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Eli Roth Delivers with A House With A Clock in its Wall

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Coming Attractions/News:
Captain Marvel
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

New Movies

The House With A Clock in its Walls – A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Farenheit 11/9 – Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Life Itself – As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Assassination Nation – After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Undisputed Classic

Galaxy Quest – The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

Top Five – Sigourney Weaver

1988

Gorillas In the Mist (Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown): The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Dead Ringers (Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, David Cronenberg): Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
Kansas (Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy): A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber’s plans.
Sweet Hearts Dance (Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins): Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam, his childhood friend, is just beginning to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try to adjust to these conflicting emotions they find themselves having to evaluate their own relationship as well.
Spellbinder (Tim Daly, Kelly Preston): A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.

Next Week: Hell Fest, Night School, Smallfoot. Our Undisputed Classic: From Hell. Top Five: Movies About Hell

Lose the Hate

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Coming Attractions/News:

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer
Blade Runner 2049 gets an R Rating

New Movies

Annabelle: Creation – Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. (69% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/annabelle_creation

Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature – Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City’s mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. (12% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_nut_job_2_nutty_by_nature

The Glass Castle -A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. (49% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_glass_castle_2017

Undisputed Classic

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/one_flew_over_the_cuckoos_nest

Top Five: Movies based on memoirs

1987

Disorderlies – Three bumbling orderlies are hired to take care of an old rich man. Humorous mayhem follows. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/disorderlies

No Way Out – A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1015218_no_way_out

Can’t Buy Me Love – A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend. (48% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cant_buy_me_love

The Monster Squad – A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters. (53% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/monster_squad

Christian Bale & Oscar Isaac

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New Releases:

Unforgettable
Gifted
The Promise
Lost City of Z
Phoenix Forgotten
Free Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Five Showdown: Christian Bale’s top five vs Oscar Isaac’s top five

Undisputed Classic: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1987 – Extreme Prejudice, My Demon Lover

Trailers:

Wakefield
The Little Hours Red Band Trailer
It Comes at Night
Despicable Me 3

Evil Dead 2 Turns 30

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New Releases:

Kong: Skull Island
Christine

Top Five: None

Defend It: Outbreak

Undisputed Classic: Evil Dead 2

1987 – Heat, Raising Arizona, Evil Dead 2

Trailers:

Baby Driver
Wonder Woman

Chris Rock Wins the #Oscars

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Welcome to I Hate Critics Bonus Oscar Coverage podcast. This years Oscars leaves me strangely satisfied. The nominations weren’t diverse at all and it seemed like there was a lot wrong going in then Chris Rock stepped in and saved the day. Not only that but I think we all learned a little bit tonight. We learned more about modern racism, sexism. We learned about a culture that promotes sexual abuse towards women and we learned about climate change and none of us appear to be resisting any of that. More of us than normal seem to be accepting these as lessons we need to learn. Chris Rock’s performance tonight was my favorite ever Oscar host performance…well done Chris Rock.

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As for the awards, Stallone lost, but so did Rocky. He doesn’t need to win to be the best. Aside from that just about every movie took home something so good for them. Mad Max won all the technical awards, The Revenant won a couple of the big awards and Spotlight won Best Picture. A24 took home three awards, we love that company and we’re super happy for them.

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