Posts tagged Richard Linklater

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

Masters of the Universe Needs to Be Remade

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This episode is dedicated to the loving memory of my friend Jeff Kilgard. He was a great friend who passed away earlier this morning unexpectedly. He left behind his wife Shelby and seven year old son. Jeff was the one that saved all of our back catalog. He was a listener of the show, but he was a really great friend and I will miss him.

Coming Attractions/News:

Ethan Hawke up for another Linklater Before film.
Christopher Nolan wanted to shoot Dunkirk without a script
Death Wish – Trailer
Call Me By Your Name – Trailer

New Movies

The Dark Tower – The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the world’s at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black (18% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_tower_2017

Kidnap – A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son. (40% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/kidnap_2017

The Legend of Ben Hall -Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history. (50% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_legend_of_ben_hall

Detroit – Amidst the chaos of the Detroit Rebellion, with the city under curfew and as the Michigan National Guard patrolled the streets, three young African American men were murdered at the Algiers Motel. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/detroit_2017

Undisputed Classic

Nashville – Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (94% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nashville

Top Five: Movies with Cities in the Title

1987

Stakeout- Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1019779_stakeout

Masters of the Universe – The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull. (17% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/masters_of_the_universe

Who’s That Girl – The life of an uptight tax lawyer turns chaotic when he is asked to escort a young woman newly released from prison, who persuades him to help prove her innocence. (23% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/whos_that_girl

Nadine – In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings. (45% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nadine

Back to the Beach – Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there’s still some wild times left in them. (71% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/back_to_the_beach

The Critics Are Wrong, Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice is Good

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. On this 194th episode of the podcast we talk about Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice for the second time. We briefly talk about My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, but then we move onto our third annual March Movie Madness tournament. This year we took sixteen movies, some of which were suggested by the audience and between the three of us decided which movies moved on to the next round. The only requirement was that we had to pick movies we’d never talked about on the podcast before…or at least movies we don’t remember talking about.

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The movies were:

Citizen Kane vs Paths of Glory
Swingers vs Gross Pointe Blank
Good Will Hunting vs Punch Drunk Love
LA Confidential vs The Verdict
Fargo vs O’ Brother Where Art Thou
Glengarry Glen Ross vs Hard Candy
Waking Live vs Monsieur Lazhar
The Silence of the Lambs vs Phantasm

Let us know where we messed up.

Trailers:

Deepwater Horizon
Lights Out
War Dogs
Batman – Honest Trailer
Superman – Honest Trailer

Hidden Netflix Gems

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Welcome to this weeks episode of the I Hate Critics Podcast. This week we had five new movies. The Oscar nominated Room was rereleased wide this week, Kung Fu Panda 3 exceeds low expectations and The Finest Hours is the real deal…except non of you saw it.  Jane Got a Gun isn’t a bad movie and why do the let the Wayan Brothers keep making these terrible parody movies?

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Our Top Five this week is Netflix gems. We talk about Blue Ruin, We Need to Talk about Kevin, Queen of Earth, In the Loop, Fat Kid Rules the World, The Dirties, Comet, Bernie, Short Term 12 and many more.

Instead of our Undisputed Classic we decided to each watch a movie Netflix recommended to us. Sean and I watched The Overnight and Josh saw Adult World.

In 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills and The Best of Times came out.

Trailers

Trolls

Nine Lives

Eddie the Eagle

We need to talk about Kevin

Fat Kid Rules the World

The Dirties

Nyphomaniac

Beware of Mr. Baker

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

American Sniper

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. An unexpected blockbuster came out this week in “American Sniper.”

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While “American Sniper” tore it up at the box office, “The Wedding Ringer,” and “Paddington” were serviceable. Michael Mann’s “Blackhat” was a dud.

The Academy Award nominations were announced. Josh and Sean are very upset.

Since Michael Mann’s “Blackhat” came out this week Josh decided he wanted to defend Michael Mann’s “Miami Vice.”

1985 – “Blood Simple”

Trailers

Avengers 2
Chappie
Get Hard
The Anarchy
The Underdogs

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