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Bird’s of Prey is going to bomb because Harley Quinn isn’t a sex figure anymore
The Lighthouse – Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
The Turning – A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents’ deaths. A modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw.”
The Gentlemen – A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Cinema Paradiso – A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema’s projectionist.
Next Week: Gretel & Hansel, The Rhythm Section
Undisputed Classic: Ms. 45
1990: Cinema Paradiso, Flashback, Heart Condition, Men Don’t Leave, Stella
Joker – In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
The Departed – An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Dolittle – A physician discovers that he can talk to animals.
Bad Boys For Life – The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.
Bad Boys – Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.
Tremors – Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.
Everybody Wins – A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a Connecticut town and finds the woman isn’t everything she pretends to be.
Streets – The story of runaways living in Venice, California, under the threat of a psychotic cop who is a serial killer of prostitutes.
Brain Dead – In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.
Next Week: The Gentleman & The Turning
Undisputed Classic: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrells
1990: Cinema Paradiso
1917 – Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Like A Boss – Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.
Just Mercy – World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.
Underwater – A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.
Freebie and the Bean – San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.
Downtown – Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-filled precinct in the city. Everyone there is sure that this ‘by the book’, pampered, suburban cop is going to get himself, and whoever is assigned as his partner, killed. Detective Dennis Curren, draws the unfortunate ‘babysitting’ assignment. But when Alex’s best friend is killed investigating a stolen car, Alex throws the book out the window tracking down the killer.
Internal Affairs – An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.
Leatherface – A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.
Ski Patrol – A developer attempts to sabotage the safety record of a ski resort.
Next Week: Bad Boys For Life, Dolittle
Undisputed Classic: Bad Boys
1990: Cinema Paradiso, Tremors, Brain Dead, Everybody Wins, Street
On this episode we look at the best films of the last decade. David Fincher and Ari Aster dominate our lists. A24 is well represented…so much so that we decided to do a separate A24 top ten.
Movies we list: Midsommar, The Social Network, Gravity, Cloud Atlas, Gone Girl, Enemy, Hereditary, Under the Skin, BlackKklansman, The Big Sick, Lady Bird etc etc.
The Quiet Place II
The Grudge – A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.
The Two Popes – Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
Dolemite is My Name – Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
Zodiac: In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.
Next Week: 1917, Just Mercy, Underwater, Like a Boss
Undisputed Classic: Freebie & the Bean
1990: Downtown, Internal Affairs, Leatherface, Ski Patrol