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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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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

Starring the Vocal Talents of:

Jay Baruchel – Hiccup

America Ferrera – Astrid

F. Murray Abraham – Grimmel

Hiccup and Toothless must seek out the mysterious “Hidden World” in order to save their dragons in the finale of the animated series, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Under Hiccup’s leadership, his clan of Vikings have turned their island into a dragon recue facility with the “pets” over-running Birk and forcing the young leader to turn to another island for his people to keep the dragons safe. Hiccup and girlfriend Astrid lead nightly raids against trappers freeing the dragons bringing them back to Birk.

The leaders of the hunters bring in an expert, Grimmel, a dragon killer and specializes in killing night furies like toothless. Grimmel wants Hiccup’s dragon because Toothless is the last night fury alive. Grimmel sets a trap and that evening he confronts Hiccup, Toothless and the rest of the clan. The gang manages to escape but Grimmel has plans to use a white Light Fury to draw out Toothless and lead him to the island that houses all these dragons.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Review- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Starring Vocal Talents of:

Chris Pratt: Emmitt/Rex Dangervest

Elizabeth Banks: Wyldstyle/Lucy

Will Arnett: Batman

EVERYTHING IS “NOT SO” AWESOME IN THE SECOND PART OF THE LEGO MOVIE!

Finn (Jadon Sand) was invited downstairs by his Dad (Will Ferrell) to play with his giant Lego city. This new permission comes with a catch, his sister Bianca (Brooklyn Prince) can play down there as well. They also must play together and not fight.

In the kid’s imaginary world of LEGO, the city was invaded by monsters from the planet Duplo and the Justice League, Batman, Wyldstyle and Emmitt decide to take on the monsters. The world becomes a “Mad Max” style wasteland and the residents now hiding from the Duplo monsters.  Emmitt surprises Lucy with a new house only to have her warn him about the invaders finding it. Instantly a spaceship appears and chases everyone back to the Batcave where Batman sends lasers to take down the ship.

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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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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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