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Robert DeNiro & Our 3 Year Anniversary

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Welcome to this weeks episode of the I Hate Critics Podcast. This week we had four new movies. The Oscar nominated Danish Girl, the forgettable The Boy and The Fifth Wave and Dirty Grandpa which should have been really funny and obscene but instead it was just obscene and unfunny…but it gave us an excuse to make it a Robert DeNiro week.

Mean Streets

Our Top Five this week is favorite Robert DeNiro movies. We talk Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Goodfellas, Casino and many more.

Our Undisputed Classic this week is Mean Streets, the movie that started it all for Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro.

In 1986 My Chauffeur and The Image Maker came out.

Trailers

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Suicide Squad
Keanu

Samurai Monks in Space

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This week we’ve got three new movies this week, No Escape, We Are Friends, Diary of a Teenage Girl. No Escape and We Are Friends are kind of let downs. No Escape is a movie where you just really never believe the main characters are in danger, but you’re supposed to…i.e. the main characters don’t die, you know they’re not gonna die but your supposed to be scared for them…it’s a let down. We Are Friends is ok, but Wes Bentley is so good in the movie that whenever he’s not on the screen you just want more Wes Bentley and since he’s a small character you spend most of the time wishing he were there which is not good for this movie.

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EVERYBODY GO SEE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL NOW. It’s a master piece of a movie and that really everybody should see. That said it’s borderline NC-17 and really uncomfortable…but it’s powerful

Our Top Five this week is Top 5 martial arts films. We talk about Kill Bill, Yojimbo, The Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Karate Kid, Drunken Master, Enter the Dragon, The Last Dragon, House of Flying Daggers…and Road House?

Our Undisputed Classic is Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

In 1985 American Ninja, Flesh and Blood, Compromising Positions
Our trailers this week are:

Rock the Kasbah,
Kill Your Friends
All Things Must Pass
Everything Will Be Fine

Best 80’s Horror Films & Tomorrowland

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“Tomorrowland” came out this week and while successful wasn’t quite the box office juggernaut I was hoping for. The movie itself has a lot of promise but just falls short. Older kids to teenagers may enjoy the movie more so than adults, but it’s an incomplete movie that’s easy to pull a part. From a Madding Crowd nearly puts the podcast to sleep.

The remake of “The Poltergeist” came out this week as well and is one of the worst remakes thus far. They more or less just took the name and put it on a low rank modern PG-13 horror film. They tried to hard to be different from the original while not being original if that makes sense. It was more or less a money grab all around.

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We asked our audience their top five 80’s Horror films of all time. “The Thing,” “The Shining,” “The Poltergiest,” “Evil Dead 1 & 2,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” led the way while “They Live,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Gate,” “Cujo” and “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” were mentioned as well.

Our Undisputed Classic was “The Poltergeist.” All three of us really enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely a classic. We debate the PG rating and whether Tobe Hooper gets enough credit for this classic.

1985 – Brewster’s Millions, A View to Kill

Trailers:

We Are Your Friends
Jupiter Ascending Honest Trailer
Pixels
Cooties
Knock, Knock
Black Mass

Godzilla’s Tears in Heaven

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Welcome to the I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. This week the mighty “Godzilla” came out. Prior to the film coming out Bob and Josh were stoked to see it, but Sean was hesitant. Now that we’ve all seen it Bob and Sean loved and Josh is hesitant to say he liked it. “Million Dollar Arm” came out this week as well. Sean says Disney should stop making sports movies…unless Kurt Russell is in them.

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Our Undisputed Classic is “Rashomon.” it’s a ground breaking movie in that it is one of the first Japanese films to infiltrate western culture. Both Josh and Sean loved it.

This week in 1984 “Finder’s Keeper” and “Making the Grade” came out.

Trailers

And So It Goes – Michael Douglas Diane Keaton Michael Keaton Rob Reiner
VHS 3: Viral
Interstellar – Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Nolan, Anne Hathaway
How to Train Your Dragon Two – America Ferrera
31 – Rob Zombie

Zac Efron Good, Jason Reitman Bad

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Welcome to The I Hate Critics Movie Review Podcast. If you had told us that Zac Efron would be releasing a comedy opposite Jason Reitman’s new movie and that the Zac Efron comedy was good while the Jason Reitman movie was bad we may have killed you. Well that’s what happened. Jason Reitman finally struck out with “Labor Day” and Zac Efron was pretty decent in “That Awkward Moment.”

 

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This episode of “I Hate Critics” was recorded before the terrible news about Phillip Seymour Hoffman, so we obviously did not address that horrible tragedy, but we will on next weeks episode.

Our undisputed classic is “Alphaville.” Josh caught “Alphaville” this week and really enjoyed it. It was a Sci-Fi twist on George Orwell’s “1984” and really ended up being the blueprint for films like “The Matrix” and “Dark City.”

Our trailers this week are:

Seth MacFarlanes “A Million Ways to Die in the West”
“Winter’s Tale”
“The Rover”
“Joe”/”Left Behind”
“The Zero Theorem”

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