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GLASS- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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GLASS

Starring:

Bruce Willis- David Dunn

James McAvoy- Kevin Wendell Crumb/ Beast

Samuel L Jackson- Elijah Price/ Mr. Glass

Sarah Paulson- Dr. Elle Staple

M. Night Shyamalan’s 19 year journey through comic book lore comes to a climactic conclusion in his new film “Glass”.

M. Night Shyamalan has brought together David Dunn, security guard turned vigilante with the ability of knowing people’s thoughts just by touching them and Kevin Wendell Crumb, an abused child who has developed multiple personalities including one called the Beast that kills young girls. The ringmaster for this battle between good and evil is the Mastermind Mister Glass, a genius obsessed with comic book lore that killed hundreds of people in terrorist acts to prove David Dunn can’t die. Mr. Glass is going to turn the beast loose on David.

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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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On The Basis Of Sex- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatics)

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ON THE BASIS OF SEX

Starring:

Felicity Jones: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Armie Hammer- Martin Ginsburg

Kathy Bates- Dorothy Kenyon

Justin Theroux- Mel Wulf

Felicity Jones brings the struggles and fights for equality by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the new biopic “On the Basis of Sex”.

Director Mimi Leder (Shameless) with her first big screen project brings the story of lawyer/professor of sexual equality Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the big screen in the new biopic “On the Basis of Sex”. Felicity Jones takes on the lead role with Armie Hammer as her husband Martin.

Ruth Ginsburg is one of nine ladies invited to attend Harvard Law School with a class of 500 men that includes her husband Martin. According to Dean Griswold this is something new Harvard is trying, and then asked the girls to introduce themselves and explain why they are there “taking the place of a man?” Ginsburg took exception to this and proceeded to become the best student in her class even though she was continually passed over for opportunities to participate in class. Ginsburg was married with a baby girl and had to manage the family with her studies.

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WELCOME TO MARWEN- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatics)

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WELCOME TO MARWEN

Starring:

Steve Carell- Mark Hogankamp

Leslie Mann- Nicol

Merritt Wever- Roberta

Diane Kruger- Deja

Steve Carell invents a fantasy land to escape his nightmare in his reality in the new film “Welcome to Marwen”.

Director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future) brings the true story of artist Mark Hogankamp, the victim of a terrible hate crime that left him a shell of his former self but finds a new way to express his artist view and heal himself through photography in the new drama “Welcome to Marwen”.

Mark Hogankamp is an accomplished comic book artist with an attraction to women’s shoes. He collects them and wears them. After a few too many drinks at the local bar Mark announced it and it provoked a group of Arian thugs to beat him to an inch of his life and leave him for dead in the street.

Mark had to endure physical therapy to repair his body but was left barely able to write his name and never to draw again. Hogankamp created a new vehicle to express his artistic vision and help himself heal mentally through his action figures and WWII era model town of Marwen he erected in his backyard. Hogankamp brings a new “person” into Marwen for every real person who he is helped or befriended by in life and they become the women of Marwen.

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Green Book- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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GREEN BOOK

Starring:

Viggo Mortensen- Tony Lip

Mahershala  Ali- Dr. Don Shirley

Linda Cardellini- Delores

Mortensen and Ali make an unlikely duo in the new roadtrip “buddy” film , “The Green Book”

The “Green Book” is a directory used to find businesses in the south that welcomed black people in the 60’s.

Comedy director Peter Farrelly (Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber) brings the true story of Dr. Don Shirley, an African American genius pianist and leader of the Don Shirley trio and the tale of his tour of the deep south in the 1960’s.

Shirley (Ali) turned down money and the simplicity of touring his trio though the north in his way of a “civil rights” tour of the deep south. Dr. Shirley, not being completely naïve, knew he would nee a driver that would handle the site arrangements and his protection. The record label reached out to a New York local Tony Lip (Mortensen).

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