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Out Now Commentary: The Fast and the Furious (2001)

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Don’t rock the boat! This month’s Out Now with Aaron and Abe commentary track is taking things a quarter-mile at a time. Aaron and Abe are joined by Brandon Peters and Mark Hofmeyer t o discuss 2001’s The Fast and the Furious , the very first film in the blockbuster racing action franchise . Listen in to hear the crew discuss the simple beginnings of the series, the early days of Vin Diesel : Movie Star, what Paul Walker was bringing to the table, and why Johnny Strong’s Leon is the secret hero of this film. There’s plenty more discussion about the nature of the production, what makes this film stand out, Rob Cohen’s direction, and lots of fun tangents as well. So now, if you’ve got an hour to kill… You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify .   Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Luca, Fatherhood, Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, Sparks Brothers & More!

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  It's both a crowded week and a bit of a placeholder before things go wild next week with a new Fast & Furious . That said, a new Pixar film is nothing to look past, and Luca   is a movie great for summertime viewing. Also quite good - Fatherhood with Kevin Hart in a more dramatic performance, and a music documentary by Edgar Wright - The Spark Brothers . Other reviews here as well, including an early one for the upcoming comedy-horror film Werewolves Within . Additionally, please listen to our latest podcast episodes, which include our thoughts on In The Heights . So, enjoy all of these reviews and more, and be sure to check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers available to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ Luca -  Pixar's latest is a fun film for the summer with influences from Miyazaki and Fellini. -  Disney+ The Sparks Brothers -  Edgar Wright delivers a

Out Now 455: In The Heights

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is making everyone’s little dreams come true . Aaron and Abe are joined by Markus Robinson and the lovely Ana Bosch to discuss In The Heights . Get ready to hear what this group thought about the highly anticipated movie musical that brings the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes to the big screen. This extended review focuses on all aspects including the story, the actors, the songs, the filmmaking, the themes, and even areas such as colorism . Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 4:20 ), Trailer Talk for Dear Evan Hanson and tick tick… Boom! ( 24:00 ), the main review ( 37:43 ), Games ( 2:02:40 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 2:12:08 ). So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill... You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: In The Heights, Infinite, Blindspotting & More!

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Following a few weeks of fright flicks at the cinemas, this week unleashes a big, lively musical for all to enjoy. In The Heights  is now out for everyone to see, and it's wonderful. Also out and not wonderful at all, Infinite , a streaming feature starring Mark Wahlberg . Some other interesting new releases - George A. Romero's lost film,  The Amusement Park , and the TV continuation of the film  Blindspotting , both of which are very worthwhile. Additionally, take a listen to our latest podcast episodes, which includes our take on the third  Conjuring  film. So, enjoy all of these reviews and more, and be sure to check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers available to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ In The Heights -  A big, colorful musical that delivers cinematic joy -  In Theaters/HBO Max Infinite -  A painfully miscast Mark Wahlberg leads a bad Matrix rip-

Out Now 454: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

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This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is mounting a strong demon-related defense . Aaron and Abe are joined by Yancy Berns and JoBlo’s Jimmy O to discuss The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It . You might even recognize Markus Robinson in his five-second review, too! Listen in to hear what the group has to say about this latest entry in the hugely popular horror franchise/universe, along with plenty of thoughts on other horror films and more. Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 6:43 ), Trailer Talk for Last Night In Soho ( 20:10 ), the main review ( 27:17 ), Games ( 1:16:03 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 1:24:23 ). So now, if you've got an hour or so to kill... You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: The Conjuring, The Amusement Park & More!

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Horror has been the theme of the season so far, as this week sees the release of The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It . There's also a lost George A. Romero film coming to Shudder next week. The Amusement Park  was deemed to be too disturbing for its time, which is why it went unseen for decades. These films follow the past few weeks consisting of Spiral , Army of the Dead , and A Quiet Place Part II . That last one happens to be a part of an extended podcast, along with  Cruella , which is a lot of fun, to be sure . So enjoy all of these reviews and more, and be sure to check out my various essays, lists, and new trailers available to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading! New Movie Reviews: (All Reviews Are Linked) ​ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It   - A fitting third entry, even with a director change -  In Theaters/HBO Max The Amusement Park -  A lost horror film from the late George A. Romero -  Shudder Early R

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