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Out Now with Aaron and Abe Episode 210: Sicario

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This week’s episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a cult cinema takeover. Aaron and Abe are joined Mark Hobin and Terence Johnson to discuss Sicario.  Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (3:36), some Out Now Quickies™ with a focus on Everest (7:10), Trailer talk for The Big Short (26:00), the main review (30:59), Out Now Feedback (56:22), and Games (1:11:29). We then wrap things up (1:20:11) and end it all with some bloopers (1:29:54), following this week’s close out song.  So now, if you’ve got an hour or so to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now Commentary - The Living Daylights (1987)

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Some may recall the James Bond commentaries provided by Out Now with Aaron and Abe leading up to the release of Skyfall. Well, the guys are back with their first commentary for a Timothy Dalton Bond film. Aaron is joined by Scott Mendelson, Brandon Peters and Randy Shaffer to talk The Living Daylights and plenty of other random stuff. It is a fun and info-packed commentary episode that certainly uses the film as a launching pad for many other kinds of conversations.
Important Note:  This commentary may feature both juvenile uses of language and jokes that may be considered un-PC.  We of course are just trying to have a fun time…
So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill…

Weekly Recap: Sicario, Everest, The Green Inferno & More!

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This week gives us the wide release of two movies worth checking out. Sicario, in particular is a solid gritty action thriller, with plenty of reasons to check it out. Everest is decent enough as well. Eli Roth's long-delayed The Green Inferno is finally in theaters as well and certainly works for gore fans. I didn't get a chance to see either The Intern or Hotel Transylvania 2, though I've heard good things from people I trust. All that in mind, I have plenty of links for you to check out and enjoy.
In Theaters This Week:

Sicario - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/2015/09/sicario-successfully-rides-border-of.html (A killer crime drama/action thriller worth seeing for sure)
Everest - http://www.ranthollywood.com/2015/09/17/extraordinary-everest-story-makes-for-an-average-film/ (Straightforward, but well-made, now in wide release)
The Green Inferno - http://www.ranthollywood.com/2015/09/24/the-green-inferno-offers-little-more-than-gory-thrills-for-horror-fans/ (Great for gory horror f…

‘Sicario’ Successfully Rides The Border Of Intense And Mesmerizing

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Sicario: 4 ½ out of 5
After watching Sicario, I definitely know I am in the Denis Villenueve club and need to seek out his past films, including the Oscar-nominated Incendies as soon as I can. After enjoying the look of Prisoners and being truly wowed by Enemy, Villeneuve has done enough to have me excited for whatever he may up to. Sicario is a terrific gritty crime film that fits right with what I would hope he can accomplish and if a Blade Runner sequel is truly what he may have next, then I can at least hope for the best from a stylistic standpoint.

Out Now with Aaron and Abe Episode 209: Black Mass

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This week's episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a cult cinema takeover. Aaron and Abe are joined by Philip Price and Jordan Rath to discuss Black Mass.  Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (3:16), some Out Now Quickies TM (8:46), Trailer talk for Steve Jobs and The Program (24:13), the main review (33:48), a discussion of the Toronto International Film Festival (64:49), Out Now Feedback (75:40), and Games (87:22). We then wrap things up (93:19) and end it all with some bloopers (105:16), following this week's close out song.  So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill...
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Black Mass, Everest, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials & More!

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This week brings us a variety of new releases (I'll be seeing Sicario soon), signaling the arrival of Oscar season in a way, but more importantly provides reason to go back to the theater. That in mind, Everest opens in IMAX exclusively this weekend and is decent enough for a biographical drama. Black Mass, on the other hand is disappointingly limited in scope. Then you have a new Maze Runner film and it is fairly enjoyable. Beyond that, I have a number of fun links presented and a look at the awesome movies released on Blu-ray this week, not to mention the podcast, of course. Enjoy.
In Theaters This Week:

Black Mass - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/2015/09/depp-goes-gangster-for-black-mass.html (Depp and the cast is great in a generic gangster movie)
Everest - http://www.ranthollywood.com/2015/09/17/extraordinary-everest-story-makes-for-an-average-film/ (Straightforward, but well-made)
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials - http://www.ranthollywood.com/2015/09/17/maze-runner-the-scorch-trials-…

Depp Goes Gangster For ‘Black Mass‘ (Film Review)

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Black Mass: 2 ½ out of 5
Whether or not you have tired of Johnny Depp’s work as a zany showman fitted with accents and costumes, the guy certainly puts in the work. A film like Black Mass is really no different, other than the fact that the zaniness has been taken down a dark path and the funny costumes now come in the form of distracting contacts and a thick Boston accent. Sadly, there really isn’t much more to the movie as a whole, which is a shame given the terrific supporting cast and a story that seems interesting on paper.

