Posts tagged Roger Ebert

Dark City, Most Underrated Film?

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Welcome to this weeks episode of the I Hate Critics Podcast. This week we have three theatrical movies. We take a look at Gods of Egypt, Eddie the Eagle and Triple 9. Also the sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon came out on Netflix so we look at that as well.

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Our Top Five this week is biggest Oscar snubs of all time and we take a look at a lot of them.

Our Undisputed Classic is Dark City

In 1986 Pretty in Pink came out.

Trailers

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Light Between Oceans

Colonia

The Best Horror Movie Sequels

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This week we’ve got three new movies this week, American Ultra, Hitman: Agent 47 and Sinister 2. Nobody went and saw American Ultra, but I thought it looked really good and Sean had a lot of fun watching it. Hitman: Agent 47 was a lazy action movie and Sinister 2 was a lazy horror film. These two movies appear to be cash grabs and that’s just disappointing. The first Hitman movie wasn’t very good or successful so we’re not sure why they made a sequel, but Sinister was a solid horror film. It’s among one of the most profitable films of all time, so why not make a sequel? So they did.

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Our Top Five this week is Top 5 horror sequels. We talk about Dawn of the Dead, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Friday the 13th Part 2, Basket Case 2, It’s Alive 2, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 2, Amityville Horror 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows, Phantasm 2, Bride of Frankenstein, The Decent 2, Prometheus, Silence of the Lambs, Aliens.

Our Undisputed Classic is Carnival of Souls. It’s a movie that holds up largely due to the atmosphere it creates. The story itself doesn’t hold up but that’s because of movies like The Sixth Sense. There are so many twists in movies today that you can’t look back at a movie from 1962 and not figure out the twist within two minutes of this movie starting. That doesn’t make the movie bad, because it’s a fantastic movie.

In 1985 Teen Wolf, Better Off Dead, Gojira, Warning Signs, The Protector

Our trailers this week are:

The Witch
The Final Girl
Finders Keepers

Ex Machina Delivers for A24

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Have you ever seen a movie and knew it was great but for whatever reason didn’t like it as much as you should have? That’s how I felt about “Ex Machina.” It’s far and away my favorite movie so far in 2015, but I didn’t love it. It’s complex subject matter yet simplistic story threw me off, but I’m in the minority on the “I Hate Critics” movie review podcast as Josh and Sean loved it.

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There were two other movies that came out to Sean’s dismay. “Age of Adaline” is a fine movie with such an unnecessary plot point that it takes you out of the movie. The plot point was so much more unnecessary than all the words that I’m using in my show notes…I learned that at the New Media Expo, but I didn’t fix it. The there was “Little Boy” starring the cast of “Paul Blart Mall Cop 2.”

In the news this week we lost a beloved Film Critic, we saw pictures of Jared Leto’s Joker and some of the cast walked off the set of “Ridiculous Six” because they were offended by the jokes. Mean while Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner didn’t make the news because all they did was make a joke about a woman and it’s ok to be sexist…just not racist…even for a joke.

Our Undisputed Classic is “Odd Man Out.” A film so old and out dated that it failed the sleep test. Josh and Sean appreciated it but didn’t love it.

In 1985 “Just One of the Guys” came out and marked the first time our beloved cohost Josh saw a pair of boobs. “Stick” also came out starring Burt Reynolds. It was based off of an Elmore Leonard novel but Burt Reynold’s arrogance and misogyny pretty much ruined any chance that movie had. Something else came out but it is unimportant.

Trailers:

The Little Princess
The Visit
Black Mass
The Death of Superman Lives
Tomorrowland
Jurassic World

Life Itself: The I Hate Critics Origin Story

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast Bonus episode. Over the last few months we’ve gotten questions like, ‘why do you call it I Hate Critics when you have a critic on the show?’ and other nonsense like that. We also debate amongst ourselves on what a critics responsibility. Those two subjects mixed with the release of the Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” provided us with enough content for a bonus episode.

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So to recap, we tell you how we met, how the podcast started, where the name came from, what it means to be a critic and we celebrate the life of probably the most relevant critic of all time Roger Ebert. In short our resident critic acts human for one episode.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Divides our Podcast

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. We’ve had our first fight. It was over “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Sean liked the movie a lot, Josh thought it was the best Spiderman movie period and I was kind of disappointed. The only thing all of us could agree on was that the ending was pretty bad ass. Then Sean and I saw “Walk of Shame.” Sean disliked this movie so much that it made him angry which made me like it that much more.

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Our Undisputed Classic this week is “The Conversation.” As Sean puts it, “The Conversation” was made by Francis Ford Coppola back when he still made good movies.

In 1984 Sixteen Candles, Hard Bodies, Breaking

Trailers this week:

The Came Together
Bad Johnson
What We Do in the Shadows
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Godzilla
Gambit

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