Posts tagged Nicole Kidman
Shazam! – We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM. – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
The Best of Enemies – Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.
The Mustang – The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.
Pet Sematary – Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.
The Dead Zone – A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.
Pet Sematary – After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Major League – The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they’ll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.
The Dream Team – Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.
Dead Calm – After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.
Cyborg – A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.
84C MoPic – The title refers to the U.S. Army’s former “MOS” (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.
Next Week: After, Hellboy, Little, Missing Link
Undisputed Classic: Singles/Almost Famous
Boy Erased – The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Mirai – A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.
The Possession of Hannah Grace – When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.
The Last Exorcism – A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew.
Movie Fights: The Last Exorcism vs The Exorcist
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad – Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Tequila Sunrise – A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.
Talk Radio – A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Next Week: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Undisputed Classic – No Country for Old Men
The Possession of Hannah Grace
The Curse of La Llorona
Halloween – Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.
The Hate U Give – Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Sisters Brothers – In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.
Dawn of the Dead – Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Top Five – Horror Movies
Bat*21 (Gene Hackman, Danny Glover): During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton’s aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.\
Mystic Pizza (Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor): Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.
The Lair of the White Worm (Hugh Grant, Amanda Donohoe, Ken Russell): When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.
Without A Clue (Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley): A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective – Dr Watson.
Messenger of Death (Charles Bronson): Wives and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believe the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn’t give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody.
Little Dorrit (Derek Jacobi, Alec Guinness): Arthur Clennam returns to London after working abroad for many years with his now deceased father. Almost at once he becomes involved in the problems of his mother’s seamstress Amy Dorrit and of her father residing in the Marshalsea debtors’ prison.
Next Week: Indivisible, Hunter Killer, The Undisputed Classic is The Two Towers, The Top Five – Say Five Nice things about Gerard Butler
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A Quiet Place – A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Blockers – Three parents try to stop their daughters from having sex on Prom night.
Chappaquiddick – Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.
The Miracle Season – After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline “Line” Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.
The Mist – A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Top Five – Quiet Characters
1) Above the Law (Steven Seagal, Pam Grier): A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop, and uncovers C.I.A. wrongdoing.
2) 18 Again! (George Burns, Charlie Schlatter): By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped.
3) Bad Dreams (Gale Anne Hurd- producer): The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.
I, Tonya – Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
The Killing of a Scared Deer – Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. (79% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_killing_of_a_sacred_deer
Just Getting Started – A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit. (9% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/just_getting_started
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. (86% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/battle_of_the_sexes
The Shawshank Redemption – Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shawshank_redemption
Top Five: Morgan Freeman & Tommy Lee Jones Movies
Empire of the Sun – A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (71% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/empire_of_the_sun
Cold Steel – On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine’s father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he’s taken off the case. He doesn’t suspect yet that he’s also target in a diabolic plan of revenge. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cold_steel