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Out Now Halloween Bonus! Jigsaw

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If it’s Halloween, it’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe! This special bonus episode finds Aaron speaking with Prof. Mike Dillon about Jigsaw. This podcast started after the Saw series “concluded” in 2010 with Saw 3D, but now the series has returned for at least one more entry, so it’s time to jump back in. With Mike being a huge fan of the franchise and Aaron being less favorable towards the series, get ready to hear all sorts of opinions in regards to what Jigsaw has to offer. And of course, Happy Halloween!
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now Bonus: 2017 Horror Special 5 - Horror Remakes

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The fifth and final horror special for the month puts focus on horror remakes. Sometimes looked down upon, Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters, Jim Dietz, and Maxwell Haddad to go over the ones that stand out. Everyone brought a list of horror remakes they like, as well as some thoughts on the ones that are terrible. That in mind, the guys also discuss why these occur, what there is to take away from them and why the great ones stand out. There is a lot to enjoy here, as plenty of films from many decades are discussed, and the concept of “remake” is indeed taken to its limits, so enjoy this final horror special and be prepared for more horror fun next year (along with whatever other bonuses may come along before then).
So now, if you have got an hour to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Suburbicon, Jigsaw, The Square & More!

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If it's Halloween, it's Suburbicon! Well, that's the case this year at least, but in addition to George Clooney's lackluster film, the Saw franchise has returned with Jigsaw. Meanwhile, Palm d'Or winner The Square hits select theaters this weekend and it's a good one. At home, a few new releases I have reviews for, as well as a review of The Walking Deadseason premiere (its 100th episode). And be sure to check out the latest podcast episodes, which are as fun as always. Enjoy!
In Theaters Now:
Suburbicon - http://whysoblu.com/suburbicon-movie-review/ (One of the worst films of the year and from George Clooney, no less)
Jigsaw - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-jigsaw-fits-the-pieces-together-and-still-looks-crooked/ (If it's Halloween, it's Saw...again)
The Square - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-the-square-cuts-to-the-bizarre-core-of-modern-art/ (Art satire and funny stuff)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer - http://whysoblu.com/…

Out Now 303: Geostorm

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This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe braves the storm. Aaron and eventually Abe are joined by Terence Johnson and Bron Anderson to discuss Geostorm, the much-delayed disaster movie/conspiracy thriller (yes, both). Here the group takes almost too much time discussing this silly film, along with opinions on The Snowman, Wind River and more. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (4:45), some Out Now Quickies™ (8:45), Trailer Talk for Tomb Raider (35:35), the main review (42:00), Out Now Feedback (1:24:30) and Games (1:37:47). We then wrap things up (1:47:14) and end on some bloopers (1:59:40), following this week’s closeout 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: 2017 Horror Special 4 - Children’s Horror

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This fourth horror special for the month tasks Out Now with Aaron and Abe with determining what horror films are for people of all ages. The idea of children’s horror may seem strange, but there are a number of films that really do work for all and it’s great to give families some ideas of what else is out there beyond some of the obvious choices. Aaron and Abe are joined by Brandon Peters and Maxwell Haddad for this fun discussion, which features a discussion of a number of films they have selected for this topic. Hear about some of the fun family classics, along with some unconventional picks that may have you questioning whether or not there are some more adult-themed films that do work for a younger crowd. Enjoy, as it’s a topic worthy of such a conversation.
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 Snowman, Killing of a Sacred Deer, Wonderstruck & More!

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This week presents several new wide-release films that have generated little interest among many. The Snowman, Geostorm, Only The Brave and others are all out with little prospects in terms of box office potential and critical regard (though Only The Brave has average reviews overall). Some smaller releases are more notable, as The Killing of a Sacred Deerand Wonderstruckdo deliver. Meanwhile, Spider-Man has swung his way home while my early review of Thor: Ragnarok should get plenty of folks excited. And as usual, do enjoy the podcast released this week, as there is plenty to take in with those as always. Thanks for reading and listening!
In Theaters Now:
The Snowman - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-i-know-what-you-did-last-snowman/ (Just awful)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer - http://whysoblu.com/killing-sacred-deer-dark-delights-movie-review/ (Off-kilter, thrilling and darkly funny)
Geostorm - http://whysoblu.com/geostorm-fallen-movie-review/ (It's a disaster movie al…

Out Now 302: The Foreigner (and Friends)

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This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe finds Jackie Chan going into old man action territory. Aaron is joined by Zaki Hasan and Alan Aguilera to talk The Foreigner, which pits Chan again Pierce Brosnan in this revenge thriller. There’s also plenty of other discussion, as the show goes for a looser tone this week. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (2:55), a lengthier Out Now Quickies™ (5:40), the main review (23:09), Games (42:00), Trailer Talk for New Mutantsand more(49:30), and Out Now Feedback (1:11:17). We then wrap things up (1:28:34) and end on some bloopers (1:42:37), following this week’s closeout 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

2017 Horror Special 3 – Commentary: Child’s Play (1988)

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Remember, Out Now with Aaron and Abe is your friend ‘til the end and that’s why you can enjoy this latest horror special. Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters, Cullen Bricker and Scott Mendelson for a commentary track going over the original Child’s Play, the film that introduced the world to Chucky. Listen in, as the guys go over the what makes the original work so well, the legacy of the series as a whole, lots of great info about all the principals involved, and, of course, lots of other fun tangents. It’s a quick flick, but packed with discussion, so enjoy!
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 Foreigner, Marshall, Happy Death Day & More!

