Posts tagged John Carpenter
Five Feet Apart
Isn’t It Romantic
Spies in Disguise
Natalie Portman regrets her manic pixie roles
The Nutcracker & the Four Realms – A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Nobody’s Fool – A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.
Bohemian Rhapsody – A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.
Ray – The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Top Five – Concert Films
They Live – A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Everybody’s All-American – A Louisiana football legend struggles to deal with life’s complexities after his college career is over.
U2: Rattle and Hum – A documentary of Irish rock group U2’s Fall 1987 tour of North America.
The Good Mother – A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.
Next Week: How the Grinch Stole Christma, Girl in the Spider Web, Overlord. Our Undisputed Classic is Volver, and our Top Five is Foreign/Non American Films
The Last Word
Top Five: Ryan Reynold/Jake Gyllenhaal movies
Undisputed Classic: The Thing
1987 – Blind Date, The Hanoi Hilton
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
The Light Between Oceans
Hands of Stone
Defend It: Halloween (Rob Zombie)
Undisputed Classic: Clerks
This week we have one and a half movies. Krampus came out and Sean disliked it and Josh liked it, imagine that. Then we have the documentary about Cannon Films called Electric Boogaloo. It is fantastic, it is a lot of fun, it’s on Netflix. You should watch it now.
Our Top Five are Christmas Themed Horror films and we talk: Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay, Silent Night Deadly Night, Gremlins, Rare Exports, P2, Child’s Play, Edward Scissorhands, Christmas Evil,
For our Undisputed Classic we take on Black Christmas
We skip 1985
Our trailers this week are:
Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
I Saw the Light
The Nice Guys
“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