Episode 543 – Getting Ready for Halloween

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This Week: Kevin opens the show with a look at the MoviePass conundrum, then offers some viewing suggestions for passed horror legends. Later, he previews All I See Is You, American Assassin and Mother! before reviewing PattiCake$, Against the Night, Rat Film and Menashe. He wraps things up with a look at Tom Cruise’s problematic Mummy Blu-ray before getting set to dive into October horror movies.


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‘It’ Movie Review



IT
(R)
****1/2 (out of 5)

September 8, 2017

STARRING
Jaeden Lieberher as BILL DENBROUGH
Jeremy Ray Taylor as BEN HANSCOM
Sophia Lillis as BEVERLY MARSH
Finn Wolfhard as RICHIE TOZIER
Chosen Jacobs as MIKE HANLON
Jack Dylan Grazer as EDDIE KASPBRAK
Wyatt Oleff as STANLEY URIS
Bill Skarsgård as PENNYWISE
Nicholas Hamilton as HENRY BOWERS

Studio: New Line Features

Directed by: Andy Muschietti
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‘Menashe’ Movie Review



MENASHE
(PG)
*** (out of 5)

September 15, 2017

STARRING
Menashe Lustig as MENASHE
Yoel Falkowitz as FISCHEL

Studio: A24

Directed by: Joshua Z Weinstein
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’13 Minutes’ Movie Review



13 MINUTES
(R)
*** (out of 5)

September 15, 2017

STARRING
Christian Friedel as GEORG ELSER
Katharina Schüttler as ELSA
Burghart Klaußner as ARTHUR NEBE
Johann von Bülow as HEINRICH MÜLLER
Felix Eitner a HANS EBERLE
David Zimmerschied as JOSEF SCHURR

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel
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Episode 542 – 99 Red Balloons That Float

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This Week: Kevin floats into the Magical Studio in the Sky to talk about the new Pennywise in Stephen King’s It! He also invites his coulrophobic son Liam to talk about evil clowns. Other films covered include 9/11, Home Again, Anti-Matter, Rememory and the Death Note remake. Finally, as panic subsides from the red balloons filling the studio, Kevin and Liam dive into the Home-Cinema round-up with a spotlight on Clowntergeist! You’ll float too!


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Episode 541 – Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

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This Week: Kevin says good-bye to legendary Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper in yet another loss to the horror movie world. After looking at some more news and trailers for the week, he trudges into the slumping Labor Day box office with reviews of Tulip Fever, A Boy Called Po, Unlocked, Goon: The Last of the Enforcers, I Do… Until I Don’t and Jackals. Finally, he wraps things up with a look back at the original Close Encounters of the Third Kind with some other home cinema suggestions.


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‘Good Time’ Movie Review



GOOD TIME
(R)
***1/2 (out of 5)

August 25, 2017

STARRING
Robert Pattinson as CONSTANCE “CONNIE” NIKAS
Jennifer Jason Leigh as COREY
Ben Safdie as NICK NIKAS
Barkhad Abdi as DASH
Buddy Duress as RAY
Taliah Webster as CRYSTAL

Studio: A24

Directed by: The Safdie Brothers
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Episode 540 – Inferno!

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This Week: Kevin offers a farewell to legendary comedian Jerry Lewis, then talks about the differences between developing the Star Wars franchise and the DC Extended Universe franchise. After looking at some upcoming horror movie trailers, Kevin launches into reviews of Leap!, Good Time, Birth of the Dragon, 13 Minutes and Unleashed. As things wrap up, he interviews Unleashed star Kate Micucci, talks about the box office and spotlights Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 in the Home-Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 539 – Nazis… I Hate These Guys!

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This Week: Kevin starts out the show by venting about Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists. He also pulls a clip from last year in which he denounced the Nazis, upset this has to happen again. Then, to ease the anger, he offers a Fat Guy Five which includes five cathartic films to watch to denounce white supremacy. Later, he reviews the new films The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Brigsby Bear and In This Corner of the World. Finally, the wrap up the show, he features a vintage review from 2015 for Welcome to Leith and looks at The Descendants 2 in the Home Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 538 – Screenings? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Screenings!

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This Week: Kevin takes a look at the state of streaming services before launching into the trailer park with anticipation of two fall releases. Later, he previews The Glass Castle and The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (because Hollywood is scared of the bad reviews of these films) before reviewing Annabelle: Creation, Pilgrimage, Detroit and An Inconvenient Sequel. Finally, he wraps things up with a speed test through the box office and the Home Cinema Round-Up!


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Marathon Chat #23

On This Episode: It’s been almost a year, and now the Marathon Chat has returned. Kevin and Joe sit down to talk about the upcoming Slash-O-Rama on August 19th, featuring a bevy of 80s horror slashers! They also talk a bit about losing George A. Romero… rest in peace. Finally, they tease just a bit for the upcoming Shock-Around-The-Clock coming up in October! Boo!

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Episode 537 – Sigh… People!

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This Week: Kevin says good-bye to Sam Shepard, then offers his thoughts on the social justice warriors complaining about the lack of women in War for the Planet of the Apes and Dunkirk. After looking at some trailers, he reviews the films The Dark Tower, Kidnap, Lycan and Capps Crossing. Finally, he talks about the box office and looks back at the Indiana Jones films in the Home-Cinema Round-Up!


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Episode 536 – Poop Emoji

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This Week: Kevin wraps up his celebrity death eulogies with memories of John Heard and June Foray. Later, after looking at some new trailers, he reviews The Emoji Movie, Atomic Blonde, A Ghost Story and Landline. Finally, he answers a couple listener questions, takes a look at the box office and then offers a look at the new Slither Blu-ray in the Home Cinema Round-Up.


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‘Atomic Blonde’ Movie Review



ATOMIC BLONDE
(R)
***1/2 (out of 5)

July 28, 2017

STARRING
Charlize Theron as LORRAINE BROUGHTON
James McAvoy as DAVID PERCIVAL
Eddie Marsan as SPYGLASS
John Goodman as EMMETT KURZFELD
Toby Jones as ERIC GRAY
James Faulkner as CHIEF
Roland Møller as ALEKSANDER BREMOVYCH
Sofia Boutella as DELPHINE LASALLE
Bill Skarsgård as MERKEL

Studio: Focus Features

Directed by: David Leitch

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