Posts tagged Mark Ruffalo
No Time to Die
Dark Waters – A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.
Honey Boy – A young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.
Waves – Traces the journey of a suburban family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire – On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
The Report – Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA’s post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use their young houseguests to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other over the course of a distressing night.
She-Devil – A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Triumph of the Spirit – Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and brother were also held as insurance that he would continue to fight.
The War of the Roses – A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
Next Week: Richard Jewell, Jumanji: Next Level, Black Christmas, Bombshell, Uncut Gems,
Undisputed Classic: Driving Miss Daisy
1989: Driving Miss Daisy, Blaze, The Wizard, We’re No Angels, Enemies: A Love Story, Glory, Family Business,
I Spit on Your Grave
Avengers Endgame – After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
The Crow – A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.
Criminal Law – A lawyer defends a killer, but soon after he wins, he finds out that the killer is guilty.
K9 – To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who’s an unusually intelligent smart alec.
Loverboy – Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. “Loverboy’s” reputation soon makes him very popular, but when Mom Bodek suddenly feels like some extra anchovies, things are looking grim for young Randy.
Miss Firecracker – Carnelle isn’t happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain’s win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad cousin Delmount) think she’s heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful, seeing a win as a ticket to escape her small town in Mississippi.
Scandal – Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
Fast Food – What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret Sauce of a new burger joint?
The Horror Show – Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends “Meat Cleaver Max” and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas’ family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family? Features Lance Henriksen as Lucas McCarthy and Brion James as Max Jenke. One of the few movies featuring these actors as main characters.
Next Week: El Chicano, The Intruder, Long Shot, Uglydolls
Undisputed Classic: The Candidate
Venom – Trailer
Avengers: Infinity War – The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Kodachrome – Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.
The Week Of – Two fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate the wedding of their children. They are forced to spend the longest week of their lives together, and the big day cannot come soon enough.
The Ritual – A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that’s stalking them.
Undisputed Classic/Defend It
Knowing – M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Top Five – Bad Movies Josh Likes
1) Critters 2: The Main Course (Scott Grimes): Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover’s Bend.
2) Sunset (Bruce Willis, James Garner, Blake Edwards): Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.
3) Bagdad Cafe (CCH Pounder, Marianne Sagebrecht, Jack Palance): A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.
4) Appointment With Death (Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher): When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects. Hercule Poirot is on the case.
Next Week: Bad Samaritan, Overboard, Tully. Our classic is Juno and our top five is movies that reference Star Wars.
Terminal – Trailer
Deadpool 2 – Trailer
The Spy Who Dumped Me – Trailer
Eighth Grade – Trailer
Sicario 2 – Trailer
Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Trailer
Pacific Rim Uprising – Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.
Sherlock Gnomes – Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
Midnight Sun – A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.
Unsane – A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear–but is it real or a product of her delusion?
Best F(r)iends – When a drifter befriends a quirky mortician, an unlikely business partnership is formed. Paranoia soon develops, however, and both men are forced to come to terms with the fragility of friendship and loyalty.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.
Top Five – Giant Robot or Jesus Movies
Biloxi Blues (Matthew Broderick): A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.
Johnny Be Good (Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr, Uma Thurman): It’s recruiting time and despite being short and scrawny, Johnny Walker is America’s hottest young football prospect. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local state college with his girlfriend and give up his football career?
A New Life (Alan Alda, Ann-Margret): After a middle-aged couple divorces, they must each enter the frightening but funny world of blind dates and new relationships.
High Season (Jacqueline Bisset): On the isle of Rhodes, Katherine, an expatriate English photographer, lives with her daughter. A young local wants to encourage tourism, so he commissions a sculpture of the Unknown Tourist for the town square; the sculptor he brings to Rhodes is Kate’s ex-husband.
In the Fade – Trailer
A Prayer Before Dawn – Trailer
Thor: Ragnarok – Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
A Bad Moms Christmas – A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. (27% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_bad_moms_christmas
LBJ – The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. (51% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lbj
American Psycho – A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (68% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_psycho
Top Five: Cover songs in movies
Less Than Zero – A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend’s request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/less_than_zero
Made in Heaven – After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he’ll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before. (40% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1013004_made_in_heaven?
Cry Freedom- South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko. (81% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cry_freedom
Hello Again – A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister. (11% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hello_again
Hiding Out – A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school. (33% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hiding_out
Russkies – A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War. (14% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/russkies
Steel Dawn – In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/steel_dawn