New on Blu-Ray and DVD The Rift-Dark Side of the Moon

The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon is a strange little low-budget sci-fi horror movie that has no business being as fun as it is. This American-Serbian production from director Dejan Zecevic is well paced, fun and quite creepy. Movies like The Rift are a nice reminder that low-budget sci-fi horror is still being made and can still be quite fun despite our pop cultural prejudice in favor of big budgets, big studios and big movie stars.

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That Stupid Deer Movie

Coming Attractions/News:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Trailer
Ready Player One – Trailer

New Movies

I, Tonya – Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes. (90% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_tonya

The Killing of a Scared Deer – Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. (79% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_killing_of_a_sacred_deer

Just Getting Started – A two-hander action comedy in the vein of Midnight Run (1988), about an ex-F.B.I. Agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the Witness Protection Program (Morgan Freeman) having to put aside their petty rivalry on the golf course to fend off a mob hit. (9% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/just_getting_started

Catch Up

Battle of the Sexes – The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (86% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/battle_of_the_sexes

Undisputed Classic

The Shawshank Redemption – Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shawshank_redemption

Top Five: Morgan Freeman & Tommy Lee Jones Movies

1987

Empire of the Sun – A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. (71% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/empire_of_the_sun

Cold Steel – On Christmas Eve Johnny Modine’s father is murdered by a psycho cut-throat. The cop swears bloody revenge, though he’s taken off the case. He doesn’t suspect yet that he’s also target in a diabolic plan of revenge. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cold_steel

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James Franco’s The Room & Peaches

Coming Attractions/News:

Flower – Trailer
Permission – Trailer

New Movies

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. (94% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/three_billboards_outside_ebbing_missouri

Call Me By Your Name – In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. (98% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/call_me_by_your_name

The Disaster Artist – When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. (95% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_disaster_artist

Undisputed Classic

The Room – Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. (26% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_room_1998

Top Five: James Franco Movies

Catch Up

The Big Sick – Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. (98% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/search/?search=The%20Big%20Sick

Get Out – It’s time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. (99% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/get_out

American Made – The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair. (87% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_made_2017

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Bonus Patreon Episode

Welcome to the bonus Patreon episode. In the future this bonus episode will be for pattern supporters only, or it’ll be up at bandcamp.com where you can buy the episode for $1. On this particular episode we just play flick chart, but in future episodes we will be adding obscure movies our supporters suggest. If you like this episode please become a supporter.

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Avengers: Infinity War

Welcome to a bonus Avengers: Infinity War podcast. The new trailer dropped today and Sean, Josh and I happened to be in the same space to talk about it so you get a bonus episode and a potentially shorter normal podcast this weekend.

Enjoy

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Lady Bird

Coming Attractions/News:

Deadpool 2 – Teaser
Peter Rabbit – Trailer
The Mercy – Trailer

New Movies

Coco – Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery. (96% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/coco_2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq – Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/roman_j_israel_esq

Lady Bird – The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. (100% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lady_bird

Undisputed Classic

Barton Fink – A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/barton_fink

Top Five: Cast of Three Men and a Baby

1987

Three Men and a Baby – Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys’ girlfriends. (74% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/three_men_and_a_baby

Planes, Trains and Automobile – A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/planes_trains_and_automobiles

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Movie Review: Lady Bird

Lady Bird is a remarkably emotional experience, even if you’re not a teenage girl from Sacramento. Writer-director Greta Gerwig has, in her first directorial effort, relayed a masterpiece of the coming-of-age genre. Lady Bird is a wonderfully human, sympathetic, and smart movie, more in touch with real human emotion than most films of its kind. The film ranks next to my other favorite movie of 2017, The Big Sick, as that all too rare humane masterpiece.

Click Here for the full length review at Geeks.Media

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Justice League Isn’t Half Bad

Coming Attractions/News:

Rampage – Trailer
The Quiet Place – Trailer
Strangers 2 – Trailer

New Movies

Justice League – Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. (39% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/justice_league_2017

Wonder – Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. (84% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/wonder

Mudbound – Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. (97% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mudbound

Defend It

Green Lantern – Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps. (26% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/green_lantern

Undisputed Classic

The Last Emperor – The story of the final Emperor of China. (92% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_emperor

Top Five: Worst Best Picture Oscar Winning Films

1987

Date with an Angel – Jim is soon to be married to Patty, but when he wakes up after a bachelor party thrown by his friends, he finds an injured angel in his pool. When Patty sees her, she thinks he’s seeing someone else and gets upset and tells her father. Now he has to figure out how to; cure the angel, tell Patty what happened, keep his friends from taking the angel to the papers, and keep Patty’s father from killing him. It’s no wonder he has a headache. (14% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/date_with_an_angel

Nuts – A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent. (36% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/nuts

Teen Wolf Too – Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf. (7% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/teen_wolf_too

The Right Hand Man – A stagecoach driver goes to work for a dying, one-armed aristocrat in 1860s Australia. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/right_hand_man

Flowers in the Attic – Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother. (14% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flowers_in_the_attic

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Murder on the Orient Express

Coming Attractions/News:

The Post – Trailer
Game Night – Trailer
Hostiles – Trailer

Listener emails/tweets/messages – Steve G twitter, Uncle Jeff Website

New Movies

Daddy’s Home 2 – Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays. (16% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/daddys_home_2

Murder on the Orient Express – A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. (58% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/murder_on_the_orient_express_2017

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Undisputed Classic

Murder on the Orient Express – In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (91% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/murder_on_the_orient_express

Top Five: Movies on Trains

1987

The Running Man – A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (63% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/running_man

Siesta – Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she’s killed someone, but isn’t sure, and now she’s wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory. (17% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/siesta

Cross My Heart – A man and a woman go out on a “big” third date. He’s ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she’s afraid he’ll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very soon. (40% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1004985_cross_my_heart?

Manon of the Spring – A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father’s land caused his death years earlier. (80% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/manon_of_the_spring

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Thor: Ragnarok

Coming Attractions/News:

In the Fade – Trailer
A Prayer Before Dawn – Trailer

New Movies

Thor: Ragnarok – Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. (93% ROTTEN TOMATOES)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/thor_ragnarok_2017

A Bad Moms Christmas – A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. (27% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_bad_moms_christmas

LBJ – The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House. (51% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lbj

Undisputed Classic

American Psycho – A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies. (68% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/american_psycho

Top Five: Cover songs in movies

1987

Less Than Zero – A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend’s request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (54% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/less_than_zero

Made in Heaven – After being dumped by his girlfriend, a boy runs away to California. But he ends up in heaven because he dies after trying to help a family from drowning in a river. In heaven he’ll meet a beautiful girl, who has never reincarnated before. (40% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1013004_made_in_heaven?

Cry Freedom- South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko. (81% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cry_freedom

Hello Again – A suburban housewife chokes to death and is brought back to life by a spell cast by her wacky sister. (11% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hello_again

Hiding Out – A stockbroker on the run from the mob decides to hide out from them by enrolling as a student in high school. (33% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hiding_out

Russkies – A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War. (14% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/russkies

Steel Dawn – In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control. (N/A% ROTTEN TOMATOES) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/steel_dawn

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