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The Possession of Hannah Grace
The Curse of La Llorona
Halloween – Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The Hate U Give – Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Sisters Brothers – In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
Dawn of the Dead – Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Top Five – Horror Movies
Bat*21 (Gene Hackman, Danny Glover): During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton’s aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.\
Mystic Pizza (Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor): Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.
The Lair of the White Worm (Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, Ken Russell): When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Without A Clue (Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley): A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective – Dr Watson.
Messenger of Death (Charles Bronson): Wives and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believe the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn’t give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody.
Little Dorrit (Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness): Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother’s seamstress Amy Dorrit and of her father residing in the Marshalsea debtors’ prison.
Next Week: Indivisible, Hunter Killer, The Undisputed Classic is The Two Towers, The Top Five – Say Five Nice things about Gerard Butler
Night School – A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.
Smallfoot – A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.
Slice – When a pizza delivery driver is murdered on the job, the city searches for someone to blame: ghosts? drug dealers? a disgraced werewolf?
Hell Fest – A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
From Hell – In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.
Top Five – Movie Hells
Punchline (Tom Hanks, Sally Field): Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The wages are lousy and everybody hopes for the big break. Lilah Krytsick is housewife with an ambition to be a stand-up comedian, however she doesnt seem to have the talent. Steven takes her under his wings and teaches her the art of comedy and humour.
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Donald Pleasence): Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?
Heartbreak Hotel (David Keith, Tuesday Weld, Chris Columbus): When a teen tries to set up a band at his school, his mother who was a big fan of Elvis Presley gets in a wreck he and his band members decides to kidnap Elvis and have him hooked up with his mother.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson): Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.
My Neighbor Totoro (Hiyao Miyazaki): When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Bird (Forest Whitaker, Clint Eastwood): The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie “Bird” Parker.
Memories of Me (Billy Crystal, JoBeth Williams): On his girlfriend’s insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.
Things Change (Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, David Mamet): Shoe-shiner Gino is hired to take the rap for a mafia murder. Two-bit gangster Jerry watches over Gino and gives him a weekend to remember.
Tapeheads (John Cusack, Tim Robbins): A couple of creative losers accidently become big shots in the video music industry.
Next Week: Venom & A Star is Born. Undisputed Classic is A Star is Born (any version you choose) Top Five Directors that are actors or actresses first.
Black Panther Trailer
The Mummy – An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. (17% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_mummy_2017
It Comes at Night – Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. (86% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/it_comes_at_night
Megan Leavey – Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/megan_leavey
The Mummy (1932) – A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1014370_mummy
Predator – A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior. (78% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/predator
The Witches of Eastwick – Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted – at a cost – when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.(74% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/witches_of_eastwick
The Believers – A New York psychiatrist finds that a satanic cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son. (33% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_believers_1987
The Million Dollar Mystery – A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant when a man drops dead of a heart attack. Before he dies, they discover that he is wanted for stealing several million dollars, and he tells them that he has hidden a million dollars in each of four different locations, and gives them clues as to where the locations are. They all then take off and try to get to the hidden treasure before any of the others do. (NO SCORE ROTTEN TOMOTOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1013919_million_dollar_mystery
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
Welcome to the I Hate Critics Oscar recap show. It’s late, we’re all three exhausted and it shows. The Oscars are just two damn long. “Birdman” wins the night. I think the three of us differ on how good “Birdman” is, it’s my favorite of the movies nominated, I think it’s a little lower on Josh and Sean’s list. We all three agree that “Gone Girl” is the best movie of the year, but what are you going to do?
Some memorable moments in the show include JK Simmons telling us to call our moms. Patricia Arquette asking for equal women’s rights, it’s sad that in 2015 this is still an issue. Common delivered one of the most powerful speeches of the night and the writer of “The Imitation Game” deserved to win another award for his acceptance speech.
It’s weird, there’s not much to complain about. I was entertained enough, but it was just so long. I apologize if we’re not completely with it this episode…we’ll get them next time.