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Alita Battle Angel
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.
Three Identical Strangers – In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.
Mission: Impossible Fallout – Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Born on the Fourth of July – The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Top Five – Tom Cruise Films
Cocktail (Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue): A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.
Monkey Shines (Jason Beghe, Kate McNeil, George Romero): A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (Tami Erin): After her father’s ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the “splunks”, going down a river in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to a children’s home. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie.
Next Week: The Darkest Minds, Disney’s Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Eighth Grade. Our Classic is The Blob and our Top Five Female Duos
Beautiful Boy – Trailer
Mandy – Trailer
Star Wars Declaration
Sicario 2 – The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.
Uncle Drew – After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. After a successful five years as a fan-favorite digital episodic series, originally conceived by Pepsi, UNCLE DREW, will hit theaters June 29, 2018. UNCLE DREW is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCo’s Creators League Studios.
Escape Plan 2 – Sequel to the 2013 film that featured a security expert named Ray Breslin, who used his skills to test out the reliability of maximum security prisons.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Top Five – Assassins or Hitmen
Coming To America (Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, John Landis): An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
A Handful of Dust (James Wilby, Kristin Scott Thomas): The wife’s affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.
Da (Martin Sheen, Barnard Hughes, William Hickey): A New York playwright is summoned to Ireland to bury his father (his “Da”). While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father’s spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not.
Next Week: The First Purge, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Undisputed Classic: Society Top Five Craziest Deaths
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.
Manchester By the Sea
Top Five: Movies by the cast of Collateral Damage
Undisputed Classic: Titanic
1986 Platoon, King Kong Lives, No Mercy
Despicable Me 3
Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast Bonus episode. Rest in Peace to Robin Williams. Sadly when we recorded Robin Williams was still with us and now he no longer is. We didn’t get to spend time honoring his life and career, but he will be missed and next week we will do definitely do just that.
This week “Ninja Turtles” came out and ‘beat off’ the competition including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Into the Storm,” “100 Foot Journey,” and “Step Up All In.” Sean is offended by all of the new movies this week except “Step Up All In.” Josh did like “100 Foot Journey,” but Sean slept through it.
We’re introducing a new segment called “Defend It” and Josh is defending “Matrix: Reloaded.” I don’t know who won the fight, but I really like this segment.
In 1984 “Red Dawn,” “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai,” “Cloak & Dagger” came out. I need to revisit “Red Dawn” that was a good one.
If you’d like to help contribute to my brothers next feature film “The Newscaster” click on the link here and help fund the film. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/572155540/the-newscaster
Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Theory of Everything
1000 Times Goodnight