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ANT MAN AND THE WASP- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Starring:

Paul Rudd- Scott Lang/ Ant Man

Michael Douglas- Dr. Hank Pym

Evangeline Lilly- Hope Van Dyne/ Wasp

Michael Pena- Luis

Hannah John-Kamen- Ava/ Ghost

Ant Man returns, this time with the sting of the Wasp, but more is not always better in the new film “Ant Man and the Wasp”.

It is almost 2 years since the events in “Captain America: Civil War” and Scott Lang aka the Ant Man is under house arrest and on the outs with Dr. Hank Pym and Hope. Pym is furious he went off to Germany to fight with Captain America and implicated all of them by violating the Sokovia accords making Dr. Pym and Hope criminals on the run.

Hope Van Dyne is working with her father to construct a bridge to the Quantum realm in hopes to save his wife that is trapped there. Hope is double crossed by a crooked arms dealer Sonny Burch (Walter Goggins) when she tries to purchase the final piece Dr Pym needs for the tunnel. As she becomes the Wasp and beats Sonny’s henchmen a mysterious figure shows up and tries to steal the component as well. This “ghost” can phase in and out and avoid hopes stings.

 

Scott is a few days from freedom of house arrest when he is grabbed by Hope since he holds the key to the location of Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the Quantum realm. Dr. Pym, Hope and Scott hide in the woods to finish the bridge and locate Janet. Scott calls Luis and tells him where he is so that they can finish a bid for their new security company to stay in business. Burch shows up and gets the info from Luis and makes a call to the FBI. Scott races home to beat the FBI there and Hope and Dr. Pym are taken into custody while the Ghost makes off with Pym’s lab and the Quantum tunnel.

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Wonder Woman- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatic.com)

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WONDER WOMAN

Gal Gadot is back as the Amazonian Princess and is ready to lasso the bad guys in “Wonder Woman”!

Gal Gadot stars in the new “Wonder Woman” film that picks up where last years “Batman vs. Superman” left off. Diana, an Amazon princess, is working in Paris at the Luv when a shipment from Wayne Enterprises arrives. Bruce located the original picture of Wonder Woman and the soldiers in WW1 and sent it to her with a note “You’ll have to tell me about this”. This was a fantastic way to transition to the Wonder Woman origin story.

Diana, daughter of Queen Hyppolyta (Connie Nielsen) was a gift from Zeus for her to raise on the island of Themiscyra. Themiscyra is an island in the Atlantic Ocean but is hidden from site to keep intruders away and keep the Amazons hidden from Aries, the god of war who is bent on their destruction. The Amazons are charged by Zeus to protect the world from evil. Diana is eager to learn to fight as her sisters do, but her mother forbids it. Diana’s aunt Antiope (Robin Wright), the general of the Amazon army, agrees to secretly train the girl to protect her if Aries does return. The Princess becomes the best fighter on the island as she gets older.

 

Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) is shot down by the Germans as he was escaping with a notebook that can end WW1 quickly. Trevor is just off the coast of Themiscyra and is trapped in his plane as it sinks. Diana dives from a cliff and rescues the soldier. She is amazed as he is the first man she has seen. The German ships are close behind him looking for the plane and find the island. The Germans land on the island and battle with the Amazons. The women are victorious with Trevor’s help. Queen Hyppolyta agrees to help Steve return to London with the information to stop the war, but is saddened to find that Diana has chosen to go with him.

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HELL’S KITCHEN IS COMING TO ST. LOUIS!

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Marvel & Netflix’s newest TV stars are coming to St. Louis in April!

Wizard World St. Louis will feature the stars of Marvel and Netflix’s newest series Jessica Jones, Defenders and Daredevil!

April 2-3 you can see Krysten Ritter, David Tennant, Mike Colter from “Jessica Jones” and “Defenders”, Charlie Cox. Elden Henson and Jon Bernthal from Daredevil!

You can see them talk about their series, get autographs and get a picture with them!

Check out Wizard World for VIP admissions at:

Daredevil– http://wizardworld.com/comiccon/stlouis/daredevilslider.html

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DEADPOOL- Karl “The Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Marvel’s smart as, wise cracking mercenary with a mouth assassin is back in “Deadpool”.

Ryan Reynolds is back as Wade Wilson, a gun for hire that has more one-liners than he does bullets, that becomes the anti-hero “Deadpool”. We last saw Wade as a hybrid mutant being decapitated by Wolverine and Sabertooth in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In Deadpool, Wade is still a mercenary but the only reference back to the previous film is when Deadpool said thanks to the hunky Australian for getting him his own movie. Deadpool grabs you from the opening credits and will have you in hysterics until the screen fades to black!

Deadpool narrates his film as well as talks directly to the audience throughout the film. This time the origin of Wade is a mercenary that falls for a beautiful bartender Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) only to learn he has bone cancer and is going to die. Wade is approached by a man with a cure for his cancer and promises to make Wilson a superhero. Wade leaves Vanessa so not to put her through it and get this hero treatment.

Wilson soon learns he is to be tortured until his mutant cells release in his body. A British asshat (that’s what they call him in the credits) named Ajax (Ed Skrein) is the one making Wilson into a super slave. Wade’s mutant genes come out and he has a new healing factor that cures his cancer, but the result of the torture leaves him looking like a love child between Freddy Kruger and an avocado. Wade is now too ugly to get Vanessa back so he plans to track down and kill Ajax.

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