Posts tagged Stanley Kubrick
2001: A Space Odyssey released in Imax
Operation Finale – A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.
Searching – After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
Kin – Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.
High Fidelity – Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress.
Top Five – John Cusak Roles
Tucker- The Man and His Dream (Jeff Bridges, Francis Ford Coppola): The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
Eight Men Out (John Cusack, Charlie Sheen, D.B. Sweeney): A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.
Miles From Home (Richard Gere, Kevin Anderson, Gary Sinise): Two brothers who are forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they begin robbing the banks that have been foreclosing on farmers.
The Deceivers (Pierce Brosnan, Nicholas Meyer): Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.
Freeway (James Russo): A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America’s highways.
Rocket Gibraltar (Burt Lancaster): An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems.
Next Week: God Bless the Broken Road, The Nun, Peppermint, Undisputed Classic: The Sound of Music, Top Five Movie Nuns.
Daddy’s Home 2
Lord & Miller Exit Han Solo Film
Daniel Day Lewis Retires?
Transformers 5 – The Last Night – Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. (15% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
Airplane! – A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/airplane
Spaceballs – Planet Spaceballs’ President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal planet Druidia’s abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spaceballs
Dragnet – The equally-straight-laced and “by the book” nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. (48% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1006250_dragnet
Full Metal Jacket – A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/full_metal_jacket
Jean De Florette – A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jean_de_florette
This week we’ve got three new movies. We kick things off with Hotel Transylvania. We’re three grown men so our opinion doesn’t really matter but at some point Sean indirectly calls our kids dumb. The Intern ends up being a pretty solid Nancy Meyers movie, possibly her best. Eli Roth lets us down with The Green Inferno. I wanted it to be good and theres a lot of potential here but the execution was just off.
Our Top Five this week is our favorite messed up movies which include A Serbian Film, Salo: 120 Days of Sodom, Saw, Requiem For a Dream, Irreversible, Oldboy, I Spit on Your Grave, A Clockwork Orange, and more
Our Undisputed Classic is Cannibal Holocaust. It’s a movie all three of us ended up liking. It’s shocking but it’s well made and truly is terrifying.
In 1985 we take on Maxie, Invasion USA and Code Named Emerald
Our trailers this week are:
The Big Short
“Tomorrowland” came out this week and while successful wasn’t quite the box office juggernaut I was hoping for. The movie itself has a lot of promise but just falls short. Older kids to teenagers may enjoy the movie more so than adults, but it’s an incomplete movie that’s easy to pull a part. From a Madding Crowd nearly puts the podcast to sleep.
The remake of “The Poltergeist” came out this week as well and is one of the worst remakes thus far. They more or less just took the name and put it on a low rank modern PG-13 horror film. They tried to hard to be different from the original while not being original if that makes sense. It was more or less a money grab all around.
We asked our audience their top five 80’s Horror films of all time. “The Thing,” “The Shining,” “The Poltergiest,” “Evil Dead 1 & 2,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” led the way while “They Live,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Gate,” “Cujo” and “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” were mentioned as well.
Our Undisputed Classic was “The Poltergeist.” All three of us really enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely a classic. We debate the PG rating and whether Tobe Hooper gets enough credit for this classic.
1985 – Brewster’s Millions, A View to Kill
We Are Your Friends
Jupiter Ascending Honest Trailer