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AVENGERS: ENDGAME review

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We’re in the Endgame Now

In May of 2008, I was a young kid finishing-up my sophomore year in high school.  This is the same time the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicked-things-off with its groundbreaking superhero film, “Iron Man”.  Over the next eleven years, Marvel would give us endless new characters to know and love, tons of enemies, and nothing but fun.  Sure, some of the Infinity War Saga had higher and lower points than others, but they all served a purpose.  Over the course of a 22-film catalog, Marvel constructed a never-before-seen orchestration Continue reading

FLICKANALYSIS

AVENGERS ENDGAME – Karl Sides (The Flick fanatics)

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AVENGERS ENDGAME

Starring:

Chris Evans          Scarlett Johansson     Robert Downey Jr.

Mark Ruffalo       Chris Hemsworth     Jeremy Renner

Every Journey has an end and Marvel brings our 11-year thrill ride with “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” to an epic and proper conclusion with the film AVENGERS ENDGAME!

Everything has been building toward this moment in time……from the first suit of armor that Tony Stark made when confined to the cave in the desert…. to a war hero frozen in ice…. a GOD from another universe who fell to Earth, a couple of spies with deadly aim and a scientist with some anger management issues that would become the team we call THE AVENGERS!

Last year we saw our defenders fall to the “Mad Titan” Thanos (Josh Brolin) who snapped his fingers and erased half of the galaxy’s population and we lost heroes like Falcon (Anthony Mackie), the Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and the king of Wakanda- Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). Endgame opens with fallout around the world with people mysteriously disappearing, society spirals down not being able to cope with the loss.

The Avengers that are left try to move on and locate the missing team members that weren’t in the battle of Wakanda, with Black Widow coordinating the search teams. Steve Rogers leads therapy sessions for people trying to move on from the “event”.

While they put up a strong front, the Avengers also are still trying to figure out where Thanos went and how to get the gauntlet to possibly use it to get their friends back. Dr. Banner explains that they are short-handed this time if they face Thanos, only to be corrected by newcomer Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) aka Capt. Marvel “No this time you have me!”

If you are looking for spoilers and answers to those questions that have been burning in your soul, you won’t find them here! You need to get one of the few available tickets left and GO SEE AVENGERS ENDGAME this weekend!!!

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The Curse of La Llorona- Karl Sides ( The Flick Fanatics)

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The Curse of La LLorona

Starring:

Linda Cardellini- Anna Tate-Garcia

Raymond Cruz- Rafael Olvera

Roman Christou- Chris

Jaynee-Lynne Kitchen- Samantha

The Mexican legend of La Llorona tells of a woman who married the man of her dreams and had two children. She finds her husband in the arms of another woman and goes crazy and gets back at him by drowning his sons. When she realizes what she has done she is overcome with grief and kills herself. Then the spirit of La Llorona weeps as she searches for children to sacrifice.

Michael Chaves brings us another tale from the Conjuring Universe called “The Curse of La Llorona” that has a spirit searching for children to kill in south central Los Angeles.  La Llorona stars Linda Cardellini (Green Book, Freaks and Geeks) as Anna, a widowed mother of two that burns the candle at both ends working as a social worker for the Dept. of Family Services.

Anna lost her husband, a policeman, to the job killed in action. Anna gets a lead from her boss that one of her clients, Patricia Alverez’s (Patricia Velasquez) boys have not been in school for a week. She goes for an in-home visit where she finds a terrified Alverez and searches the apartment for the boys. Anna finds a closet with a pad lock on the outside and some weird drawings on the door. Inside the closet were the boys were being hidden by Patricia so they weren’t taken by La Llorona (Marisol Ramierez).

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Interviews

LITTLE Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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LITTLE

Staring:

Regina Hall- Jordan Sanders

Issa Rae- April Williams

Marsai Martin- Jordan Sanders (13 yrs old)

Regina Hall is transformed into her 13yr old self just when her company is in jeopardy of folding in the new comedy “Little”.

Jordan Sanders (Martin) is the nerdy girl in school and is bullied by the popular cheerleaders resulting in a disaster at the talent show at school. Suffering a broken arm Jordan vowed to be the boss and get back at all those who treated her badly.

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MISSING LINK review

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Things Are About to Get Hairy

LAIKA animation’s (“Coraline”, “ParaNorman”, “The Boxtrolls”, “Kubo and the Two Strings” latest offering comes-off the heels of their most successful venture yet.  “Missing Link” follows the myth and legend pursuer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) as his misfortunes become increasingly-evident.  As his attempt to find and photograph the Loch Ness Monster falls short, he soon after discovers a clue that could possibly lead him to the discovery of the legendary Bigfoot.  His journey takes him across the pond, through the US, to the Pacific Northwest where he Continue reading