Posts tagged John Travolta

Puberty and The Fabulous Dirty Old Men

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Coming Attractions/News:


Lucky Day – Trailer
Jungle Cruise – Trailer
Earthquake Bird – Trailer
The Turning – Trailer
Dolittle – Trailer

New Movies


The Addams Family- An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.


Gemini Man – An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.


Jexi – A comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than anything else in your life.


A.M.I. – A seventeen year old girl forms a co-dependent relationship with an artificial intelligence on her phone and goes on a murderous rampage.

Undisputed Classic

Adaptation. – A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt ‘The Orchid Thief’ by Susan Orlean for the screen.

1989

Look Who’s Talking – After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.


The Fabulous Baker Boys – The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.


Crimes & Misdemeanors – An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.


To Kill A Priest – A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.


Breaking In – Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has “larceny in his heart”, it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.


Halloween V: The Revenge of MIchael Myers – One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.


Next Week: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland 2

Undisputed Classic: Zombieland
1989: Fat Men & Little Boy, Gross Anatomy, Next of Kin

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

If Beale Street Could Talk One of the Best Movies of the Year & Clones

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Coming Attractions/News:

Velvet Buzzsaw
Lords of Chaos
Spider-Man

New Movies


The Upside – A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

A Dog’s Way Home – A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner.

Replicas – A scientist becomes obsessed with bringing back his family members who died in a traffic accident.

If Beale Street Could Talk – A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Undisputed Classic

Clones – A scientist discovers a plot to clone other scientists so the government can control the weather.

Top Five – Oops we forgot to do it

1989

DeepStar Six – The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base.

Gleaming the Cube – Brian’s adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so he skates off to investigate the murder himself.

The January Man – Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back.

The Experts – Travis and Wendell are kidnapped while on their way to opening a nightclub in rural Nebraska. The KGB spy Cameron Smith takes them to the U.S.S.R. instead with the intention of teaching KGB agents to be hip like Americans.

Next Week: Glass, our Undisputed Classic is Unbreakable and just for fun Supervan

There’s No Donkey in the Movie

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Coming Attractions/News:

Gotti – Trailer
Father Figures – Trailer
Annihilation – Trailer

New Movies

American Made – A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_made_2017

Flatliners – Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. (3% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flatliners_2017

Battle of the Sexes – The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (85% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/battle_of_the_sexes

Undisputed Classic

The American President – Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It’s all above-board, but “politics is perception” and sparks fly anyway. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_president

Top Five: Movies with America(n) in the title

1987

Mauvais Sang – Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mauvais_sang

House of Games – A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/house_of_games

Zombie High – A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over a course of time she notices that more and more students have lost their individuality, and approach their activities in a lifeless and automatic manner. Eventually a diabolical plot fostered by the faculty begins to emerge. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/zombie_high

Big Shots – Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago’s South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam’s father. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_shots

Like Father, Like Son – A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1012362_like_father_like_son

Near Dark – A small-town farmer’s son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (88% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1014793_near_dark

Angry Artificial Intelligence & The Avengers

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week we talk about Harrison Ford’s plane crash, Patton Oswalt’s idea for “Unbreakable 2 & 3,” and then a teacher has been arrested in Ohio for screening “ABC’s of Death” to young teenagers. So we ask the question, when can you show your kids rated R movies?

This weeks releases include “Chappie,” “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Unfinished Business” and “Merchants of Doubt.” These movies generated a lot of hate from our film critic. Thankfully Josh saved the day by liking “Chappie.” It was one of my favorite moments on the podcast. Sean’s hate was at an all time high and Josh liked the movie and embraced his love of the movie despite Sean’s hate and it was magical…ok I’m being corny.

Chappie

“The Second Best Exotic Marigold” is gentle and pleasant. Gentle and pleasant often means lazy and pointless. “Unfinished Business” will probably go down as one of the worst movies of the year. It misses the point on so many levels. At worst “Unfinished Business” should have been another unoriginal Vince Vaughn comedy, but it was much worse than that. It’s a bummer.

Then there is a documentary about “Merchants of Doubt.” It’s about how these spin doctors that have convinced half of America that Global Warming is a hoax. It’s pretty infuriating, but the people that need to see this movie won’t.

This weeks Defend It film is “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.” Josh and Sean both agree this movie is great. I can’t dispute it but I can’t help but want to see what Kubrick would have done with it. Could you imagine if you watched every movie wondering what Kubrick’s version would be like? That’s not fair to the movie.

1985 – “Mask” and “The Hit”

Trailers

Self/Less
Big Game
Mr. Holmes
The Forger
Ex Machina
Avengers: Age of Ultron

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