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A Star is Born 4 Times

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Coming Attractions/News:
The Mule
The Upside
Aquaman
Mortal Engines

New Movies

Venom – When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life.

Leave No Trace – A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

A Star is Born – A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Undisputed Classic

A Star is Born – (1937) A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
(1954) A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
(1976) A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Top Five – Actors that are Directors

1988

Alien Nation (James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp): In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.

Clara’s Heart (Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris): David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who’s hired to be a housekeeper. She and David develop a close bond, opening his eyes and heart to new experiences, and eventually leading to a disturbing secret in Clara’s past.

Imagine- John Lennon (biography/documentary): A biography of the rock music star.

Next Week: First Man, Goosebumps 2, Bad Times at the El Royale, Our Undisputed Classic is The Right Stuff. Our Top Five is Movies About Space.

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

New Movies

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.

Jigsaw the Father Figure

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Coming Attractions/News:

Phantom Thread – Trailer
Den of Thieves – Trailer
Jouney’s End – Trailer
Ticket Surge Pricing

New Movies

Thank You For Your Service – A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. (78% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thank_you_for_your_service_2017

Suburbicon – A home invasion rattles a quiet family town. (27% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/suburbicon

Jigsaw – Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years. (38% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jigsaw_2017

Undisputed Classic

Saw – Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they’re pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (49% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/saw

Top Five: George Clooney Movies

1987

Amazing Grace and Chuck – A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Basketball star “Amazing Grace” Smith follows the boy’s example, and starts a trend. (29% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/amazing_grace_and_chuck

Sammy and Rose Get Laid – Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody – except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy’s father, Raffi, who is a former Indian government minister, comes to London for a visit. Sammy, Rosie, and Raffi try to find meaning through their lives and loves. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES)

Gaby: A True Story – The life of Gaby Brimmer, a girl physically handicapped, who finally gets her goals of study and triumph. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gaby_a_true_story

Fatal Beauty – Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don’t know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of “Fatal Beauty” begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike Marshak works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is “clean”. Mike becomes Rita’s constant companion as the drug hijackers (who are nearly psychotic and very well armed) are hunted, while more and more bodies continue to turn up. (23% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fatal_beauty

The Hidden – Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller. (78% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hidden

Christopher Nolan is Overrated

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Coming Attractions/News:

Justice League – Trailer
Thor – Trailer
Kingsman – Trailer
Ready Player One – Trailer
Snowman – Trailer
The Shape of Water – Trailer
9/11 – Trailer
Darkest Hour – Trailer

New Movies

Girls Trip – When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (89% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/girls_trip

Dunkirk – Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dunkirk_2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/valerian_and_the_city_of_a_thousand_planets

Undisputed Classic

The Fifth Element – In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (72% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/fifth_element

Top Five: Christopher Nolan/Luc Besson Films

1987

Summer School – A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a “bonehead” English class for misfit goof-off students. Fortunately, his unconventional brand of teaching fun field trips begins to connect with them, and even inspires ardor in some. (61% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1020451_summer_school

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace – The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor’s latest creation, Nuclear Man. (12% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/superman_iv_the_quest_for_peace

La Bamba – Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/la_bamba

The Birth of a Nation

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New Releases:

The Girl on the Train
The Birth of a Nation
Voiceless

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Undisputed Classic: Strangers on a Train

1986 Peggy Sue Got Married, Clockwise, Jumpin’ Jack Flash,

Trailers:

Get Out
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Sleepless

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