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JOHN WICK CHAPTER 3: PARABELLUM

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John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum

Starring:

Keanu Reeves- John Wick

Halle Berry- Sofia

Ian McShane- Winston

Laurence Fishburne- Bowery King

Reeves and Berry team up to take down the High Table in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum!

“Parabellum in Latin- Prepare for war”

We join Keanu Reeves as the assassin John Wick in the next chapter of his story immediately after he and “dog” leave central park in Manhattan NY, racing the clock on his 1-hour grace period given to him by Winston (McShane). Wick races to The NY Public library to retrieve some items hidden in a Russian novel sending his dog along in the taxi to the Continental so Charon (Lance Reddick), the concierge, to take care of him while he runs. Wick runs into Ernest (Boban Marjanovic) at the library and even though he still has time Ernest attempts to collect the 14-million-dollar contract only to have John kill him with a book!

John next navigates the streets of New York as his grace period expires and must kill assassins on his way to the Russian Theater. Wick takes out 3 Asians on motorcycles while he is on horseback! Wick meets with The Director (Angelica Huston) who directs ballet dancers as a front for training assassins for the Russian mafia just like she did with John Wick! The Director explains she is loyal to the High Table and asks John, “All of this over a puppy?” John adds,” and a car!”. John shows her the medallion and says he has a ticket and she is bound to honor it.  The Director punches Wick’s ticket that gives him safe passage to Casablanca.

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DUMBO (2019)- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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DUMBO (2019)

Starring:

Colin Ferrell: Holt Ferrier

Michael Keaton: V.A. Vandevere

Danny DeVito- Max Medici

Tim Burton brings the Disney animated classic “DUMBO” to life on the big screen.

Holt Ferrier (Ferrell), a circus star specializing in trick riding, returned home from the war leaving his left arm back in Europe. Holt finds his kids Milly and Joe (Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins) at the train station where Max Medici was getting the circus ready to roll out. Holt was told how his wife had gotten sick and eventually passed away. Max and the performers hit hard times with acts leaving, so he sold Holt’s horses and brokered a deal for a pregnant female elephant.

Holt and the Kids were put in charge of the Elephant and cleaning up after it. While Max and the show made their way through the Midwest, Mrs. Jumbo the elephant gave birth to a baby elephant with giant ears. Milly and Joe instantly began to work with the baby elephant attempting to train it. Holt was told by Max to hide the ears and get it in the show with the clowns. Joe fed a peanut to the baby elephant and Milly introduced har trained mice to him. The elephant inhaled a feather by accident and sneezed. The power of the sneeze cause the elephant to get airborne and flew for a few seconds flapping his giant ears.

In Joplin Missouri, the baby elephant made his debut with the clowns and it was a mess with the little guy trashing the set and ending up getting the name Dumbo. Max returned Dumbo’s mother but kept the baby. Milly and Joe continued to work on Dumbo’s flying and finally showed their father and Max.

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US- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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US

Starring:

Lupita Nyong’o- Adelaide Wilson

Winston Duke- Gabe Wilson

Shahadi Wright Joseph- Zora Wilson

Evan Alex- Jason Wilson

Jordan Peele follows up his 2017 smash hit “Get Out” with a horror tale of demented doppelgangers called “US”.

Adelaide Wilson celebrated her 7th birthday at the boardwalk in Santa Cruz California with her mom and dad. While her dad was busy at whack-a-mole and mom was in the restroom, little Adelaide wandered off and ended up on the beach in front of Merlin’s Forest a house of mirrors. Adelaide went in and half way through the power went out and she was stopped staring at her reflection…..until it moved!

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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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FIVE FEET APART- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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FIVE FEET APART

Starring:

Haley Lu Richardson- Stella

Cole Sprouse- Will

Moises Arias- Poe

Kimberly Herbert Gregory- Nurse Barb

Haley Lu Richardson finds love at a distance in the new romantic drama “Five Feet Apart”.

Stella is a high school student that has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals battling Cystic Fibrosis. Stella is defined by her OCD mentality and her regimented treatment of her disease which she documents on her you tube channel. Poe, another patient battling CF, has know Stella since they were 7 years old and its like a homecoming when either checks back into the hospital for a “tune-up”.

 

This time there is a new patient named Will, another CF’er (name given to Cystic Fibrosis patients) that is in for an experimental treatment for a difficult bacterium that makes his CF inoperable. Will doesn’t share Stella’s discipline or positive attitude about their disease, having him angry, sarcastic and drawing most days and not doing his regiment of medications. This won’t sit with Stella who reminds Will that his treatment can help all of them, so he agrees to take his treatment seriously if Stella will let him sketch her. She agrees and the two kick off a friendship that nurse Barb feels can jeopardize both of their lives.

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