Posts tagged Michael Douglas

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

Crowd Surfing Jesus

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Coming Attractions/News:

All the Money in the World – Trailer
Red Sparrow – Trailer
The Shape of Water – Red Band Trailer
Jamie Lee Curtis Returns to Halloween

New Movies

American Assasin – A story centered on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. (35% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_assassin_2017

mother! – A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. (69% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mother_2017

Undisputed Classic

Rosemary’s Baby – A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (99% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rosemarys_baby

Top Five: Worst Romantic Chemistry in a Movie

1987

The Pick-up Artist – A womanizer meets his match when he falls for a woman in debt to the mafia. (55% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/pickup_artist

Maurice – After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/maurice

The Principal – A teacher is assigned to be the principal of a violent and crime-ridden high school. (50% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/principal

In the Mood – Based upon the true story of “Sonny” Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to women everywhere) Eventually being taken to court by the local authorities. He was only 15. (64% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/in_the_mood

Fatal Attraction – A married man’s one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (78% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1007141_fatal_attraction

Hellraiser – An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hellraiser

Amazon Women on the Moon – A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/amazon_women_on_the_moon

The Big Sick – Best Movie This Year?

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Coming Attractions/News:

American Made – Trailer
A Wrinkle in Time – Trailer
American Satan – Trailer
Star Wars at D23

New Movies

War for the Planet of the Apes – After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/war_for_the_planet_of_the_apes

The Big Sick – A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_big_sick

The Book of Henry – With instructions from her genius son’s carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather. (23% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_book_of_henry

Song to Song – Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. (43% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/song_to_song

Undisputed Classic

Planet of the Apes – An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1016397_planet_of_the_apes

Defend It

Basic Instinct – A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (53% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/basic_instinct

1987

RoboCop – In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (88% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1017712_robocop

Nowhere to Hide – Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before Rob can go public with this, Rob is killed on the orders of corrupt General Howard, who did not want Rob to go public with the defective part. Howard believes that Barbara, who is also a marine, now has the part, so Howard and his henchmen set out to kill Barbara and Johnny and get the part, but Howard is underestimating what Barbara is willing to do to protect Johnny. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1015322_nowhere_to_hide

Jaws: The Revenge – The rising college nerds set out to a convention in Florida, but are not welcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives. (0% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jaws_the_revenge

Ant-Man & Trainwreck

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On this episode of I Hate Critics we’ve got two new movies: Ant-Man came out this week opposite Trainwreck, Minions, Jurassic World, Inside Out. It still managed to bring in $60 million which people are saying is good bad, but really it’s pretty good. It’s not Guardians of the Galaxy, but who would really complain about a $60 million opening. The other movie to come out was the Amy Schumer/Judd Apatow vehicle Trainwreck. Ant-Man was fine, but Trainwreck is the best comedy of the year so far. If you’re a fan of Amy Schumer and or Judd Apatow then Trainwreck is a must see.

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Our Undisputed Classic is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We spend the whole segment bad mouthing women who like this film. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a highly racist film that we were unable to get into or understand why people like.

In 1985 The Coca Cola Kid starring Eric Roberts came out and we probably spent more time on this movie than any of the other movies.

Our trailers this week are:

Sisters
Suicide Squad
The Fantastic Four
The Revenant
Joy

SpongeBob Ascending

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. Another throw away week for you good listeners. This week “Jupiter Ascending” came out and disappointed just like we thought it would. The “SpongeBob” movie took the top spot and then I Hate Critics Alum Jeff Bridges made a movie that nobody saw.

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This week we’ve got a double defend it. Josh really likes “Cloud Atlas” and Sean really likes “Speed Racer.” Two films by the Washowskis that not many people either remember or like.

1985 – “Witness” starring Harrison Ford was released giving him his first and only Oscar nom. Then Kelly Preston made every man happy with her film “Mischief.” Then two other films “Lust in the Dust” and “Heaven Help Us” came out.

Trailers

Furious 7
Poltergeist
Beyond the Reach
Faults
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
Lost River

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