If Beale Street Could Talk One of the Best Movies of the Year & Clones

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Coming Attractions/News:

Velvet Buzzsaw
Lords of Chaos
Spider-Man

New Movies


The Upside – A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

A Dog’s Way Home – A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.

Replicas – A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

If Beale Street Could Talk – A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Undisputed Classic

Clones – A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather.

Top Five – Oops we forgot to do it

1989

DeepStar Six – The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Gleaming the Cube – Brian’s adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so he skates off to investigate the murder himself.

The January Man – Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back.

The Experts – Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB agents to be hip like Americans.

Next Week: Glass, our Undisputed Classic is Unbreakable and just for fun Supervan

Bird Box, Blue Box & Naked Ninjas

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Coming Attractions/News:

Happy Death Day 2U
Teen Spirit

New Movies


Escape Room – Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.

Bird Box – Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Roma – A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Outlaw King – A true David vs. Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish ‘Outlaw King’ Robert the Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat the much larger and better equipped occupying English army.

Suspiria – A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Undisputed Classic

Nothing This Week

Movie Fight: What are You Most Looking Forward to in 2019

1988

Stranded – A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.

Doin’ Time On Planet Earth – Through a series of extraordinary circumstances, an eccentric teenager believes he may be the alien prince of a distant planet, ready to lead his brethren home.

The Girl in a Swing – A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he knows virtually nothing about her.

Deep Space – An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path.

Born To Race – A race-car driver falls in love with a beautiful Italian automobile engineer who is travelling the NASCAR circuit to sell her controversial engine technology.

Sticky Fingers – Two girls try hard to find job as musicians. One of them play the cello and the other the violin. They have very little money, even to pay the rent. One day a friend (who is a drug dealer) ask them to keep a bag for some days.

Never Say Die – A couple end up running for their lives from South African hit-men and the Police.

Next Week: A Dog’s Way Home, Replicas, The Upside

2018/1988 Year in Review

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On this episode we talk about our favorite movies of 2018 and 1988. 

Some of the movies discussed:

Hereditary

Bull Durham

A Star is Born

Blackkklansman

Creed II

First Reformed

If Beale Street Could Talk

Rain Man

Black Panther

Ralph Breaks the Internet

A Simple Favor

Annihilation

Big

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The Last Temptation of Christ

Die Hard

Scrooged

The Naked Gun

And So Many More

Aquaman, Bumblebee & Mary Poppins Returns Are Good

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Coming Attractions/News:

US

New Movies


Aquaman – Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Bumlebee – On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Holmes & Watson – A humorous take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Vice – The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

Mary Queen of Scots – Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

The Favourite – In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Welcome to Marwen – In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Vox Lux – An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

Mary Poppins Returns – Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.

Undisputed Classic

Mary Poppins – In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Movie Fight: Sequel that’s better than the original

1988

Working Girl – When a secretary’s idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss’ job.

Beaches – A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Dangerous Liaisons – A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.

Pelle the Conqueror – The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest form of life. Pelle starts to speak Danish but is still harassed as a foreigner. But none of them wants to give up their dream of finding a better life than the life they left in Sweden.

The Accidental Tourist – An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.

Hellraiser II: Hellbound – Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

The Girl in a Swing – A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he knows virtually nothing about her. She insists on not being married in a church, and after they are married, some bad things from her past begin surfacing in subtly supernatural ways, and he must find the best way to deal with them without destroying their relationship.

Next Week: Escape Room, Streaming Challenge, Top Five Movies You’re Most Looking Forward to in 2019.

Time Travel Bonus 2

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Josh spent weeks putting together this episode on time travel. Attached is a photo of his notes. This was a passion project for him and of course we can’t help but belittle him along the way. Thanks Josh for being a good sport!!!

Back to the Future, Bill and Ted, Interstellar, Event Horizon, Star Trek, Donnie Darko, 12 Monkeys, X-Men, Avengers, Hot Tub Time Machine, Deadpool 2, About Time, Safety Not Guaranteed, Groundhog Day…and many more

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