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Weekly Recap: Atomic Blonde, Brigsby Bear & More!

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Atomic Blonde is the major new release of the week and it once again finds Charlize Theron in full action mode. Shame the movie isn't better. That said, at least I decided against seeing The Emoji Movie. Fairing better are a couple films from the indie scene - Brigsby Bear and Person to Person. This is all assuming you've already seen Valerian and Dunkirk of course, which should definitely be seen on the big screen. Meanwhile, at home, you can find some new release that I have reviews for. And be sure to check out the great podcasts that were put together. All of that and there's still plenty of great Comic-Con coverage to go through. Enjoy.
In Theaters Now:
Atomic Blonde - http://whysoblu.com/atomic-blonde-cool-killer-much-filler-movie-review/ (One great action scene in a movie that needed more excitement)
Brigsby Bear - http://whysoblu.com/brigsby-bear-full-quirky-heart-movie-review/ (Wonderfully quirky)
Person to Person - http://whysoblu.com/enjoyable-times-ensemble-human-com…

Out Now 293: Dunkirk and Valerian

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There’s no turning back for this week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe. This mega-epic episode has Aaron and Abe discussing Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets with guest Mark Hobin. The group has plenty to say about these two ambitious films, including why the big screen can be essential to film viewing. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (14:08), some Out Now Quickies™ (20:15), Trailer Talk for Ready Player One (28:06), the main reviews (34:49) and (1:11:45), Out Now Feedback (1:34:36) and Games (1:51:00). We then wrap things up (1:54:37) and end on some bloopers (2:05:24), 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 Bonus: Comic-Con 2017 Recap

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Get ready for this special bonus episode concerning San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Recorded on Saturday night, after a long day checking out cool panels and more, Aaron was joined at the same table by the lovely Ana Bosch and Why So Blu’s Brian White, Bron Anderson and Jordan Grout to go over all that they had seen at Comic-Con. Topics range from the Marvel and DC panels to smaller panels such as an Avatar: The Last Airbender fan panel. There’s plenty of thoughts to share concerning footage that was seen, the experience of being at Comic-Con this year and much more. Recorded, despite everyone being tired, this is an episode to enjoy. Note: Due to some microphone/recording issues, the audio has a bit of an odd rhythm, but we tried as hard as possible to make it as clean as we could for your listening pleasure.
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Dunkirk, Valerian & More!

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Well, this week got crazy. Right now I'm at Comic-Con and today, two of my most anticipated films of the year open in theaters. Fortunately, they're both really good. Dunkirk and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets are the kinds of movies that make going to the movie theaters a worthwhile experience. So be sure to check those out. Also feel free to check out my reviews of a couple of new home releases this week, our really fun podcast episodes we released, and my coverage of upcoming Criterion releases and everything going on down here in San Diego. Enjoy!
In Theaters Now:
Dunkirk - http://whysoblu.com/dunkirk-movie-review/ (Really great and worthy of the biggest screen possible)
Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets - http://whysoblu.com/the-valerian-movie-review/ (So much fun, also worthy of a big screen viewing)
Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-archive.html

Out Now 292: War For The Planet Of The Apes

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This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe has the podcast standing together, strong. Aaron and Abe are joined by Peter Paras and Yancy Bernsto discuss War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter in this successful reboot series. The group has plenty to say about what has happened with Caesar’s journey and the work done to bring apes to life, along with other chatter about movie-related business. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (9:54), some Out Now Quickies™ (15:13), Trailer Talk for A Wrinkle In Time (31:21), the main review (38:00), Out Now Feedback (1:21:37) and Games (1:36:23). We then wrap things up (1:44:49) and a fun bonus (1:51:32), 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: Memento (2000)

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Memory is a funny thing. It can change the shape of a room or the sound of a podcast. This month’s commentary track features Aaron and Abe along with guests Jim Dietz and Brandon Peters to discuss Christopher Nolan’s Memento. Be prepared for a trippy approach to this one, as the guys go over lots of fun facts about the film, stories surrounding how it came about, various theories, where it stands among Nolan’s work and the general fun and tangents you expect when it comes to these episodes. And yes, there’s a lot to dig into. Now, where was I?
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: War For The Planet Of The Apes, The Big Sick & More!

