*REVIEW* NORTH BY NORTH WEST *CERTIFIED MEDIUM POPCORN*

This classic suspense film finds New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) pursued by ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason) after Thornhill is mistaken for a government agent. Hunted relentlessly by Vandamm’s associates, the harried Thornhill ends up on a cross-country journey, meeting the beautiful and mysterious Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) along the way. Soon Vandamm’s henchmen close in on Thornhill, resulting in a number of iconic action sequences.

This movie is Rated PG.

North By North West flew into theaters on July 1, 1959.

Let’s see if North By North West flew successfully or crashed miserably.

IMDB RATING: 8.3 / 10

ROTTEN TOMATOES: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 97% TOMATOMETER

DAVE’S RATING: MEDIUM POPCORN

JUSTIN’S RATING: MEDIUM POPCORN

JOE’S RATING: MEDIUM POPCORN

The guys all agree, if you are a fan of spy movies, North By North West is a definite watch.

*REVIEW* Zombieland *CERTIFIED OVERFLOWING MEDIUM*

Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: like “look in the back seat,” “double-tap,” “avoid public restrooms.” He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a savage, brutal zombie-killer headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her suffering. The sisters were headed to an LA park with atractions they’ve heard is without a zombie.

Zombieland landed in theaters on October 2, 2009

This movie is Rated R.

How did Zombieland survive? Let’s find out.

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Medium

Joe’s Rating: Overflowing Medium

Justin’s Rating: Overflowing Medium

IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 89% Tomatometer; 86% Audience Score

The guys all agree that if you are a zombie movie fan and are in the mood for a good laugh, then Zombieland has you covered.

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*REVIEW* ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

Stefan Djordjevic (Tom Cruise), the star player of his high school football team, is desperately hoping that his football talents will earn him a scholarship — his only chance to get out of his dying hometown of Ampipe, Pennsylvania. When a heated argument with his coach (Craig T. Nelson) gets him kicked off the team and blacklisted from college recruiters, Stefan must fight for a chance to live out his dream and escape the dead-end future he faces.

All The Right Moves was released into theaters on October 21, 1983.

This movie is Rated R.

Did this movie score or did they fumble the ball? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 6 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 63% Tomatometer; 39% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: Mop Bucket

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Large Popcorn

It looks like Dave thinks All The Right Moves scored the game winning touchdown, Justin and Joe however think that it fell a few inches short of the goal.

*REVIEW* HELL OR HIGH WATER *CERTIFIED LARGE POPCORN*

Toby is a divorced father who’s trying to make a better life for his son. His brother Tanner is an ex-convict with a short temper and a loose trigger finger. Together, they plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus, a Texas Ranger who’s only weeks away from retirement. As the siblings plot their final robbery, they must also prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.

Hell or High Water was released on August 12, 2016.

This movie is Rated R for some strong violence, language throughout and brief sexuality

Let’s see what the guys think of this modern western film.

IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 97% Tomatometer; 88% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Large Popcorn

The guys all agree that Hell or High Water is a must see movie.

*REVIEW* Good Will Hunting

Fan Pick

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard), who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).

Good Will Hunting entered theaters on January 9, 1998.

The movie is

Motion Picture Rated R for strong language, including some sex-related dialogue

Lets see where Good Will Hunting falls on the popcorn scale.

IMDB Rating: 8.3 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 96% Tomatometer; 94% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: *MOP BUCKET* Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: *MOP BUCKET* Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Joe’s feeling on this movie is a little different than the other guys but they can all agree it is still worth watching.

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*REVIEW* Elvis

Joe’s Pick

From his rise to fame to his unprecedented superstardom, rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis Presley maintains a complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, over the course of 20 years. Central to Presley’s journey and happiness is one of the most influential people in his life — Priscilla.

Elvis rocked theaters on June 24, 2022.

Elvis is Rated PG-13 for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive material and smoking.

Did the guys love Elvis tenderly or did they treat it like an old hound dog? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 7.5 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 77% Tomatometer; 94% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Overflowing Large

It appears that Elvis may have stepped on Justin’s Blue Suede Shoes but Dave and Joe think that Elvis made the Jailhouse Rock.

