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Friday, March 24, 2017

Out Now Commentary: Lethal Weapon (1987)


This month’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe commentary track is going to show you some deadly moves. Aaron and Abe are joined by guests Jim Dietz and Brandon Peters to go over the buddy cop action classic Lethal Weapon. The group goes into what makes this Richard Donner-directed, Shane Black-scripted film work, in what was a very fun track to record. Be prepared for lots of fun facts about the film, stories surrounding this initial film in the series and the general fun and tangents you expect when it comes to these episodes. Be ready, because we’re really gonna jump into this one.

Important Note:  This commentary may feature both juvenile uses of language and jokes that may be considered un-PC.  We of course are just trying to have a fun time…

So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill…

Weekly Recap: Power Rangers, Life & More!


Many will be inclined to go go and see Power Rangers this weekend and I can understand why. Curiosity is bound to get the better of many. The good news is that it's more entertaining than one would expect, especially when dealing with the teenagers with attitude. In other news, a new Alien rip-off is out in the form of Life this week and it's pretty good in a tense sort of way. A couple of new home releases are also here and I have accompanying reviews for those. And lastly, feel free to enjoy this week's very fun podcast!

In Theaters Now:

(About as good as a Power Rangers movie can get)

(Mean, lean sci-fi thriller)

(Fun to see this crew again)

Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-archive.html

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Out Now 278: Beauty And The Beast


This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe is digging into some old tales reimagined. Aaron and Abe are joined by David Yeh and Markus Robinson to talk Beauty and the Beast. The guys go over this blockbuster Disney live-action remake and whether or not it really needed to be made. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (4:52), some Out Now Quickies™ (12:14), Trailer Talk for Coco (23:48), the main review (29:10), and Out Now Feedback (1:15:05) and Games (1L27:03). We then wrap things up (1:35:47) and have some bloopers (1:51:37), following this week’s close out song.  So now, if you’ve got an hour or so to kill…

You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Friday, March 17, 2017

Weekly Recap: Beauty and the Beast, Trainspotting 2, Belko & More


Beauty and the Beast is the big release this week and it will no doubt make a ton of money. I may not have enjoyed it as much as other Disney remakes of recent years, but it's fine. Meanwhile, plenty of other movies open this week and I have reviews for them all. Additionally, find some coverage of the new home releases, continued TV reviews and a look at what Criterion has in store for June. Lastly, be sure to listen to another fun podcast we put together, getting to the bottom of Kong: Skull Island. Enjoy!

In Theaters Now:

(Decent, but has little new to offer)

(Fun to see this crew again)

The Belko Experiment - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/2017/03/brief-thoughts-belko-experiment.html
(Twisted thrills and humor)

(Terrence Malick still in the same dreamy mode)

Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-archive.html


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Brief Thoughts: The Belko Experiment


I really enjoy putting my reviews together.  I honestly wish I could delve deeper into certain movies, but alas, I get incredibly busy and can sometimes only deal with movies to a briefer extent than I would prefer.  This is why I write these occasional "Brief Thoughts" posts on movies I have seen, as I want to at least offer some of my own perspective on them.  They may not be as polished, but I can at least get my opinions out there. This edition of "Brief Thoughts" features a review of The Belko Experiment, written by James Gunn and directed by Greg McLean.

The Belko Experiment: 3 out of 5

It's pretty amazing to look at the career of James Gunn and take in the idea that he'll likely be responsible for one of 2017's most well-liked film by audiences of all ages. Before getting a massive amount of credit for his work on Guardians of the Galaxy, Gunn was making films like Super and Slither. These are twisted pieces of work that balance dark humor with horror (or super heroics) and violence. The connection between all of his work is the strange level of humanity that can still be found within, as Gunn also happens to be a great actor's director. The Belko Experiment is an older script by Gunn and it hits all the beats you would expect from him. Add on Wolf Creek director Greg McLean, and you have an efficient and visually exciting satirical thriller that takes you on a violent journey through a social experiment. It's no John Wick: Chapter 2, but for a film set in a bland office building, it looks pretty good.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Out Now 277: Kong: Skull Island


This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe may drive you bananas (or just have you excited to listen like a normal person). Aaron and Abe are joined by Jay Cluitt and Robert James to talk Kong: Skull Island. The guys go over this latest take on King Kong and plenty of other movie chatter. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (7:45), some Out Now Quickies™ (12:25), Trailer Talk for Geostorm (31:32), the main review (41:12), and Out Now Feedback (1:30:41) and Games (1:45:48). We then wrap things up (1:52:38) and have some bloopers (2:02:52), following this week’s close out song.  So now, if you’ve got an hour or so to kill…

You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Friday, March 10, 2017

Weekly Recap: Kong: Skull Island & More!


This week has everything taking a backseat to King Kong. Kong: Skull Island is the big release of the week and I had a blast with it. You can find that review here, along with plenty of other reviews for a few home releases and the premiere of The Americans. but that's not all, a brand new podcast is up, featuring a debate over Logan. Not much else to cover in this week's recap, but enjoy the content, as there is a good amount here!

In Theaters Now:

(Delivers a terrific action/adventure)

Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-archive.html

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Out Now 276: Logan


This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe is taking you on one last ride with the Wolverine. Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters and Yancy Berns to talk Logan. The guys debate just how strong this final Hugh Jackman X-Men film really is, along with plenty of other movie talk. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (5:46), some Out Now Quickies™ (12:46), the main review (31:46), and Out Now Feedback (1:22:29). We then wrap things up (1:52:20) and have some bloopers (2:01:05), following this week’s close out song.  So now, if you’ve got an hour or so to kill…

You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Friday, March 3, 2017

Weekly Recap: Logan, Before I Fall & More!


Logan is the big release of the week. After 17 years and nine films, Hugh Jackman is hanging up the claws with a film that does its best to send out the character on a high note. Also out is Before I Fall, which is a pretty solid YA film adaptation. Lots of new home releases this week too, including the real Best Picture winner, Moonlight. Also enjoy the multiple podcast episodes I have put up where we talk last week's superb Get Out and what happened at this year's Oscars. Enjoy!

In Theaters Now:

(Hugh Jackman says goodbye to Wolverine in the bloodiest way possible)

(A solid YA novel adaptation)

Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-archive.html

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Out Now 275: Get Out


This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe will keep you on your toes when it comes to walking into a new neighborhood. Aaron and Abe are joined by Terence Johnson to discuss Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out. The guys discuss this new, critically acclaimed Blumhouse horror effort, along with plenty of other topics. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (10:09), some Out Now Quickies™ (13:18), the main review (18:15), and Out Now Feedback (47:18). We then wrap things up (57:04) and have some bloopers (1:08:11), following this week’s close out song.  So now, if you’ve got an hour or so to kill…

You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

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