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Is Heat a Classic?

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Coming Attractions/News:

Super Troopers – Trailer
Becks – Trailer
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – Trailer

New Movies

12 Strong – 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Forever My Girl – After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Den of Thieves – A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Undisputed Classic

Heat – A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.

Top Five – Worst Gerard Butler Movies

1988

Promised Land – This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other half of the American dream, as Hancock and his cheerleader girlfriend Mary wander to a middle-class mediocrity out itself out of reach for Danny and his psychotic wife Bev.

Braddock: Missing in Action III – Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp.

Five Corners – A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

The Telephone – A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

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.

This is Spinal Tap

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast.

New Releases:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows
Me Before You
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Love & Friendship

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Top Five: Sappy Love Stories

Undisputed Classic: This is Spinal Tap

1986 – Raw Deal, SpaceCamp, My Little Pony: The Movie, Invaders from Mars

Trailers:

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Incarnate
Marauders

Avengers Age of Ultron, Chuck Norris & Bruce Jenner

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Avengers Age of Ultron has finally been released. Josh and I watched it with a very critical eye. The action was unintelligible, the dialogue was not strong, the story line connecting all these movies together has major holes in it. Then Sean, our resident film critic managed to watch the movie for what it was, a summer blockbuster that is a lot of fun. You say tomato I say…this doesn’t work as well when you type it out.

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News:

Nathan Rabin has been canned by The Dissolve
Robert Downey Jr shits on indie film.
Mae Whitman passed over in “Independence Day 2”
The Baltimore Riots and “The Purge”

Our Does it Hold Up segment was inspired by Bruce Jenner. We took a look at Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Crying Game. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is truly one of the great rock musicals of all time while the offensive marketing campaign really ruins The Crying Game experience.

1985 – Chuck Norris is Chuck Norris in Code of Silence. But it would have been awesome if he was in Gymkata. Anthony Edwards made Gotcha and Johnny Depp did Private Resort.

Trailers:

Ted 2
Strangerland
Fifty Shades Darker
The Irrational Man

Birdman’s not Dumb or Dumber

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. We’ve got a brand new website, a brand new iTunes logo. We’re launching a campaign on iTunes to get more ratings and reviews. If you rate and review our podcast you’ll be entered into a contest where you can win:

An autographed DVD of “Cadaver Christmas”
Jeff Bridges and the Abider’s Live CD
A Movie poster from A24 Distribution
Two tickets to the movie of your choice

We will also give out five additional signed copies of “A Cadaver Christmas” as well as the the chance to produce a bonus episode. What does that mean? It means you decide the movies we talk about.

and if we can get 100 reviews we’ll throw in a year long subscription to Netflix.

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This week “Dumb and Dumber To” came out and knocked “Big Hero 6” out of the top spot. We also got the chance to see “Birdman.” Sean also had to watch Kirk Camerson’s “Saving Christmas.” Then we may or may not talk about a movie called “Beyond the Lights.” See I’m writing these notes before we ever recorded the podcast this week, so we will see.

Since we got to see “Birdman” this week we decided to ask, does 1989’s “Batman” hold up?

1984 – Missing in Action, Night of the Comet

Trailers

The Cobbler
The Avengers
Inherent Vice
A Most Violent Year
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Wild

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