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Out Now Bonus: 2020’s Way Too Early Academy Awards

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This week's bonus Out Now with Aaron and Abe is a look at what’s the best the year has offered in film, way too early! Aaron and Abe are joined by FirstShowing’s Alex Billington for a ceremony referred to as the Way Too Early Academy Awards. Find out which films have stood out in their high regard, earning some major awards from this prestigious ceremony. Additionally, listen to what Alex has to say about how wild film festival season has been, given how different everything is this year. So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill...
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Out Now Bonus: Irresistible

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This week's bonus Out Now with Aaron and Abe is heading out to America’s Heartland! Aaron and Abe discuss Irresistible, the political comedy starring Steve Carell, from writer/director Jon Stewart. Find out whether or not they felt Stewart brought his A-game for a film focused on the craziness of today by way of a film skewering the political landscape. Before the review, the guys also have some words to share about the late Joel Schumacher and Ian Holm. 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: Irresistible, My Spy & More!

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Summer has arrived, June is just about over, and we're getting closer to the reopening of theaters (not an idea I support). And for this week in releases, I have reviews for a couple of less than stellar films, My Spy and Irresistible. This week's recap also features a list of the recent releases made available to stream, rent, or own digitally. Additionally, there are a couple of solid podcasts we put together for Artemis Fowl and The King of Staten Island. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! Movie Reviews:(All Reviews Are Linked)Irresistible - I expected more from Jon StewartMy SpyDave Bautista is a big and funny guy, and his kid-friendly movie is pretty stale
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Out Now 410: The King of Staten Island

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is heading to the smallest of New York’s Burroughs! Aaron and Abe are joined by Jonathan Van Dyke to discuss the Judd Apatow film, The King of Staten Island, starring Pete Davidson. The guys discuss how Apatow has evolved as a director, and whether or not Davidson brings what’s necessary for a comedy-drama that places him in the lead. Following the review, the guys also go through some listener feedback to round out the episode. 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: Artemis Fowl

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This week's bonus Out Now with Aaron and Abe is trying to join up with criminal masterminds! Aaron and Abe are joined by David Yeh to discuss Artemis Fowl, the YA adventure based on a popular novel series and directed by Kenneth Branagh. The guys discuss whether or not this is the start of a worthwhile series, how well this works as a standalone feature, and what Branagh brings to the material. That’s a polite way of saying the group had a lot of thoughts on what went wrong, but they needed to be discussed. Following the review, the guys also have some fun with games. 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: 7500, Miss Juneteenth, Da 5 Bloods & More!

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Today is Juneteenth, which is already a notable day in American history, but certainly takes on a high level of relevance in 2020. As such, in addition to a few throwaway new releases, including 7500 (it's fine) and You Should Have Left (No review, but it's bad), there's a worthwhile indie drama, Miss Juneteenth, that's worth looking out for. This week's recap also features new reviews for Babyteethand Hammer. There's also a list of the recent releases made available to stream, rent, or own digitally. Additionally, I have a couple of Da 5 Bloodspodcasts - one is our show, and the other I was a guest on. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! Movie Reviews:(All Reviews Are Linked).NEW - In-House Reviews: 7500, Babyteeth, Miss Juneteenth & More!
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Out Now 409: Da 5 Bloods

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This week's Out Now with Aaron and Abe is heading into the jungle on a hunt for gold! Aaron and Abe are joined by Professor Mike Dillon to discuss the Netflix Spike Lee Joint, Da 5 Bloods. The guys discuss the Vietnam-themed action caper, and all that comes with a Lee film, which have a way of bringing out very relevant topics to Black culture, and more. Following the review, the guys also go through some listener feedback to round out the episode. 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: Da 5 Bloods, The King of Staten Island & More

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This is something of a big week for movies, all things considered. A new Spike Lee film and a new Judd Apatow film give this week's streaming entries some real power. This week's recap features new reviews for both Da 5 Bloods (terrific) and The King of Staten Island (funny and full of heart). There's also a list of the recent releases made available to stream, rent, or own digitally. Additionally, I've put together several new podcasts, including a serious discussion regarding the Black Lives Matter protests, and a discussion surrounding Black Cinema. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! Movie Reviews:(All Reviews Are Linked)Da 5 Bloods - Spike Lee's brilliant Vietnam story modeled as a modern-day treasure hunt.The King of Staten Island - Pete Davidson's Life given the comedy-drama treatment.
In House Reviews: Becky, Tommaso, End of Sentence, The Grey Fox & Mor…

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