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Following the major release (and underperformance) of Blade Runner 2049, the rest of October feels a bit more scattered. Still, The Foreigner and Happy Death Day should satisfy audiences who know what they are looking for. Also out is Marshall, which does plenty thanks to some solid performances. I also have some reviews from the San Diego Film Festival, which includes one of the best films of the year. Be sure to check out my reviews for some of the new home releases as well, including the great Baby Driver and Frank Capra's Lost Horizon. Lastly, lots of great podcast material to listen to once again. Enjoy!
In Theaters Now:
The Foreigner - http://whysoblu.com/the-foreigner-movie-review/ (Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan shine)
Marshall - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/sdff-review-marshall-makes-good-case-boseman-gad/ (Thurgood Marshall gets a neat legal drama)
Happy Death Day - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-happy-death-day-takes-stab-time-loops/ (Slick hor…

Out Now 301: Blade Runner 2049

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This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe goes further than just the dreams of androids. Aaron and Abe are joined by Ali Mattu and Russel Latham to discuss Blade Runner 2049, the sequel 35 years in the making to Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi noir. Here the lengthy discussion of the film, along with talk of other movie fun. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (5:30), some Out Now Quickies™ (11:30), Trailer Talk for Pacific Rim: Uprising (25:58), the main review (30:44), Out Now Feedback (2:02:27) and Games (2:18:17). We then wrap things up (2:26:53) and end on some bloopers (2:41:15), following this week’s closeout 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

How About That Trailer? - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Trailer 2)

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It's been months since the teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film, but today is the day we have the full trailer for the highly anticipated blockbuster. This December sees the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring everyone you'd expect, plus some fresh blood such as Kellie Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro. Go watch that trailer above and then come back to read more and see the new poster and images.

2017 Horror Special 2 - Director Spotlight on George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper

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Week two of this year’s horror specials finds Out Now with Aaron and Abe spending time focusing on the legacies of two horror filmmaker icons who passed away this year. Both George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper became huge influencers for many filmmakers and films to come, what with the creation of the modern conception of a zombie and the cinematic eye that made The Texas Chain Saw Massacre stand out amongst other horror films. Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters and Jimmy O to discuss both filmmakers and delve into their long careers in the industry (Hooper begins at 58:49). Join in to hear about their films, both the most notable and more obscure. There’s a lot to go through.
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: Blade Runner 2049, Mountain Between Us & More!

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35 years ago, Blade Runner presented an influential sci-fi world in terms of visuals, asked big questions and flopped in theaters. Now a big question is whether or not Blade Runner 2049 will be embraced by audiences of today. I certainly liked it, but curiosity remains. Additionally, The Mountain Between Us hits theaters in a rather low-key way, while other films get their notice as well. Some new release our out there too, including the pretty solid Cult of Chucky. I have reviews for all, but most importantly, be sure to check out the ridiculous amount of podcast content released from Out Now with Aaron and Abe this week. It's all great stuff. Enjoy!
In Theaters Now:
Blade Runner 2049 - http://whysoblu.com/blade-runner-2049-movie-review/ (Visually astounding and thematically rich)
The Mountain Between Us - https://weliveentertainment.com/film-reviews/review-mountain-between-us/ (Decent survival story, meh romance)
Lucky - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-harry-dean-sta…

Out Now Mini: American Made

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This week’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe approaches cruising altitude. While not a full episode, this is the first of what may become more common – an Out Now Mini. Aaron and Abe discuss American Made, the Doug Liman film starring Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a TWA pilot-turned-drug and gun runner for the CIA and South American cartels. Find out what the guys thought about the film, Cruise’s performance and whether or not it has anything greater to say in this mini ep. 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: 2017 Horror Special 1 – Horror Adaptation

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October 2017 has arrived and you know what that means! Things are about to get horrific on Out Now with Aaron and Abe and in a very good way. This year the guys are offering up five more horror specials and they are kicking it off with the subject of horror adaptations. Guests Brandon Peters and Jimmy O dig in with Aaron and Abe on books, comics, real-life stories and even games that have been adapted into horror films. Listen in to hear regard for adaptations of books by Stephen King, Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft and others. Enjoy some trivia about how A Nightmare on Elm St., The Strangers, andThe Hills Have Eyesare all based, in some part, on true stories. That’s just some of the great stuff you’ll get on this week’s horror special.
So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

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