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  • THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1 Review

    26 MAY 2024 · Travis Hopson of Cinema Royale reviews Renny Harlin's THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1, the first of a new trilogy in the horror franchise. The film stars Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez. After their car breaks down in an eerie small town, a young couple (Madelaine Petsch and Froy Gutierrez) are forced to spend the night in a remote cabin. Panic ensues as they are terrorized by three masked strangers who strike with no mercy and seemingly no motive in THE STRANGERS ― CHAPTER 1, the chilling first entry of this upcoming horror feature film series. THE STRANGERS: CHAPTER 1 is in theaters now! For more, head over to www.punchdrunkcritics.com now! Subscribe to Punch Drunk Critics on YouTube:     / @punchdrunkcritics1   Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Twitter:    / pdcmovies   Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Facebook:    / pdcmovies   #thestrangerschapter1 #thestrangers #horrormovies Transcript
    4m 10s
  • BACK TO BLACK Review: Marisa Abela Captures The Soulful Spirit of Amy Winehouse

    26 MAY 2024 · Travis Hopson of Cinema Royale review BACK TO BLACK, with Marisa Abela starring as tragic blue singer Amy Winehouse. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film also stars Eddie Marsan, Jack O'Connell, and Lesley Manville. BACK TO BLACK is in theaters now. The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse’s early rise to fame from her early days in Camden through the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black that catapulted Winehouse to global fame. Told through Amy’s eyes and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film explores and embraces the many layers of the iconic artist and the tumultuous love story at the center of one of the most legendary albums of all time. For more, head over to www.punchdrunkcritics.com now! Subscribe to Punch Drunk Critics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGruw1-wjuiCwDtumftx3eQ Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbmk3blFyZ3drNWFPN3dVVXRVckwxQS04WVdwQXxBQ3Jtc0tsLTY4clAxYllvbVR3WXMwQTZhRnVOQzFnN18ySjc4VzYxdVpIR1RsY2V1RmFNc0JpWFVWNDFNR1V3bEJzemZlb2xlN21LdVVsWnJNVXpKa0ktRExpRko4cFVNakNMblBCQlZjemRYc1lDVmF3UUFYbw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fpdcmovies&v=5U4N_lLhhXs Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbFFhVTR4Zks4bzVKeWtsTFlWb0lRaDRSYXpDZ3xBQ3Jtc0tudHhhQWNRZU94VldFWlVTZEplZWZaWk1jWkMtZmROaDNkWThDUFZYaE9DdEVaWjdwdkQxX2dBRjBHS2NzYThWNU9keVpzYllyUVBUUHZXdEk0Y0xPUWpQWkJGd0t0UEs0RlpCeW5BblVmX2w2dkJUNA&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpdcmovies&v=5U4N_lLhhXs https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/backtoblack https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/amywinehouse https://www.youtube.com/hashtag/marisaabela
    3m 46s
  • FURIOSA Review: George Miller Delivers A Blistering, Sprawling Origin That Makes FURY ROAD Better (128 kbps)

    22 MAY 2024 · Travis Hopson of Cinema Royale reviews FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, directed by George Miller! As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home. FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA opens in theaters on May 24th! For more, head over to www.punchdrunkcritics.com now! Subscribe to Punch Drunk Critics on YouTube:     / @punchdrunkcritics1   Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Twitter:    / pdcmovies   Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Facebook:    / pdcmovies   #furiosa #madmax #moviereview
    5m 21s
  • IF Review: Imaginary Friends Steal The Spotlight In John Krasinski's Whimsical Unfocused Family Film (128 kbps)

    22 MAY 2024 · Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics review John Krasinski's imaginary friends film IF, starring Ryan Reynolds, Cailey Fleming, and featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and more. IF is in theaters now! From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination. For more head over to www.punchdrunkcritics.com!  Subscribe to Punch Drunk Critics on YouTube:     / @punchdrunkcritics1   Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Twitter:    / pdcmovies   Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Facebook:    / pdcmovies   #IFmovie #RyanReynolds #imaginaryfriends
    5m 7s
  • POOLMAN Review: Chris Pine Belly Flops With Incoherent, Unfunny L.A. Noir

    10 MAY 2024 · Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics reviews Chris Pin's directorial debut, the L.A. noir POOLMAN. Pine co-wrote, directed, and starred in the film alongside Annette Bening, Danny DeVito, Jennifer Jason Leigh, DeWanda Wise, John Ortiz, and more. Poolman tells the story of Darren Barrenman (Pine), a native Los Angeleno who spends his days looking after the pool of the Tahitian Tiki apartment block and fighting to make his hometown a better place to live. When he is tasked by a femme fatale to uncover the truth behind a shady business deal, Darren enlists the help of his friends to take on a corrupt politician and a greedy land developer. His investigation reveals a hidden truth about his beloved city and himself.
    5m 2s
  • KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Review: Solid Reboot In A Franchise In Desperate Need Of Evolution

