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Do The Right Thing Turns 30

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Coming Attractions/News:

Charlie’s Angels – Trailer
The Good Liar – Trailer
Midway – Trailer
The Peanut Butter Falcon

New Movies


Annabelle Comes Home – While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.

Yesterday – A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatlesafter waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Undisputed Classic

Yellow Submarine – The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

1989

Do The Right Thing – On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.


The Karate Kid III – Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.


Far From Home – A teenage girl and her father driving cross-country become stranded when their car runs out of gas in a remote Nevada desert town and they’re forced to stay in a dilapidated trailer park where a serial killer lurks.


Great Balls of Fire – The life and career of wildly controversial rock ‘n’ roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.


Next Week: Spider-Man Far From Home & Midsommar

Undisputed Classic: The Virgin Spings
1989: Lethal Weapon 2, Weekend at Bernies, Shag, Haunted Summer, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills

BlacKkKlansman & The Classic Jaws

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Coming Attractions/News:
Slaughterhouse Rulez
Oscars “Popular” Category
Movie Pass Update

New Movies

Slender Man – In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Dog Days – Dog Days follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.

BlacKkKlansman – Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.

The Meg – After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Undisputed Classic

Jaws – A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.

Top Five – Cast of Young Guns

1988

Young Guns (Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips): A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.

The Last Temptation of Christ (Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, Martin Scorcese): The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.
Clean and Sober (Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman): A hustling drug addict checks himself into rehab to escape trouble with the law and realizes that it’s exactly what he needs.
Mac and Me (Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward): An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Next Week: Crazy Rich Asians, Alpha, Mile 22. Undisputed Classic A Philadelphia Story, Top Five Asian Actors or Actresses.

The 15:17 to Propaganda

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Coming Attractions/News:

Deadpool 2 – Trailer
I Feel Pretty – Trailer
Venom – Teaser

New Movies

Fifty Shades Freed – Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

Peter Rabbit – Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

The 15:17 to Paris – Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown – A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Becks – After a crushing breakup with her girlfriend, a Brooklyn musician moves back in with her Midwestern mother. As she navigates her hometown, playing for tip money in an old friend’s bar, an unexpected relationship begins to take shape. Based on the life and times of Allyssa Robbins, my cousin.

Undisputed Classic

Play Misty For Me – A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.

Top Five – Movie Rabbits

1988

Action Jackson – Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who’s systematically eliminating his competition.

Satisfaction – A group of teenagers have a band, Mystery, with Jennie as the lead singer. They go to a bar at the coast and play during the summer. Jennie falls in love with the owner of the bar, Martin. They get an offer to play in Europe and perhaps become famous. But are they ready for it?

School Daze – A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Shoot to Kill – An FBI agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.

Robert DeNiro & Our 3 Year Anniversary

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Welcome to this weeks episode of the I Hate Critics Podcast. This week we had four new movies. The Oscar nominated Danish Girl, the forgettable The Boy and The Fifth Wave and Dirty Grandpa which should have been really funny and obscene but instead it was just obscene and unfunny…but it gave us an excuse to make it a Robert DeNiro week.

Mean Streets

Our Top Five this week is favorite Robert DeNiro movies. We talk Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Goodfellas, Casino and many more.

Our Undisputed Classic this week is Mean Streets, the movie that started it all for Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro.

In 1986 My Chauffeur and The Image Maker came out.

Trailers

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Suicide Squad
Keanu

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

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