1917, Just Mercy and Our First Times

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1917 – Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.


Like A Boss – Two friends with very different ideals start a beauty company together. One is more practical while the other wants to earn her fortune and live a lavish lifestyle.


Just Mercy – World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.


Underwater – A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.

Undisputed Classic

Freebie and the Bean –  San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.

1989

Downtown – Police Officer Alex Kearney works in a rich, plush suburb of Philadelphia. When he stops an important businessman and his story of the incident is not believed, he is sent to work Downtown, the most dangerous, crime-filled precinct in the city. Everyone there is sure that this ‘by the book’, pampered, suburban cop is going to get himself, and whoever is assigned as his partner, killed. Detective Dennis Curren, draws the unfortunate ‘babysitting’ assignment. But when Alex’s best friend is killed investigating a stolen car, Alex throws the book out the window tracking down the killer.


Internal Affairs – An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.


Leatherface – A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.


Ski Patrol – A developer attempts to sabotage the safety record of a ski resort.


Next Week: Bad Boys For Life, Dolittle
Undisputed Classic: Bad Boys
1990: Cinema Paradiso, Tremors, Brain Dead, Everybody Wins, Street

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Patreon Bonus – Midsommar and A24 Best of the Decade

On this episode we look at the best films of the last decade. David Fincher and Ari Aster dominate our lists. A24 is well represented…so much so that we decided to do a separate A24 top ten. 

Movies we list: Midsommar, The Social Network, Gravity, Cloud Atlas, Gone Girl, Enemy, Hereditary, Under the Skin, BlackKklansman, The Big Sick, Lady Bird etc etc. 

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Famous Movie Peaches

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The Quiet Place II

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The Grudge – A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.


The Two Popes – Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.


Dolemite is My Name – Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.

Undisputed Classic

Zodiac: In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

1989

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.


Next Week: 1917, Just Mercy, Underwater, Like a Boss
Undisputed Classic: Freebie & the Bean
1990: Downtown, Internal Affairs, Leatherface, Ski Patrol 

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Year in Review, Florence Pugh, Midsommar and A24

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The Gentlemen

New Movies


A Hidden Life – The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.


Little Women – Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.


Uncut Gems – A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

Best Movies of 2019: Midsommar, Lords of Chaos, Jojo Rabbit, Waves, The Lighthouse, Uncut Gems, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, Hustlers, Joker, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Us, Little Women, Motherless Brooklyn, Ad Astra, Marriage Story

1989

Always – The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

The Puppet Master – Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.
Next Week: The Grudge
Undisputed Classic: Zodiac
1990: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

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Star Wars: Episode IX – Penelope Cruise Control

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Tenet
Downhill
Saint Maud
Impractical Jokers
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Top Gun Maverick

New Movies


Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker – The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.


Cats – A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.


Bombshell – A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.


The Two Popes – Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

The Uncanny – Wilbur Gray, a horror writer, has stumbled upon a terrible secret, that cats are supernatural creatures who really call the shots. In a desperate attempt to get others to believe him, Wilbur spews three tales of feline horror.

1989

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.


Roger & Me – Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.


Tango & Cash – Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.


Next Week: Uncut Gems, Spies in Disguise, Little Women
Undisputed Classic: Year in Review
1989: Always, The Puppet Master

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Did You Just Google Diva Cup?

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Antlers
Promising Young Women
In the Heights
Ghostbusters Afterlife

New Movies


Jumanji: The Next Level – In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world’s most dangerous game.


Richard Jewell – American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.


Black Christmas – A group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

Undisputed Classic

Driving Miss Daisy – An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

1989

The Wizard – A boy and his brother run away from home and hitch cross country with the help of a girl they meet to compete in the ultimate video game championship.


We’re No Angels – Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.


Enemies: A Love Story – A ghostwriter finds himself romantically involved with his current wife, a married woman and his long-vanished wife.


Glory – Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War’s first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.


Family Business – An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to “get” some plasma from a high tech company’s lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can the 2 convince Adam’s now honest dad to join?Let us see what happens.
Next Week: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Cats, Bombshell
Undisputed Classic: The Uncanny
1989: Born on the 4th of July, Roger & Me

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1917, Just Mercy and Our First Times


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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, 

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My Uncle is a Cousin Eddie

Coming Attractions/News:


The Banker Movie Cancelled
Call of the Wild – Trailer
Sonic – Trailer
Cats – Trailer
Little Women – Trailer

New Movies


Frozen II – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.


21 Bridges – An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.


Cum on Feel the Noize – Exclusive, long-lost live material from rock’s most iconic bands &artists, as well as all-new original interviews with the living legends themselves: This film is your access-all-areas backstage pass to Heavy Metal and Hard Rock history.

Undisputed Classic

Copland – The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

1989

All Dogs Go to Heaven – A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. In the process, Charlie learns that friendship is the most heavenly gift of all.


Harlem Nights – During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.


Mystery Train – Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.

Prancer – A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa’s, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.


Next Week: Knives Out, Queen & Slim
Undisputed Classic: Deathtrap
1989: Back to the Future II

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STEAL Magnolias

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Nicolas Cage to star as Nicolas Cage in his nest film
Disney + distracts us from the Impeachment Proceedings

New Movies


Ford V Ferrari – American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.


Jojo Rabbit – A young boy in Hitler’s army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.


Charlie’s Angels – When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie’s Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.


The Good Liar – Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.

Undisputed Classic

3:10 to Yuma – A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who’s awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

1989

The Little Mermaid – A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince’s love.


Steel Magnolias – A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
Next Week: 21 Bridges, Frozen II, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Undisputed Classic: Copland
1989: All Dogs Go to Heaven, Harlem Nights, Mystery Train, Prancer

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