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*REVIEW* Slap Shot

Dave’s Pick

In the small New England town of Charlestown, the local mill is about to lay off 10,000 workers. The town’s minor league hockey team, the Charlestown Chiefs, is doing no better. After years of failure, this will be the team’s last season. Exasperated player and coach Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) lets the club’s recent acquisitions, the Hanson Brothers, play. The brothers’ actively violent and thuggish style of play excites the fans. Dunlop retools the team, using violence to draw big crowds.

Slap Shot skated its way into theaters on February 25, 1977.

Slap Shot is Rated R.

Lets take a look and see if Slap Shot scores or winds up in the penalty box.

IMDB Rating: 7.3 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 83% Tomatometer; 88% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Medium Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Slap Shot may score the winning goal, but the guys all agree that it won’t be a shutout.

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*REVIEW* Parasite

Justin’s Pick: Parasite

The Kims – mother and father Chung-sook and Ki-taek, and their young adult offspring, son Ki-woo and daughter Ki-jung – are a poor family living in a shabby and cramped half basement apartment in a busy lower working class commercial district of Seoul. Without even knowing it, they, especially Mr. and Mrs. Kim, literally smell of poverty. Often as a collective, they perpetrate minor scams to get by, and even when they have jobs, they do the minimum work required. Ki-woo is the one who has dreams of getting out of poverty by one day going to university. Despite not having that university education, Ki-woo is chosen by his university student friend Min, who is leaving to go to school, to take over his tutoring job to Park Da-hye, who Min plans to date once he returns to Seoul and she herself is in university. The Parks are a wealthy family who for four years have lived in their modernistic house designed by and the former residence of famed architect Namgoong. While Mr. and Mrs. Park are all about status, Mrs. Park has a flighty, simpleminded mentality and temperament, which Min tells Ki-woo to feel comfortable in lying to her about his education to get the job. In getting the job, Ki-woo further learns that Mrs. Park is looking for an art therapist for the Parks’ adolescent son, Da-song, Ki-woo quickly recommending his professional art therapist friend “Jessica”, really Ki-jung who he knows can pull off the scam in being the easiest liar of the four Kims. In Ki-woo also falling for Da-hye, he begins to envision himself in that house, and thus the Kims as a collective start a plan for all the Kims, like Ki-jung using assumed names, to replace existing servants in the Parks’ employ in orchestrating reasons for them to be fired. The most difficult to get rid of may be Moon-gwang, the Parks’ housekeeper who literally came with the house – she Namgoong’s housekeeper when he lived there – and thus knows all the little nooks and crannies of it better than the Parks themselves. The question then becomes how far the Kims can take this scam in their quest to become their version of the Parks.

Parasite creeped its way into theaters on November 8, 2019.

The movie is Rated R for language, some violence, and sexual content.

Did parasite survive or did the guys exterminate it? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 8.5 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 99% Tomatometer; 90% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Medium Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Overflowing Medium Popcorn

This is one of the rare movies that the guys have a difficult time rating, but for a good reason. If you can tolerate subtitles then Parasite is definitely worth watching.

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*REVIEW* You’ve Got Mail

Fan Pick: You’ve Got Mail

This sweet romantic comedy reunites Sleepless In Seattle stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. He’s the owner of a bookstore chain; she’s the woman he falls for online. Both are unaware that she runs the little shop his company is trying to shut down.

You’ve Got Mail was delivered to theaters on December 18, 1998.

The movie is Rated PG for some language.

Did You’ve Got Mail make it’s way to the mop bucket or did it end up in the spam folder?

IMDB Rating: 6.7 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 69% Tomatometer; 73 %

Dave’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Overflowing Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

It looks like You’ve Got Mail cleared the spam folders and into the inboxes of the guys recommended watching list.

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*REVIEW* Lean On Me

This episode is Joe’s Pick: Lean On Me.

Lean on Me is a 1989 American biographical drama film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman.

Lean On Me arrived in theaters on March 3, 1989.

Lean On Me is Rated PG-13.

Let’s take a look and see if Lean On Me passes or fails.

IMDB Rating: 7.4 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% Tomatometer; 85% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: B+

Justin’s Rating: B-

Joe’s Rating: B+

Looks like Lean On Me passed the guys tests.

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