Posts tagged Gary Oldman

Mid90’s is Pretty Fantastic

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Coming Attractions/News:
Bird Box
Vox Lux

New Movies

Hunter Killer – An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Mid90s – Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

The Old Man and the Gun – Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Undisputed Classic

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Top Five – Movies about the 90’s

1988

Feds – Ellie DeWitt and Janis Zuckermann are admitted to the very strict FBI Training Academy. They get a hard course in which they learn to deal with guns and recognize crimes.
Platoon Leader – A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don’t respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander.

Cherry 2000 – In 2017, a successful businessman travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. He hires a sexy renegade tracker to find an exact duplicate of his android wife.

Next Week: Bohemian Rhapsody, Nobody’s Fool, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Our Undisputed Classic is Ray, and our Top Five is Concert Films

Die Hard Turns 30

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Coming Attractions/News:

Mary Queen of Scots – Trailer
Neill Blomkamp to Direct Robocop Sequel
Timothee CHalamet in talks to star in Denis Villeneuve

New Movies

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – While on a vacation with his family, Count Dracula makes a romantic connection.

Skyscraper – A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.

Undisputed Classic

Die Hard – John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Top Five – Movie Fish

1988

Die Hard (Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman): John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

A Fish Called Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline): In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

The Dead Pool (Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson): Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.

Track 29 (Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd): A doctor’s wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside café, she encounters a British hitchhiker, who turns out to be her son. They spend time together trying to find a bond. The son begins to hate the husband, and the wife begins worrying about the safety of her husband and his train set.

It Takes Two (George Newbern, Leslie Hope): In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie “Stephi” Lawrence and work with his father-in-law.

Next Week: Equalizer 2, Mamma Mia 2, Unfriended 2. Our Classic is Children of Men and our top five is Male Action Hero’s you think you can beat up

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.

Christopher Nolan is Overrated

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Coming Attractions/News:

Justice League – Trailer
Thor – Trailer
Kingsman – Trailer
Ready Player One – Trailer
Snowman – Trailer
The Shape of Water – Trailer
9/11 – Trailer
Darkest Hour – Trailer

New Movies

Girls Trip – When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (89% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/girls_trip

Dunkirk – Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dunkirk_2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/valerian_and_the_city_of_a_thousand_planets

Undisputed Classic

The Fifth Element – In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (72% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fifth_element

Top Five: Christopher Nolan/Luc Besson Films

1987

Summer School – A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a “bonehead” English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some. (61% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1020451_summer_school

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace – The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor’s latest creation, Nuclear Man. (12% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/superman_iv_the_quest_for_peace

La Bamba – Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/la_bamba

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 – Crying in my Dorm Room Alone

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Coming Attractions:

The Dark Tower trailer
The Big Sick Trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Releases:

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
The Dinner

Top Five Showdown: Sylvester Stallone vs Kurt Russell

Undisputed Classic: The Pledge, Peeping Tom, Tango and Cash

1987 – River’s Edge, Gardens of Stone, Hot Pursuit, Prick Up Your Ears,

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