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Out Now Nights 17: Us – I’ve Got Abe On It

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Ready for another round with Us? Aaron and Abe have gotten together to dig into Jordan Peele’sUs a little more. Great for Abe, since he missed the main episode, but both have plenty of thoughts to share about all of the various aspects of the hit horror film. Keep in mind that this Out Now Nights episode goes heavily into spoilers for the film in order to address the various themes and implications. There’s a lot to delve into, so grab your favorite jumpsuit and get ready for even more fun discussing this film.
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoomor Spotify. Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Dumbo, Shazam, Us & More!

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Dumbo, the flying elephant, is back on big screens all over thanks to Disney and Tim Burton. There's some kind of weird synergy going on as far as it being successful, given the themes it tackles, but you can see it now. I also have an early review of Shazam! and why not keep featuring Us, as it's a part of multiple podcasts this week. There's also plenty of new home releases this week, including the bonkers Aquamanand the terrific If Beale Street Could Talk. Be sure to check out all these reviews and more, as well as taking a listen to all of our podcast content this week. Thanks for reading!
In Theaters Now:
Dumbo - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-burtons-dumbo-forgot-pack-heart-trunk/
(Visually great, but lacks heart)
Shazam! (Early Review) - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-shazam-brings-big-fun-dc-films/ (A lot of superhero fun)
Us - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-us-doubles-jordan-peeles-impressive-horror-output/ (Anothe…

Out Now 356: Us (w/Spoilers)

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is here to embrace the untethered. First thing’s first, we apologize for the audio quality. It’s not as refined as we would like due to some technical issues, but please enjoy nonetheless, as it was fun and interesting to hear and discuss the reads on Jordan Peele’s Us. Aaron is joined by Jonathan Van Dyke, Maxwell Haddad, and Professor Mike Dillon to go over the heady horror thriller, which includes a dive into spoiler territory (beginning around 40-ish minutes) for the film’s various twists and surprises. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (2:26), Out Now Quickies™ (4:50), some Trailer Talk for Once Upon time in Hollywood(18:09), the main review (23:29), Games (1:31:54), and Out Now Feedback (1:38:00). We then wrap things up (1:48:52) and have some bloopers (1:56:15) 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 AudioBoomor Spotify.…

Out Now Commentary: The Matrix (1999)

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This month’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe commentary track wants to show you the truth, so it’s time to choose the red pill. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Aaron was joined by Brandon Peters and Scott Mendelson to discuss The Matrix. Jumping right in, the group goes over what made this Wachowskis feature stand out in such a bold way, how it revolutionized action cinema, what this cast and style add, and more. Listen in, as the group has plenty of fun going over this very cool sci-fi/action flick, and why it works so well, why Morpheus’ glasses rock, and other fun tangents.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

Weekly Recap: Us, Hotel Mumbai & More!

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Always great when one of the most anticipated films of the year arrives and delivers. Jordan Peele's Usachieves this goal, and I look forward to revisiting it. Also out is Hotel Mumbai, which is maybe even more intense than the horror film out with it. Some great treats on home media this week, including the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Feel free to check out the first trailer for Tarantino's upcoming feature, complete with my thoughts on what's going on here so far. Finally, We had a fun time putting a solid podcast this week. Enjoy!

In Theaters Now:
Us - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-us-doubles-jordan-peeles-impressive-horror-output/ (Another brilliant horror film from Jordan Peele)
Hotel Mumbai - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-hotel-mumbai-not-hold-back-intensity-guests/ (An intense film sure to make some uneasy)
Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-arch…

Out Now 355: Captive State and Triple Frontier

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe features the men on a mission, while dealing with aliens. Aaron and Abe discuss whether or not Captive State works with its unique approach to an alien invasion story. They also go over the merits of Netflix’ hardboiled thriller, Triple Frontier. There’s enough to cover with these two movies, but still more, as the guys go over some interesting questions and more. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (10:00), Out Now Quickies™ (17:24), some Trailer Talk for Midsommar(36:10), the main reviews (40:30) and (1:00:59), and Out Now Feedback (1:20:49). We then wrap things up (1:41:26) and have some bloopers (1:54:19) 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: Captive State, Wonder Park, The Mustang & More!

