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Josh Sings Dan Fogelberg

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Coming Attractions/News:
Toy Story 4
FIghting with my Family

New Movies

The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” series set in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Widows – Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Instant Family – A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.

A Private War – One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Can You Ever Forgive Me – When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception. An adaptation of the memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel.

Undisputed Classic

Bonnie and Clyde – Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Top Five – Movies we’re Thankful For

1988

The Land Before Time – An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a valley.

Oliver & Company – A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York City.

1969 – Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.

High Spirits – When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

The Chocolate War – A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school’s administration

Fresh Horses – A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party.

Last Rites – Angela, the beautiful Mexican mistress of a NY mobster, asks virginal Father Michael for protection after Zena, the mobster’s wife, kills her cheating husband. Michael becomes torn between his vows, Angela and his sister – Zena.

Next Week: Wreck it Ralph 2, Creed 2, Robin Hood, Green Book, Our Classic is Stripes and our Top Five is

Die Hard Turns 30

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Coming Attractions/News:

Mary Queen of Scots – Trailer
Neill Blomkamp to Direct Robocop Sequel
Timothee CHalamet in talks to star in Denis Villeneuve

New Movies

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – While on a vacation with his family, Count Dracula makes a romantic connection.

Skyscraper – A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.

Undisputed Classic

Die Hard – John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Top Five – Movie Fish

1988

Die Hard (Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman): John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

A Fish Called Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline): In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

The Dead Pool (Clint Eastwood, Patricia Clarkson, Liam Neeson): Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.

Track 29 (Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd): A doctor’s wife tires of his obsession with model trains, and spends her days wondering about the son she gave up for adoption at birth. While eating at a roadside café, she encounters a British hitchhiker, who turns out to be her son. They spend time together trying to find a bond. The son begins to hate the husband, and the wife begins worrying about the safety of her husband and his train set.

It Takes Two (George Newbern, Leslie Hope): In Texas, the naive Travis Rogers quits his job to marry his beloved Stephanie “Stephi” Lawrence and work with his father-in-law.

Next Week: Equalizer 2, Mamma Mia 2, Unfriended 2. Our Classic is Children of Men and our top five is Male Action Hero’s you think you can beat up

Rampage & Friday the 13th

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Coming Attractions/News:

Hot Summer Nights – Trailer
Dark Crimes – Trailer
Hotel Artemis – Trailer
An Evening With Kevin Smith

New Movies

Rampage – When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Truth or Dare – A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone — or something — begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Isle of Dogs – Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Beirut – Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Undisputed Classic

Friday the 13th – A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child’s drowning.

Top Five – Friday the 13th Movies

1988

1) Colors (Robert Duvall, Sean Penn, directed by Dennis Hopper): An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.

2) Return To Snowy River (Tom Burlinson, Brian Dennehy): Young Jim Craig returns to his home in the Australian high country. He finds that things are not as he left them – his girlfriend is being pursued by another man, and her father doesn’t want Jim back into her life.

3) Aria (Theresa Russell, John Hurt): Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria.

4) The Moderns (Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino): A struggling artist is hired to forge paintings, causing him to cross paths with his ex-wife and her powerful new husband.

5) Plain Clothes (Arliss Howard, Suzy Amis): To prove his brother’s innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.

Lower the Bar

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Coming Attractions/News:

Ocean’s 8 – Trailer
Overboard – Trailer
Not My Luke Skywalker

New Movies

Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle – Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting, becoming the adult avatars they choose.

Pitch Perfect 3 – Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.

The Greatest Showman – Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Downsizing – A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Darkest Hour – During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Father Figures – Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

Undisputed Classic

Love Actually – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Top Five – Father Figures

1987

Good Morning Vietnam – In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne – A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night – Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box. However, so is the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.

Baby Driver

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Coming Attractions/News:

Jumanji Trailer
A Bad Mom’s Christmas Trailer
Michelle Rodriguez might leave Fast and the Furious

New Movies

Despicable Me 3 – Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/despicable_me_3

The House – A dad convinces his friends to start an illegal casino in his basement after he and his wife spend their daughter’s college fund. (16% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_house_2017

Top Five – Will Ferrell Movies

The Beguiled – At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events. (77% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_beguiled

Baby Driver – After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/baby_driver

Undisputed Classic

Scott Pilgrim vs the World – Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (81% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/scott_pilgrims_vs_the_world

1987

Adventures in Babysitting – A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she’s looking after. (77% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spaceballs

Innerspace – A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. (81% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/innerspace

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