Posts

Showing posts from March, 2020

Weekly Recap: The Banker, Superman, New Digital Releases, 400th Podcast Episode & More!

Image
So things have changed a bit. Theaters are closed, but movies are still out there. I've assembled this week's recap (and presumably more going forward) based around some new and upcoming films I've seen via screener links, along with listing out the recent releases that have been made available to rent/own digitally. So this includes films like The Banker and Blow the Man Down, available free on different streaming services, along with new films like The Invisible Man and Birds of Prey, which can be purchased to watch OnDemand. I also have a brief review for the recent animated Superman film, Red Son. In addition to all of this, I also have new podcasts, including our 2-part 400th episode spectacular. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and some new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Reviews:(All Reviews Are Linked)In-House Reviews: The Banker, Blow The Man Down, The Climb & Critical ThinkingSuperman: Red SonE…

Brief Thoughts: Superman: Red Son

Image
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 review for DC Animated Universe's Superman: Red Son.

Out Now 400: Part 2 – Recapping the 2010s

Image
This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is the second half of a decade discussion. Aaron and Abe are joined by Le Noir Auteur’s Terence Johnson and (briefly) Awards Circuit’s Mark Johnson to go over their thoughts on the role movies played during the 2010s as a whole. With a reflection on the individual bests of the decade lists in mind, the group goes over their thoughts on a wide array of topics including the blockbusters of the 2010s (namely the MCU), the role of animation, documentaries, independent, international, and horror films, a larger response to female filmmakers and LGBTQ representation, the future of cinema, and more. So now, if you’ve got an hour or two to kill, enjoy…

You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoomor Spotify. Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now 400: Part 1 – Top Ten of the 2010s

Image
This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is delivering an epic top ten. Aaron and Abe are joined by Le Noir Auteur’s Terence Johnson and Awards Circuit’s Mark Johnson to discuss the top ten films of the 2010s. This best of the decade discussion is merely part one of a two-part conversation regarding everyone’s thoughts on the last ten years at the movies, but be prepared to hear all about how the ten films that each podcast participant has chosen made an impact from a variety of cinematic angles, along with all of the usual sorts of fun to expect. So now, if you’ve got an hour or two to kill, enjoy…
You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoomor Spotify. Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Out Now 399: The Hunt

Image
This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is preparing for a twisted, politically-based manhunt. Aaron and Abe are joined by Forbes’Scott Mendelson to talk about the “controversial” Blumhouse film, The Hunt. Hear what the group has to say about the supposed impact this thriller could have had on the public, and whether or not it is actually worth the audience’s time. Among the topics covered, there's a fun round of Know Everybody (4:10), Out Now Quickies™ (7:50), trailer talk for Antebellum (27:38), the main review (32:38), Games (1:02:15), and Out Now Feedback (1:09:28). The guys then wrap things up (1:21:15), followed by 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: The Hunt, Bloodshot, Big Time Adolescence & More!

Image
Sadly, this may be the last recap to feature a full list of new theatrical releases for some time, but there are reviews here for The Hunt and Bloodshot, among other releases. Upcoming releases for the rest of March and most of April have since been canceled due to the Coronavirus. There are some notable new releases on home media as well, including Uncut Gems, which is well worth checking out. Finally, there are my various essays,  lists, and some new trailers to dig into as well, along with our latest podcasts covering Onward and more. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! New to Theaters: (All Reviews Are Linked) The HuntPlenty of twisted fun to have here.Bloodshot - Vin Diesel's bland bomb of a superhero film.Big Time AdolescenceA solid indie coming-of-age comedy.First CowAn alternative, low\-key western.Every Review Throughout The Year(s)New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming:Uncut GemsAdam Sandler is terrific, as is the rest of the film.Bombshell - Like one long and quite bad …

Out Now 398: Onward

Image
This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is an adventure for top and bottom halves everywhere! Aaron and Abe are joined by David Yeh to talk all about Pixar’s Onward. Hear what the group has to say about this modern fantasy that doubles as a story of siblings and fathers and sons. Among the topics covered, there's a fun round of Know Everybody (4:56), Out Now Quickies™ (12:12), trailer talk for Soul (27:00)and Connected (32:50), the main review (36:53), Games (1:11:00), and Out Now Feedback (1:24:33). The guys then wrap things up (1:34:00), followed by this week's closeout song, and a blooper (1:40:42). 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: Onward, The Way Back, First Cow & More!

Image
This is the kind of new release week that has something for everyone. Onward is the latest offering from Pixar, and it's suitably entertaining. The Way Back is the kind of adult drama people claim they never get to see. And there's First Cow, which is a wonderful little indie western. Some solid new releases on home media as well, as Queen & Slim and Dark Waters are well worth checking out. Finally, there are my various essays,  lists, and some new trailers to dig into as well, along with our latest podcasts covering The Invisible Man and more. Enjoy, and thanks for reading! New to Theaters: (All Reviews Are Linked) OnwardA fun time with Pixar.The Way BackBen Affleck does well in this solid sports drama.First CowAn alternative, low\-key western.Every Review Throughout The Year(s)New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming:Queen & SlimAn ambitious romantic thriller.Dark WatersThey knew! Podcast: The Invisible ManAaron is joined by Maxwell Haddad, JoBlo’s Jimmy O, an…

Search This Blog