Get Off of Shaft’s Lawn

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Coming Attractions/News:

Banana Splits Movie
Doctor Sleep
3 From Hell

New Movies


Men In Black: International – The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.     

Shaft – John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.    


Late Night – A late-night talk-show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

The Dead Don’t Die – The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Murder Mystery – A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.

Undisputed Classic

Shaft – Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.    

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka – In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

1989

Ghostbusters 2- The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.


Next Week: Toy Story 4, Child’s Play, AnnaUndisputed Classic: Toy Story      1989: Batman, Honey I Shrunk the Kids

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Captain Kirk Climbs a Mountain

Coming Attractions/News:

Jordan Peele interviews Ari Aster
Ad Astra
Ford vs Ferrari
47 Meters Down Uncaged

New Movies


The Secret Life of Pets 2 – Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.   

Dark Phoenix – Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world..


I Am Mother – A teenage girl is raised underground by a kindly robot “Mother” — designed to repopulate the earth following the extinction of humankind. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Always Be My Maybe – A pair of childhood friends end up falling for each other when they grow up.

Undisputed Classic

Hot Rod – Self-proclaimed stuntman Rod Kimble is preparing for the jump of his life – to clear fifteen buses to raise money for his abusive stepfather Frank’s life-saving heart operation.  

1989

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier- Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock’s long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.


Next Week: Men in Black International, Shaft, Late Night, The Dead Don’t DieUndisputed Classic: Shaft 1989: Ghostbusters 2

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Rocketman

Coming Attractions/News:

Rambo Last Blood
In Fabric
The Goldfinch

New Movies


Godzilla: King of Monsters – The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.    

Rocketman – A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John‘s breakthrough years.


Ma – A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.  

Undisputed Classic

Tommy – A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.     

1989

Renegades – An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Dead Poets Society – English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.


Vampire’s Kiss – After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he’s turning into a vampire.

No Holds Barred – Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Still looking for a way to raise ratings, Brell initiates a show called “The Battle of the Tough Guys”, a violent brawling competition. A mysterious man, Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip.


Next Week: Dark Phoenix, Secret Life of Pets 2

Undisputed Classic: Hot Rod   1989: Star Trek V The Final Frontier

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Father & Son Eskimo Brothers

Coming Attractions/News:

Terminator: Dark Fate
The Nightingale
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
The Art of Self Defense

New Movies


Aladdin – A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.        

Brightburn – What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?


Booksmart – On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.   

Undisputed Classic

Superbad – Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.        

1989

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler‘s Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Pink Cadillac – Skip tracer Tommy looks for bail-jumper Lou Ann. Her crime is marrying Roy, who left counterfeit money in their mobile home and got her arrested. She leaves Roy in his pink Cadillac full of money. His psycho friends want their money back.        


Next Week: Godzilla 2, Ma, Rocketman

Undisputed Classic: Tommy   1989: Dead Poets Society, No Holds Barred, Vampire’s Kiss, Renegades, My Mom’s a Werewolf

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John Wick 3/Road House Turns 30

Coming Attractions/News:

Midsommar

There’s a movie called Clownado
Robert Pattinson is Batman
Chris Rock to Reboot the Saw Franchise

New Movies


John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum – Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin’s guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.            

A Dog’s Journey – PA dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.            


The Sun is Also a Star – A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family’s life.            


Room 37: The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders -Famed rock and roll guitarist Johnny Thunders arrives in New Orleans to get his life together after a toll of hardships, but instead falls into a dark journey and trail of events that are based on his real life unexplained mysterious death.

Undisputed Classic

My Own Private Idaho – Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.            

1989

Road House – A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Cold Feet – A psycho-killer with mommy issues, a charming crooked cowboy and their girl steal some jewels. The cowboy decides not to share and goes on the run with the loot. A crazy chase across the country between former partners in crime begins.            


For Queen and Country – A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.            


Fright Night Part 2 – Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires, out for revenge.            


How I Got Into College – The simple story of two young Michigan high school students, Jessica, Class President, Local Smart Girl, and object of Marlon’s affections attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jessica fights off her parent’s expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores.


Miracle Mile – A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes.            


Next Week: Aladdin, Booksmart, Brightburn

Undisputed Classic: Aladdin      1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade & Pink Cadillac

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Return of the Swamp Thing

Coming Attractions/News:

Blinded By the Light
Loqueesha
It: Chapter 2
Spider-Man Far From Home

New Movies


Pokemon Detective Pikachu – In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Poms – POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to ‘bring it!’


Tolkien – The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.


The Hustle – Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them.

Undisputed Classic

Bedtime Story – Two scam artists prey on women for their money. They clash in a Mediterranean hot spot. Will the cultured, high-class con artist come out on top, or will the rough small-change scammer rise to win the wager?

1989

Hot to Get Ahead in Advertising – Dennis Dimbleby Bagley is a brilliant young advertising executive who can’t come up with a slogan to sell a revolutionary new pimple cream. His obsessive worrying affects not only his relationship with his wife, his friends and his boss, but also his own body – graphically demonstrated when he grows a large stress-related boil on his shoulder. But when the boil grows eyes and a mouth and starts talking, Bagley really begins to think he’s lost his mind. But has he?

See No Evil Hear No Evil – Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.


Going Overboard – A struggling young comedian takes a menial job on a cruise ship where he hopes for his big chance to make it in the world of cruise ship comedy.


Earth Girls Are Easy – A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.


