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Being Divergent Means You’ve Got a Brain, Congratulations

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. It’s March madness so we waste the first part of the show going through our Movie Madness Brackett. As expected, “The Big Lebowski,” “Fight Club” and “The Shawshank Redemption” are tearing up the competition. Our big reason for doing this bracket was because we didn’t want all the attention to be on the team hit “Divergent.” First there was “Harry Potter” which was loved by kids and adults alike, but then “Twilight” ruined the brains of the teenagers and 30 something mothers. Life got a little better with “The Hunger Games” but “Divergent” just feels lazy.

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Thankfully there’s “Muppets Most Wanted” to make up for that. What a fun movie. Sean, Josh and I all made it out and each of us enjoyed it a ton, unfortunately my daughter and Josh’s son weren’t as big of fans as we were. It’s a movie that’s going to stand the test of time though and as kids get older they’re going to appreciate how intelligent this movie is and how much fun it is. Then there is the unintelligent “God is Not Dead.” That’s all I’m going to say about it.

Our Undisputed Classic this week is “Casablance.” I had never seen “Casablanca” but after watching it I realized I’ve seen it in just about every movie to come after it. I was expecting this grand epic like “Gone With the Wind” or “The Godfather” and instead what I got was probably the first legitimate blockbuster that still holds up today.

In 1984 “Police Academy” and “Racing with the Moon.” We all were not ashamed to admit we enjoyed “Police Academy” no matter how bad Roger Ebert said it was. “Racing with the Moon” is a movie nobody’s heard of that stars Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn and is surprisingly good.

Trailers this week:

The Giver
The Amazing Spiderman 2
The Mazerunner
Filth
Earth to Echo
The Signal

“Captain Phillips” Kills “Machete”

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Welcome to “I Hate Critics” The World’s Greatest Movie Podcast. This Tom Hanks takes an impressive real life story and gives it a taste of Hollywood while most likely grabbing another Oscar nomination. While Mel Gibson got a taste of what his career had become in “Machete Kills.” I for one love the grind house style films that Robert Rodriguez, but it sounds that even if you’re like me, you’re probably not going to care for “Machete Kills.”

This episode it was me (Bob Zerull), Film Critic Sean Patrick, Josh Adams from the Film Fan Perspective and our special guest was Faith.

The ‘Undisputed Classic’ is “Das Boot.” Classic is a strong word this World War 2 submarine movie. It’s very long, you find yourself rooting for Nazi’s and it’s unanimously agreed that this works best as a mini series.

In this week in 1983 we got Robert Altman’s “Streamers,” an underrated film that was ahead of its time.

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Check Josh Adams out at The Film Fan Perspective http://filmfanperspective.wordpress.com.

Last week nobody won a copy of “My Step Dad is Freakin’ Vampire” and “I Didn’t Come Here to Die”

This week we are continuing the contest until we get 10 entries. Also if you can name our game I will give you a copy of “A Cadaver Christmas.”

Actors:

Julia Roberts
Jenna Elfman
Ali Larter

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