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The Invisible Man- The FlickFanatics (Karl S.)

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The Invisible Man 

Starring:

Elizabeth Moss- Cecilia Kane

Oliver Jackson-Cohen- Adrian Kane

Aldis Hodge- James Lanier

Elizabeth Moss stars in an updated version of the classic Universal Horror film “The Invisible Man”.

The classic Universal creature film “The Invisible Man” circa 1933 starring Claude Rains as a scientist wrapped in bandages and sunglasses that goes on an insane murder spree. The 2020 version of the classic film stars Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) as an architect trying to escape an abusive relationship with a scientist that specializes in optics.

Cecilia Kane (Moss) puts in motion an elaborate plan drugging her husband and slipping out of the house to escape the abusive relationship he has created. Adrian Kane (Jackson-Cohen) is a scientist specializing in the world of optics and has an elaborate lab downstairs that Cecilia must go into to shut down the house security system and escape. Cecilia makes her way through the woods and to the place where she is to meet her sister Emily (Harriet Dyer) and manages to get away just as Adrian gets to the vehicle smashing out a window.

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DOCTOR SLEEP- The Flick Fanatics (Karl)

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DOCTOR SLEEP

Starring:

Ewan McGregor- Danny Torrance

Kyliegh Curran- Abra Stone

Rebecca Ferguson- Rose the Hat

McGregor “shines” as Danny Torrance in “Doctor Sleep”, the sequel and ending to the great horror film “The Shining”.

Director Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil) has penned and directed Doctor Sleep, a screenplay to close out the story of Danny Torrance and his mother Wendy (Alex Essoe) following the events at the Overlook (The Shining). Ewan McGregor is an adult Danny Torrance that is still haunted by the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel and tries to negate his special ability aka “Shine” in bottles of booze and strange women.

Dan Torrance now in his mid-30’s still remembers the days after they escapes the Overlook hotel with his mother. In a flashback, young Danny refuse to talk, except to the ghost of his friend Hallorann (Carl Lumbly) who was killed by his father at the hotel. Hallorann shows Danny a special box and has him study it so he can recreate it in his mind. Danny uses the box to capture the Overlook spirits. Once the ghosts are gone Danny opens up and talks to his mother.

 

Dan tired of drifting from town to town, settles in a New Hampshire town and makes a friend Billy Freeman (Cliff Curtis) who sets him up in an apartment and a job at a hospice clinic. Dan notices the clinics cat visits a patient’s room when they are in there final hours. Torrance also keeps them company and helps ease them into the afterlife with his “Shine”. This earns him the nickname Doctor Sleep. Back at Dan’s apartment, one of the walls in the room is slate lie a chalkboard. Dan starts getting mysterious messages from another person who also “shines”.

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ANNABELLE COMES HOME- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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Annabelle Comes Home

Starring:

Vera Farmiga- Loraine Warren

Patrick Wilson- Ed Warren

McKenna Grace- Judy Warren

While the Warrens are away, Annabelle unleashes hell in the new thriller “Annabelle Comes Home”.

Annabelle Comes Home is another chapter in the Conjuring universe centered around the demonic doll Annabelle. The film picks up with the Warrens lifting evil spirits from a home where they discovered a doll that was a portal for evil and had to be removed. Annabelle, a hideous doll, that was brought back to the Warren’s evil spirit trophy room where she was locked in a cabinet made from blessed church glass and had signs posted not to open for any reason. Lorraine and Ed were so worried about the doll’s power they had a priest come bless the room annually.

 

Judy Warren paid the price of having famous parents. She had no friends at school because half were afraid and the other half though her family was a joke. Judy’s best friend was her sitter Mary Ellen (Madison Iseman). Mary Ellen was brought over to watch Judy when Lorraine and Ed had to go out of town for a case. Mary Ellen was going to bake Judy a cake for her birthday and celebrate with her over the weekend. Mary Ellen’s best friend crashed the “party” and stayed over as well.

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

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The Intruder (2019)

Starring:

Dennis Quaid- Charlie Peck

Michael Ealy- Scott Russell

Meagan Good- Annie Russell

Dennis Quaid brings a whole new meaning to “House Hunting” in the new film “The Intruder”.

Scott Russell is a successful marketing executive in San Francisco. When he and his wife Annie decide to start a family, they leave their posh penthouse apartment in the city and find a wonderful place in Napa Valley. Scott and Annie make the trip to se the house and meet the owner Charlie Peck.

Charlie is a recent widower, losing his wife to cancer, selling is home called “Foxglove” (also the name of a poisonous plant that grows on the grounds) and plans to move to Florida to live with his daughter. The Russell’s walk around the woods behind the house and are greeted by Charlie with a rifle shot that dropped a deer a few feet away from them. Peck apologized and explained the damage the deer did to the property.

After touring the house, a deal for approx. 3 million is made and next we see Scott and Annie moving in. Charlie hands over the keys and information on the house to Annie. The Russell’s begin to make changes to the house and after a couple of sleepless nights they install a surveillance system that sets Charlie off. Yes, Charlie’s Florida trip was delayed and his is staying at a hotel in town and just keeps popping up at the house like a weed!

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Bad Times at the El Royale- Karl Sides (the Flick Fanatics)

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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

Starring:

Jeff Bridges- Father Daniel Flynn/ Dock O’Kelly

Cynthia Erivo- Darlene Sweet

Jon Hamm- Laramie Seymore Sullivan/ Dwight Broadbeck

Dakota Johnson- Emily Summerspring

Chris Hemsworth- Billy Lee

Bridges, Hamm and Johnson “check in” to a new thriller from Director Dwight Goddard, “Bad Times at the El Royal”.

A priest, a vacuum salesman and a hippie check into a hotel…. sounds like the set up for a off color joke, but instead it is the set up for the new thriller from Director/Writer Dwight Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) called “Bad Times at the El Royale”.

The El Royale hotel is a unique establishment located outside Lake Tahoe straddling the state line between California and Nevada. Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman), the El Royale front desk clerk, explains to guests that they have the choice to stay in the rooms located in California and take advantage of the amenities there or stay in Nevada and enjoy the slot machines locate on the opposite side of the lobby.

The first guest to arrive are a priest Father Flynn (Bridges), an aspiring singer Darlene Sweet and the first one in line requesting the honeymoon suite Laramie Seymore Sullivan, a vacuum salesman.  As Miles assigns the rooms a fourth guest comes in, a hippie named Emily Summerspring. Everyone adjourns to their rooms and the secrets of the El Royal begin to reveal themselves.

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