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Almost Famous

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Coming Attractions/News:

Star Wars Episode IX

New Movies

Little – A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Hellboy – Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

After – A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

Missing Link – Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Undisputed Classic

Almost Famous – A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Singles – A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

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Say Anything – A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

She’s Out of Control – When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it’s enough to make her father become overprotective of her.


Disorganized Crimes – Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he’s caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.


Winter People – A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby’s father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back.


Edge of Sanity – When Henry Jekyll’s experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can’t catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind…

Next Week: Breakthrough, Penguins (Disney Nature), 1989 – Field of Dreams

Undisputed Classic: The Stratton Story

Witch is Brilliant

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Welcome to this weeks episode of the I Hate Critics Podcast. We start this weeks show with our Oscar picks. There are also three new movies this week. Race and Risen are very safe movies which makes potentially decent movies pretty bland. Then there is The Witch which will end up among the best films of 2016 easily. A24 knocks it out of the park again.

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Our Top Five this week is our favorite movies from each of the last five decades as well as the current decade we’re in. We talk about too many movies to even mention here.

Our Undisputed Classic is Suspiria

In 1986 The Hitcher and 9 1/2 Weeks

Trailers

Kindergarten Cop 2

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

The Gift & Rock n Roll Movies

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We’ve got five new movies this week: The Fantastic Four, Ricki and the Flash, Shaun the Sheep, The Gift, and Irrational Man. The Fantastic Four was boring and poorly directed but the director blames the studio and oh yeah Josh liked it. Both The Gift and an Irrational Man are must sees according Sean. I wish I could go see both of these. Sean sold them well. Rick and the Flash received mixed reviews on the show. Sean really disliked it and Josh really liked it. Because of Ricki and the Flash we asked our audience what their top five favorite movies about rock n roll. Included in those lists is Almost Famous, Once, This is Spinal Tap, Rock n Roll High School, High Fidelity, School of Rock, The Runaways, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Blues Brothers, The Harder They Come, Begin Again, La Bamba, Empire Records and The Doors.

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Our Undisputed Classic is A Hard Day’s Night

In 1985 Summer Rental, Mr Science Project, Dance with a Stranger

Our trailers this week are:

Stonewall
Deadpool Red Band
The Last Witch Hunter
By the Sea

Back to the Future Turns 30, Magic Mike XXL, Terminator Genisys

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On this episode of I Hate Critics we’ve got three new movies: Magic Mike XXL, Terminator Genisys, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl. Both Sean and I loved Magic Mike XXL, it was a lot of fun. It kind of makes you want to be a male stripper. The joy they had making this movie comes back off the screen. Shelby and Beth were having fun as well. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is completely awesome. It’s essentially The Fault in Our Stars done properly. Terminator Genisys is fun but that pisses Josh off because it should be more serious and not fun. I’m paraphrasing because Josh isn’t here to defend himself.

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Our Undisputed Classic is Donnie Darko. In sticking with our time travel theme (not our male stripper theme) we went with Donnie Darko and it’s a movie that is just amazing and if you mix the book in with it is even better.

In 1985 Back to the Future came out. The biggest movie of 1985. $200 million in 1985, that’s amazing.

Our trailers this week are:

Jobs
Jenny’s Wedding
Snowden
Secret in their Eyes
Creed

San Andreas The Rock Fights an Earthquake & Cameron Crowe

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San Andreas was this weeks big release. It’s basically The Rock fighting an earthquake. It’s highly entertaining while being highly offensive…which makes it hard for Sean to admit he likes it. Sean generally has no problem admitting to liking or disliking something but he was so offended by “San Andreas” that he was kind of embarrassed for having fun.

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Cameron Crowe is back with “Aloha.” When the studio that made this movie trashes the movie via email then those emails go public a week before the movie comes out you know you’re in for a long day. The movies not complete. There’s something brilliant somewhere there but we’re not sure if it’s still in Cameron Crowe’s head or on the cutting room floor.

Have you seen Kung Fury yet…go see it as soon as you’re done with this podcast.

We asked our audience their favorite Cameron Crowe films. Among the movies selected we had “Untitled” or “Almost Famous,” “Say Anything” and “Singles.

Our Undisputed Classic was Cameron Crowe themed and we took a look at “Jerry Maguire,” “Elizabethtown” and “Pearl Jam 20.”

1985 – Fleetch

Trailers:

Point Break
End of the Tour
The Walk
Felt

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