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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

Breaking Josh

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Coming Attractions:

Good Time Trailer from A24
RIP Roger Moore
RIP Lisa Spoonhauer
Bob and Sean Break Josh

New Releases:

Baywatch
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

Top Five: Movie Pirates

Undisputed Classic: Mutiny on the Bounty, You Me and Everyone We Know

1987 – Summer Heat

Funny Tom Hanks vs Dramatic Tom Hanks

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Coming Attractions:

The Kingsman Trailer
Rampage starring the Rock?
King Arthur might suck
Check out Director Walter HIll on Marc Maron’s podcast and Ethan Embry on Kevin Pollack’s

New Releases:

The Circle
How to Be a Latin Lover

Top Five Showdown: Funny Tom Hanks vs Dramatic Tom Hanks

Undisputed Classic: Philadelphia

1987 – Creepshow 2, Malone, The Allnighter, My Life as a Dog, American Ninja 2

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