Out Now with Aaron and Abe Episode 208: The Visit

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This week’s episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a cult cinema takeover. Aaron and Abe are joined by Jimmy O and Jason Coleman to discuss M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit.  Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (7:00), some Out Now Quickies™ (11:33), Trailer talk for Krampus (19:03), the main reviews (25:17), Out Now Feedback (51:59), and Games (1:09:47). We then wrap things up (1:16:14) and end it all with some bloopers (1:32:16), following this week’s close out song.  So now, if you’ve got an hour or so to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: The Visit, The Biggest Films Of The Summer & More!

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Next week is packed with new releases, but this week has one big one of note for film fans. M. Night Shyamalan is back with a new film and it's the first time in a while that he's actually made something worthwhile. The Visit is certainly worth a look if you want to see a decent thriller with a lot of comedy to go with it. Other than that, this is another week to get caught up on the summer fun you may have missed out on. There are also plenty of other fun links I have provided, as usual. Look for my piece on superior remakes or even the evolving looks of Batman. Regardless, enjoy and have a good weekend!
In Theaters This Week:

The Visit - http://www.ranthollywood.com/2015/09/10/the-visit-is-the-first-decent-effort-from-m-night-shyamalan-in-a-while/ (A solid thriller/comedy from none other than M. Night Shyamalan)
Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-archive.html

Out Now with Aaron and Abe: 4th Annual Top Summer Movies Gamble RESULTS

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Summer Movie Season has come to an end and this episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe has been one to anticipate all summer long.  Aaron, Abe, and guests Mark Hobin, Peter Paras, Jose Cordova and Alan Aguilera have all come to find out who won.  This is the 4th Annual Summer Movies Gamble Results show, where everyone will learn what the top ten biggest films of the summer were (in regards to domestic box office) and who was closest in their predictions.  Each participant created their own list (and added a few dark horses as well) and this podcast goes over the scoring process and what went down.  Additionally, the guys discuss their favorites, least favorites, disappointments, and surprises from this past summer as well. So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: The Transporter Refueled, Dope Redux & More!

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This week is Labor Day weekend, which means we get what is generally a forgettable action movie or something with Jason Statham or Danny Trejo or sometimes both. In this cast, it is a Transporter movie that doesn't have Jason Statham and it's a real miss. Fortunately, Dope has been released in theaters again, so you can catch up on that film if you haven't seen it already. Additionally, Mad Max: Fury Road is now out on Blu-ray, so there's a film to enjoy at home if you can this weekend. I have put up plenty of other fun links too, so be sure to check those out.

Out Now Interview: Liz Manashil - Writer/Director Of Bread And Butter

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This bonus episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe is an interview featuring special guest Liz Manashil, the writer and director of Bread And Butter. Liz has been a guest in the past of course, but now she has taken some time to talk about her movie, which is available now for rent/purchase on most streaming services. Listen in to hear a fun discussion between Aaron and Liz concerning how the film came to be, what went into the production and all the other details that go into making a feature film.
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now with Aaron and Abe Episode 206: Zombeavers & WolfCop

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This week’s episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a cult cinema takeover. Aaron and Abe are joined by Brandon Peters and Cullen Bricker of the new Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast to discuss Zombeavers and WolfCop.  Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (10:21), some Out Now Quickies™ (19:51), Trailer talk for Scout’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse (35:35), the main reviews (39:55 and 56:51), Out Now Feedback (74:25), and Games (90:27). We then wrap things up (100:48) and end it all with some bloopers (113:50), following this week’s close out song.  So now, if you’ve got an hour or so to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

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