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Waves, Marriage Story, Honey Boy are Among the Best Movies of the Year

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Coming Attractions/News:


Free Guy
No Time to Die
Black Widow

New Movies


Dark Waters – A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.


Honey Boy – A young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.


Waves – Traces the journey of a suburban family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.


Portrait of a Lady on Fire – On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.


The Report – Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA’s post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.


Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Undisputed Classic

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use their young houseguests to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other over the course of a distressing night.

1989

She-Devil – A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.


Triumph of the Spirit – Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and brother were also held as insurance that he would continue to fight.


The War of the Roses – A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.


Next Week: Richard Jewell, Jumanji: Next Level, Black Christmas, Bombshell, Uncut Gems,
Undisputed Classic: Driving Miss Daisy
1989: Driving Miss Daisy, Blaze, The Wizard, We’re No Angels, Enemies: A Love Story, Glory, Family Business, 

Avengers: Infinity War

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Coming Attractions/News:

Venom – Trailer

New Movies

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

1988

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.

Literally a Handful

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New Releases:

Rings
The Space Between Us
The Comedian

Top Five: Foreign Remakes

Undisputed Classic: All About Eve

1987 – Black Widow, From the Hip, Light of Day

Trailers:

A Cure for Wellness
Ghost in the Shell
Life
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Transformers: The Last Knight
Logan
The Fate of the Furious
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Ex Machina Delivers for A24

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Have you ever seen a movie and knew it was great but for whatever reason didn’t like it as much as you should have? That’s how I felt about “Ex Machina.” It’s far and away my favorite movie so far in 2015, but I didn’t love it. It’s complex subject matter yet simplistic story threw me off, but I’m in the minority on the “I Hate Critics” movie review podcast as Josh and Sean loved it.

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There were two other movies that came out to Sean’s dismay. “Age of Adaline” is a fine movie with such an unnecessary plot point that it takes you out of the movie. The plot point was so much more unnecessary than all the words that I’m using in my show notes…I learned that at the New Media Expo, but I didn’t fix it. The there was “Little Boy” starring the cast of “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2.”

In the news this week we lost a beloved Film Critic, we saw pictures of Jared Leto’s Joker and some of the cast walked off the set of “Ridiculous Six” because they were offended by the jokes. Mean while Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner didn’t make the news because all they did was make a joke about a woman and it’s ok to be sexist…just not racist…even for a joke.

Our Undisputed Classic is “Odd Man Out.” A film so old and out dated that it failed the sleep test. Josh and Sean appreciated it but didn’t love it.

In 1985 “Just One of the Guys” came out and marked the first time our beloved cohost Josh saw a pair of boobs. “Stick” also came out starring Burt Reynolds. It was based off of an Elmore Leonard novel but Burt Reynold’s arrogance and misogyny pretty much ruined any chance that movie had. Something else came out but it is unimportant.

Trailers:

The Little Princess
The Visit
Black Mass
The Death of Superman Lives
Tomorrowland
Jurassic World

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