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War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the big ones for this summer, as two really good films have paved the way for this third chapter in the popular franchise. Fortunately, director Matt Reeves and Andy Serkis deliver the goods. Also great, The Big Sick, which opens wide this week. A strong romantic comedy worth checking out, as it's one of the year's best films. Lots of new home releases too, which I have reviews for, along with a really fun podcast episode for Spider-Man: Homecoming. And of course, a new review for this week's Preacher. Enjoy!
In Theaters Now:
War for the Planet of the Apes - http://whysoblu.com/hail-caesar-war-planet-apes-movie-review/ (Smart and exciting. Caps off a strong reboot trilogy)
The Big Sick - http://whysoblu.com/big-sick-movie-review/ (Seek this great comedy-drama out and see it - now playing everywhere)
Best Films of the Year So Far - http://whysoblu.com/staff-picks-2017s-best-films-year-far/

Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout T…

Out Now 291: Spider-Man: Homecoming

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This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe spins some webs, any size, and catches movie thoughts just like flies. Abe and Aaron are joined by Silas Lesnick and Maxwell Haddad to talk Spider-Man: Homecoming, the first Spider-Man film to be a part of the MCU. This latest adventure with the webhead prompts plenty of discussion about the film and more. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (10:24), some Out Now Quickies™ (16:52), Trailer Talk for The Greatest Showman (29:12), the main review (36:46), Out Now Feedback (1:22:03) and Games (1:38:41). We then wrap things up (1:43:49) and have some bloopers (1:54:46), 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: Spider-Man, A Ghost Story & More!

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is the major release of the week and everyone should rejoice in seeing a fun and refreshing take on the webhead. A Ghost Story also finds its way to a few theaters this weekend and is sure to mystify some and intrigue others. Go forth and find the other smaller films opening in more theaters this week too. If you're at home, I have a couple reviews for new Blu-ray releases. There's also this fun Top Gun 2 essay I wrote and a great new podcast diving into the joy that is Baby Driver. Thanks for reading!
In Theaters Now:
Spider-Man: Homecoming - http://whysoblu.com/perks-spider-man-movie-review/ (A lot of fun)
A Ghost Story - http://whysoblu.com/loneliness-found-ghost-story-movie-review/ (Strange, different and interesting)
Best Films of the Year So Far - http://whysoblu.com/staff-picks-2017s-best-films-year-far/
The Big Sick - http://whysoblu.com/big-sick-movie-review/ (Seek this great comedy-drama out and see it - now in more theaters)
The Beguiled - http://whyso…

Out Now 290: Baby Driver

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This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe puts the pedal to the soundtrack, with plenty of tracks to spare. Aaron is joined by Jimmy O and Philip Price to discuss Baby Driver, the car chase musical from writer/director Edgar Wright. This original film was one to look forward to and the admiration is all over this episode, along with other discussions, including picks for the best films of the year so far. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (7:05), some Out Now Quickies™ (12:30), Trailer Talk for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (35:36), the main review (40:35), Out Now Feedback (1:08:13) and Our Favorite Films of the Year So Far (1:34:30). We then wrap things up (1:51:10) and have some bloopers (2:02:01), 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

In Need Of A Hit? Top Gun 2 - The Generic Outline

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Last week, news of the long-rumored Top Gunsequel was given an actual release date. As of now, Tom Cruise is returning to the screen as Maverick on July 12, 2019. Cruise reteams with Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski for a follow-up to the biggest film of 1986 and, with inflation (and even without), one of the biggest films of Cruise's career. Currently titled Top Gun: Maverick, speculation is now out there concerning what a sequel to Top Gun will actually bring to the table. 
Well, that's what I've gone about putting together. Along with some speculation about why this movie is happening, enjoy the sample outline I've put together that brings together many possibly inevitable choices that could be made in making a Top Gun sequel. This isn't a "fan's choice," as I have little fondness for the original film. It's more thought on how a Hollywood studio would go about making this movie.

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