Posts tagged Benedict Cumberbatch
RIP Stan Lee
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story – Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Overlord – A little squad of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.
Beautiful Boy – Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Ray – The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Top Five – Foreign Films
Child’s Play – A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
A Cry In the Dark – A mother whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in the Australian outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.
Ernest Saves Christmas – Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.
Iron Eagle II (: General Chappy Sinclair assembles a joint U.S.- Soviet strike team to take out a rogue middle eastern nuclear base.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (): Pepas’s lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he’s left. In her search for Iván, she confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she is.
Split Decisions – When a boxer is killed because he wouldn’t take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Far North – After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.
Next Week: Widows, Fantastic Beasts 2, Instant Family, Our Undisputed Classic is Bonnie and Clyde, and our Top Five is Movies You’re Thankful For
Venom – Trailer
Avengers: Infinity War – The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Kodachrome – Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.
The Week Of – Two fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate the wedding of their children. They are forced to spend the longest week of their lives together, and the big day cannot come soon enough.
The Ritual – A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that’s stalking them.
Undisputed Classic/Defend It
Knowing – M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Top Five – Bad Movies Josh Likes
1) Critters 2: The Main Course (Scott Grimes): Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover’s Bend.
2) Sunset (Bruce Willis, James Garner, Blake Edwards): Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.
3) Bagdad Cafe (CCH Pounder, Marianne Sagebrecht, Jack Palance): A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.
4) Appointment With Death (Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher): When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects. Hercule Poirot is on the case.
Next Week: Bad Samaritan, Overboard, Tully. Our classic is Juno and our top five is movies that reference Star Wars.
Top Five: Least Favorite Superheroes
Undisputed Classic: Patton
1986 Sid and Nancy, 52 Pickup,
La La Land
Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week the always watchable Jon Favreau brings us Jungle Book. It’s not the best movie is the world, but it’s a lot of fun and probably shouldn’t be compared to the best movie in the world. Barbershop 3 is a movie with a lot to say while remaining very funny. Criminal may be the worst movie of the year and Sing Street is a great movie in the vein of Once and Begin Again.
Top Five: Kevin Costner movies, Ice Cube movies, Jon Favreau movies.
Undisputed Classic Bull Durham
1986 – Legend, Wise Guys
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
This week we’ve got five new movies. The number one move of the week was the cash grab Maze Runner sequel called Maze Runner 2 The Scorch Trials. Black Mass was a well directed well acted film that’s kind of boring. I think it has more to do with the fact that there is a great documentary out there about Whitey Bulger that is better than this movie not to mention that The Departed is loosely based on this subject matter and is a far more entertaining film. It’s hard to be critical, but we were all bored. Everest is a movie that turns idiots into heroes and that pisses Sean off. Grandma may be the best movie of the week but close behind is Captive. If you’re going to see any movies this week we recommend Grandma or Captive.
Our Top Five this week is mob/crime movies: Our discussion includes The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, Pulp Fiction, Good Fellas, LA Confidential, Miller’s Crossing, The Untouchables, and many more.
Our Undisputed Classic is L’adventura. It’s another Michelangelo Antonioni film that truly is an experience. You may not like the experience but we did. It’s a movie that just marches to it’s own beat. So many movies feel the need to follow a formula but not Antonioni. You can check this movie out on Hulu Plus.
In 1985 we take on Creator
Our trailers this week are:
Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 2
Bridge of Spies