Posts tagged Star Wars

Almost Famous

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Coming Attractions/News:

Star Wars Episode IX

New Movies

Little – A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Hellboy – Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

After – A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

Missing Link – Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Undisputed Classic

Almost Famous – A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Singles – A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

1989

Say Anything – A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

She’s Out of Control – When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it’s enough to make her father become overprotective of her.


Disorganized Crimes – Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he’s caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.


Winter People – A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby’s father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back.


Edge of Sanity – When Henry Jekyll’s experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can’t catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind…

Next Week: Breakthrough, Penguins (Disney Nature), 1989 – Field of Dreams

Undisputed Classic: The Stratton Story

Never Go Full Nic Cage

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Coming Attractions/News:

Adrift – Final Trailer
Robin Hood – Trailer
A Simple Favor – Trailer
Rambo V is happening
He-Man and Skeletor will be brothers in the upcoming Masters of the Universe movie

New Movies

Overboard – A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Tully – A mother of three hires a night nanny to help with her newborn.

Bad Samaritan – A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Undisputed Classic
Juno – Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.

Top Five – Movies that Reference Star Wars

1988

Stormy Monday – A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club’s new employee and the American’s ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Dead Heat – Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

Judgement in Berlin – American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.

Salsa – Fatherless barrio Puertorican Rico is a menial car mechanic by day, but lives for the nights, when he dances and dates hot dancing girls, cockily convinced the title of Salsa king in fancy nightclub La Luna’s upcoming contest is to be his. He encourages his best friend, courteous gentleman Ken, to date his sister Margarita so he gets a free hand with her flirtatious classmate Lola. The reigning salsa queen Luna’s interest in Ruco as dance-partner threatens his on-off relationship with Vicki. More jealous trouble follows when Ken and Margarita fall in true love.

Shakedown – A legal attorney and renegade cop team up to stop a corrupt cop.

Next Week: Breaking In, Life of the Party. Our Undisputed Classic is Mean Girls and our Top Five is top five movies you thought you’d hate but ended up liking.

Truckers in Space

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Coming Attractions/News:

Goodbye Christopher Robin – Trailer
Victoria of Abdul – Trailer
The Current War – Trailer
Force Friday

New Movies

Tulip Fever – An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. (10% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tulip_fever

I Do… Until I Don’t – An ensemble comedy about the meaning of matrimony. (31% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_do_until_i_dont

Undisputed Classic

Lust For Life -The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.(100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1012920_lust_for_life

Top Five: Blue Collar/Union Movies

Streaming Challenge

A Boy Called Po – When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called ‘Po,’ is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. David into the high pressure job he’s close to losing and Po drifting away from the school where he’s bullied into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he’s just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of other worldly companions. The growing divide between father and son and the challenges of single parenthood of a special needs child threaten to separate David and Po permanently. Based on a true story, the bonds of love between a grieving father and son are tested in the most real way in Po. (33% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_boy_called_po

The Assignment – After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible. (31% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_assignment_2017

Chuck – A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/chuck

Wakefield – A man’s nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months. (74% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wakefield

1987

A Man in Love – An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/man_in_love

Hamburger Hill – A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hamburger_hill

The Boys Next Door – Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1002996_boys_next_door

A Prayer for the Dying – Martin, an IRA hitman, is seen by a catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_prayer_for_the_dying

My Apologies to the French

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Coming Attractions/News:

The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Trailer
mother! – Trailer
The Obi Won Stand Alone Movie
The effect of Rotten Tomatoes

New Movies

The Hitman’s Bodyguard – The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time. (39% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_hitmans_bodyguard

Logan Lucky – Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.(93% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/logan_lucky

Undisputed Classic

Bob Le Flambuer – Bob, an old gangster and gambler is almost broke, so he decides in spite of the warnings of a friend, a high official from the police, to rob a gambling casino in Dauville. Everything is planned exactly, but the police is informed about the planned coup. Meanwhile in the Casino Bob starts to gamble. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bob_le_flambeur

Top Five: Movie Heists

1987

Dirty Dancing – Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle. (72% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dirty_dancing

The Big Easy – Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.’s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this is happening, the criminals insist that none of the crime gangs are behind the killings. (88% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_easy

Born in East LA – When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home. (43% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/born_in_east_la

Pathfinder – Around the year 1000 AD warlike people, the so-called “tjuder”, roam in northern Scandinavia. As they brutally kill a family in a remote area, including the parents and their little daughter, the families teenage son, Aigin, observes the slaughter. He manages to flee from these killers and reaches a camp with other Lapps whose inhabitants are worried if he has been able to hide his track. Afraid of the murderous people, they decide to flee to the coast. The boy stays alone to avenge his families murder. Unfortunately, they get him before he can do anything and force him to lead them to the other Lapps. He guides them but has a plan to destroy the barbarous people before reaching the camp. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

The Big Sick – Best Movie This Year?

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Coming Attractions/News:

American Made – Trailer
A Wrinkle in Time – Trailer
American Satan – Trailer
Star Wars at D23

New Movies

War for the Planet of the Apes – After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/war_for_the_planet_of_the_apes

The Big Sick – A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_big_sick

The Book of Henry – With instructions from her genius son’s carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather. (23% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_book_of_henry

Song to Song – Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. (43% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/song_to_song

Undisputed Classic

Planet of the Apes – An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1016397_planet_of_the_apes

Defend It

Basic Instinct – A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (53% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/basic_instinct

1987

RoboCop – In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories. (88% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1017712_robocop

Nowhere to Hide – Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before Rob can go public with this, Rob is killed on the orders of corrupt General Howard, who did not want Rob to go public with the defective part. Howard believes that Barbara, who is also a marine, now has the part, so Howard and his henchmen set out to kill Barbara and Johnny and get the part, but Howard is underestimating what Barbara is willing to do to protect Johnny. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1015322_nowhere_to_hide

Jaws: The Revenge – The rising college nerds set out to a convention in Florida, but are not welcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives. (0% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jaws_the_revenge

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