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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, 

Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls

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Coming Attractions/News:

Little Mermaid Casts Halle Bailey
Knives Out – Trailer
Jumanji Next Level – Trailer

New Movies


Spider-Man Far From Home – Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Midsommar – A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Undisputed Classic

The Virgin Spring – An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family’s pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way.

1989

Lethal Weapon 2 – Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Weekend at Bernies – Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

Shag – Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.

Haunted Summer – In 1815, authors Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley get together for some philosophical discussions, but the situation soon deteriorates into mind games, drugs and sex.

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills – The widow’s houseboy and the divorcee’s chauffeur bet on which will bed the other’s employer first.


Next Week: Crawl, StuberUndisputed Classic: Taxi Driver
1989: License to Kill, When Harry Met Sally

Arnold’s O Face

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Coming Attractions/News:

Captain Marvel
Avengers: Endgame

New Movies


Free Solo – Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – An anthology film comprised of six stories, each dealing with a different aspect of life in the Old West.

Undisputed Classic

No Country For Old Men – Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Movie Fights: Best Coen Brothers Film

1988

Twins – A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.


Mississippi Burning – Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

My Stepmother Is An Alien – An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who’s quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn’t aware of the connection between her arrival and his work.

Watchers (): A boy takes in a stray dog, later discovering that it is an ultra-intelligent runaway being stalked by a dangerous creature from the same genetic research lab.

Next Week: Once Upon a Deadpool, Mortal Engines, The Mule, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Undisputed Classic – Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


Recast IT: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Lose the Hate

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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

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

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