Posts tagged Pierce Brosnan

Literally Shooting From the Hip

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Week Of
Kings
Life of the Party

New Movies

Game Night – A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Every Day – A shy teenager falls for someone who transforms into another person every day.
Annihilation – A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Undisputed Classic

Black Swan – A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Top Five – Game Themed Movies

1988

Bloodsport – Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Frantic – In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

Hairspray – A ‘pleasantly plump’ teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon – A charming womanizer has to find a way to get $80 to elope to Hawaii with his one true love, or else go to his father’s chosen business school.

Taffin – An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town.

Apprentice to Murder – Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to “detect” evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

Groundhog Day

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Last Jedi – Trailer
Stallone to write and direct Creed 2

New Movies

Happy Death Day – A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. (64% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/happy_death_day

The Foreigner – A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers’ identities. (57% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_foreigner_2017

Marshall – About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/marshall

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/professor_marston_and_the_wonder_women

Only the Brave – Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/only_the_brave_2017

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_meyerowitz_stories

Undisputed Classic

Groundhog Day – A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/groundhog_day

Top Five: Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan movies

1987

Barfly – Based on the life of successful poet Charles Bukowski and his exploits in Hollywood during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. (74% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/barfly

Deadly Illusion (AKA I Love You to Death) – A detective is framed for a murder he didn’t commit. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/deadly_illusion

Hello Marylou: Prom Night 2 – Thirty years after her accidental death at her 1957 senior prom, the tortured spirit of prom queen Mary Lou Maloney returns to seek revenge. (30% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hello_mary_lou_prom_night_2

Hope and Glory – A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school. (94% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hope_and_glory

Weeds – A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without parole, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/weeds

By the Eyebrows of John Saxon

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Florida Project – A24 – Trailer
Tulip Fever – Red Band Trailer
Last Flag Flying – Trailer
Joker stand alone movie produced by Martin Scorsese written by Todd Phillips
Christian Bale in Hostile
TIFF raising money for female film critics
RIP Tobe Hooper

New Movies

Leap! – An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. (37% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/leap

Wind River – An FBI agent teams with a town’s veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. (85% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wind_river_2017

Birth of the Dragon – Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend. (23% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/birth_of_the_dragon

Undisputed Classic

Enter the Dragon – A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/enter_the_dragon

Top Five: Kung Fu Movies

1987

The Fourth Protocol – John Preston is a British agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the ‘special relationship’ between the two countries. (71% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fourth_protocol

Hamburger Hill – A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hamburger_hill

House II: The Second Story – The new owner of a sinister house gets involved with reanimated corpses and demons searching for an ancient Aztec skull with magic powers. (0% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/house_2_the_second_story

Matewan – A labor union organizer comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/matewan_a_luta_final

The Rosary Murders – A priest is put in a dilemma when the serial killer who has been murdering priests and nuns confesses to him. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rosary_murders

End of the Line – When the closure of a railway is announced, employees commandeer a locomotive to get to corporate headquarters and confront the president. (60% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/end_of_the_line_1987

Good Grief James Bond

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This week we’ve got two new movies. Our first movie is the latest installment in the James Bond universe and that’s Spectre. Our resident film critic didn’t not like it, but neither did our resident Bond fan. In fact we spend most of the movie going through the history of James Bond and picking it apart and talking about what works, what worked and what’s wrong. We then move on to The Peanuts Movie which Sean and I both adored, but I couldn’t help troll it a little….just a little.

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Top Five this week is Peanut Movie/specials and or James Bond films. We talk about about them all so get ready.

For our Undisputed Classic this week Josh assigned each of us a Bond movie to watch, so we took on Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and The World is Not Enough.

In 1985 we don’t really take on anything but That Was Then This is Now came out.

Our trailers this week are:

Concussion

Alice Through the Looking Glass

London Has Fallen

Star Wars The Force Awakens – Japanese Trailer

Star Wars The Force Awakens Honest Trailers

Samurai Monks in Space

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This week we’ve got three new movies this week, No Escape, We Are Friends, Diary of a Teenage Girl. No Escape and We Are Friends are kind of let downs. No Escape is a movie where you just really never believe the main characters are in danger, but you’re supposed to…i.e. the main characters don’t die, you know they’re not gonna die but your supposed to be scared for them…it’s a let down. We Are Friends is ok, but Wes Bentley is so good in the movie that whenever he’s not on the screen you just want more Wes Bentley and since he’s a small character you spend most of the time wishing he were there which is not good for this movie.

CrouchingTiger

EVERYBODY GO SEE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL NOW. It’s a master piece of a movie and that really everybody should see. That said it’s borderline NC-17 and really uncomfortable…but it’s powerful

Our Top Five this week is Top 5 martial arts films. We talk about Kill Bill, Yojimbo, The Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Karate Kid, Drunken Master, Enter the Dragon, The Last Dragon, House of Flying Daggers…and Road House?

Our Undisputed Classic is Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

In 1985 American Ninja, Flesh and Blood, Compromising Positions
Our trailers this week are:

Rock the Kasbah,
Kill Your Friends
All Things Must Pass
Everything Will Be Fine

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