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If Beale Street Could Talk One of the Best Movies of the Year & Clones

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Coming Attractions/News:

Velvet Buzzsaw
Lords of Chaos
Spider-Man

New Movies


The Upside – A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

A Dog’s Way Home – A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.

Replicas – A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

If Beale Street Could Talk – A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Undisputed Classic

Clones – A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather.

Top Five – Oops we forgot to do it

1989

DeepStar Six – The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Gleaming the Cube – Brian’s adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so he skates off to investigate the murder himself.

The January Man – Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back.

The Experts – Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB agents to be hip like Americans.

Next Week: Glass, our Undisputed Classic is Unbreakable and just for fun Supervan

A Star is Born 4 Times

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Coming Attractions/News:
The Mule
The Upside
Aquaman
Mortal Engines

New Movies

Venom – When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Leave No Trace – A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

A Star is Born – A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Undisputed Classic

A Star is Born – (1937) A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
(1954) A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
(1976) A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Top Five – Actors that are Directors

1988

Alien Nation (James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp): In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.

Clara’s Heart (Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris): David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who’s hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and eventually leading to a disturbing secret in Clara’s past.

Imagine- John Lennon (biography/documentary): A biography of the rock music star.

Next Week: First Man, Goosebumps 2, Bad Times at the El Royale, Our Undisputed Classic is The Right Stuff. Our Top Five is Movies About Space.

Rampage & Friday the 13th

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Coming Attractions/News:

Hot Summer Nights – Trailer
Dark Crimes – Trailer
Hotel Artemis – Trailer
An Evening With Kevin Smith

New Movies

Rampage – When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Truth or Dare – A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone — or something — begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Isle of Dogs – Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Beirut – Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Undisputed Classic

Friday the 13th – A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning.

Top Five – Friday the 13th Movies

1988

1) Colors (Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, directed by Dennis Hopper): An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

2) Return To Snowy River (Tom Burlinson, Brian Dennehy): Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them – his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn’t want Jim back into her life.

3) Aria (Theresa Russell, John Hurt): Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria.

4) The Moderns (Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino): A struggling artist is hired to forge paintings, causing him to cross paths with his ex-wife and her powerful new husband.

5) Plain Clothes (Arliss Howard, Suzy Amis): To prove his brother’s innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.

The Ten Best Movies of 2017

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The Shape of Water – In a 1960s research facility, Elisa, a mute janitor, forms a relationship with a mysterious aquatic creature.

Molly’s Game – The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

The Florida Project – Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Last Flag Flying – Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Undisputed Classic

None this week

Top Ten – Movies in 2018

1987

Top Ten 1987 Films

The Princess Bride Turns 30

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Coming Attractions/News:

Tomb Raider – Trailer
Cook Off – Trailer
Isle of Dogs – Trailer

New Movies

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. (51% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/kingsman_the_golden_circle

The LEGO Ninjago Movie – Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. (53% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_lego_ninjago_movie

Friend Request – A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast’s online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends. (20% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/friend_request

Stronger – Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/stronger_2017

Undisputed Classic

When Harry Met Sally – Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (89% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/when_harry_met_sally

Top Five: Movies from the Case of The Princess Bride

1987

The Princess Bride – While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/princess_bride

Best Seller – Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold. (71% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/best_seller

The Big Town – It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole’s wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out. (57% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1002361_big_town

China Girl – A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/china_girl

Real Men – A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/real_men

From a Whisper to a Scream – In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1015426_offspring

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