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Puberty and The Fabulous Dirty Old Men

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Coming Attractions/News:


Lucky Day – Trailer
Jungle Cruise – Trailer
Earthquake Bird – Trailer
The Turning – Trailer
Dolittle – Trailer

New Movies


The Addams Family- An animated version of Charles Addams’ series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.


Gemini Man – An over-the-hill hitman faces off against a younger clone of himself.


Jexi – A comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than anything else in your life.


A.M.I. – A seventeen year old girl forms a co-dependent relationship with an artificial intelligence on her phone and goes on a murderous rampage.

Undisputed Classic

Adaptation. – A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt ‘The Orchid Thief’ by Susan Orlean for the screen.

1989

Look Who’s Talking – After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.


The Fabulous Baker Boys – The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.


Crimes & Misdemeanors – An ophthalmologist’s mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.


To Kill A Priest – A young priest speaks out against the Communist regime in Poland and is killed for it.


Breaking In – Professional thief Ernie takes Mike on as an apprentice, but while Mike clearly has “larceny in his heart”, it will take him a long time to get as good as Ernie.


Halloween V: The Revenge of MIchael Myers – One year after the events of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), the Shape returns to Haddonfield once again in an attempt to kill his now-mute niece.


Next Week: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Zombieland 2

Undisputed Classic: Zombieland
1989: Fat Men & Little Boy, Gross Anatomy, Next of Kin

Female Ghostbusters Trailer

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Welcome to this weeks episode of the I Hate Critics Podcast. This week we have four theatrical movies. Zootopia won the weekend and pissed Josh off. London Has Fallen and The Other Side of the Door pissed Sean off. Then Whiskey Tango Foxtrot salvaged the weekend.

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Our Top Five this week is movies about modern day wars. We talk about films such as Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and American Sniper.

Our Undisputed Classic is Three Kings

In 1986 Highlander, A Room With a View.

Trailers

Ghostbusters

Nina

Angry Birds

Inside Out, Dope, Love & Mercy

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Jurassic World is still destroying the box office but that didn’t stop Inside Out from being the second biggest Pixar opening of all time. Inside Out was loved by all three of us. It was so much that both Sean and Josh are considering calling it the best movie of the year so far. That’s saying a lot with Cinderella, Ex Machina, and Love and Mercy already out this year not to mention Mad Max: Fury Road, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Jurassic World kicking ass as blockbusters.

Dope is an indie film that did well on the festival circuit. Sean really enjoyed the movie and recommends it. Then there was Love and Mercy, the Brian Wilson story. What an intriguing movie. It may be my favorite film of the year thus far. Needless to say it was a good week for movies. If you don’t know the Brian Wilson story then this is a must see, hell even if you know it you’ll be impressed…I say that as someone who knew the story.

We asked our audience their top five favorite Pixar movies. Among those chosen was Up, Wall-E, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, Cars, The Incredibles etc.

Our Undisputed Classic was “Being John Malkovich.” This is one of the more underrated films of the 90’s. It’s beloved and it holds up but it’s become second fiddle to movies like Pulp Fiction and The Big Lebowski and it doesn’t need to. It’s a phenomenal movie with phenomenal performances.

1985 – Cocoon, Lifeforce, Return to Oz

Trailers:

Sicario
Dark Places
Daddy’s Home
Kung Fu Panda 3

“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” Win the #Oscars – Recap

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast – Special Oscar Edition. The Oscars just ended and we just finished recording our recap. Gravity wins all the technical awards, “Dallas Buyer’s Club” wins all the acting awards and “12 Years a Slave” wins Best Picture.

Why do we watch the Oscars? How do you define the best? My favorite movie was “American Hustle,” but is it better than “12 Years a Slave?” How do you answer that? Overall I was happy with the winners, but I would have been happy if the night went in a completely different direction most likely.

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We spend a lot of time talking about “12 Years a Slave” and it really affected all three of us. Slavery was the American Holocaust and we never refer to it that way. Sean points out that there are pictures of slave owners on our money…still. Hitler’s not on any money in Germany…think about that.

There were great moments on Sunday night. Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech was amazing. Matthew McConaughey’s was a lot of fun. Jared Leto was great. Ellen was funny, but the show was too long. Too many pointless montages, too many pointless musical numbers. The big losers of the night were John Travolta and Bette Midler. Let’s not forget about Kim Novak’s Face.

Peter Berg #WetTShirtContest

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics. It’s award season so lets talk about the comedy of the year “Hercules.” “Hercules” should have advertised itself as a comedy. This is a wanna bee “300” with no fun. “Lone Survivor” took a real life story and took it a little too “Ramboy.” Then Bob goes on to wonder what every movie would look like if Peter Berg directed it.

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Speaking of disappointment, “August: Osage County.” It’s probably good on the stage, but not so much on the screen. Sean’s top two movies of the year are “Her” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Josh and I can’t argue with him. Both movies are award worthy. We had such a good time talking about these two films.

Our undisputed classic is “Amelie.” This is a romantic comedy that is also an art film. Everybody I know that has seen this loves this movie and it surprises me that they love this movie, but it really is that good.

This week in 1984 a soft-core porn named “Hot Dog…The Movie.” There was a wet t-shirt contest in it. Our contest this week is to come up with a movie that made it to the theater that includes a wet t shirt contest since “Real Cancun” not including “Piranha 3D.”

Our trailers this week are:

“G.B.F.”
“Kite”
“Kick Ass”
“Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”
“Life Itself”

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