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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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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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Bohemian Rapsody- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Starring:

Rami Malek- Freddie Mercury

Lucy Boynton- Mary Austin

Gwilym Lee- Brian May

Ben Hardy- Roger Taylor

Joe Mazzello- John Deacon

Rami Malek “Will Rock You” in the new rock biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Farrokh Bulsara, a teen from Zanzibar, Tanzania who moved to London at the age of 17 working at Heathrow Airport but dreamed of becoming a songwriter. Farrokh would spend nights in the clubs listening to bands when he met Brian May and Roger Taylor of the band “Smile”. Smile had just lost their lead singer opening the door for Farrokh with a quick audition to walk in to the role. Farrokh changed his name to Freddie Mercury, Brian found a bass player named John Deacon and changed the name of the band to Queen!

Queen was doing the clubs when Freddie convinced the boys to sell their bus and record an album. Queens self-titled first album featured the hit song “Keep Yourself Alive” and got the band a meeting with John Reid (Aiden Gillen), a music manager that handled Elton John and was able to get them a deal with EMI records. Following the success of the third album “Sheer Heart Attack” and the hit single “Killer Queen” the band was booked on a tour of the United States.

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HUNTER KILLER- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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HUNTER KILLER

Starring:

Gerard Butler- Capt. Joe Glass

Michael Nyqvist- Capt. Andropov

Common- RA John Fisk

Linda Cardellini- Jayne Norquist

Gary Oldman-CJCS Charles Donnegan

Gerard Butler “Dives Deep” to save the world from WWIII in the new action thriller “Hunter Killer”.

The United States Navy has the submarine USS Tampa Bay shadowing a Russian submarine under the Ice just outside Russian waters. The crew of the US sub witnesses an explosion on the Russian submarine just before they are hit by a missile sinking them. Word gets back to the Pentagon that the Tampa Bay is missing and there were two explosions in the area and the Russians are moving their warships.

RA Fisk has mustered the USS Arkansas out of Scotland and Fisk has “picked up” a submarine captain, Joe Glass to command the sub and search for survivors. Glass is working class Navy, never commanded a sub but has done every other job on the ship. The Russians believe the US sunk their submarine, so tensions are high. The Arkansas finds the remnants of the Tampa Bay on the ocean floor, no survivors. Next, they come across the Russian sub and see the blast hole, all evidence points to an internal explosion…sabotage! There is a sound picked up by the radio, there are survivors on the Russian ship.

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HALLOWEEN (2018)- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Halloween 2018

Starring:

Jamie Lee Curtis- Laurie Strode

Judy Greer- Karen

Andi Matichak- Allyson

Will Patton- Officer Hawkins

 

The Boogeyman is back, and Jamie Lee Curtis is ready for him, she thinks!

Danny McBride (Tropic Thunder, Eastbound and Down) and David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound and Down) have written and directed the next installment in the Halloween franchise bringing back Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode to battle the Boogeyman, Michael Meyers!

Its 40 years since the serial killer Michael Meyers killed his sister and set off a bloody rampage in Haddonfield, Illinois by the Boogeyman with only Laurie Strode escaping the knife. Strode spent 4 decades preparing for Michael’s return by training, target practice with guns and preparing her home with safe rooms, gun lockers, flood lamps, surveillance and steel barred doors to trap the monster. This Psychosis drove away Laurie’s daughter Karen and kept her from any kind of relationship with her or her granddaughter Allyson.

Michael Meyers, aka the Boogeyman, has spent the past 4 decades in a maximum-security prison without uttering a single word. True crime podcasters Dana Haines and Aaron Korey visit Meyers with permission of his new physician Dr. Sartain. Dr Sartain is fascinated by the killer just as his last Dr Loomis who paid for it with his life. Korey tries to get a response by Meyers but there is nothing even after pulling out the Boogeyman’s mask! Michael escapes during a prison transfer and makes his way to Haddonfield Illinois after a stop at a gas station killing Haines and Korey and retrieving his mask.

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