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Witch is Brilliant

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Welcome to this weeks episode of the I Hate Critics Podcast. We start this weeks show with our Oscar picks. There are also three new movies this week. Race and Risen are very safe movies which makes potentially decent movies pretty bland. Then there is The Witch which will end up among the best films of 2016 easily. A24 knocks it out of the park again.

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Our Top Five this week is our favorite movies from each of the last five decades as well as the current decade we’re in. We talk about too many movies to even mention here.

Our Undisputed Classic is Suspiria

In 1986 The Hitcher and 9 1/2 Weeks

Trailers

Kindergarten Cop 2

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Back to the Future Turns 30, Magic Mike XXL, Terminator Genisys

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On this episode of I Hate Critics we’ve got three new movies: Magic Mike XXL, Terminator Genisys, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl. Both Sean and I loved Magic Mike XXL, it was a lot of fun. It kind of makes you want to be a male stripper. The joy they had making this movie comes back off the screen. Shelby and Beth were having fun as well. Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is completely awesome. It’s essentially The Fault in Our Stars done properly. Terminator Genisys is fun but that pisses Josh off because it should be more serious and not fun. I’m paraphrasing because Josh isn’t here to defend himself.

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Our Undisputed Classic is Donnie Darko. In sticking with our time travel theme (not our male stripper theme) we went with Donnie Darko and it’s a movie that is just amazing and if you mix the book in with it is even better.

In 1985 Back to the Future came out. The biggest movie of 1985. $200 million in 1985, that’s amazing.

Our trailers this week are:

Jobs
Jenny’s Wedding
Snowden
Secret in their Eyes
Creed

Jeff Bridges, The Dude on the I Hate Critics Podcast…Seriously!!!

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This episode is a bonus episode where we talk to Academy Award Winning actor Jeff Bridges. I write for a website called Zoiks! Online (www.zoiksonline.com) where I usually get to interview mostly musicians but sometimes comedians and actors. Jeff Bridges and his band the Abiders has released a live album simply called “Jeff Bridges and the Abiders Live.” If you’re a fan of “Crazy Heart” or “The Big Lebowski” or country music in general it’s worth checking out.

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We decided to include the audio in a bonus episode of the podcast dedicated to nothing but Jeff Bridges. To start the show we put together our Top 5 Jeff Brides movies and tried to come up with a Universal list based on ours and the results are:

Josh: 5) “Crazy Heart,” 4) “The Contender,” 3) “True Grit,” 2) “Starman,” 1) “The Big Lebowski”

Sean: 5) “Iron Man,” 4) “Tron,” 3) “True Grit,” 2) “The Fisher King” 1) “The Big Lebowski”

Bob: 5) “Arlington Road,” 4) “The Last Picture Show,” 3) “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” 2) “The Fisher King” 1) “The Big Lebowski”

Universal Top 5

1) “The Big Lebowski”
2) “The Fisher King”
3) “True Grit”
4) “Crazy Heart”
5) “Iron Man”

Transformers Like it Hot

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. So this week “Transformers 4” came out. It’s not a fun week for movie snobs. Sean had to see, God knows why Josh wasted the time and money to go see it. Apparently he loves this podcast more than I or he just likes to be angry. We did see a couple of other movies. Josh saw “Enemy” and he was super excited to talk about it.

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This weeks Undisputed Classic is the Marilyn Monroe film “Some Like it Hot.” I call it a Marilyn Monroe film because her name is all over the cover, but really it’s a Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon film. Josh and Sean were quit to call it a classic. I was ok calling it a classic, but only if we’re going to treat movies like “Dumb and Dumber” and “Tommy Boy” etc etc like this 50 years from now.

In 1984 teenage boys were introduced to Tawny Kitaen. It took me another ten years, but i got there. “Bachelor Party” came out. Who cares that Tom Hanks was in this movie because Tawny Kitaen was the most beautiful woman in the world back in the 80’s and that’s all that mattered. Plus “Cannonball Run 2” and “Conan the Destroyer” came out.

Trailers

The Fury – Brad Pitt
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Prince – Jason Patrick, Bruce Willis, John Cusak
Into the Storm

Being Divergent Means You’ve Got a Brain, Congratulations

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. It’s March madness so we waste the first part of the show going through our Movie Madness Brackett. As expected, “The Big Lebowski,” “Fight Club” and “The Shawshank Redemption” are tearing up the competition. Our big reason for doing this bracket was because we didn’t want all the attention to be on the team hit “Divergent.” First there was “Harry Potter” which was loved by kids and adults alike, but then “Twilight” ruined the brains of the teenagers and 30 something mothers. Life got a little better with “The Hunger Games” but “Divergent” just feels lazy.

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Thankfully there’s “Muppets Most Wanted” to make up for that. What a fun movie. Sean, Josh and I all made it out and each of us enjoyed it a ton, unfortunately my daughter and Josh’s son weren’t as big of fans as we were. It’s a movie that’s going to stand the test of time though and as kids get older they’re going to appreciate how intelligent this movie is and how much fun it is. Then there is the unintelligent “God is Not Dead.” That’s all I’m going to say about it.

Our Undisputed Classic this week is “Casablance.” I had never seen “Casablanca” but after watching it I realized I’ve seen it in just about every movie to come after it. I was expecting this grand epic like “Gone With the Wind” or “The Godfather” and instead what I got was probably the first legitimate blockbuster that still holds up today.

In 1984 “Police Academy” and “Racing with the Moon.” We all were not ashamed to admit we enjoyed “Police Academy” no matter how bad Roger Ebert said it was. “Racing with the Moon” is a movie nobody’s heard of that stars Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn and is surprisingly good.

Trailers this week:

The Giver
The Amazing Spiderman 2
The Mazerunner
Filth
Earth to Echo
The Signal

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