Posts tagged Owen Wilson

Lower the Bar

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Coming Attractions/News:

Ocean’s 8 – Trailer
Overboard – Trailer
Not My Luke Skywalker

New Movies

Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle – Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they choose.

Pitch Perfect 3 – Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

The Greatest Showman – Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Downsizing – A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Darkest Hour – During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Father Figures – Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

Undisputed Classic

Love Actually – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Top Five – Father Figures

1987

Good Morning Vietnam – In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night – Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box. However, so is the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.

Justice League Isn’t Half Bad

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Coming Attractions/News:

Rampage – Trailer
The Quiet Place – Trailer
Strangers 2 – Trailer

New Movies

Justice League – Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. (39% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/justice_league_2017

Wonder – Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. (84% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wonder

Mudbound – Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mudbound

Defend It

Green Lantern – Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (26% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/green_lantern

Undisputed Classic

The Last Emperor – The story of the final Emperor of China. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_emperor

Top Five: Worst Best Picture Oscar Winning Films

1987

Date with an Angel – Jim is soon to be married to Patty, but when he wakes up after a bachelor party thrown by his friends, he finds an injured angel in his pool. When Patty sees her, she thinks he’s seeing someone else and gets upset and tells her father. Now he has to figure out how to; cure the angel, tell Patty what happened, keep his friends from taking the angel to the papers, and keep Patty’s father from killing him. It’s no wonder he has a headache. (14% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/date_with_an_angel

Nuts – A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent. (36% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nuts

Teen Wolf Too – Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf. (7% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/teen_wolf_too

The Right Hand Man – A stagecoach driver goes to work for a dying, one-armed aristocrat in 1860s Australia. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/right_hand_man

Flowers in the Attic – Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (14% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flowers_in_the_attic

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

Steve Martin, Cars, Tupac and Girls

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Coming Attractions:

Detroit Trailer
Neill Blomkamp reflects on his career thus far and gets back to making short films.
There’s a silly rumor about Colin Trevorrow losing the “Star Wars” gig because of an indie film called “Book of Henry” not being well received despite “Jurassic World” being a massive success.

New Movies

Cars 3 – Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he’s still the best race car in the world. (66% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cars_3

All Eyez on Me – Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. (24% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/all_eyez_on_me_2017

Rough Night – Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami. (50% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rough_night

Undisputed Classic

The Jerk – An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. (84% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jerk

1987

Roxanne – The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man’s looks. (89% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/roxanne

Withnail & I – London, 1969 – two ‘resting’ (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail’s uncle Monty’s country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there’s no food, and their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood… (94% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/withnail_and_i

The Brave Little Toaster – A group of dated appliances embarks on a journey to the city to find its master after being abandoned in its cabin in the woods. (75% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/brave_little_toaster

Kurt Russell’s Oil Movie

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New Releases:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Deepwater Horizon
Masterminds
Queen of Katwe
Amanda Knox

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Undisputed Classic: Escape from New York

1986 Crocodile Dundee, 8 Millions Ways to Die, Down by Law, Children of a Lesser God, Tough Guys, That’s Life, Playing for Keeps

Trailers:

The Space Between Us
Paterson
Jack Reacher 2
The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

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