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Almost Famous

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Coming Attractions/News:

Star Wars Episode IX

New Movies

Little – A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Hellboy – Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

After – A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

Missing Link – Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Undisputed Classic

Almost Famous – A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Singles – A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

1989

Say Anything – A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

She’s Out of Control – When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it’s enough to make her father become overprotective of her.


Disorganized Crimes – Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he’s caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.


Winter People – A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby’s father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back.


Edge of Sanity – When Henry Jekyll’s experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can’t catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind…

Next Week: Breakthrough, Penguins (Disney Nature), 1989 – Field of Dreams

Undisputed Classic: The Stratton Story

Eli Roth Delivers with A House With A Clock in its Wall

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Coming Attractions/News:
Captain Marvel
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

New Movies

The House With A Clock in its Walls – A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

Farenheit 11/9 – Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Life Itself – As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Assassination Nation – After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

Undisputed Classic

Galaxy Quest – The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

Top Five – Sigourney Weaver

1988

Gorillas In the Mist (Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Brown): The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Dead Ringers (Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, David Cronenberg): Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.
Kansas (Matt Dillon, Andrew McCarthy): A young man returning home to attend a wedding hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent bank robber. Before he knows it, the man finds himself involved in the robber’s plans.
Sweet Hearts Dance (Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Perkins): Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam, his childhood friend, is just beginning to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try to adjust to these conflicting emotions they find themselves having to evaluate their own relationship as well.
Spellbinder (Tim Daly, Kelly Preston): A young lawyer, after falling in love with a beautiful woman, finds that she has an extremely mysterious past.

Next Week: Hell Fest, Night School, Smallfoot. Our Undisputed Classic: From Hell. Top Five: Movies About Hell

The Princess Bride Turns 30

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Coming Attractions/News:

Tomb Raider – Trailer
Cook Off – Trailer
Isle of Dogs – Trailer

New Movies

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy. (51% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/kingsman_the_golden_circle

The LEGO Ninjago Movie – Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. (53% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_lego_ninjago_movie

Friend Request – A popular college student graciously accepts a social outcast’s online friend request, but soon finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends. (20% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/friend_request

Stronger – Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/stronger_2017

Undisputed Classic

When Harry Met Sally – Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. (89% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/when_harry_met_sally

Top Five: Movies from the Case of The Princess Bride

1987

The Princess Bride – While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/princess_bride

Best Seller – Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and evidence, while strong forces use any means they can to keep the story untold. (71% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/best_seller

The Big Town – It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole’s wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out. (57% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1002361_big_town

China Girl – A modern day Romeo & Juliet story is told in New York when an Italian boy and a Chinese girl become lovers, causing a tragic conflict between ethnic gangs. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/china_girl

Real Men – A womanizing CIA agent and an insecure insurance agent are paired together to make sure a deal goes through with aliens for the future of mankind. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/real_men

From a Whisper to a Scream – In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1015426_offspring

Planes, Anarchy and Sex Tapes

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast Bonus episode. We’ve got three and a half new movies this week. “Purge: Anarchy” won the weekend. “Planes: Fire & Rescue” did well but kind of sucks…but it could have been so good. Then there is “Sex Tape.” None of you went to see it. We were hoping to make some Cameron Diaz shoulder jokes but it bombed, but it’s not that bad. Then Josh saw “Begin Again.”

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The ‘Do it Hold Up’ movie is “There’s Something About Mary.” Two out of three of us thinks it does, the other one never liked it.

In 1984 “Revenge of the Nerds” and “The Never Ending Story” came out

Trailers

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
The One I Love
Ouija
Laggies
Big Hero 6
Annabelle

Does “Crash” Still Suck?

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. Three new movies were released this Fourth of July weekend. Melissa McCarthy’s “Tammy” came out to a mixed reaction. Sean and I both enjoyed the film, however the trailers were selling us on a different movie then “Tammy” ended up being…oh well. “Deliver Us From Evil” turned out to be just another possession movie, but a fairly competent one. Finally “Earth to Echo” kind of missed with the whole found footage thing, but I’m sure kids will like it.

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This weeks “Does it Hold Up” film is Paul Haggis’ “Crash.” This is my least favorite movie of all time. Both Sean and Josh initially praised this film. After rewatching the film they were both disappointed in themselves for initially liking the movie. They both did a good job of explaining why they were tricked. Seriously this movie is a giant piece of crap and it actually sucks more now than it did when I originally saw it.

Trailers

St. Vincent
Horrible Bosses 2
All is By My Side
Behaving Badly
A Most Wanted Man
Foxcatcher

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