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A Look Inside: US the movie!!!

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The new thriller from the latest master of horror Jordan Peele, “US”!!!

After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award®-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.

Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.

Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.

After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home to discover the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway. Us pits an ordinary American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Monkeypaw creative director Ian Cooper, in the company’s first solo production venture. Also producing are Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Us will be released by Universal Pictures THIS FRIDAY!!!!

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WONDER PARK- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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WONDER PARK

Starring the Vocal Talents of:

Briana Denski- June

Jennifer Garner- Mom

Mila Kunis- Greta

Wonder Park is a beautifully animated amusement park that is only a “wonder” for a select few.

June is a happy young girl that with her Mom and her imagination created the most incredible imaginary amusement park called “Wonder Park”. Together they invent new rides usually with origami paper or knick-knacks around the house then whisper the ideas in the ear of Peanut, June’s stuffed monkey and then in Wonder Park Peanut waves his golden pen and the new ride comes to life.

Wonder park has a group of ambassadors that include Boomer the bear (Ken Hudson Campbell), Greta the warthog (Mila Kunis), Steve the porcupine (John Oliver) and the beavers Cooper and Gus (Ken Jong & Kenan Thompson) that great the visitors and assure them of a “splendifforous” time. After a night of “creation” in Wonder Park, Mom tucks June into bed and tells her she is the heart of the park and someday she can make it come true.

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FIVE FEET APART- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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FIVE FEET APART

Starring:

Haley Lu Richardson- Stella

Cole Sprouse- Will

Moises Arias- Poe

Kimberly Herbert Gregory- Nurse Barb

Haley Lu Richardson finds love at a distance in the new romantic drama “Five Feet Apart”.

Stella is a high school student that has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals battling Cystic Fibrosis. Stella is defined by her OCD mentality and her regimented treatment of her disease which she documents on her you tube channel. Poe, another patient battling CF, has know Stella since they were 7 years old and its like a homecoming when either checks back into the hospital for a “tune-up”.

 

This time there is a new patient named Will, another CF’er (name given to Cystic Fibrosis patients) that is in for an experimental treatment for a difficult bacterium that makes his CF inoperable. Will doesn’t share Stella’s discipline or positive attitude about their disease, having him angry, sarcastic and drawing most days and not doing his regiment of medications. This won’t sit with Stella who reminds Will that his treatment can help all of them, so he agrees to take his treatment seriously if Stella will let him sketch her. She agrees and the two kick off a friendship that nurse Barb feels can jeopardize both of their lives.

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CAPTAIN MARVEL- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics.com)

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CAPTAIN MARVEL

Starring:

Brie Larson- Carol Danvers/ Vers/Captain Marvel

Samuel L Jackson- Nick Fury

Jude Law- Yon-Rogg

Ben Mendelsohn- Talos

Brie Larson goes from test pilot to interstellar warrior in the latest Marvel epic, Captain Marvel.

By now everyone should have seen Avengers Infinity Wars (numerous times) and saw Nick Fury signal a pager before he was dusted by Thanos. Now Marvel is explaining what that Star symbol on the pager means……he called Captain Marvel!

Vers (Brie Larson) is a Cree warrior hero that has been assigned by her commander Yon-Rogg (Law) to a rescue mission to extract a spy before their mortal enemy, the Skrull, discover him. The Skrull are green skinned aliens that have the ability to shape shift into any person down to the person’s DNA. They only retain short term memories of the being the copy, so an older question can expose them. The mission turns out to be a Skrull trap and they capture Vers and begin examining her mind for clues to a power source that will provide the Skrull with a light speed engine.

Vers has no past but does get glimpses of a history that involves the Cree’s leader, the Supreme Intelligence (Annett Bening) and flying a plane on a strange planet. Vers also has a unique ability with photon blasts that come from her hands. The Skrull tap into her mind and discover that Ver’s dreams are actually bits of her real past on Earth! Her name is Carol Danvers, a test pilot working with Mar-Vell a Cree scientist working with the Tesseract as a power source for light speed engine.

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