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Captive State and Wonder Park are positioned as two of the top new releases this week. One was barely screened, while the other has entered theaters with no credited director for...reasons. Regardless, they have some things to offer an audience. Meanwhile, The Mustang is in limited release this week and worth seeking out. At home, you can grab a Best Picture winner and an ambitious sci-fi adventure, or stick with a flawed Fantastic Beasts film. But who needs all that when you can listen to our latest podcast covering Captain Marvel. Enjoy and thanks for reading and listening!
In Theaters Now:
Captive State - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-intelligent-invaders-hold-audience-captive-state/ (Does well with its alien invasion premise)
Wonder Park - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-wonder-park-brings-enough-amusement/ (A magical amusement park, It's fine)
The Mustang - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-mustang-couldnt-drag-away/ (A quality c…

Out Now 354: Captain Marvel

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe heads back to a radical time. Aaron is joined by Alan Aguilera, Jim Dietz, and eventually Peter Paras to discuss Captain Marvel. The MCU’s first solo female-led superhero flick is being seen as a bridge between two Avengers movies, despite being set in the 90s and the group goes over how effectively it delivers the story of Carol Danvers. Among topics covered, we have a fun round of Know Everybody (3:22), Out Now Quickies™ (6:03), some Trailer Talk for Shaft(15:45), the main review (23:55), a Game (1:25:35), and Out Now Feedback (1:32:29). We then wrap things up (1:46:13) and have some bloopers (1:57:03) 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: Captain Marvel, Apollo 11 & More!

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe gets a new addition this weekend with Captain Marvel, which has fittingly arrived on International Women's Day. The film feels pretty standard as far as superhero movies go, but is nonetheless enjoyable. Apollo 11 spreads to more theaters this week and is a true sight to behold, even if you missed the chance to see it in IMAX. Lots of new home releases this week, including Creed IIand The Favourite. I also put together some thoughts on Watchmen, ten years later. Lastly, we had a great conversation about, of all things, Madea on the podcast this week, so be sure to listen to that. Thanks for reading.

In Theaters Now:
Captain Marvel - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-captain-marvel-right-stuff/ (Does the job as a standard Marvel Studios movie)
Apollo 11 - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-apollo-11-one-giant-success/ (A gripping documentary best viewed in IMAX, but now in regular theaters)
Here's The Archive Of Every Revie…

Brief Thoughts: Looking Back At Watchmen

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I really enjoy putting my reviews together.  I honestly wish I could delve deeper into certain movies, but alas, I get incredibly busy and can sometimes only deal with movies to a briefer extent than I would prefer.  This is why I write these occasional "Brief Thoughts" posts on movies I have seen, as I want to at least offer some of my own perspective on them.  They may not be as polished, but I can at least get my opinions out there. This edition of "Brief Thoughts" features a look back at Zack Snyder's Watchmen:

Out Now Bonus: Markus vs. Madea

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is giving a big hellur to everyone. Aaron is joined by Markus Robinson to dive into Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral. As a fun bonus topic, the two discuss the nature of the films, this latest entry, and the impact on the industry as a whole. Lots of interesting discussion here, plus other movie talk. Topics include an extended Out Now Quickies(4:53), Trailer Talk (36:05), the main Tyler Perry discussion (46:41), and Out Now Feedback (1:18:20). The guys then wrap things up (1:39:40) before ending with 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: Greta, Apollo 11 & More!

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It's a bit of a low-key week, following some heavy hitters and the Oscars, but you can feel free to check out the preposterous Greta or the stirring Apollo 11 this weekend. There's also all the films that just one Oscars like Spider-Verse, that are still in theaters as well. At home, you can find Wreck-It Ralph back at it, along with a fine new release from the Criterion Collection. Also feel free to enjoy some of our great podcast recordings from this week, covering the Oscars, as well as How to Train Your Dragon. Enjoy and thanks for reading and listening!
In Theaters Now:
Greta - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-neil-jordans-greta-hooks-familiar-thriller/ (A ridiculous thriller that's still entertaining)
Apollo 11 - https://weliveentertainment.com/welivefilm/review-apollo-11-one-giant-success/ (A gripping documentary best viewed in IMAX)
Here's The Archive Of Every Review Throughout The Year(s) - http://www.thecodeiszeek.com/p/review-archive.html

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