    10 MAY 2024 · Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics reviews KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, directed by Wes Ball and starring Owen Teague, Freya Allen, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy. Set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign. Apes are the dominant species living harmoniously with one another, and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape will undertake a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.
    6m 8s
  • Talking THE FALL GUY And Hoping To Find A MIAMI VICE Stunt Team Jacket (

    3 MAY 2024 · On the latest episode of Cinema Royale, me and http://www.joblo.com/‘s Chris Bumbray talk about The Fall Guy. Ryan Gosling falls hard for Emily Blunt, and who can blame him, as a down on his luck stuntman who must brave the criminal underworld to find a wayward movie star, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. How does the https://punchdrunkcritics.com/2024/05/review-the-fall-guy/ compare to the ’80s classic TV show? What kind of crazy stunts does David Leitch, a former stuntman himself, pull out of his back pocket? And where can we get one of those Miami Vice Stunt Team jackets? We also talk about The Fall Guy co-star Winston Duke and wanting him to lead an Action Jackson remake, the classic James Woods/LL Cool J action flick The Hard Way, and more! All of this and more on a new episode of Cinema Royale! Subscribe to Punch Drunk Critics on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@PunchDrunkCritics1 Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Twitter: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbE9fMDgzd29DSXhBX0YyVmNxSm05Uk01cFFZUXxBQ3Jtc0trX2k2blZkUWpySXpQY25nSG9BdVhsVDBXdFMxc1d1QXNIaE54aUlkMDZheVpDZFFieU1XSTQwTUJyTk1KZVVfbUwyUnNST2ctTjVVQjc1UFdXbDhnQUVuMVFvZFZqN3c1TWMzazRpSm1PeC1YeGswYw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.twitter.com%2Fpdcmovies&v=QJ1795dr0hg Follow Punch Drunk Critics on Facebook: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbHlxN3h2WEt5X0JzSHdrenZzVmdIcWc5ZmdlUXxBQ3Jtc0ttX3hIbTUxOWFoSHNSSy1RMkRHd3FVc29QRC1aUjdoQTdlWXVzRV8yb0pYSTRXbVJzLXBlVS12Ui00ZUlwWXA5RXJSNVRBTlNwVUxHMTZkOTZEaGRia3BmX1ZRTENoS1NzRElUeVlHakZBYWdpM3lLVQ&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpdcmovies&v=QJ1795dr0hg You can also subscribe to Cinema Royale anywhere you get your https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/cinema-royale--3555108! Please leave us a review as it helps us immensely. Thanks!
    22m 20s
  • BOY KILLS WORLD Review: Bill Skarsgard Goes Nuts In Hyper-Violent Revenge Flick

    25 APR 2024 · Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics reviews BOY KILLS WORLD, a hyper violent revenge flick that's part THE RUNNING MAN, part THE RAID. Stars Bill Skarsgard, Famke Janssen, Jessica Rothe, Brett Gelman, Andrew Koji, Michelle Dockery, Isaiah Mustafa, Yayan Ruhian, and Sharlto Copley! Skarsgård stars as "Boy" who vows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (Janssen), the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left the boy orphaned, deaf and voiceless. Driven by his inner voice, one which he co-opted from his favorite childhood video game, Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and blood-letting. As he tries to get his bearings in this delirious realm, Boy soon falls in with a desperate resistance group, all the while bickering with the apparent ghost of his rebellious little sister. BOY KILLS WORLD opens in theaters on April 26.
    4m 41s
  • CHALLENGERS Review: Zendaya Is Aces in Luca Guadagnino's Steamy Tennis Romance (128 kbps)

    25 APR 2024 · Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics review Luca Guadagnino's steamy tennis love-triangle romance, CHALLENGERS, starring Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O'Connor. Opens in theaters on April 26th! From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, Challengers stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist – West Side Story), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor – The Crown) – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.
    5m 7s
  • ABIGAIL Review: Bite-Sized Vampire Ballerina Makes For A Bloody Good, B-Movie Horror Comedy

    21 APR 2024 · Travis Hopson of Punch Drunk Critics reviews ABIGAIL, the horror comedy from Radio Silence starring Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kathryn Newton, Giancarlo Esposito, Angus Cloud, Alisha Weir, Kevin Durand, and William Catlett. After a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, all they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is watch the girl overnight. In an isolated mansion, the captors start to dwindle, one by one, and they discover, to their mounting horror, that they’re locked inside with no normal little girl. ABIGAIL is in theaters now.
    4m 22s
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