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Patreon Bonus – Midsommar and A24 Best of the Decade

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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.

Star Wars: Episode IX – Penelope Cruise Control

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Coming Attractions/News:


Tenet
Downhill
Saint Maud
Impractical Jokers
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Top Gun Maverick

New Movies


Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker – The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.


Cats – A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.


Bombshell – A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.


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.

The Uncanny – Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.

1989

Born on the Fourth of July – The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.


Roger & Me – Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.


Tango & Cash – Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.


Next Week: Uncut Gems, Spies in Disguise, Little Women
Undisputed Classic: Year in Review
1989: Always, The Puppet Master

It: Chapter Two, Hop On One At a Time

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Coming Attractions/News:


Between Two Ferns – Trailer
Waves – Trailer
Just Mercy – Trailer
JoJo Rabbit – Trailer
Bad Boys For Life – Trailer

New Movies


It: Chapter Two – Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.


Salo – In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Undisputed Classic

Notorious – A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

1989

Kickboxer – Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.


Cage – A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy’s life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child’s brain in a (very large) man’s body. When they get out of the army the two open up a bar together, but some local gangsters make things tough for them after they refuse to take part in brutal “cage” matches where fighters battle to the point of serious injury and/or death.


Next Week: The Goldfinch, Hustlers

Undisputed Classic: To Die For
1989: The Big Picture, In Country, Night Game, Sea of Love

An Arkansas Saturday Night

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Coming Attractions/News:


RIP Peter Fonda
Last Christmas – Trailer
The Death of Dick Long – Trailer
Little Women – Trailer
A Hidden Life – Trailer

New Movies


Good Boys – Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.


The Angry Birds Movie 2- The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level.


47 Meters Down: Uncared – Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.


Blinded By the Light – In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher‘s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.


Where’d You Go, Bernadette – A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Undisputed Classic

The Bad News Bears – An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

1989

Uncle Buck – Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.


Casualties of War – During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

A Chorus of Disapproval – A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what’s happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealousy.


Cheetah – An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to race it against greyhounds, the two city kids, together with a young African goat herder they befriended, head off into the wild to rescue the cheetah.


Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives – A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey – none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident.


Let it Ride – A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can’t seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Rude Awakening – Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she’s all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. Billie meets Dave, a guy who lives in her apartment building, and is also an alcoholic. The show is based upon their relationship, along with all the others in AA with them.


Next Week: Ready or Not, Angel Has Fallen, Overcomver

Undisputed Classic:
1989: Cookie, Heart of Dixie, Koneko Monogatari, Little Monsters, Millenium, The Package

Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls

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Coming Attractions/News:

Little Mermaid Casts Halle Bailey
Knives Out – Trailer
Jumanji Next Level – Trailer

New Movies


Spider-Man Far From Home – Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Midsommar – A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Undisputed Classic

The Virgin Spring – An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family’s pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.

1989

Lethal Weapon 2 – Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Weekend at Bernies – Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

Shag – Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Haunted Summer – In 1815, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs and sex.

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills – The widow’s houseboy and the divorcee’s chauffeur bet on which will bed the other’s employer first.


Next Week: Crawl, StuberUndisputed Classic: Taxi Driver
1989: License to Kill, When Harry Met Sally

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