Weekly Recap: The Flash, The Blackening, Asteroid City & More!

It's Father's Day weekend, leading into Juneteenth, and there are a variety of films that feel fitting in that regard. The big release, this week, is The Flash, which is fun enough and delivers for a big-screen superhero flick. Also out is The Blackening, which delivers on the laughs as well as what it's getting at as far as Black culture is concerned. Wes Anderson's Asteroid City is another winner as well. I have reviews for all of these and more. Plus, a few new podcasts this week, as we covered Transformers and the Summer of 93 at 30 podcast series continues, along with a guest spot I had on The LAMBcast. So, feel free to check out all these reviews, podcasts, lists, trailers, and other fun. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading!

New Movie Reviews:

(All Reviews Are Linked)

  • The FlashGimmicks and all, it's a fun time watching a superhero riff on Back to the Future - In Theaters
  • The BlackeningA hilarious horror-comedy playing well with Black culture. - In Theaters
  • Asteroid CityWes Anderson's trip to the 50s Southwest is quite clever and loaded with stars. - In Theaters/Wide Release 6/23
  • Past LivesA well-made, well-acted, and very well-shot romantic drama - In Theaters

Recent Reviews:

New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD/Streaming: 


  • Transformers: Rise of the BeastsAaron and Abe are joined by Mark Pacis and Jordan Grout to talk all about Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
  • The Mask of Zorro CommentaryAaron is joined by Brandon Peters, Scott Mendelson, and Mark Hofmeyer to discuss The Mask of Zorro as part of the “Superhero Summer” theme of commentaries.
  • The Summer of '93 at 30: June 18-20, 1993An episode Brandon's been fearing has finally reared its head. He's a fan of Last Action Hero, and his cohosts (and largely, the world) are not. In addition, they also cover What’s Love Got To Do With It and a forgettable animated film in Once Upon A Forest.
  • The LAMBcast: Mikey and Nicky - Aaron Neuwirth, as the champion of the film, leads the panel this week in dissecting the performances of John Cassavetes and Peter Falk. 
  • All Episodes

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