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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Bonus Thanksgiving episode. This year we brought in four podcasts to help us out and talk about the movies they are most thankful for.
We got the help from:
Chris Jericho of “Talk is Jericho”
Jason Bryant from the “Short Time Wrestling Podcast”
Wayne Henderson from the “Voice Over Journey Podcast” and “The Packers Fan Podcast”
and our friends at the Sci Fi Movie Podcast
We talk about several movies including: Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, Planes Trains and Automobiles, His Girl Friday, The Crow, The Philadelphia Story, Tusk, Somewhere in Time, The Matrix, Crash, A History of Violence, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, No Country for Old Men, The Shawshank Redemption, Love Actually, Lord of the Rings, Saving Private Ryan, Alien, Aliens, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, Babe, Serendipity, A Cadaver Christmas.
This week we’ve got two new movies: Straight Outta Compton and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Straight Outta Compton is a phenomenal movie. It’s come out at the perfect time. Just like hip hop in general this movie is not going to get the credit it deserves when Oscar season comes around. The performances are incredible. This movie is on par with films like Ray and Walk the Line. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is a good movie that you’re going to forget by next week, classic Guy Ritchie.
Our Top Five this week is Top 5 TV Shows that became movies. The discussion included South Park, Muppets, X Files, Trailer Park Boys, Serenity, Mystery Science Theater 3000 the movie, Mission Impossible, Maverick, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Masters of the Universe, The Fugitive, 21 Jump Street, The Untouchables, Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan, Beavis and Butt Head Do America, The Simpsons and more.
We brought the defend it segment back to talk about Who’s The Man.
In 1985 Volunteers, Year of the Dragon, Return of the Living Dead, The Bride, American Flyers
Our trailers this week are:
Ride Along 2
“Tomorrowland” came out this week and while successful wasn’t quite the box office juggernaut I was hoping for. The movie itself has a lot of promise but just falls short. Older kids to teenagers may enjoy the movie more so than adults, but it’s an incomplete movie that’s easy to pull a part. From a Madding Crowd nearly puts the podcast to sleep.
The remake of “The Poltergeist” came out this week as well and is one of the worst remakes thus far. They more or less just took the name and put it on a low rank modern PG-13 horror film. They tried to hard to be different from the original while not being original if that makes sense. It was more or less a money grab all around.
We asked our audience their top five 80’s Horror films of all time. “The Thing,” “The Shining,” “The Poltergiest,” “Evil Dead 1 & 2,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” led the way while “They Live,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Gate,” “Cujo” and “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” were mentioned as well.
Our Undisputed Classic was “The Poltergeist.” All three of us really enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely a classic. We debate the PG rating and whether Tobe Hooper gets enough credit for this classic.
1985 – Brewster’s Millions, A View to Kill
We Are Your Friends
Jupiter Ascending Honest Trailer
Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. Wait what’s this? Two episodes in one day? Yes, It’s our bonus Thanksgiving episode. This year we reached out to three of my favorite podcasts to help us out.
Pod on Pod (www.podonpod.com) – This podcast reviews others podcasts. There are hundreds of thousands of podcasts out there and these guys help pick out the good ones for you. I found out about them when they reviewed the Ivy Envy podcast and have since subscribed to their show.
Handicap This (www.handicapthis.com) – Mike and Tim’s podcast “The G.I.M.P. Show” has quickly become one of my favorites. Corey Fineran told me to check it out. I had no idea what it was and I just found myself falling in love with the show it’s both informative and entertaining.
The Awesome 80’s Podcast (www.theawesome80s.net) – This podcast celebrates the 80’s. Josh, Sean and I grew up in the 80’s as did Michael and Lawrence. Their show is a lot of fun. Each episode use to be about a stand alone movie, but 200 plus episodes in they’ve expanded to interviews and beyond. It’s a fun show be sure to check it out.
The movies we’re thankful for:
Pod on Pod: “Mallrats,” “My Fair Lady” Honorable Mentions: “The Godfather” & “The Outlaw Josey Wales”
Josh: “The Road,” “High Fidelity”
Handicap This: “Music Within”
Bob: “Fed Up,” “My Cousin Vinny”
The Awesome 80’s Podcast – Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, John Candy and aging celebrities on social media that have nothing better to do than talk with them.
Sean: “Gone Girl,” Amadeus”
We I at I Hate Critics want to thank you all for listening and want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.