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Weekly Recap: Mank, Nomadland, Black Bear, Small Axe, Soul & More!

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The first week of December has no shortage of releases. David Fincher's terrific Mank  is now available on Netflix. the wonderful Nomadland   and Black Bear are in limited release. Amazon Prime has some great stuff including Sound of Metal  and three entries in director Steve McQueen's Small Axe  anthology, which have plenty of relevance for now. I also have an early review for Pixar's Soul coming to Disney+ on Christmas Day. There's a number of other movies hitting VOD worth checking out as well. Additionally, there are more podcasts we put together, including our episodes covering Run and Hillbilly Elegy , our commentary track for Unstoppable , and more. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ Mank  - David Fincher's terrific ode to Citizen Kane, along with a sly commentary on Hollywood and politics. Nomadl

Out Now 428: Hillbilly Elegy

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe  looks at the good Terminators and the bad Terminators. Aaron and Abe are joined by Why So Blu’s Peter Paras to discuss Hillbilly Elegy , the original Netflix release adapted from the memoir by J.D. Vance and directed by Ron Howard . The group has a long discussion regarding the quality of the film, whether or not Howard succeeded in his vision, and more. Additionally, the trio also plays a game and goes over some listener feedback to round out the episode. 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 427: Run

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe  takes the mother-daughter bond to the extreme. Aaron and Abe are joined by Initial Reaction host, Philip Price , to discuss Run , a thriller from the team behind Searching . The group discusses how effective the film is as a more traditionally made film, following the screen-based thriller, along with the success found in the performances. Additionally, the group answers some listener feedback to round out the episode. 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: Run, Mangrove, Ma Rainey, Sound of Metal & More!

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As we approach the holidays (and another American status update suggesting we continue staying indoors), there's certainly a lot available to watch. This week presents a new thriller,  Run , which does its job evoking Hitchcock to some degree. There's the first entry in Amazon Prime's Small Axe  anthology, " Mangrove ," which has plenty of relevance for now. I also have an early review of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom , starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman , coming to Netflix in December. There's a number of other movies hitting VOD worth checking out as well. Additionally, there are more podcasts we put together, including our episode covering Freaky, and our commentary track for Unstoppable , and more. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ Run -  A fun thriller featuring an overprotective mothe

Out Now Commentary: Unstoppable (2010)

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This month’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe commentary track is not going off the rails. Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters, Scott Mendelson, Peter Paras, and Yancy Berns to discuss the disaster-blue collar-action film Unstoppable , the final film from director Tony Scott , starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine . Listen in to hear the group talk all about the career and style of Scott, his influences, what he influenced, the state of action cinema, the work of Washington and Pine, and so much more. There’s plenty more discussion in regards to the filmmaking on display, what makes this film stand out, and lots of fun tangents as well. So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill… You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify .   Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now 426: Freaky

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe  has a body-swapping Friday the 13 th for all to enjoy. Aaron and Abe are joined by JoBlo’s Jimmy O to talk all about the Blumhouse horror-comedy Freaky , from director Christopher Landon . The guys discuss how effective this genre mash-up film is, along with just how effective Vince Vaughn is at playing a high school girl trapped in his body. Additionally, the group also has fun with a round of games, along with some listener feedback to round out the episode. 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: Freaky, Mank, Hillbilly Elegy, Proxima & More

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After a week off, be ready for a lot to go over. Plenty of movie reviews, podcasts, and more, are providing all that's needed. This week has another horror option in the form of the body-swap slasher pic Freaky.  There's also a couple of prestige releases, the brilliant Mank  and the not-so-great Hillbilly Elegy . Plus, an assortment of reviews from last week covering a wide variety of genres, from boxing ( Jungleland ), to space dramas ( Proxima ), to several more horror films ( The Dark and the Wicked , and more). Additionally, there are more podcasts we put together, including our episode covering One the Rocks, Proxima,  our commentary track for Psycho , and more. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ Freaky -  A fun mash-up of slasher and body-swap movies. Mank -  David Fincher's brilliant look back at the

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