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WELCOME TO MARWEN- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatics)

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WELCOME TO MARWEN

Starring:

Steve Carell- Mark Hogankamp

Leslie Mann- Nicol

Merritt Wever- Roberta

Diane Kruger- Deja

Steve Carell invents a fantasy land to escape his nightmare in his reality in the new film “Welcome to Marwen”.

Director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) brings the true story of artist Mark Hogankamp, the victim of a terrible hate crime that left him a shell of his former self but finds a new way to express his artist view and heal himself through photography in the new drama “Welcome to Marwen”.

Mark Hogankamp is an accomplished comic book artist with an attraction to women’s shoes. He collects them and wears them. After a few too many drinks at the local bar Mark announced it and it provoked a group of Arian thugs to beat him to an inch of his life and leave him for dead in the street.

Mark had to endure physical therapy to repair his body but was left barely able to write his name and never to draw again. Hogankamp created a new vehicle to express his artistic vision and help himself heal mentally through his action figures and WWII era model town of Marwen he erected in his backyard. Hogankamp brings a new “person” into Marwen for every real person who he is helped or befriended by in life and they become the women of Marwen.

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Aquaman- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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AQUAMAN

Starring:

Jason Momoa- Arthur Curry/ Aquaman

Amber Heard- Mera

Willem Dafoe- Vulko

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II- Manta

Jason Momoa dives back into the role of the king of the seas in the new film “Aquaman”

Director James Wan (Furious 7, Saw) assembles an all-star supporting cast to help Jason Momoa show us the origin story of the Aquaman. Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison) is a lighthouse keeper and he discovers a body washed up on the rocks below. Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) injured as she escaped Atlantis running from an arranged marriage. Tom nurses her back to health and the two eventually fall in love. Atlanna gives birth to a boy, Arthur, the prince that will unite the undersea and above ground worlds. The King sends soldiers after Atlanna, but they fail to bring her back…instead she elects to return on her own to save Tom and Arthur from further attacks. Arthur develops the ability to talk to fish and when his is picked on at the aquarium, a great white shark tries to break through the glass and come to his rescue!

An adult Arthur as the Aquaman is back home following the events of Justice League protecting people from evil. Pirates land on a submarine led by a man called Mantis and his father Jesse (Michael Beach), killing the captain and some of the crew before the sub is forced to surface. Aquaman drops in and wastes the pirates before battling Manta. Arthur traps Jesse under a torpedo and beats down Manta as the sub takes on water. Manta pleads for help, Aquaman tells them” You killed innocents, ask the sea for help”. Manta escapes just as his father sets of an explosion.

Arthur has been secretly schooled in the ways of Atlantis by Vulko, friend of Atlanna and right hand to King Orm (Patrick Wilson), Arthurs younger brother. Vulko sends Mera from Atlantis to bring Arthur to Atlantis so he can explain Orm’s plans to unite the kingdoms of Atlantis and conquer the surface world as Ocean Master. Vulko tells Arthur to find the trident of King Atlan in the desert kingdom because only the true heir of Atlantis can wield the trident and the Atlantean people will follow the heir.

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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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Green Book- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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GREEN BOOK

Starring:

Viggo Mortensen- Tony Lip

Mahershala  Ali- Dr. Don Shirley

Linda Cardellini- Delores

Mortensen and Ali make an unlikely duo in the new roadtrip “buddy” film , “The Green Book”

The “Green Book” is a directory used to find businesses in the south that welcomed black people in the 60’s.

Comedy director Peter Farrelly (Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber) brings the true story of Dr. Don Shirley, an African American genius pianist and leader of the Don Shirley trio and the tale of his tour of the deep south in the 1960’s.

Shirley (Ali) turned down money and the simplicity of touring his trio though the north in his way of a “civil rights” tour of the deep south. Dr. Shirley, not being completely naïve, knew he would nee a driver that would handle the site arrangements and his protection. The record label reached out to a New York local Tony Lip (Mortensen).

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