Posts tagged Eli Roth
Boy Erased – The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Mirai – A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.
The Possession of Hannah Grace – When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.
The Last Exorcism – A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.
Movie Fights: The Last Exorcism vs The Exorcist
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad – Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Tequila Sunrise – A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.
Talk Radio – A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Next Week: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Undisputed Classic – No Country for Old Men
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The House With A Clock in its Walls – A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Farenheit 11/9 – Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.
Life Itself – As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
Assassination Nation – After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.
Galaxy Quest – The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
Top Five – Sigourney Weaver
Gorillas In the Mist (Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown): The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Dead Ringers (Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, David Cronenberg): Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
Kansas (Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy): A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber’s plans.
Sweet Hearts Dance (Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins): Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam, his childhood friend, is just beginning to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try to adjust to these conflicting emotions they find themselves having to evaluate their own relationship as well.
Spellbinder (Tim Daly, Kelly Preston): A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.
Next Week: Hell Fest, Night School, Smallfoot. Our Undisputed Classic: From Hell. Top Five: Movies About Hell
The House with a Clock in its Walls – Trailer
First Reformed – Trailer
Halloween – Teaser
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.
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
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”.
Death Wish – Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.
Red Sparrow – Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School,’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.
Mute – A mute bartender goes up against his city’s gangsters in an effort to find out what happened to his missing partner.
Reds – A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Death Wish – A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.
Top Five – Movie Vigilantes
Cop – An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
The House on Carroll Street – In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.
Pass the Ammo – A corrupt television preacher and his congregation are held hostage by a woman, her lover, and her two cousins in an attempt to avenge the theft of her inheritance. A quirky look at the dishonesty of the televangelist industry.
Moving – Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.
Prison – The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison’s new governor.
Switching Channels – A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.
This week we’ve got several new movies. Diane Keaton remade every other movie she’s made over the last ten years with Love the Coopers. Sean wasn’t thrilled. The 33 is a Lifetime like movie that made it to the theaters. It’s pretty good, but it’s not a very gritty story…it’s just warm and fuzzy. Suffragette was an ok that was supposed to be great about the early feminist movement. My All American is a Christian film that also happens to be the best film of the weekend. It’s Rudyesque but the direction is a little amateur. Knock Knock is the new Eli Roth film that is so bad it’s amazing. Keanu Reeves redefines bad acting. It’s actually so bad that it’s good. I Smile Back is the new Sarah Silverman movie. It’s not a comedy what so ever. Silverman is great in it, the movies great. It’ll probably end up on the outside looking in come award season, but that shouldn’t take anything away from this movie.
Top Five this week is Feminist movies.
For our Undisputed Classic this week is “Brian’s Song.”
In 1985 Once Bitten
Our trailers this week are:
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2