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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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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET review

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He’s Gonna Wreck-It, Again!

It’s taken 6 years for them to return, but Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) are back in Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet”!  Still at Litwak’s Arcade, their days are filled with repetition: players during operating hours, evenings spent in the power strip terminal followed by root beers at Tapper’s.  Wishing, craving for more, Vanellope gets her wish when a good gesture leads-to the unimaginable; the Sugar Rush console’s Continue reading

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THE FRONT RUNNER review

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Gary Hart Was Going to be President. Instead He Changed American Politics Forever.

I was not alive in 1988, nor was I familiar with Gary Hart and his story; so going-into “The Front Runner” I had no preconceived notions or ideas.  The film opens in 1984, Hart (Hugh Jackman) is about to concede his Democratic Presidential Candidate Election to then-Vice President Walter Mondale.  Four years later, he is determined to run for our Country’s highest office and, this time, he is the clear front runner for the Democratic nomination.  Not only are his ideas and plans progressive, but his Continue reading

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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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