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Out Now Bonus: 2018 Horror Special – The Halloween Franchise

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The final entry in the Out Now with Aaron and Abe 2018 series of horror special puts a focus on the Halloweenfranchise. Guests Brandon Peters and Jimmy O join once again to talk all about Michael Myers and friends. Forty years in and with a new, well-liked sequel out in theaters, it felt fitting to cap things off with a look at the series as a whole, featuring entry-by-entry discussions, some spoiler-y thoughts on the new film and more. Among topics covered, there is a bit of Out Now Horror Quickies (4:22), the Halloween series discussion (14:06), Spoiler thoughts on the new film (1:51:00), a Game (2:13:17), and some Out Now Feedback (2:19:53), before we wrap everything up (2:25:20). 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

Weekly Recap: Suspiria, Mid90s, Burning & More!

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While not in wide release, the new Suspiria is certainly going to leave an impression for many. In widerrelease this week is Mid90s, the directorial debut from Jonah Hill. If you can find it, be sure to seek out Burningas well. I have reviews for all of these, along with an early review and my take on Free Solo. There's also the Blu-ray release of Sorry To Bother You, and my continued coverage of The Walking Dead. Lastly, be sure to check out our expansive Halloweenpodcast, along with the several horror specials we've been putting together all month. Thanks for reading!
In Theaters Now:
Suspiria - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-guadagninos-suspiria-one-bewitching-reimagining/(A twisted reimagining)
Mid90s - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-props-jonah-hills-portrayal-slice-life-chillin-mid90s/ (A solid coming-of-age story)
Burning - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-burning-quietly-stoked-mystery/ (A wonderful slow-burn mystery)
Ear…

Out Now Bonus: 2018 Horror Special – Female Horror Directors

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This week’s horror special from Out Now with Aaron and Abe highlights Female Horror Directors, a subject that one day may not have to be defined so clearly thanks progressive changes in the industry. That said, Brandon Peters, Jason Coleman, and Sabina Graves join in to go over a variety of great and ambitious horror films that happened to have been directed by women. Listen in to hear thoughts on all of these films, the nature of the film industry in terms of how things have changed for the better and worse, and more that fits the theme for the week. 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 341: Halloween

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe once again goes over the night He came home! Aaron and Abe are joined Brandon Peters and Philip Price to discuss 2018’s Halloween. The group has an extended conversation about the David Gordon Green-directed sequel and more. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (5:06), some Out Now Quickies™ (10:36), Trailer Talk for The Curse of La Llorona (25:44) and Pet Semetary (33:58), the main review (41:24), Games (1:52:27), and Out Now Feedback (2:03:57). We then wrap things up (2:30:54) and have some bloopers (2:42:12) 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 AudioBoomor Spotify.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Halloween, Can You Ever Forgive Me & More!

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Tis' the season of Halloween and what better way to celebrate than a new entry in the franchise that began with a true masterpiece. H40 is a very solid entry into the series and a fun film to see on a big screen. Still, other options are out there. The Hate U Give is finally in wide release and it's terrific. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is a solid comedy-drama in limted release, and there are plenty of other options as well. There's also Ant-Man and the Wasp, now on home video, and some other write-ups I put together. Be sure to check out our podcast, as we are doing horror specials all month long and they are great listens. Enjoy!
In Theaters Now:
Halloween - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-return-halloween-provides-familiar-slasher-fun/ (A very fun return for Michael Myers)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/sdff-review-mccarthy-steals-show-can-ever-forgive/
(Melissa McCarthy's best performance in a great film)
What They Ha…

Out Now Bonus: 2018 Horror Special – Lethal Ladies Of Horror

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This week’s horror special from Out Now with Aaron and Abe goes over the Lethal Ladies of Horror, one of the favorite topics from guests Jason Coleman and Jimmy O. They join Aaron and Abe, along with Brandon Peters to talk all about the female characters from horror movies that serve as either the aggressors or fight back against the evil they are up against. Listen in to hear everyone go over a variety of horror films and the key characters that make them memorable, fitting the theme for the week. There’s also plenty of fun, facts, and more. 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 340: First Man

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a small step for the group and a giant leap for podcasts! Aaron is joined by Alan Aguilera, Peter Paras, and Yancy Berns to discuss First Man. The group has a lot to get into regarding Damien Chazelle-directed Neil Armstrong biopic, starring Ryan Gosling, along with many other tangents, as always. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (5:05), some Out Now Quickies™ (8:00), Trailer Talk for Vice (26:46), the main review (34:00), Games (1:24:00), and Out Now Feedback (1:39:00). We then wrap things up (1:53:50) and have some bloopers (2:03:36) 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 AudioBoomor Spotify.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now Bonus: 2018 Horror Special – The Fly

