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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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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

Starring:

Rebel Wilson- Natalie

Liam Hemsworth- Blake

Adam Devine- Josh

Rebel Wilson takes aim at Rom-Coms in her new comedy “Isn’t it Romantic”.

Natalie (Wilson) grew up fantasizing about a romantic love affair like the ones she watch in movies like “Pretty Woman”, only to be told by her alcoholic mother (Jennifer Saunders) that “girls like us don’t get guys like that (Richard Gere), we don’t look like her (Julia Roberts)”. So grown up Natalie is now an architect and doesn’t believe in romance and kills all rom-com stereotypes in the real world.

Natalie is one of the best architects at her firm but is invisible to all the executives and the rest of the staff treat her like a coffee girl. Natalie joins a meeting to pitch a new client (Hemsworth) only to be asked to get him coffee. Natalie does have two friends at the firm, Whitney (Betty Gilpin) her assistant that spends her entire day watching romantic comedies on her computer and Josh who is Natalie’s positive re-enforcement at the office and has a crush on her. His approach is muted when Natalie gets on her soap box explaining to Whitney how desperate she is to believe the false stereotypes that Rom-Coms sell to people.

Natalie is mugged in the subway and runs face first into a steel girder fleeing the robber knocking her out. She wakes in a hospital being examined by a gorgeous doctor and realizes she is in a Rom-Com fantasy world! Natalie is given the “Pretty Woman” outfit by the hospital to go home in and she is almost hit by a limo with Blake, the firm’s new client inside. Blake is smitten immediately by Natalie and offers to take her home. Natalie’s apartment is triple its size, she has a supermodel waredrobe and her dog is clean and actually minds her.

 

Natalie is in Romantic-Comedy Hell! How does she escape back to the real world?

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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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The Upside- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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THE UPSIDE

Starring:

Kevin Hart- Dell

Nicole Kidman- Yvonne

Bryan Cranston- Phillip

It’s all UPSIDE for Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston in their new movie!

Director Neil Burger has assembled an A-list of actors to put an American spin on the fabulous 2011 French Comedy “The Intouchables” with Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston in the lead roles of “The Upside”. The Upside is based on a true story of two men from different walks of life that have a life long effect on each other that manifests into an unbreakable friendship.

Dell, an armed robber and deadbeat dad out on parole needing to find a job or end up back in prison. The only issue is Dell has no idea what he wants to do, so he purposely blows his job interviews just to obtain a signature for his parole officer. Dell stumbles into a job interview for a caretaker for a rich businessman that was injured and left a quadriplegic and stuck in a wheel chair.

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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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