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Out Now 440: Minari

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is taking a look at the struggles to achieve the American Dream . Aaron and Abe are joined by Michael Lee and Philip Price to discuss the semi-autobiographical Minari , from writer/director Lee Isaac Chung . The group digs into the highly acclaimed feature by speaking to the family drama, performances, relatability, and more. Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 7:23 ), Trailer Talk for Mortal Kombat ( 18:49 ), the main review ( 27:26 ), Games ( 1:12:57 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 1:22:33 ). 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: Nomadland, I Care A Lot, The Father, Flora & Ulysses & More!

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A few awards players are out this week, along with a number of worthwhile streaming titles. First up is Nomadland , which I saw last year, and have had plenty of great things to say about it. That film is now on Hulu. Another film festival player, I Care A Lot  is now on Netflix, which is good enough for those who enjoy a con movie. I also have a batch of reviews for the big Anthony Hopkins film, The Father , the new Disney superhero movie for kids, Flora & Ulysses , and more.  Additionally, there a few new podcasts up, including our episode covering the Judas and the Black Messiah . Finally, there are my various essays, lists, and new trailers ( Mortal Kombat! ) to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ Nomadland -  An Oscar frontrunner for good reason. -  On Hulu I Care A Lot -  An entertaining dark comedy about scam artists-  On Netflix In-House Reviews: The Father, Flora &am

Out Now 439: Judas and the Black Messiah

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is taking a look at the revolution . Aaron and Abe are joined by Terence Johnson and Markus Robinson to discuss the Fred Hampton biopic Judas and the Black Messiah , starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield . The group digs into the effectiveness of this story, the performances, the ideas presented about the Black Panther Party, and more. Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 3:30 ), the main review ( 20:43 ), Games ( 1:21:41 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 1:40:33 ). 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: Judas and the Black Messiah, Barb & Star, and More

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For this holiday weekend, there is certainly a lot out there to check out. First up is Judas and the Black Messiah , which is terrific and well worth watching. I also have reviews for a number of new streaming releases, including the very silly Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar , and the very fun Korean space flick Space Sweepers , among other films.  Additionally, there a few new podcasts up, including our episode covering the Sundance Film Festival and our latest commentary track for  The Silence of the Lambs . Finally, there are 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) ​ Judas and the Black Messiah  - Terrific filmmaking and performances. On HBO Max/Theaters In-House Reviews: Barb and Star, The Mauritanian, French Exit, Space Sweepers & More!   Recent Reviews : Malcolm & Marie   - An interesting dramatic exercise. - On Netflix

Out Now Commentary: Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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This month’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe commentary track is going to help the lambs stop screaming. Aaron and (briefly) Abe are joined by Brandon Peters, Yancy Berns , and Scott Mendelson to discuss Jonathan Demme’s take on Thomas Harris’ follow-up novel to Red Dragon, 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs , starring Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn , Ted Levine , and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter . This is the second of our Hannibal commentary series kicking off the first five months of 2021, so get ready. Listen in to hear the group go over the impact this film had as both an incredible crime drama/horror film, as well as an Oscar-winning modern classic. There’s plenty more discussion about the nature of the production, what makes this film stand out, the incredible cast, 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 Bonus: Sundance 2021 Recap

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is taking things from the snow to the living room . Aaron is joined by FirstShowing’s Alex Billington and Battleship Pretension’s David Bax to discuss the 2021 Sundance Film Festival . The group puts a spotlight on a variety of features and documentaries, including the best films they caught up with, the worst, and the weirdest. There’s even time for a game! Even though not everyone could catch up with all of the films, if any, it’s fun to get a sense of what could be coming to screens for all to eventually see. 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: Malcolm & Marie, Judas and the Black Messiah, Sundance & More!

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As far as making things seem somewhat normal, in addition to the new Netflix release, Malcolm & Marie , the Sundance Film Festival  took place this past week (virtually), bringing some fresh films to audiences. I wrote about a couple of entertaining documentaries. Plus I have an early review for  Judas and the Black Messiah , which is pretty terrific.  Additionally, there a few new podcasts up, including our episode covering The Little Things  (a pretty silly episode) . Finally, there are 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) ​ Malcolm & Marie   - An interesting dramatic exercise. On Netflix Early Review: Judas and the Black Messiah  - Terrific filmmaking and performances. Coming to HBO Max Sundance Film Festival Review: Summer of Soul -   An excellent documentary covering the lost Harlem Music Festival. Sundance Film Festival Revie

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