Fist Fighter – An ex-boxer comes back to a town called Rosario in South America taking revenge for the death of a friend.


Return of the Swamp Thing – The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection.


Next Week: A Dog’s Journey, John Wick 3, The Sun is Also A Star

Undisputed Classic: My Own Private Idaho   1989: Road House

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Extremely Wicked

Coming Attractions/News:

Murder Mystery
https://www.indiewire.com/2019/05/best-films-decade-critics-poll-mad-max-tree-of-life-1202130086/


New Movies


The Intruder – A young married couple buy a beautiful house on several acres of land only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

Long Shot – When Fred Flarsky reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field, he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Streaming Challenge

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile – A courtroom frenzy ensues and sweeps 1970s America when a young single mother reluctantly tips the attention of a widespread manhunt toward her longtime boyfriend, Ted Bundy.

Undisputed Classic

The Candidate – Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

1989

Listen to Me – A group of college debaters learn about the world, friendships, love, dreams and family in this warm, endearing drama.

Lost Angels – A troubled youth from a split Los Angeles family is sent to a private psychiatric hospital after a violent scrape with the police. In the hospital, he makes a connection with one of the doctors who has his own problems.


Signs of Life – A touching story of life in rural Maine, and the changes brought about by the closing of a town’s small boat-building company — on which many of the residents depended upon for a living.


Next Week: The Hustle, Pokeman: Detective Pickachu, Poms

Undisputed Classic: Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups

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Avengers Endgame SPOILERS

Coming Attractions/News:

Gemini Man
I Spit on Your Grave


New Movies


Avengers Endgame – After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

Undisputed Classic

The Crow – A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder.

1989

Criminal Law – A lawyer defends a killer, but soon after he wins, he finds out that the killer is guilty.

K9 – To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who’s an unusually intelligent smart alec.


Loverboy – Randy Bodek works as a pizza delivery boy at Senor Pizza to make a few extra bucks. Some customers are special, though: When the order is for a pizza with extra anchovies, it means the female customers are looking for some loving. “Loverboy’s” reputation soon makes him very popular, but when Mom Bodek suddenly feels like some extra anchovies, things are looking grim for young Randy.


Miss Firecracker – Carnelle isn’t happy with her life, so in order to improve herself she enters a local beauty contest, trying to emulate her cousin Elain’s win many years ago. Few think she can win, even her closest friends and relatives (e.g. slightly mad cousin Delmount) think she’s heading for a big disappointment, but Carnelle is ever hopeful, seeing a win as a ticket to escape her small town in Mississippi.


Scandal – Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.

Fast Food – What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret Sauce of a new burger joint?

The Horror Show – Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends “Meat Cleaver Max” and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas’ family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family? Features Lance Henriksen as Lucas McCarthy and Brion James as Max Jenke. One of the few movies featuring these actors as main characters.

Next Week: El Chicano, The Intruder, Long Shot, Uglydolls

Undisputed Classic: The Candidate

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Field of Dreams

Coming Attractions/News:

Hail Satan?
Which Avenger is gonna die

New Movies


The Curse of La Llorona – Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Breakthrough – When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.

Teen Spirit – Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.

Daddy Issues – Maya, a queer pixie artist, meets and falls madly in love with her insta-crush: the sexually fluid fashionista, Jasmine. It’s all gumdrops and fairytales until Maya discovers Jasmine’s passionate relationship with a secret sugar daddy.

Undisputed Classic

The Stratton Story – Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

1989

Field of Dreams – An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.

Red Scorpion – A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.


See You In the Morning – Three years after his divorce from his model-wife is the psychologist Larry Livingstone ready for a new commitment. He falls in love with the young widow Beth who has two children. But Beth and the children are still in mourning over their dead husband and father and Larry finds it a bit difficult to penetrate their reservations. Larry himself has to deal with his ex-wife and his love for his own two kids. Slowly both Beth and the children realise that they have to go on with their lives and that they have been giving a second chance.


Speed Zone – An illegal race that takes place over the United States and nothing will stop this bunch of racers except for the occasional cop or a damsel in distress. Jackie Chan’s car is not in this one, but many new cars make up for that. Who will win? Who will crash? Who will not even finish? Sit down and buckle up for the ride of your life.


Checking Out – A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

Next Week: Avengers EndGame,

Undisputed Classic: The Crow

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Almost Famous

Coming Attractions/News:

Star Wars Episode IX

New Movie

Little – A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Hellboy – Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

After – A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship. Based on the novel by Anna Todd.

Missing Link – Mr. Link recruits explorer Sir Lionel Frost to help find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, this trio of explorers travel the world to help their new friend.

Undisputed Classic

Almost Famous – A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Singles – A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle.

1989

Say Anything – A noble underachiever and a beautiful valedictorian fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

She’s Out of Control – When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it’s enough to make her father become overprotective of her.


Disorganized Crimes – Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he’s caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.


Winter People – A young widower moves with his daughter into a North Carolina mountain town in 1934. He quickly takes up with a young woman with an illegitimate baby. First he must prove himself to her father and her three brothers. He does so first by joining them on a bear hunt and then by designing a clock tower for the small community. Trouble comes when it is revealed that the baby’s father is the demented son of a mean clan across the river and they mean to take the child back.


Edge of Sanity – When Henry Jekyll’s experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can’t catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind…

Next Week: Breakthrough, Penguins (Disney Nature), 1989 – Field of Dreams

Undisputed Classic: The Stratton Story

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