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Weekly Recap: The Invisible Man, The Whistlers, Greed, Onward & More!

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This week has a shiny new release in the form of The Invisible Man, which is very good. A number of solid films in limited release to look out for as well. Plus, I have an early review of Pixar'slatest, Onward. Plenty of new releases on home media as well, including some very enjoyable films like Knives Out and Color Out of Space, along with several Criterion Collection reviews. Finally, there are my various lists and some new trailers to dig into as well, along with our latest podcasts covering The Call of the Wild and more. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! New to Theaters: (All Reviews Are Linked) The Invisible ManA terrific and scary update of the classic horror character.The WhistlersA quirky Romanian crime flick.GreedThe makers of The Trip go all Big Short.Early Review: OnwardA fun time with PixarEmma.A very stylish take on Jane Austen. Now in more theaters.Every Review Throughout The Year(s)New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming:Knives Out - A very good whodunnit.Color…

Out Now 396: The Call of the Wild

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is going to let you hear the Call. Aaron and Abe spend this week talking about The Call of the Wild, the latest adaptation of the famous Jack London novel. Hear what the two have to say about Harrison Ford and his CG dog companion, in this fast-paced episode that covers a lot of ground. Among the topics covered, there's a fun round of Know Everybody (4:25), Out Now Quickies™ (8:28), trailer talk for Minions: The Rise of Gru (19:34)and The Personal History of David Copperfield (24:24), the main review (31:10), Games (54:51), and Out Now Feedback (1:04:08). The two then wraps things up (1:15:28), followed by this week's closeout song, and a blooper (1:29:59). So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill...
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Weekly Recap: The Top Films of the Decade, Emma & More!

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While the big releases for the week are The Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford and Brahms: The Boy II, I don't have reviews for either. Instead, I have my list of the top 100 films of the decade, which I think is pretty worthwhile. I also have a review of the very stylish Emma. Plenty of new releases on home media as well, including the Oscar-winning Jojo Rabbit. Finally, there are my various lists and some new trailers to dig into as well, along with our latest podcasts covering Sonic the Hedgehog and more. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! New to Theaters: (All Reviews Are Linked) The Top 100 Films of the Decade (2010 - 2019)I made a big list.Emma.A very stylish take on Jane AustenSonic The HedgehogA decent video game-based movie.Every Review Throughout The Year(s)New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming:Jojo RabbitA great coming-of-age comedy-drama w/NazisA Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodA very strong and stylish biopic.21 BridgesDecent cop thriller. Oscar Winners:Bomb…

Out Now Commentary: Witness (1985)

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This month’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe commentary track features a simpler time for those from the big city. Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters and Yancy Berns to discuss Witness, just in time for its 35th anniversary and the arrival of a new Harrison Ford film. Listen in to hear the group go over their thoughts on the film, why it has one of the best original screenplays of its kind, what was going on with Ford and director Peter Weir, and more. There’s plenty more discussion in regards to the filmmaking on display, and lots of fun tangents as well.So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill…
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The Top 100 Films of the Decade (2010 – 2019)

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Choosing the best films of the decade was no small task. The best thing I can do at this point is to stop. Looking at a decade’s worth of films and trying to narrow down all the great movies I saw to merely 100, let alone rank them in some kind of order, is the kind of thing that will endlessly mess with my mind. So, I have to stop. I can keep rearranging some picks, but there’s no point in doing this over and over again. As of now, I’m pretty confident about the region where all of these films are placed (though don’t get me started on all the movies occupying slot 101).

Out Now 395: Sonic The Hedgehog

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is never worried about going too slow. Aaron and Abe are joined by Alan Aguilera to discuss Sonic the Hedgehog, another video game movie adaptation that hopes to be on the good side of this difficult genre. Hear what the group has to see about the famous Sega mascot’s cinematic tale and how it stacks up as a movie of its kind and in general. Among the topics covered, there's a fun round of Know Everybody (5:04), Out Now Quickies™ (10:35), trailer talk for The French Dispatch (21:12), the main review (28:54), Games (1:00:10), and Out Now Feedback (1:07:06). The gang then wraps things up (1:23:59), followed by this week's closeout song. So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill...
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Weekly Recap: Sonic the Hedgehog, Downhill & More!

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Despite being a holiday weekend, there's only so much the movies have to offer. That said, Sonic the Hedgehog joins the ranks of being one of the few good video game movies. Meanwhile, Downhillis a poor American remake. Other films are out there as well, but best to seek out newly-crowned Best Picture winner Parasite, among other Oscar winners. Some new home releases are good to look into as well. Finally, there are my various lists and some new trailers to dig into as well, along with our latest podcasts covering Birds of Preyand more. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! New to Theaters: (All Reviews Are Linked) Sonic The HedgehogA decent video game-based movie.Downhill - A disappointing American remake of Force Majeure.Every Review Throughout The Year(s)New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming:Ford v FerrariA terrific sports drama that's highly entertaining.Roma (On Criterion) - Still great
Oscar Winners:BombshellFord v FerrariJojo RabbitJokerLittle WomenMarriage Story - On NetflixOn…

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