Posts tagged Jason Reitman

Glass vs Unbreakable vs Split

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Coming Attractions/News:

John Wick 3
High Life
Ghostbusters

New Movies


Bigger – The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of fitness as we now know it, Joe and Ben Weider. Facing anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire and inspire future generations.

Glass – Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Undisputed Classic

Unbreakable – A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.

Top Five – Clones

1989

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Next Week: The Kid Who Would Be King, Serenity. Undisputed Classic – Serenity

Creed 2: Ralph Wrecks the Internet

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Coming Attractions/News:
The Lion King

New Movies

Creed 2 – Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, light heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago.

Ralph Wrecks the Internet – Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a WI-FI router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Robin Hood – A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Green Book – A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

The Front Runner – American Senator Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he’s caught in a scandalous love affair.

Can You Ever Forgive Me – When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

Undisputed Classic

Stripes – Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Top Five – John C. Reilly

1988

Scrooged – A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Cocoon: The Return – The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth?

Hanna’s War – During WW2 Hanna Szenes, a Hungarian Jew living in British Palestine, volunteers to go behind enemy lines to rescue Jews from deportation to death camps.

Full Moon In Blue Water – In Texas, Floyd is the owner of a decadent bar nearby the coast. He misses his wife Dorothy, who disappeared one year ago, and does not pay attention to the business, giving credit to everybody. His senile father-in-law The General lives with him demanding care. He has two employees, the former inmate of a mental institution Jimmy and the spinster Louise that has a love affair with him and has offered her saving to become his partner.

Buster – This movie is based on the story of Buster Edwards, one of the thieves involved in “The Great Train Robbery” of 1963.

Next Week: Possession of Hannah Grace, Boy Erased, Mirai.
Undisputed Classic – The Last Exorcism
Movie Fight: The Last Exorcism vs The Exorcist

Never Go Full Nic Cage

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Coming Attractions/News:

Adrift – Final Trailer
Robin Hood – Trailer
A Simple Favor – Trailer
Rambo V is happening
He-Man and Skeletor will be brothers in the upcoming Masters of the Universe movie

New Movies

Overboard – A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Tully – A mother of three hires a night nanny to help with her newborn.

Bad Samaritan – A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Undisputed Classic
Juno – Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Top Five – Movies that Reference Star Wars

1988

Stormy Monday – A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club’s new employee and the American’s ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Dead Heat – Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

Judgement in Berlin – American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Salsa – Fatherless barrio Puertorican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy nightclub La Luna’s upcoming contest is to be his. He encourages his best friend, courteous gentleman Ken, to date his sister Margarita so he gets a free hand with her flirtatious classmate Lola. The reigning salsa queen Luna’s interest in Ruco as dance-partner threatens his on-off relationship with Vicki. More jealous trouble follows when Ken and Margarita fall in true love.

Shakedown – A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

Next Week: Breaking In, Life of the Party. Our Undisputed Classic is Mean Girls and our Top Five is top five movies you thought you’d hate but ended up liking.

The Post was Good? Phenomenal? Ok?

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Coming Attractions/News:

Black Panther – Trailer
Tully – Trailer
You Were Never Really Here – Trailer

New Movies

The Post – A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

The Commuter – A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Paddington 2 – Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Proud Mary – Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Mary’s life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.

Undisputed Classic

Foxy Brown – A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Top Five – Movies Named After Songs

1988

The Couch Trip – The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he’s the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. But then Dr. Maitlin meets the real Dr. Lawrence Baird at a congress in London…

For Keeps? – After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.

Return of the Living Dead 2 – Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time’s an undead charm.

Rent-A-Cop – When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of staging the aborted bust. Ex-ballplayer turned drug dealer Roger is in tight with corrupt vice cops and their superiors And the fireworks start popping.

Critics Hath No Fury

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Thanks for listening to the I Hate Critics Podcast. This week we take on five new movies. The big movie this week is Brad Pitt and “Fury.” Josh and Sean both like it, but more on a graphic novel level than a war movie level, but Josh finally gets on the board in our fantasy game. The best movie of the weekend is the Guillermo del Toro produced kids movie “Book of Life.” Hopefully this movie can stick around during Oscar season.

Fury-Movie-Poster

“Best of Me” based on a Nicolas Sparks book is so bad Sean loves it. Jason Retiman’s “Men, Women, and Children” is actually pretty good. Sean was floored by it. Then there is a Christian movie with the cast of “Night Court” called “Matter of Faith.”

Our Defend It movie is “Summer of Sam.” Sean defends this against other critics. Josh and Bob for the most part watch it for the first time. Josh loved it and Bob just liked it.

In 1984 there are some forgettable movies and “The Razor’s Edge” with Bill Murray

Trailers

In the Heart of the Sea
Top Five
Unbroken
Foxcatcher

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