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Back to the Future Turns 30, Magic Mike XXL, Terminator Genisys

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On this episode of I Hate Critics we’ve got three new movies: Magic Mike XXL, Terminator Genisys, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl. Both Sean and I loved Magic Mike XXL, it was a lot of fun. It kind of makes you want to be a male stripper. The joy they had making this movie comes back off the screen. Shelby and Beth were having fun as well. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is completely awesome. It’s essentially The Fault in Our Stars done properly. Terminator Genisys is fun but that pisses Josh off because it should be more serious and not fun. I’m paraphrasing because Josh isn’t here to defend himself.

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Our Undisputed Classic is Donnie Darko. In sticking with our time travel theme (not our male stripper theme) we went with Donnie Darko and it’s a movie that is just amazing and if you mix the book in with it is even better.

In 1985 Back to the Future came out. The biggest movie of 1985. $200 million in 1985, that’s amazing.

Our trailers this week are:

Jobs
Jenny’s Wedding
Snowden
Secret in their Eyes
Creed

“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” Win the #Oscars – Recap

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast – Special Oscar Edition. The Oscars just ended and we just finished recording our recap. Gravity wins all the technical awards, “Dallas Buyer’s Club” wins all the acting awards and “12 Years a Slave” wins Best Picture.

Why do we watch the Oscars? How do you define the best? My favorite movie was “American Hustle,” but is it better than “12 Years a Slave?” How do you answer that? Overall I was happy with the winners, but I would have been happy if the night went in a completely different direction most likely.

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We spend a lot of time talking about “12 Years a Slave” and it really affected all three of us. Slavery was the American Holocaust and we never refer to it that way. Sean points out that there are pictures of slave owners on our money…still. Hitler’s not on any money in Germany…think about that.

There were great moments on Sunday night. Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech was amazing. Matthew McConaughey’s was a lot of fun. Jared Leto was great. Ellen was funny, but the show was too long. Too many pointless montages, too many pointless musical numbers. The big losers of the night were John Travolta and Bette Midler. Let’s not forget about Kim Novak’s Face.

All Right, All Right, All Right and the Nominees Are…

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics. The Golden Globes are over, as are the Critics Choice Awards, The Screen Actor’s Guild and the Oscars have made their nominations. We talk about it with excitement then unfortunately move onto “Devil’s Due,” “Ride Along,” “The Nut Job” and “Jake Ryan: The Shadow Recruit”

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Our undisputed classic is “The Tree of Life.” Josh absolutely loves this movie, as does Sean. I’m kind of an idiot and I hate it for the exact same reason Josh and Sean love it…although they’d probably say I don’t get it.

This week in 1984 “The Buddy System” and “Scandalous” came out and then went away.

Our trailers this week are:

“Adult World”
“Anita”
“Californian Schemer”
“Mr. Peabody and Sherman”

Peter Berg #WetTShirtContest

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics. It’s award season so lets talk about the comedy of the year “Hercules.” “Hercules” should have advertised itself as a comedy. This is a wanna bee “300” with no fun. “Lone Survivor” took a real life story and took it a little too “Ramboy.” Then Bob goes on to wonder what every movie would look like if Peter Berg directed it.

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Speaking of disappointment, “August: Osage County.” It’s probably good on the stage, but not so much on the screen. Sean’s top two movies of the year are “Her” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Josh and I can’t argue with him. Both movies are award worthy. We had such a good time talking about these two films.

Our undisputed classic is “Amelie.” This is a romantic comedy that is also an art film. Everybody I know that has seen this loves this movie and it surprises me that they love this movie, but it really is that good.

This week in 1984 a soft-core porn named “Hot Dog…The Movie.” There was a wet t-shirt contest in it. Our contest this week is to come up with a movie that made it to the theater that includes a wet t shirt contest since “Real Cancun” not including “Piranha 3D.”

Our trailers this week are:

“G.B.F.”
“Kite”
“Kick Ass”
“Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”
“Life Itself”

2013 Year in Review: The Wolf of Wall Street & Grudge Match

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics 2013 year in review. First we’re going to talk about Justin Bieber’s “Believe.” It was dumb so we moved on to the highly anticipated “Grudge Match.” Sean liked it!!!! “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” divides Sean and Josh. “The Wolf of Wall Street” pisses both Sean and Bob while Josh watched Keanu Reeve’s career flash before his eyes.

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Sean

1983

10) “Yentl”
9) “National Lampoon’s Vactaion”
8) “War Games”
7) “Mr. Mom”
6) “Cujo”
5) “Easy Money”
4) “Silkwood”
3) “Risky Business”
2) “The Right Stuff”
1) “Return of the Jedi”

2013

10) “12 Years a Slave”
9) “Tim’s Vermeer”
8) “American Hustle”
7) “The Way Way Back”
6) “Gravity”
5) “To the Wonder”
4) “Before Midnight”
3) “Blue Jasmine”
2) “Her”
1) “Inside Llewyn Davis”

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Bob

1983

10) “All the Right Moves”
9) “Private School”
8) “The Big Chill”
7) “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life”
6) “Christine”
5) “Cujo”
4) “Silkwood”
3) “National Lampoon’s Vacation”
2) “The Evil Dead”
1) “Trading Places”

2013

10) “Frozen”
9) “Through the Never”
8) “The Heat”
7) “This is the End”
6) “Don Jon”
5) “Out of the Furnace”
4) “The Way Way Back”
3) “The Dirties”
2) “Gravity”
1) “American Hustle”

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Josh

1983

10) “Cujo”
9) “Without a Trace”
8) “Something Wicked This Way Come”
7) “Terms of Endearment”
6) “Risky Business”
5) “The Outsiders”
4) “Trading Places”
3) “Mr. Mom”
2) “Return of the Jedi”
1) “The Right Stuff”

2013

6) “The Conjuring”
5) “Frozen”
4) “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
3) “Out of the Furnace”
2) “Gravity”
1) “Before Midnight”

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