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Tom Cruise Week

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Coming Attractions/News:
Alita Battle Angel
Mid 90’s

New Movies

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies – A villain’s maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.

Three Identical Strangers – In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.

Mission: Impossible Fallout – Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Undisputed Classic

Born on the Fourth of July – The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Top Five – Tom Cruise Films

1988

Cocktail (Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue): A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.

Monkey Shines (Jason Beghe, Kate McNeil, George Romero): A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (Tami Erin): After her father’s ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by neighborhood children to be haunted. Soon, two children, Tommy and Annika, venture into the house only to meet up with Pippi. The three soon become friends and get into various adventures together, including cleaning the floor with scrubbing shoes, dodging the “splunks”, going down a river in barrels, and helping Pippi with the problem of having to go to a children’s home. Older children will probably get the most out of this movie.

Next Week: The Darkest Minds, Disney’s Christopher Robin, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Eighth Grade. Our Classic is The Blob and our Top Five Female Duos

There’s No Donkey in the Movie

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Coming Attractions/News:

Gotti – Trailer
Father Figures – Trailer
Annihilation – Trailer

New Movies

American Made – A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_made_2017

Flatliners – Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. (3% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flatliners_2017

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. (85% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/battle_of_the_sexes

Undisputed Classic

The American President – Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It’s all above-board, but “politics is perception” and sparks fly anyway. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_president

Top Five: Movies with America(n) in the title

1987

Mauvais Sang – Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mauvais_sang

House of Games – A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/house_of_games

Zombie High – A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over a course of time she notices that more and more students have lost their individuality, and approach their activities in a lifeless and automatic manner. Eventually a diabolical plot fostered by the faculty begins to emerge. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/zombie_high

Big Shots – Following the death of his father, suburbanite Obie runs away from home and winds up on Chicago’s South Side. After being mugged, he befriends con artist Scam. The two then embark on a Down South adventure involving gangsters, the police, and a search for Scam’s father. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big_shots

Like Father, Like Son – A mysterious potion switches the personalities of a buttoned up doctor and his laid back son. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1012362_like_father_like_son

Near Dark – A small-town farmer’s son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (88% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1014793_near_dark

RIP Spock – Live Long and Prosper

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week not much came out. Will Smith made a con movie called Focus. It’s fine, but like most cons, the con is sloppy and it’s not necessarily entertaining enough to take your focus off of the con like “Oceans 11.” Then there was a horror film called “Lazarus Effect” that Josh hated so much he called it potentially the worst movie he’s ever seen.

Spock

Our beloved/hated film critic Sean Patrick had a near death experience this week. He had a massive asthma attack that put him in the hospital for six days. At one point he actually lost the ability to breath and had to have machines breath for him for several hours. He’s back and he’s doing better so hopefully he stays that way.

We lost Leonard Nimoy famous as Spock from “Star Trek.” RIP Spock, “Live long in prosper.”

The Academy Award winning film “Still Alice” also got released in theaters. Julianne Moore won best actress. Sean thinks it was a great performance, but had three or four other performances he preferred. Sean compared it to a Lifetime movie with great acting.

Our Undisputed Classic is “The Sting.” Stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman make “The Sting” highly entertaining. Josh loved it the most, Sean tried to pick it a part and Bob enjoyed it.

1985 – Several movies came out. The best two movies are Woody Allen’s “Purple Rose of Cairo,” and John Cusak in “The Sure Thing.”

Trailers

Raiders
Cut Bank
While We’re Young
Love & Mercy
The Resurrection of Jake Roberts

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