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Critics on a Boat

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This week we have four new movies. Ron Howard’s back with the story that inspire Moby Dick in In the Heart of the Sea. We take a look at the films Beast of No Nation and Goodnight Mommy. Also Adam Sandler’s new movie Ridiculous Six came out on Netflix.

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Our Top Five this week is movies on a boat. We talk about Jaws, Open Water, African Queen, Jason Takes Manhattan, Yellow Beard, Life Boat, Cabin Boy, Overboard, Captain Ron, Piranha 3DD, White Squall,

For our Undisputed Classic we take on Master and Commander

In 1985 we talk The Chorus Line, Clue and Jewel of the Nile

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2: Sword of Destiny

Life

XMen Apocalypse

Bridge of Spies Gives Sean Goosebumps

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This week we’ve got three new movies. Goosebumps won the weekend but it could’ve been better. Guillermo Del Toro disappoints with Crimson Peak. It’s good, but should’ve been great. Then there was Steve Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. It was far and away the best movie of the weekend. Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are on their way to Academy Award nominations.

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Top Five this week Steven Spielberg movies. We talk Shindler’s List, Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T., Minority Report, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Saving Private Ryan.

Rather than an Undisputed Classic we decided to challenge ourselves by checking out a Steven Spielberg film we hadn’t seen which included Duel, Munich and The Terminal…Sean’s seen The Terminal but he doesn’t like it so we made him watch it again.

In 1985 we take on The Stuff and Reanimator

Our trailers this week are:

Kill Your Friends

Race

He Never Died

Inside Out, Dope, Love & Mercy

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Jurassic World is still destroying the box office but that didn’t stop Inside Out from being the second biggest Pixar opening of all time. Inside Out was loved by all three of us. It was so much that both Sean and Josh are considering calling it the best movie of the year so far. That’s saying a lot with Cinderella, Ex Machina, and Love and Mercy already out this year not to mention Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World kicking ass as blockbusters.

Dope is an indie film that did well on the festival circuit. Sean really enjoyed the movie and recommends it. Then there was Love and Mercy, the Brian Wilson story. What an intriguing movie. It may be my favorite film of the year thus far. Needless to say it was a good week for movies. If you don’t know the Brian Wilson story then this is a must see, hell even if you know it you’ll be impressed…I say that as someone who knew the story.

We asked our audience their top five favorite Pixar movies. Among those chosen was Up, Wall-E, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, Cars, The Incredibles etc.

Our Undisputed Classic was “Being John Malkovich.” This is one of the more underrated films of the 90’s. It’s beloved and it holds up but it’s become second fiddle to movies like Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski and it doesn’t need to. It’s a phenomenal movie with phenomenal performances.

1985 – Cocoon, Lifeforce, Return to Oz

Trailers:

Sicario
Dark Places
Daddy’s Home
Kung Fu Panda 3

Jurassic World

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Who would have thought that in a year that includes an Avengers movie and a Star Wars movie that Jurassic World would have been the biggest movie of the year….so far? Jurassic World is one of the best monster movies I’ve seen in awhile. I was alone in thinking this however. Sean liked it but has it behind Furious 7, Avengers and Mad Max this year. In my opinion only Mad Max is better and more fun. Then there’s Josh who couldn’t not watch it as a scientific drama rather than a monster movie. His loss.

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We also take a look at Kyle Smith’s article on how women can’t possibly comprehend Goodfellas. Obviously we disagree with him however what offends us more than his unintentionally sexist theme is his offensive take on Goodfellas comparing it to Entourage. Fuck you Kyle Smith.

The I Hate Critics podcast has been asked to be a part of Lebowski Fest in Milwaukee Wisconsin the weekend of Aug 21 and 22nd. Please if you’re in the area we’d love to hang out and get to know some of you.

We asked the audience in honor of Jurassic Wolrd being released this week, what their favorite monster movies were. We talked about your movies as well as King Kong (all of them) and Jurassic Park.

1985 – Prizzi’s Honor, D.A.R.Y.L., and Secret Admirer were released.

Trailers:

The Martian
Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2
Rock the Kashbah
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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