Posts tagged Tim Robbins

High Fidelity is Our 2nd Favorite Movie

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Coming Attractions/News:
2001: A Space Odyssey released in Imax

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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.

Undisputed Classic

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

1988

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.

Incredibles 2

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First Look at Wonder Woman Part 2

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Incredibles 2 – Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

Tag – A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country.

SuperFly – With his sights set on retiring, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big deal.
Undisputed Classic
SuperFly – The daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire.

Top Five – Animated SuperHero Films

1988

Bull Durham (Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins): A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

The Great Outdoors (John Candy, Dan Aykroyd): A Chicago man’s hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Red Heat (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Walter Hill): A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Waxwork (Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, David Warner): A wax museum owner uses his horror exhibits to unleash evil on the world.

Next Week: Jurassic World, Cujo, Top Five Animals that are Monsters.

Is Heat a Classic?

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Coming Attractions/News:

Super Troopers – Trailer
Becks – Trailer
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – Trailer

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12 Strong – 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Forever My Girl – After being gone for a decade a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Den of Thieves – A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Undisputed Classic

Heat – A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.

Top Five – Worst Gerard Butler Movies

1988

Promised Land – This gritty drama follows two high school acquaintances, Hancock, a basketball star, and Danny, a geek turned drifter, after they graduate. The first film commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival, it portrays the other half of the American dream, as Hancock and his cheerleader girlfriend Mary wander to a middle-class mediocrity out itself out of reach for Danny and his psychotic wife Bev.

Braddock: Missing in Action III – Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp.

Five Corners – A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.

The Telephone – A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

That Stupid Deer Movie

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Coming Attractions/News:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Trailer
Ready Player One – Trailer

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I, Tonya – Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_tonya

The Killing of a Scared Deer – Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. (79% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_killing_of_a_sacred_deer

Just Getting Started – A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit. (9% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/just_getting_started

Catch Up

Battle of the Sexes – The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (86% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/battle_of_the_sexes

Undisputed Classic

The Shawshank Redemption – Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shawshank_redemption

Top Five: Morgan Freeman & Tommy Lee Jones Movies

1987

Empire of the Sun – A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (71% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/empire_of_the_sun

Cold Steel – On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine’s father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he’s taken off the case. He doesn’t suspect yet that he’s also target in a diabolic plan of revenge. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cold_steel

Bull Durham Best Baseball Movie of All Time

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week the always watchable Jon Favreau brings us Jungle Book. It’s not the best movie is the world, but it’s a lot of fun and probably shouldn’t be compared to the best movie in the world. Barbershop 3 is a movie with a lot to say while remaining very funny. Criminal may be the worst movie of the year and Sing Street is a great movie in the vein of Once and Begin Again.

Top Five: Kevin Costner movies, Ice Cube movies, Jon Favreau movies.

Undisputed Classic Bull Durham

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1986 – Legend, Wise Guys

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