Posts tagged Robert Downey Jr
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Avengers Endgame – After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
The Crow – A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.
Criminal Law – A lawyer defends a killer, but soon after he wins, he finds out that the killer is guilty.
K9 – To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who’s an unusually intelligent smart alec.
Loverboy – Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. “Loverboy’s” reputation soon makes him very popular, but when Mom Bodek suddenly feels like some extra anchovies, things are looking grim for young Randy.
Miss Firecracker – Carnelle isn’t happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain’s win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad cousin Delmount) think she’s heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful, seeing a win as a ticket to escape her small town in Mississippi.
Scandal – Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
Fast Food – What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret Sauce of a new burger joint?
The Horror Show – Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends “Meat Cleaver Max” and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas’ family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family? Features Lance Henriksen as Lucas McCarthy and Brion James as Max Jenke. One of the few movies featuring these actors as main characters.
Next Week: El Chicano, The Intruder, Long Shot, Uglydolls
Undisputed Classic: The Candidate
Captain Marvel – Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
The Kid – The story of a young boy who witnesses Billy the Kid’s encounter with Sheriff Pat Garrett.
Paddleton – An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Sugar – Dominican baseball star Miguel “Sugar” Santos is recruited to play in the U.S. minor-leagues.
Jezebel – In the last days of her mother’s life, 19 year old Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, her older sister, a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls. Tiffany becomes popular as the only “live black model” at the new adult site and soon becomes too close to one of her frequent callers. Dynamics shift in the sister relationship as each woman explores and exploits their sexuality, using their created fantasy worlds as an escape from the realities of their challenging real life circumstances. This bizarre coming of age story depicts sisterhood in a most unusual way.
Lords of Chaos – A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
King of Comedy – Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
Jacknife – A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister, with whom he lives, when she becomes romantically involved with the Army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Chances Are – A reincarnated man unknowingly falls in love with his own daughter from his previous life. Once he realizes this, he tries to end their relationship before angels erase his memory.
The Adventure of Baron Munchausen – An account of Baron Munchausen’s supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Next Week: Captive State, Five Feet Apart, Wonder Park Undisputed Classic: Bringing Out the Dead. Top Five – Medical Movies
Free Solo – Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – An anthology film comprised of six stories, each dealing with a different aspect of life in the Old West.
No Country For Old Men – Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Movie Fights: Best Coen Brothers Film
Twins – A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.
Mississippi Burning – Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
My Stepmother Is An Alien – An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who’s quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn’t aware of the connection between her arrival and his work.
Watchers (): A boy takes in a stray dog, later discovering that it is an ultra-intelligent runaway being stalked by a dangerous creature from the same genetic research lab.
Next Week: Once Upon a Deadpool, Mortal Engines, The Mule, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Undisputed Classic – Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Recast IT: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Toy Story 4
FIghting with my Family
The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Widows – Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Instant Family – A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.
A Private War – One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Can You Ever Forgive Me – When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.
Bonnie and Clyde – Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.
Top Five – Movies we’re Thankful For
The Land Before Time – An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.
Oliver & Company – A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.
1969 – Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.
High Spirits – When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.
The Chocolate War – A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school’s administration
Fresh Horses – A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party.
Last Rites – Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster’s wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister – Zena.
Next Week: Wreck it Ralph 2, Creed 2, Robin Hood, Green Book, Our Classic is Stripes and our Top Five is
Venom – Trailer
Avengers: Infinity War – The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Kodachrome – Set during the final days of the admired photo development system known as Kodachrome, a father and son hit the road in order to reach the Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.
The Week Of – Two fathers with opposing personalities come together to celebrate the wedding of their children. They are forced to spend the longest week of their lives together, and the big day cannot come soon enough.
The Ritual – A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that’s stalking them.
Undisputed Classic/Defend It
Knowing – M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.
Top Five – Bad Movies Josh Likes
1) Critters 2: The Main Course (Scott Grimes): Eggs of the small, furry alien carnivores are left behind on Earth and, after hatching, again set their appetites on the town of Grover’s Bend.
2) Sunset (Bruce Willis, James Garner, Blake Edwards): Tom Mix and Wyatt Earp team up to solve a murder at the Academy Awards in 1929 Hollywood.
3) Bagdad Cafe (CCH Pounder, Marianne Sagebrecht, Jack Palance): A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.
4) Appointment With Death (Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher): When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects. Hercule Poirot is on the case.
Next Week: Bad Samaritan, Overboard, Tully. Our classic is Juno and our top five is movies that reference Star Wars.