Posts tagged Joaquin Phoenix

Joker

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Coming Attractions/News:


Richard Jewell – Trailer
6 Underground – Trailer
Birds of Prey – Trailer

New Movies


Joker – A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society.


Judy – Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.


Ad Astra – Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Undisputed Classic

The Man Who Laughs – When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

1989

Johnny Handsome – After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms.


Welcome Home – Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?


Drugstore Cowboy – A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

An Innocent Man – A man is framed by two corrupt cops for drugs. After he gets out of prison, he comes after them.


Old Gringo – When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose “Old Gringo” Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who knowing that he is dying, wishes to keep his identity secret so he can determine his own fate. Though he likes Arroyo, Bierce tries to provoke the General’s anger whenever possible in an attempt to get himself killed, thus avoiding suffering through his illness. Winslow is intrigued by both Bierce and Arroyo, and the men are in turn attracted to her. She becomes romantically involved with Arroyo. When Winslow learns of Bierce’s true identity (a writer whose work she has loved and respected for years), she is singlemindedly determined to fulfill his dying wish.


Next Week: The Addams Family, Gemini Man, Jex, A.M.I.

Undisputed Classic: Adaptation
1989: Look Who’s Talking, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Breaking In, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, To Kill a Priest, 

Hustlers is One of the Best Movies of the Year

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Coming Attractions/News:


Like a Boss – Trailer
Jexi – Trailer

New Movies


Hustlers – Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.


The Goldfinch – A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The Fanatic – A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star’s life.


Brittany Runs a Marathon – A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.


Official Secrets – The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Undisputed Classic

To Die For – A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.

1989

The Big Picture – Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn’t as easy as it seems.


In Country – A young girl whose father died in the Vietnam War becomes determined to find out more about him and his experiences.


Night Game – A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins.


Sea of Love – A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.


Next Week: Ad Astra, Downton Abbey, Rambo: Last Blood, Game Changers, 3 From Hell

Undisputed Classic: Gosford park
1989: Black Rain, A Dry White Season, Erik the Viking, Queen of Hearts

The Incest Was Weird

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Coming Attractions/News:


The King – Trailer
The Spy – Trailer
Joker – Trailer

New Movies


Don’t Let Go – After a man’s family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He’s not sure if she’s a ghost or if he’s going mad, but as it turns out, he’s not.


Midsommar Director’s Cut- A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Wild Rose – A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.


The Last Black Man in San Francisco – A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.


Under the SIlver Lake – Sam, a disenchanted young man, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment’s pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.


Climax – French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

Undisputed Classic

Network – A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor’s ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

1989

Relentless – Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.


Cage – A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy’s life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child’s brain in a (very large) man’s body. When they get out of the army the two open up a bar together, but some local gangsters make things tough for them after they refuse to take part in brutal “cage” matches where fighters battle to the point of serious injury and/or death.


Next Week: It Chapter Two, The Spy

Undisputed Classic: Notorious
1989: Kickboxer & Cage

Shazam! I Can See the Future

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Joker


New Movies


Shazam! – We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM. – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.

The Best of Enemies – Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

The Mustang – The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

Pet Sematary – Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Undisputed Classic

The Dead Zone – A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

1989

Pet Sematary – After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

Major League – The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they’ll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.


The Dream Team – Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.


Dead Calm – After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.


Cyborg – A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

84C MoPic – The title refers to the U.S. Army’s former “MOS” (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.

Next Week: After, Hellboy, Little, Missing Link

Undisputed Classic: Singles/Almost Famous

Fold it Back Like Foreskin

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Coming Attractions/News:

Mary Magdalene
Annabelle Comes Home
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
The Dead Don’t Die


New Movies


Dumbo – A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

The Beach Bum – A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

Gloria Bell – A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love at L.A. dance clubs.


Streaming Challenge

The Highwaymen – A pair of Texas Rangers come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.

Undisputed Classic

Dumbo – Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.

1989

Crusoe – Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.

Heathers – In order to get out of the snobby clique that is destroying her good-girl reputation, an intelligent teen teams up with a dark sociopath in a plot to kill the cool kids.

Sing – A teen film about an Italian punk forced to work with an innocent Jewish girl.

Next Week: Pet Semetary, Best of Enemies, Shazam

Undisputed Classic: Dead Zone

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