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It’s October and that means it’s time for Out Now with Aaron and Abe’s special horror-themed bonus episodes. This special bonus finds Aaron and Abe discussing David Cronenberg’s The Flyat length with guests Jason Coleman, Jimmy O, and Professor Mike Dillon. The group runs through all the great things about this horror classic, including the terrific performances, the incredible makeup effects, the various themes, and some thoughts on Cronenberg in general as well. There’s plenty of discussion to dig into, as this flashback discussion to one of the greatest remakes of all time allows for plenty of facts, opinions, and fun. 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

Weekly Recap: First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale, Beautiful Boy & More!

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First Man rockets its way into theaters this week and it's great. Bad Times at the El Royale also checks in and audiences can feel free to check it out. Beautiful Boy also announces that Oscar bait is here, while the great The Hate U Give spreads to more theaters. So there are lots of options out there, which includes at home as well. I have several reviews for all the new home releases, including Skyscraper and Eighth Grade, along with a new Walking Dead review, and other writing. Lastly, be sure to check out our double review podcast episode. Enjoy and thanks for reading!
In Theaters Now:
First Man - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-first-man-turns-introverted-hero-grand-spectacle/(Terrific take on Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission)
Bad Times at the El Royale - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-identity-key-el-royale/ (Way too long, but a great cast and lots of style)
Beautiful Boy - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-beautiful-b…

Out Now 339: Venom And A Star Is Born

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is another double review featuring monsters and little monsters! Aaron and Abe are joined by Luke Y. Thompson and Maxwell Haddad to discuss Venom andA Star is Born. The group has a lot to get into regarding the Tom Hardy superhero creature feature, and the musical drama directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (6:00), some Out Now Quickies™ (11:13), Trailer Talk for The Mule (21:12), the main reviews (28:05) and (1:06:20), Games (1:37:37), and Out Now Feedback (1:45:17). We then wrap things up (2:01:15) and have some bloopers (2:15:51) 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 AudioBoomor Spotify.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: A Star Is Born, Venom, Hate U Give & More!

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While September has had no shortage of films to offer, October actually has good-to-great films available for audiences to see... and Venom. The Tom Hardy anti-superhero flick is certainly something to behold, and his committed work isn't bad, but the film leaves a lot to be desired. Meanwhile, A Star is Born is pretty great all-around, mainly because of the lead performances. TheHate U Givebegins in limited release and is easily the best film to arrive in theaters this week. There are other reviews too, including a home release and an early take on Bad Times at the El Royale. Also, I was officially welcomed into the Online Film Critics Society, so there's a link to that too. Lastly, enjoy all the cool podcast episodes we put out as well. Thanks for reading!

In Theaters Now:
Venom - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-venom-tom-hardy-introduce-audiences-silly-spider-verse/ (A mess of a movie with a committed Tom Hardy)
A Star Is Born - https://weliveentertainment.com…

Out Now Commentary: Darkman (1990)

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The first of this year’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe horror specials is here and it’s a commentary track! First heading to the world of horror-adjacent cinema, the group goes overSam Raimi’sDarkman, a Universal Monster Movie wearing the skin of a superhero flick. Aaron and Abe are joined by Brandon Peters and Jim Dietz to discuss the darkly comedic action-horror tribute film, and it’s as fast-paced as the film. Enjoy as the guys go over the origins of this original hero, the casting choices, Raimi’s style, fun anecdotes, facts, and more. Listen as they have plenty of fun tracking the craziness of this film and why it works so well in the way other films like it don’t.So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoomor Spotify.  Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now Bonus: Are You Watchin’ That?

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe takes a look back at some old films, new films, and a little television too. Aaron is joined by Jonathan Van Dyke to go over a number of releases that range from a variety of formats and topics. Among things covered, the guys talk about the teaser trailer for Dark Phoenix and other trailers(4:07), Annihilation (30:20), The Old Man & The Gun(33:13), Netflix rom-coms (35:30), The Hate U Give (41:04), Taylor Sheridanprojects(43:30), Hold The Dark (50:06), Succession (53:00), American Vandal (58:40), Sharp Objects (1:05:30), BoJack Horseman (1:09:45), Runaways and Cloak and Dagger (1:14:00), The Amazing Spider-Man (1:20:55), Assassination Nation (1:26:20), andSolo: A Star Wars Story (1:35:20). We then get to Out Now Feedback (1:46:00), and eventually wrap things up (1:50:52), before leaving you with our closing song of the week. So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoomor Spotify.  Sub…

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