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Out Now 449: Without Remorse & The Mitchells vs. The Machines

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe features no covert ops, just a lot of laughs and robots . Aaron and Abe are joined by Slash Film’s Brad Oman and LaPorte’s very own Ben Konowitz to discuss Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse and The Mitchells vs. The Machines . Listen in to hear everyone’s thoughts on Michael B. Jordan’s potential franchise starter, and what talent producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller tapped into for a new animated flick. Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 5:10 ), Trailer Talk for Army of the Dead ( 14:00 ), the main reviews ( 20:37 ) and ( 44:38 ), Games ( 1:10:20 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 1:26:57 ). 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

Weekly Recap: Without Remorse, Mitchells, Oscars, Mortal Kombat & More!

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There are a couple of notable releases this week. Michael B. Jordan gets a franchise starter with Tom Clancy's Without Remorse . The comedic forces behind The Lego Movie now have the hilarious  Mitchells vs. The Machines . Plus, a few smaller character comedies ( Together Together, The Outside Story ) are worthwhile as well. I have reviews for all, plus my latest article for Variety, which goes over the five most brutal fights from Mortal Kombat with the film's stunt coordinator. There's plenty more to check out too.  Don't miss the podcasts from this week, including our takes on the Oscars, as well as our Mortal Kombat review episode. I'm also still covering Invincible , and have reviews for every episode so far, including this week's finale (posting Friday morning). Finally, check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked

Out Now 448: Mortal Kombat

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a flawless victory of a conversation . Aaron and Abe are joined by DLC’s Christian Spicer and Deep Blue Sea megafan Mark Hofmeyer to discuss 2021’s Mortal Kombat . Listen in to hear everyone’s thoughts on whether or not this film does justice to the game it’s inspired by, let alone if it does anything for a world full of geek-friendly film and TV adaptations. Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 7:42 ), Trailer Talk for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ( 19:43 ), the main review ( 27:55 ), Games ( 1:21:13 ), Out Now Feedback ( 1:30:50 ). 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 Bonus: 93rd Academy Awards Results Special

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This special  Out Now with Aaron and Abe  bonus episode is putting in thoughts on the 93 rd Academy Award results as well as the show itself. Aaron and Abe are joined by Mark Hobin and the lovely Ana Bosch , to go over the results of this 2021’s delayed Oscar ceremony. With the competition having ended, it’s time to go over who won, what films won what awards, thoughts on any surprises that occurred, as well as the ceremony itself, given the unique nature of this year’s event, let alone the wild ending. Regardless of how everything played out, there’s plenty of other fun conversations to make this another fun way to wrap up this year’s celebration of cinema in regards to Hollywood’s biggest night. You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now Bonus: 93rd Academy Awards Predictions Special

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This special  Out Now with Aaron and Abe  bonus episode has expectations for the 93 rd Academy Awards . Aaron and Abe are joined by Mark Hobin and the lovely Ana Bosch , to go over their predictions for this year’s Oscar ceremony. Every category is discussed, with some thoughts behind every reasoning, and even some debate for the few categories that are not a safe bet. Of course, there’s always plenty of surprises in regards to Hollywood’s biggest night, but enjoy what the group had to say about this year’s nominations regardless. You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Mortal Kombat, Oscar Predictions, In The Earth & More!

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Is it fitting or hilarious that this week we have a new Mortal Kombat and the Academy Awards ? Regardless, this week does bring back the fighting video game series to the world of cinema and it's pretty decent. Also out, a trippy horror film, In The Earth , which is worth a look too. And yes, in regards to the Oscars , I do have my list of picks with plenty of thoughts on all of them.  There's plenty more to check out too.  Don't miss the podcasts from recent weeks, including our takes on a couple of Oscar nominees ( Another Round  and Promising Young Woman ), and keep an eye out on the podcast feed to find more Oscar talk to come. I'm also still covering Invincible , and have reviews for every episode so far. Finally, check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ Mortal Kombat -  It's based on a game where people punch

93rd Academy Awards: Predictions and Insight

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Now that we’ve reached the end of the way overlong award season brought on by uncertainty thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s time to finally get to the 93 rd Academy Awards . The show will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 25 th , so it’s time to go through my predictions for where I think things will be headed on Hollywood’s biggest night (semi-virtual edition). As many know, there are several safe bets in certain categories, while other nominees are still in a pretty close race to the finish. Surprises are always welcome, so here’s hoping for some fun outcomes regardless, to at least spice up the night. That said, I like to think I have some good reasons behind each of these predictions. And so, setting aside any issues with the nominations, let alone the quality of the various films, I have laid out each of the categories, highlighting my thoughts on who will win throughout. BEST PICTURE "Mank" "Judas and the Black Messiah" "Nomadland" &q

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