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Lower the Bar


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.

There’s No Donkey in the Movie


Coming Attractions/News:

Gotti – Trailer
Father Figures – Trailer
Annihilation – Trailer

New Movies

American Made – A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Flatliners – Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. (3% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Battle of the Sexes – The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (85% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Undisputed Classic

The American President – Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It’s all above-board, but “politics is perception” and sparks fly anyway. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Top Five: Movies with America(n) in the title


Mauvais Sang – Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

House of Games – A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Zombie High – A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over a course of time she notices that more and more students have lost their individuality, and approach their activities in a lifeless and automatic manner. Eventually a diabolical plot fostered by the faculty begins to emerge. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Big Shots – Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago’s South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam’s father. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Like Father, Like Son – A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Near Dark – A small-town farmer’s son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (88% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Crowd Surfing Jesus


Coming Attractions/News:

All the Money in the World – Trailer
Red Sparrow – Trailer
The Shape of Water – Red Band Trailer
Jamie Lee Curtis Returns to Halloween

New Movies

American Assasin – A story centered on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. (35% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

mother! – A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. (69% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Undisputed Classic

Rosemary’s Baby – A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (99% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Top Five: Worst Romantic Chemistry in a Movie


The Pick-up Artist – A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia. (55% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Maurice – After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

The Principal – A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school. (50% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

In the Mood – Based upon the true story of “Sonny” Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to women everywhere) Eventually being taken to court by the local authorities. He was only 15. (64% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Fatal Attraction – A married man’s one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (78% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Hellraiser – An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Amazon Women on the Moon – A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Wonder Woman


Coming Attractions:

What Happened to Monday/Seven Sisters
Logan Lucky
Murder on the Orient Express

New Releases:

Wonder Woman
Captain Underpants

Top Five: Strong Female Characters

Undisputed Classic: A Very Long Engagement

1987 – Untouchables, Benji the Hunted, Harry & the Hendersons

The Martian and Sicario Two of the Years Best


This week we’ve got four new movies this week. The Martian, Sicario, The Walk and Hell and Back. The first three movies are fantastic. The Walk was released in IMAX only and it didn’t do very but it’s a fantastic film. We highly recommend checking it out. The Martian and Sicario also came out and they are two of the best films of the year so far. They’ll most likely be overlooked come award season which is unfortunate. Then there is Hell and Back which nobody knew about and Sean didn’t find funny.













Our Undisputed Classic is Solaris. Yes there are multiple Solaris films. We talk about the 1972 and the 2002 version and we had a really great conversation about these films and about Science Fiction in general.

In 1985 we take on Commando and Jagged Edge

Our trailers this week are:

Ip Man 3

The Revenant


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