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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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The House with a Clock in its Walls- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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The House with A Clock in Its Walls

Starring:

Jack Black- Jonathan Barnavelt

Cate Blanchett- Florence Zimmerman

Owen Vaccaro- Lewis Barnavelt

Kyle McLachlan- Issac Izard

Jack Black is back as a crazy wizard raising his nephew in a magical house in the new kids’ comedy “The House with a Clock in its Walls”.

Lewis Barnavelt is an orphan after his parents were killed in a car accident forcing him to go live with his sole surviving relative Uncle Jonathan Barnavelt. Jonathan is the black swan of the family and explains to Lewis there is only one rule, “Don’t open the cabinet in the library”. Johnathan house is loaded with clocks and resembles a haunted house. Lewis wakes in the middle of the night to find his uncle searching the house for something “secret”.

Lewis makes a friend at school, Tarby Corrigan (Sunny Suljic) who tells him the guy that lives there is an axe murderer and the place is haunted.  That night as Lewis followed his uncle though the house he saw him taking an axe to the wall of the house! Lewis freaks out and grabs his stuff and runs for the door! Before he can escape, Lewis is stopped by the HOUSE!

Jonathan Barnavelt is a wizard and his house is magical! Uncle Johnathan explains it all to his nephew and agrees to train him as a magician. Jonathan introduces Lewis to his best friend Florence, a cookie pushing witch that lives next door. Jonathan and Florence explain to Lewis that there is a clock hidden in the walls of the house by Issac Izard, the original owner, also a wizard and Jonathan’s former partner.

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The Happytime Murders- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS 

Starring:

Bill Barretta- voice of Phil Phillips

Melissa McCarthy- Det. Connie Edwards

Elizabeth Banks- Jenny

Maya Rudolph- Bubbles

Joel McHale- FBI Agent Campbell

Fructose, Fluff and F-bombs are flying in the new Adult puppet comedy “The Happytime Murders”

THESE ARE NOT YOUR KIDS MUPPETS!

Brian Henson, son of the Muppet creator Jim Henson, assembles a group of comedians to star opposite a new group of stuffed puppets in the new “who dunnit” film “The Happytime Murders”. Modern day Los Angeles and puppets live and work along side humans. The relationship is not totally harmonious as humans ridicule and torture puppets, while dogs treat them like chew toys.

Private Investigator Phil Phillips, a puppet and former police detective, walks into his office and into a new case. Bubbles (Rudolph), his secretary tells Philips he has a new client in his office and did he…. Sandra, a knockout puppet who is receiving threatening letters. Phillips takes the case and the clues in the letter lead him to a porn shop where he runs into a familiar puppet, Mr. Bumblypants (voice of Kevin Clash) , who claims not to have a porn addiction and is lost. Phillips questions the store owner only to be interrupted by a crew shooting puppet porn in the back room with an alien milking a cow in bondage and milk is spewing all over the store. Phillips goes in back to check the store purchase receipts as a mysterious figure with a shotgun and kills all the puppets in the store. Phillips emerges from the back to see the fluff floating everywhere.

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TAG- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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TAG

Starring:

Ed Helms- Hogan Malloy

Jon Hamm- Bob Callahan

Jeremy Renner- Jerry Pierce

Jake Johnson-Chilli Cilliano

A Child’s Game that lasts for 30 years and you have the new comedy, TAG!

TAG is the story of a group of friends that started a game of tag in grade school and have continued playing it for over 30 years! The real amazing thing that this is based on a true story! REALLY!

The rules of the game are simple, during the month of May, the game is on and anyone can be tagged until June1st. The last person that is it must live with the shame for 11 months until the game resumes. The challenge to the game as the group became adults is that they all don’t live in the same town, so you don’t know when someone might show up.

Hoagie Malloy was it when the game ended so he got a job as a janitor just to sneak up on Bob Callahan during an interview with Rebecca Crosby (Annabelle Wallis) with the Wall Street Journal. After trashing the conference room and Bob hitting himself with a chair, he is tagged and is now “IT”. Hogan explains that they need to leave now because this is the year they finally tag Jerry. Rebecca tells Callahan that the real story is this game and she is coming with them.

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GAME NIGHT- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatic.com)

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GAME NIGHT

Starring:

Jason Bateman – Max

Racheal McAdams – Annie

Kyle Chandler – Brooks

Jesse Plemons –  Gary

Bateman and McAdams “roll the bones” in the new comedic thriller “GAME NIGHT”

Max met Annie at a trivia night as opposing team captains, a highly completive pair who fell in love and married in an arcade. Max and Annie continued their rivalry with their friends hosting a weekly game night.

Gary, the next door neighbor who previously was on the invite list to game night, fell off when his wife Linda left him. Max and Annie were creeped out by Gary so they tried to avoid inviting him to game night. They would tell their friends to park down the street and sneak in to the house so not to let Gary know there was a game night going on.

Max was also competitive with his brother Brooks. Brooks was the better athlete, had the coo job on Wall Street, was rich and the worst……..Brooks was better at games! Brooks was in town and came to game night ignoring the instructions rolling up in a classic corvette with the radio blaring raising Gary’s suspicion there was a game night happening.

Brooks told Max he wanted to host next weeks game night. Kevin and Michelle, Ryan and new girlfriend Sarah join Max and Annie at Brooks’ game night. This time game night was a mystery night, someone was going to be kidnapped and there were clues to come save him. The winner would get Brooks’ corvette!

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