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Ready Player One

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Coming Attractions/News:

The House with a Clock in its Walls – Trailer
First Reformed – Trailer
Halloween – Teaser

New Movies

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.

Undisputed Classic

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

1988

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”.

Crowd Surfing Jesus

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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)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_assassin_2017

mother! – A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. (69% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mother_2017

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) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rosemarys_baby

Top Five: Worst Romantic Chemistry in a Movie

1987

The Pick-up Artist – A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia. (55% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pickup_artist

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) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/maurice

The Principal – A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school. (50% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/principal

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) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/in_the_mood

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) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1007141_fatal_attraction

Hellraiser – An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hellraiser

Amazon Women on the Moon – A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/amazon_women_on_the_moon

RIP Gene Wilder

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New Releases:

Morgan
The Light Between Oceans
Hands of Stone
Zoom
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Yoga Hosers

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Defend It: Halloween (Rob Zombie)

Undisputed Classic: Clerks

1986 Nothing

Trailers:

Certain Women
Mascots
Max Steel

Krampus is Real

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This week we have one and a half movies. Krampus came out and Sean disliked it and Josh liked it, imagine that. Then we have the documentary about Cannon Films called Electric Boogaloo. It is fantastic, it is a lot of fun, it’s on Netflix. You should watch it now.

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Our Top Five are Christmas Themed Horror films and we talk: Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay, Silent Night Deadly Night, Gremlins, Rare Exports, P2, Child’s Play, Edward Scissorhands, Christmas Evil,

For our Undisputed Classic we take on Black Christmas

We skip 1985

Our trailers this week are:

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
I Saw the Light
SIsters
Treevenge
The Nice Guys

Best 80’s Horror Films & Tomorrowland

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“Tomorrowland” came out this week and while successful wasn’t quite the box office juggernaut I was hoping for. The movie itself has a lot of promise but just falls short. Older kids to teenagers may enjoy the movie more so than adults, but it’s an incomplete movie that’s easy to pull a part. From a Madding Crowd nearly puts the podcast to sleep.

The remake of “The Poltergeist” came out this week as well and is one of the worst remakes thus far. They more or less just took the name and put it on a low rank modern PG-13 horror film. They tried to hard to be different from the original while not being original if that makes sense. It was more or less a money grab all around.

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We asked our audience their top five 80’s Horror films of all time. “The Thing,” “The Shining,” “The Poltergiest,” “Evil Dead 1 & 2,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” led the way while “They Live,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Gate,” “Cujo” and “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” were mentioned as well.

Our Undisputed Classic was “The Poltergeist.” All three of us really enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely a classic. We debate the PG rating and whether Tobe Hooper gets enough credit for this classic.

1985 – Brewster’s Millions, A View to Kill

Trailers:

We Are Your Friends
Jupiter Ascending Honest Trailer
Pixels
Cooties
Knock, Knock
Black Mass

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