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Waves, Marriage Story, Honey Boy are Among the Best Movies of the Year

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Free Guy
No Time to Die
Black Widow

New Movies


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.

Undisputed Classic

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.

1989

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, 

Star Trek Beyond & The Shining

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New Releases:

Star Trek Beyond
Ice Age: Collision Course
Lights Out
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

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Top Five: Jack Nicholson Films

Undisputed Classic: The Shining

1986 Haunted Honeymoon, Heartburn, Maximum Overdrive

Trailers:

Wonder Woman
Justice League
Blair Witch
Suicide Squad
Kong: Skull Island

Mockingjay Part 1 Wasn’t Made for Three Grown Men, But Whiplash Rocked

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. We’ve got a brand new website, a brand new iTunes logo. We’re launching a campaign on iTunes to get more ratings and reviews. If you rate and review our podcast you’ll be entered into a contest where you can win:

An autographed DVD of “Cadaver Christmas”
Jeff Bridges and the Abider’s Live CD
A Movie poster from A24 Distribution
Two tickets to the movie of your choice

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This week “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” came out and destroyed the box office. Neither Josh or Sean liked it, but we’re really not the audience for this movie or these series of movies. The movie we really wanted to talk about is “Whiplash.” In my opinion it is to jazz what “Rocky” is to boxing in that it’s good but that’s not what it looks like when someone is playing the drums. I liked it the least of the three but I still liked it. Sean loved it.

Sean and I watched “Foxcatcher,” we dabble with that a little bit but don’t get too into it. Sean saw “The Theory of Everything” and doesn’t think it needs to exist. Finally there’s Joe Berlinger’s “Whitey” which Sean calls the best documentary of the year. It’ll ruin your day, that’s for sure.

This weeks Undisputed Classic is Woody Allen’s “Manhattan.”

1984 – “Supergirl” and some Robert DeNiro/Meryl Streep movie

Trailers

Peanuts
Cinderella
Pitch Perfect 2
Red Knot
Son of a Gun

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