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Weekly Recap: Operation Finale, Searching, The Little Stranger & More!

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So, Operation Finale opened a little earlier in the week, but it matters little because the film is merely decent at best. Searching opens wide this week, however, and it's easily the best film opening wide this week. The Little Stranger has something for fans of gothic cinema, but I found it underwhelming. Also up, reviews for this week's new home releases, along with my write-up for the season finale of Preacher. Lastly, be sure to enjoy both new podcasts this week, especially our Crazy Rich Asians episode, as we cover a lot of ground in that discussion. Enjoy and thanks for reading!
In Theaters Now:
Operation Finale - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-operation-finale-lacks-enough-intel/ (An interesting story in a lightweight film)
Searching - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-subscribe-searching/ (Solid thriller with a great use of its visual conceit) 
The Little Stranger - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-little-stranger-lost/ (Go…

Out Now 336: Crazy Rich Asians

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe goes over the crazy things about representation. Aaron and Abe have plenty to talk about with guests Michael Lee and David Yeh when it came to Crazy Rich Asians, the box office smash that was able to promote a lot of good dialogue concerning not only the quality of the film but the themes and importance as well. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (7:14), some Out Now Quickies™ (20:45), Trailer Talk for Roma(35:35), the main review (41:30), Games (1:41:20), and Out Now Feedback (1:46:46). We then wrap things up (1:56:37) and end on 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 AudioBoomor Spotify.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now Commentary: Halloween H20 (1998)

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No vacations this summer, as it’s time for a new commentary track from Out Now with Aaron and Abe. Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters and Scott Mendelson for a discussion of Halloween H20, which features the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. Listen in, as the guys talk all about the 90s slasher flick and the series as a whole. There’s lots of fun to be had in going over how this film factors into the franchise, where things went with Halloween, how director Steve Miner did good work here, the supporting cast as well, and plenty of other neat bits of information, stories, and tangents. Plenty of fun detail to be found in this entertaining track, so enjoy!
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: Searching, Deadpool 2 On Blu & More!

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In the last couple of weeks in August, the wide releases don't ten to be filled with quality entertainment. That's why you get an R-rated puppet movie (The Happytime Murders), a barely-marketed remake of Papillon, and a movie about a robodog (AXL). That said, I did see Searching, which is quite good and will spread wide next weekend. Look out for it. Blu-ray is a different story as a packed Deadpool 2release it out there, along with the great First Reformed. I also have some more new write-ups for Preacherand Gotham. Lastly, enjoy our great podcast discussion of BlacKkKlansman. Enjoy and thanks for reading!
In Theaters Now:
Searching - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-subscribe-searching/ (Solid thriller with a great use of its visual conceit) 
Crazy Rich Asians - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-crazy-rich-asian-holiday/ (A fun rom-com with added cultural touches)
Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeisz…

Out Now 335: BlacKkKlansman

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe has the gang infiltrating hate, as they discuss BlacKkKlansman and that’s the truth, Ruth. The Aaron and Abe have a variety of things to discuss with this Spike Lee joint with guests David Bax and Alex Billington, which works well in analyzing some important topics of the time, and more. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (5:05), some Out Now Quickies™ (16:15), Trailer Talk for Overlord(27:37), the main review (34:00), Games (1:23:48), and Out Now Feedback (1:32:50). We then wrap things up (1:42:24) and end on some bloopers (1:56:35), 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

Weekly Recap: Crazy Rich Asians, Mile 22 & More!

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Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters earlier this week and it looks like the spirited romantic comedy is going to be a hit. Good for all involved. Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg made a ridiculous action movie that's also out this weekend. At home, you can find the biggest film in the world this year, Avengers: Infinity War, so that's great too. I've also got a new Preacher write-up, the latest Criterion announcement, and more. Finally, be sure to check out this week's podcast covering The Meg. We discuss the film and play Shark Math! Enjoy.
In Theaters Now:
Crazy Rich Asians - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-crazy-rich-asian-holiday/ (A fun rom-com with added cultural touches)
Mile 22 - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-messy-action-packed-road-leads-mile-22/ (Mark Wahlberg's messy shoot-em-up)
BlacKkKlansman - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-blackkklansman-fights-power-still/ (One of Spike Lee's bests)
Here's The Archive Of …

Out Now 334: The Meg

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe has the gang on a shark frenzy. Aaron and Abe are joined by Mark Hobin and Tyler Smith to discuss The Meg, the Jason Statham vs. Giant Shark movie everyone has been waiting for. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (7:39), some Out Now Quickies™ (15:12), Trailer Talk for The Nun (25:29), the main review (31:12), Games (1:15:08), and Out Now Feedback (1:23:24). We then wrap things up (1:46:33) and end on some bloopers (­1:58:30), 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

Weekly Recap: The Meg, BlacKkKlansman & More!

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The Meg is invading shores and theaters on this very hot weekend. The film is as fun as you'd hope for, given the people involved. Even better is Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, one of the best films of the year, which also hits theaters, It's got everything you'd want in a mainstream feature for adults. All the other usual stuff is here, including a new Preacher write-up, but be sure to check out our extra fun podcast this week, lots of good movie discussions to be found. Thanks for reading!
In Theaters Now:
The Meg - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-meg-certifiable/ (Jason Statham fights a giant shark. That should be enough for you.)
BlacKkKlansman - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-blackkklansman-fights-power-still/ (One of Spike Lee's bests)

Christopher Robin - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-rumbly-tumbly-christopher-robin/ (Disappointing) Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecode…

Out Now Bonus: It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Pod

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This bonus episode of Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a loose look at recent releases, older films, and a variety of opinions on how we experience movies. Abe is out on assignment this week, but Aaron is here with guests Peter Paras and Yancy Berns to talk all sorts of things. Discussion includes thoughts on this week’s poll question (9:50), and the trailer for Tim Burton’s Dumbo (18:45). There’s also reviews for new releases (starting at 32:08 but this is all pretty scattered) Christopher Robin, The Darkest Minds, McQueen, andThe Spy Who Dumped Me. The group talks of older films including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Jaws: The Revenge, andIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade. And There’s also a lot of debate over how people choose to watch movies, as well as the viability of certain blockbusters and blockbuster models. Plus – Star Wars, as usual with these guys. Get ready for a lot of recap, tangents and banter, with plenty of fun to go with it.
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Weekly Recap: Christopher Robin, Darkest Minds & More!

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It's a big weekend for a silly, old bear and a bunch of super-powered kids. Christopher Robin and The Darkest Minds are the big releases of the week, along with The Spy Who Dumped Me, which I didn't see. Eighth Gradealso expands to more theaters, which is really your best bet among many other films that I've highlighted in the past weeks. At home, you can find Tully, but don't forget to keep up with Preacher, among the many great shows currently on air. Lastly, be sure to listen to this week's podcast covering Mission: Impossible - Fallout, we reviewed the film and played a silly game. It was great. Enjoy!
In Theaters Now:
Christopher Robin - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-rumbly-tumbly-christopher-robin/ (Disappointing)
The Darkest Minds - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-wrinkle-darkest-minds/ (Forgettable YA adaptation)
BlacKkKlansman - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-blackkklansman-fights-power-still/ (One of Spike…

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