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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


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


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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Undisputed Classic

Groundhog Day – A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Top Five: Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan movies


Barfly – Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (74% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

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

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)

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)

Weeds – A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without parole, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Harry Potter and the Undisputed Classic


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.











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.

Cameron Diaz’s Shoulder


Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton dethrone “Captain America 2” with “The Other Woman.” Both Sean and Josh turned their brains off and had a good time…I’m waiting for it to air on USA. Also The Raid 3: “Brick Mansion” came out, an attempt by the studio to cash in on a stars death. There was also this thing called “The Quiet Ones” that Sean really disliked…it was a found footage movie.

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Our Undisputed Classic this week is “Midnight Express” with a surprise appearance by “The Shawshank Redemption.” I had never seen either of these movies and they’re both classics as far as I’m concerned but “Midnight Express” is a far superior movie.

In 1984 nothing of note came out

Trailers this week:

Let’s Be Cops
As Above So Below
Sex Tape
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
The Love of Punch

Anchorman 2 & American Hustle = Good For Movie Podcast


Welcome to The I Hate Critics Podcast. This week we talk about “Anchorman 2,” “American Hustle,” “Saving Mr. Banks” and for whatever reason “Walking with Dinosaurs.” “Anchorman 2” is one of the great comedies of 2013. “American Hustle” is one of the great movies of 2013. Sean ranks it very high and I (Bob) have it topping my list. Amy Adams deserves an Oscar, but the stupid Critics Choice didn’t even nominate her. Oh well. See this movie.



“Saving Mr. Banks” is a great movie, but if you are bothered by historical accuracy is a movie you should steer clear of, otherwise enjoy Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. “Walking with Dinosaurs” might be the worst movie of 2013…keep in mind Sean hasn’t seen “Canyons.”

Our Undisputed Classic was “Lawrence of Arabia.” With the passing of Peter O’Toole we thought it only be appropriate to talk about his best work and arguably one of the best acting performances of all time. Josh is very passionate about the film and Sean said there really is something to seeing it on a big screen that brings it to life. The verdict? It’s an undisputed classic.

In 1983 Joel Schumacher gave us “D.C. Cab” starring Adam Baldwin and Mr. T. Is there anything else I need to say?

Our Trailers are:

“The Polar Bear Movie”

“Welcome to Yesterday”

“22 Jump Street”



“The Grand Budapest Hotel”

“Expendables 3”

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