Posts tagged Willem Dafoe

I Love Snatch; The Beaver Was Awful

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Coming Attractions/News:

Bird’s of Prey is going to bomb because Harley Quinn isn’t a sex figure anymore


Rewatch: 

The Lighthouse – Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

New Movies


The Turning  – A young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after their parents’ deaths. A modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw.”


The Gentlemen – A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires.

Undisputed Classic

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels –  A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

1990

Cinema Paradiso – A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema’s projectionist.
Next Week: Gretel & Hansel, The Rhythm Section
Undisputed Classic: Ms. 45
1990: Cinema Paradiso, Flashback, Heart Condition, Men Don’t Leave, Stella

Waves, Marriage Story, Honey Boy are Among the Best Movies of the Year

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Free Guy
No Time to Die
Black Widow

New Movies


Dark Waters – A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.


Honey Boy – A young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.


Waves – Traces the journey of a suburban family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.


Portrait of a Lady on Fire – On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.


The Report – Idealistic Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA’s post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets.


Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

Undisputed Classic

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – A bitter, aging couple, with the help of alcohol, use their young houseguests to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other over the course of a distressing night.

1989

She-Devil – A surprisingly resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.


Triumph of the Spirit – Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and brother were also held as insurance that he would continue to fight.


The War of the Roses – A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.


Next Week: Richard Jewell, Jumanji: Next Level, Black Christmas, Bombshell, Uncut Gems,
Undisputed Classic: Driving Miss Daisy
1989: Driving Miss Daisy, Blaze, The Wizard, We’re No Angels, Enemies: A Love Story, Glory, Family Business, 

Batman V Jesus

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The Banker – Trailer
The Photograph – Trailer


New Movies


Terminator: Dark Fate – Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.


Motherless Brooklyn – Set against the backdrop of 1950s New York, Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome, as he ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna.


The Lighthouse – The hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Undisputed Classic

The Long Goodbye – Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam then gets implicated in his wife’s murder.

1989

Dad – John’s mom has a heart attack and ends in hospital. John flies home to take care of his dad, teaching him to do things around the house, spends time with him and shows him how to live again without mom’s control. John’s son joins them.


Immediate Family – Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy’s baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don’t go quite to plan however..


Shocker – After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.


Phantom of the Opera – A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer, who has plans for those who oppose him or the young singer.


Second Sight – John Larroquette is the head of a detective agency that is hired to find a missing person, probably kidnapped. They employ the help of a mystic/psychic to help find the missing girl.


Next Week: Doctor Sleep, Midway, Better Days, Last Christmas, Playing With Fire
Undisputed Classic: The Shining
1989: Henry V, My Left Foot, Staying Together, Best of the Best

Arnold’s O Face

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Captain Marvel
Avengers: Endgame

New Movies


Free Solo – Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – An anthology film comprised of six stories, each dealing with a different aspect of life in the Old West.

Undisputed Classic

No Country For Old Men – Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Movie Fights: Best Coen Brothers Film

1988

Twins – A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.


Mississippi Burning – Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

My Stepmother Is An Alien – An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who’s quite overwhelmed by her attentions, and isn’t aware of the connection between her arrival and his work.

Watchers (): A boy takes in a stray dog, later discovering that it is an ultra-intelligent runaway being stalked by a dangerous creature from the same genetic research lab.

Next Week: Once Upon a Deadpool, Mortal Engines, The Mule, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Undisputed Classic – Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


Recast IT: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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

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