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Weekly Recap: Power of the Dog, West Side Story, Nightmare Alley & More!

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It's the final month of the year, which means a variety of films will be opening that range from huge blockbusters to small films intended for award consideration. There are only so many new releases available for all to see this week, but I did want to provide some special mention to  The Power of the Dog . While I previously linked my review, I just feel the need to point out how I've rewatched the film, and while my initial take was that I found the film impressive, upon further study (it hasn't really left my mind), it's genuinely one of the best of the year, and worth watching on Netflix now. Additionally, I have early reviews for  Steven Spielberg's terrific West Side Story and Guillermo del Toro's moody noir, Nightmare Alley . Plus, take a listen to our latest podcast covering House of Gucci.   So, enjoy all of these reviews and more, and be sure to check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers available to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay s

Out Now Nights 23: Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci

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For this Out Now Nights , Aaron and Abe made sure to get on the right lists so they could talk all about Ridley Scott’s second film of the year, House of Gucci , starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, and Al Pacino . Following a round of Out Now Quickies, the guys discussed whether or not this biopic about a larger-than-life family and the tragedy that unfolded was worth its weight in its 2.5 hour+ running time. That meant discussing the performances, Scott’s direction, the ideas on display, and more. Plenty to go over in such a detailed feature, so enjoy what this Nights (nights) episode has to offer. You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: House of Gucci, Encanto, Ghostbusters, Licorice Pizza & More!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all! (in the U.S.). This week features plenty of new reviews covering all the bases. There's drama with Ridley Scott's 2nd film of the year,  House of Gucci ,  starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver . Disney delivers magic and family fun with Encanto . And now I do have a review for the new  Ghostbusters: Afterlife , which has its pros and cons. Lastly, P.T. Anderson's latest joy of a movie,  Licorice Pizza  is in limited release, and I have a review for it as well. Plus, take a listen to our latest podcasts covering Ghostbusters  and a look back at Harry Potter .  So, enjoy all of these reviews and more, and be sure to check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers available to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) House of Gucci -  Ridley Scott's lavish look at the famed and deadly Gucci family is enjoyable. -  In Theaters Encanto -  Disney

Out Now 478: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe wants to know if bustin’ still makes you feel good. Aaron and Abe are joined by Luke Thompson and Prof. Mike Dillon to discuss the legacy sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife . Tune in to hear what this crowd has to say about the latest attempt to bring Ghostbusters into a new generation. Also enjoy some trailer discussion, games, and more . Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 4:48 ), Trailer Talk for Uncharted ( 24:05 ), the main review ( 33:15 ), Games ( 1:36:00 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 1:44:07 ). So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill… You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now Commentary: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

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This month’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe commentary track is diving into the Wizarding World. Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters, Yancy Berns, and Scott Mendelson to discuss Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone ), the first chapter of the hugely popular book-turned-movie franchise. Being the 20 th anniversary of Year 1’s release, this was the perfect time to look back at how it all began. Listen in to hear the group talk about the series, the impeccable casting, director Chris Columbus , and all the wonder. There’s plenty more discussion about the nature of the production, what makes this film stand out among other YA novel adaptations, and lots of fun tangents as well. So now, if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill… You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify .  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: King Richard, C'mon C'mon, Cowboy Bebop & More!

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The 500-pound ghost in the room this week is Ghostbusters: Afterlife,  however, I haven't seen the film as of yet. That said, I have reviews for other new releases, including King Richard , the winning Will Smith drama, and C'mon C'mon , a fine comedy-drama with Joaquin Phoenix . I also have an early review for the wonderful Licorice Pizza , and thoughts on Netflix's adaptation of Cowboy Bebop . Plus, take a listen to our latest podcasts covering Spencer  and Belfast .  So, enjoy all of these reviews and more, and be sure to check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers available to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) King Richard -  Will Smith and the cast turn this familiar type of story into a winner -  In Theaters/HBO Max Cowboy Bebop - A live-action remake of an anime classic with pros and cons -  Netflix Early Review: Licorice Pizza -  Paul Thomas Ande

Out Now 477: Spencer & Belfast

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is taking on the United Kingdom. Aaron is joined by Fast Film Review’s Mark Hobin and Movies Markus’ Markus Robinson to discuss Spencer , starring Kristen Stewart , and Belfast , from writer/director Kenneth Branagh . Tune in to hear what this group has to say about both award contenders. Also enjoy some trailer discussion, games, and more . Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 4:28 ), Trailer Talk for Being the Ricardos ( 20:50 ), the main reviews ( 29:26 ) and ( 1:02:09 ), Games ( 1:36:41 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 1:45:24 ). So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill… You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

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