Happy Hogan

Peter Parker goes on a European vacation and Spidey ends up battling Monsters in Venice!

Spiderman Far from Home picks up immediately after the events of Endgame with a melancholy Peter Parker still reeling from the death of Tony Stark. Tributes and images of Iron Man are throughout the city and the question keeps being asked of Spiderman “Are you the new Iron Man?”  Parker decides to take a vacation to Europe with his class and leave the suit behind.

Happy Hogan is now a regular fixture in Peter’s life, mainly because he is seeing Aunt May (Marissa Tomei). Happy reminds Peter that Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. is trying to get ahold of him and Peter is avoiding him. Peter tells Happy, “I’m on vacation” and the teen has plans to have a romantic trip and tell MJ he likes her. Peter lands in Venice and his plan is progressing until he and Ned get back to their room and Ned is shot with a tranquilizer gun. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is holding the gun and explains,

“You are a hard person to contact Spiderman”.

Fury and Agent Marina Hill (Cobie Saunders) have been in Mexico investigating villages demolished by a sand monster. Fury explains that Spiderman is needed and he is coming with him. Peter tries to explain and asks if there is any other Avenger available, Fury says No. Nick introduces Peter to Quentin Beck and explains he is from Earth just not this one. Peter is exuberant over the idea that there is a multiverse.

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