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The House with a Clock in its Walls – Trailer
First Reformed – Trailer
Halloween – Teaser
Ready Player One – When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
The Death of Stalin – Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness – Pastor Dave responds to the unimaginable tragedy of having his church, located on the grounds of the local university, burned down.
WarGames – A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Top Five – Movies Referenced in Ready Player One
1) Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Tim Burton): When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.
2) Bright Lights, Big City (Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates): A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
3) The Seventh Sign (Demi Moore, Michael Biehn): Abby Quinn is eagerly awaiting childbirth but is haunted by dreams where she suffers a miscarriage. When she decides to rent a room to a mysterious stranger, she realizes a chain of events that will unleash the end of humanity.
4) Stand and Deliver (Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips): The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.
5) A Time of Destiny (William Hurt, Timothy Hutton): A modernized version of the story which inspired Verdi’s opera, “La Forza del Destino”.
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
Justice League – Trailer
Thor – Trailer
Kingsman – Trailer
Ready Player One – Trailer
Snowman – Trailer
The Shape of Water – Trailer
9/11 – Trailer
Darkest Hour – Trailer
Girls Trip – When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (89% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
Dunkirk – Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dunkirk_2017
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
The Fifth Element – In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (72% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fifth_element
Top Five: Christopher Nolan/Luc Besson Films
Summer School – A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a “bonehead” English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some. (61% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1020451_summer_school
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace – The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor’s latest creation, Nuclear Man. (12% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/superman_iv_the_quest_for_peace
La Bamba – Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/la_bamba
Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. In the news this week, Steven Spielberg to direct “Ready Player One.” “Fifty Shades Darker” gets a new director because author EL James was a pain in the ass. Hugh Jackman says he is done with “Wolverine” after the new movie. Idris Elba may play the next “Star Trek” villain. There’s a possible “Office” movie starring Ricky Gervais. Finally the website “Film Threat” funded by Chris Gore is doing a kick starter campaign to keep the site up and running.
The new movies this week include “Home,” “Get Hard,” and “It Follows.” Josh and I have kids and we got out of this movie, but Sean still had to go and it’s not bad. It’s not Pixar, but it’s got enough heart. Rent it for your kids when it comes out.
“Get Hard” is an awful movie with two really funny guys in it which makes it watchable, but hell I’d just watch Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell do the late night circuit. “It Follows” is the independent horror that got so much buzz that it got a wide release. It’s fine, we all appreciate it on different levels but it’s not a game changer by any means. It’s a meta movie and then some.
Our Undisputed Classic is the Paul Newman classic “Cool Hand Luke.” For the first time Sean hadn’t seen the classic but Josh and I had. Josh and I loved it Sean liked it…a little. Sean’s wrong though.
1985 – Desperately Seeking Susan, King David, The Slugger’s Wife, Police Academy 2, The Care Bear Movie