Posts tagged Cate Blanchett

Hereditary – The Hype is Real Says 2 Out of 3 of Us

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Coming Attractions/News:

A Star is Born – Trailer
Halloween – Trailer
Serenity – Trailer
Operation Finale – Trailer
Bad TImes at the El Royale – Trailer

New Movies

Ocean’s 8 – Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

Hereditary – When the matriarch of the Graham family passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

Hotel Artemis – Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, ‘Hotel Artemis’ follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

Undisputed Classic
Out of Sight – A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

Top Five – Cast of Ocean’s 8

1988

Big Business – In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths following a big business deal to closedown the Jupiter Hollow factory.

Poltergeist III – Carol Anne is staying with her aunt in a high-rise building, where the supernatural forces haunting her make their return.

The Presidio – A San Francisco civilian police detective is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer while dating his daughter.

Stars and Bars – A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process.

Next Week: Superfly, Tag and Incredibles 2. Top Five: Animated Superhero films. Undisputed Classic: Superfly

Deadpool 2: Lord of the Fitbit

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Happytime Murders – Red Band Trailer
Bohemian Rhapsody – Trailer
Lars Von Trier – Irresponsible Filmmaking

New Movies

Deadpool 2 – Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

Book Club – Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Show Dogs – Max, a macho, solitary Rottweiler police dog is ordered to go undercover as a primped show dog in a prestigious Dog Show, along with his human partner, to avert a disaster from happening.

Undisputed Classic
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Top Five – Movie Props

1988

1) Willow (Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Ron Howard): A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
2) Call Me (Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie): A journalist agrees to meet an obscene caller at a bar, and ends up witnessing a murder.

Next Week: Solo: A Star Wars Story, Top Five Shittiest Movies of all time (Figuratively or Literally) and our Undisputed Classic is Salo.

Ready Player One

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Coming Attractions/News:

The House with a Clock in its Walls – Trailer
First Reformed – Trailer
Halloween – Teaser

New Movies

Ready Player One – When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

The Death of Stalin – Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness – Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.

Undisputed Classic

WarGames – A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Top Five – Movies Referenced in Ready Player One

1988

1) Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Tim Burton): When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

2) Bright Lights, Big City (Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates): A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.

3) The Seventh Sign (Demi Moore, Michael Biehn): Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.

4) Stand and Deliver (Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips): The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

5) A Time of Destiny (William Hurt, Timothy Hutton): A modernized version of the story which inspired Verdi’s opera, “La Forza del Destino”.

Thor: Ragnarok

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Coming Attractions/News:

In the Fade – Trailer
A Prayer Before Dawn – Trailer

New Movies

Thor: Ragnarok – Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thor_ragnarok_2017

A Bad Moms Christmas – A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. (27% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_bad_moms_christmas

LBJ – The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. (51% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lbj

Undisputed Classic

American Psycho – A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (68% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_psycho

Top Five: Cover songs in movies

1987

Less Than Zero – A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend’s request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/less_than_zero

Made in Heaven – After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he’ll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before. (40% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1013004_made_in_heaven?

Cry Freedom- South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko. (81% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cry_freedom

Hello Again – A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister. (11% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hello_again

Hiding Out – A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school. (33% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hiding_out

Russkies – A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War. (14% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/russkies

Steel Dawn – In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/steel_dawn

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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