This episode the guys review fan pick: Big Trouble in Little China.
Kurt Russell plays hard-boiled truck driver Jack Burton, who gets caught in a bizarre conflict within, and underneath, San Francisco’s Chinatown. An ancient Chinese prince and Chinatown crime lord has kidnapped a beautiful green-eyed woman, who is the fiancee to Jack’s best friend. Jack must help his friend rescue the girl before the evil Lo Pan uses her to break the ancient curse that keeps him a fleshless and immortal spirit.
Big Trouble in Little China hit theaters on July 1, 1986.
Big Trouble in Little China is Rated PG-13.
Will Little China fall into the burnt bucket? Let’s find out.
Story centers on a man whose nine-year-old son is in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won’t cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child.
John Q was released in theaters on February 15, 2002.
John Q is Rated PG-13 for violence, language and intense thematic elements.
This episode the guys review Dave’s Pick: Reign Over Me.
Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler), who lost his family in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, still grieves over their deaths. He runs into his former college roommate, Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle), and the two rekindle their friendship. Alan himself is feeling the strain of family and professional responsibilities, and his renewed bond with Charlie gives both men the strength to carry on during a turning point in their lives.
Reign Over Me was released in theaters on March 23, 2007.
Reign Over Me is Rated R for language and some sexual references.
Will the popcorn buckets reign over the movie? Let’s find out.
This episode the guys review Justin’s Pick: Grizzly Man.
Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell’s actual video footage, Werner Herzog’s remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.
Grizzly Man was released on August 12, 2005.
Grizzly Man is Rated R for Language.
Let’s see where Grizzly Man falls on the popcorn scale.
This episode the guys review FAN PICK: The Shining
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
The Shining was released into theaters on June 13, 1980.
The Shining is Rated R for disturbing violent content and behavior, bloody images, graphic nudity, and strong language.
This time the guys review Joe’s Pick: Freedom Writers.
A dedicated teacher (Hilary Swank) in a racially divided Los Angeles school has a class of at-risk teenagers deemed incapable of learning. Instead of giving up, she inspires her students to take an interest in their education and planning their future. She assigns reading material that relates to their lives and encourages them all to keep journals.
Freedom Writers was released to theaters on January 5, 2007
Freedom Writers is Rated PG-13 for violent content, some thematic material and language.
A once close-knit gang of friends — including an actor (JoBeth Williams), a doctor (Glenn Close) and her husband (Kevin Kline), a Vietnam veteran (William Hurt), and a journalist (Tom Berenger) — meets for a weekend after the funeral of their much-envied friend Alex, who committed suicide. The friends spend the weekend confronting the personal truths, sacrifices and betrayals that have left them disenchanted. Each must contend with unresolved issues they have with Alex, and with one another.
The Big Chill was released into theaters on September 30, 1983.
The Big Chill is Rated R.
Did the Big Chill thaw out great reviews? Let’s find out.
This episode the guys review Justin’s Pick: Rounders
Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses his money in a poker game against Russian gangster Teddy “KGB” (John Malkovich). Under pressure from his girlfriend, Jo (Gretchen Mol), he promises to quit gambling. This lasts until his friend, Lester “Worm” Murphy (Edward Norton), gets out of prison and needs to pay off an old debt. The pair come close to earning the money back but are caught cheating. Then Mike finds out the debt is owed to Teddy and makes one last-ditch effort to beat the Russian.
Rounders was dealt its first hand in theaters on September 11, 1998.
Rounders is Rated R for pervasive strong language, some sexuality and brief drug use
Will the guys call or fold on Rounders? Let’s find out.
This episode the guys review the fans pick: Pulp Fiction.
Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) ; his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) ; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) ; master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, “Pumpkin” (Tim Roth) and “Honey Bunny” (Amanda Plummer).
Pulp Fiction busted into theaters on October 14, 1994.
Pulp Fiction is Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality.
What did the guys think of Pulp Fiction? Let’s find out.