Posts tagged Walter Hill

Joker

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Coming Attractions/News:


Richard Jewell – Trailer
6 Underground – Trailer
Birds of Prey – Trailer

New Movies


Joker – A gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society.


Judy – Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts.


Ad Astra – Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.

Undisputed Classic

The Man Who Laughs – When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

1989

Johnny Handsome – After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms.


Welcome Home – Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?


Drugstore Cowboy – A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

An Innocent Man – A man is framed by two corrupt cops for drugs. After he gets out of prison, he comes after them.


Old Gringo – When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries. An aging American, Ambrose “Old Gringo” Bierce also in Mexico, befriends Gen. Arroyo and meets Harriet. Bierce is a famous writer, who knowing that he is dying, wishes to keep his identity secret so he can determine his own fate. Though he likes Arroyo, Bierce tries to provoke the General’s anger whenever possible in an attempt to get himself killed, thus avoiding suffering through his illness. Winslow is intrigued by both Bierce and Arroyo, and the men are in turn attracted to her. She becomes romantically involved with Arroyo. When Winslow learns of Bierce’s true identity (a writer whose work she has loved and respected for years), she is singlemindedly determined to fulfill his dying wish.


Next Week: The Addams Family, Gemini Man, Jex, A.M.I.

Undisputed Classic: Adaptation
1989: Look Who’s Talking, Crimes & Misdemeanors, Breaking In, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, To Kill a Priest, 

Truckers in Space

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Coming Attractions/News:

Goodbye Christopher Robin – Trailer
Victoria of Abdul – Trailer
The Current War – Trailer
Force Friday

New Movies

Tulip Fever – An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam. (10% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tulip_fever

I Do… Until I Don’t – An ensemble comedy about the meaning of matrimony. (31% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_do_until_i_dont

Undisputed Classic

Lust For Life -The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.(100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1012920_lust_for_life

Top Five: Blue Collar/Union Movies

Streaming Challenge

A Boy Called Po – When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he is left a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called ‘Po,’ is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. David into the high pressure job he’s close to losing and Po drifting away from the school where he’s bullied into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he’s just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of other worldly companions. The growing divide between father and son and the challenges of single parenthood of a special needs child threaten to separate David and Po permanently. Based on a true story, the bonds of love between a grieving father and son are tested in the most real way in Po. (33% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_boy_called_po

The Assignment – After waking up and discovering that he has undergone gender reassignment surgery, an assassin seeks to find the doctor responsible. (31% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_assignment_2017

Chuck – A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/chuck

Wakefield – A man’s nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months. (74% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wakefield

1987

A Man in Love – An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father, but later they have a passionate relationship. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/man_in_love

Hamburger Hill – A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hamburger_hill

The Boys Next Door – Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout. (N/A ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1002996_boys_next_door

A Prayer for the Dying – Martin, an IRA hitman, is seen by a catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_prayer_for_the_dying

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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