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Out Now Bonus: 2018 Netflix Fall Showcase

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe takes on a streaming giant. Aaron and Abe are joined by Adam Gentry to discuss some recent Netflix releases, including Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and Private Life, but mainly The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Plenty to cover in addition to the reviews as well, as it’s another packed show. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (5:07), Out Now Quickies™ (16:34), some Trailer Talk for Avengers: Endgame (27:33), the main reviews for Buster Scruggs (34:30), Mowgli (1:10:58), and Private Life (1:19:51), Games (1:23:45), and Out Now Feedback (1:30:55). We then wrap things up (1:38:02) and have some bloopers (1:44:56) following this week's closeout song. So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill…
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Winners Announced For The 2nd Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the winners of their 2nd Annual LAOFCS Awards. Fox’s The Hate U Give leads this year’s winners with a total of four awards including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade will take home Best Independent Film, Best First Feature, and Best Performance by an Actress 23 and Under for Elsie Fisher.
The Best Actor at this year’s ceremony will be Rami Malek for his incredible performance as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody while Toni Collette will receive Best Actress for her brilliant yet terrifying performance in A24’s Hereditary. 
Spike Lee’s BlacKklansmanwins Best Male Director while Lynne Ramsey’s You Were Never Really Here wins Best Female Director. Netflix and Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma cleaned up the Best Foreign Film category as well as Best Cinematography.
Other big winners include Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite which won two awards: Best Comedy and Best Cast. Para…

Weekly Recap: Vox Lux, Ben Is Back, Schindler's List & More!

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So in addition to the new look for the blog, why not enjoy my reviews for the several new releases this week, including Vox Lux and Ben Is Back. There's is a lot to like about both of these movies, so I hope everyone looks for them when they expand. I also put together an extended thoughts post on Schindler's Lists that is also back in theaters this week. Early reviews are still here as well, as well as the nominations for the LAOCFS 2nd Awards. New home releases all have their reviews too. Lastly, be sure to enjoy this week's packed podcast episode.

In Theaters Now:
Vox Lux - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-vox-lux-presents-haunting-look-modern-celebrity/ (A wild take on modern celebrity stardom, in limited release)
Ben Is Back - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-julia-roberts-delivers-ben-back-lucas-hedges-great/ (A strong character drama, in limited release)
Schindler's List: 25th Anniversary - https://www.thecodeiszeek.com/2018/12/brief-…

Brief Thoughts: ‘Schindler’s List’ 25 Years Later

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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 films 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 extended edition of "Brief Thoughts" features feelings on Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Out Now 346: Green Book & Burning

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe features cultural differences, old and Korean. Aaron and Abe discuss the road trip comedy-drama, Green Book, and the South Korean mystery, Burning. Helping the guys are special appearances from Scott Menzel and Terence Johnson. Plenty to cover in addition to the reviews as well, as it’s another packed show. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (3:10), Out Now Quickies™ (4:50), some Trailer Talk for Welcome to Marwen (11:45), the main reviews (18:33) and (48:30), and Out Now Feedback (1:08:37). We then wrap things up (1:36:22) and have some bloopers (1:50:36) following this week's closeout song. So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill…
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The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Announces Its 2nd Year Nominations

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(Los Angeles, CA – December 3rd, 2018) – The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS) is pleased to announce that their 2nd Annual Awards Ceremony will be held on January 9th, 2019, at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.
Fox Searchlight’s The Favourite and Marvel/Disney’s Black Panther top the nominations list with ten nominations each, while WB’s A Star is Born earns nine, and Focus Features’ BlacKkKlansman earns eight. Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is quickly becoming the little indie that could this award season as it scores six nominations. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk was also well-received by the members of the LAOFCS as the film scored a total of five nominations including Best Supporting Actress.

Weekly Recap: Mirai, Green Book, The Favourite, Spider-Man & More!

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The week after Thanksgiving is always a bit of an odd one. However, I did have a chance to see Mirai, which is quite good and fun for families. There's also the expansion of several very good films, including The Favourite and Green Book. Take a look at my early review for the terrific animated Spider-Man film coming soon too. Plus, I have reviews for some new home releases, along with my write-up for the pretty good mid-season finale of The Walking Dead. Lastly, we have a packed podcast to be enjoyed this week as well. Thanks for reading!

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