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An Arkansas Saturday Night

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Coming Attractions/News:


RIP Peter Fonda
Last Christmas – Trailer
The Death of Dick Long – Trailer
Little Women – Trailer
A Hidden Life – Trailer

New Movies


Good Boys – Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.


The Angry Birds Movie 2- The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level.


47 Meters Down: Uncared – Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they’ve entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.


Blinded By the Light – In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher‘s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.


Where’d You Go, Bernadette – A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Undisputed Classic

The Bad News Bears – An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

1989

Uncle Buck – Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother’s rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.


Casualties of War – During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

A Chorus of Disapproval – A man new to a smallish British town joins an amateur theatre company. Once there, he discovers that the drama on stage is quite often nothing compared to what’s happening behind the scenes: seduction, romance, faction fighting, and the inevitable jealousy.


Cheetah – An American boy and girl, spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents adopt a cheetah, only to realize that they must set it loose so that it can learn to hunt and be free. However, when the animal is captured by poachers planning to race it against greyhounds, the two city kids, together with a young African goat herder they befriended, head off into the wild to rescue the cheetah.


Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives – A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey – none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident.


Let it Ride – A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can’t seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Rude Awakening – Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she’s all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. Billie meets Dave, a guy who lives in her apartment building, and is also an alcoholic. The show is based upon their relationship, along with all the others in AA with them.


Next Week: Ready or Not, Angel Has Fallen, Overcomver

Undisputed Classic:
1989: Cookie, Heart of Dixie, Koneko Monogatari, Little Monsters, Millenium, The Package

Get Off of Shaft’s Lawn

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Coming Attractions/News:

Banana Splits Movie
Doctor Sleep
3 From Hell

New Movies


Men In Black: International – The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.     

Shaft – John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.    


Late Night – A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

The Dead Don’t Die – The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Murder Mystery – A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.

Undisputed Classic

Shaft – Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.    

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka – In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

1989

Ghostbusters 2- The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.


Next Week: Toy Story 4, Child’s Play, AnnaUndisputed Classic: Toy Story      1989: Batman, Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Lower the Bar

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Coming Attractions/News:

Ocean’s 8 – Trailer
Overboard – Trailer
Not My Luke Skywalker

New Movies

Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle – Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they choose.

Pitch Perfect 3 – Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

The Greatest Showman – Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Downsizing – A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Darkest Hour – During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Father Figures – Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

Undisputed Classic

Love Actually – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Top Five – Father Figures

1987

Good Morning Vietnam – In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night – Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box. However, so is the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.

Groundhog Day

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Last Jedi – Trailer
Stallone to write and direct Creed 2

New Movies

Happy Death Day – A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. (64% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/happy_death_day

The Foreigner – A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities. (57% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_foreigner_2017

Marshall – About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marshall

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/professor_marston_and_the_wonder_women

Only the Brave – Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/only_the_brave_2017

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_meyerowitz_stories

Undisputed Classic

Groundhog Day – A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/groundhog_day

Top Five: Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan movies

1987

Barfly – Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (74% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/barfly

Deadly Illusion (AKA I Love You to Death) – A detective is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/deadly_illusion

Hello Marylou: Prom Night 2 – Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge. (30% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hello_mary_lou_prom_night_2

Hope and Glory – A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school. (94% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hope_and_glory

Weeds – A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without parole, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/weeds

Harry Potter and the Undisputed Classic

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With the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” the obvious Undisputed Classic is one of the Harry Potter films…but which one. Oh and Bob had never seen any of them so let’s make him watch all eight of them and do a bonus episode for the Undisputed Classic.

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So this is a Harry Potter exclusive bonus episode.

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows Part One
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows Part Two

I enjoyed parts three and four the most – Bob.

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