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Out Now Bonus: 96th Academy Award Nominations - Reactions

This bonus Out Now with Aaron & Abe is determining if there were any national tragedies or seeing if this is just the way things played out. Aaron and Abe are on hand to discuss some initial thoughts on the Oscar nominations for the 96 th Academy Awards. Hear what the duo has to say as they break down every category. Enjoy! You can also find links to the episode at AudioBoom or Spotify . Subscribe via iTunes HERE

Weekly Recap: Oscar Nominations, Top Ten of 2023, Origin & More!

Big week for movies, or at least the ones considered the best of the year. The Oscar nominations have arrived, and I had thoughts. They are detailed in a post I wrote up, and I've also added all my reviews for the Best Picture nominees, along with where you can see them. There are no new releases this week that I covered, but there are plenty of recent reviews as well. Plus, enjoy our latest podcast episodes where we covered our Top Ten Films of 2023 , the film Origin , and more. 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) ​​​ 96th Academy Award Nominations & Thoughts -  A category-by-category breakdown of the nomineees. Best Picture Nominees American Fiction  -   In Theaters  Anatomy of a Fall - Select Theaters/VOD Barbie  - Max The Holdovers  - Peacock/VOD Killers of the Flower Moon  - Select Theaters/Ap

Out Now 564: Origin

This week's  Out Now with Aaron and Abe is headed out on a global investigation of knowledge. Aaron and Abe are joined by Movie Markus’ Markus Robinson to discuss Origin , based on the novel “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” Hear what the group has to say about Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Isabel Wilderson’s bestselling nonfiction novel. Plus, there’s plenty of time for trailer talk, other movie chatter, and listener thoughts. Tune in for Out Now Quickies™ ( 5:00 ), Trailer Talk for  The American Society of Magical Negroes ( 35:16 ), the main review ( 40:14 ), Games ( 1:41:50 ), and Out Now Feedback ( 2:01:09 ). 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

96th Academy Award Nominations & Thoughts

Here we are again, with the Oscar nominations for the 96th Academy Awards . There are not many poor things to see for some filmmakers and studios, as the overall results have led to a reasonable set of potential winners (including the two highest-grossing films of the year). Given how many strong films were released in 2023, do I wish there was more variety? Of course, but as far as the major categories are concerned, there's (once again) not a ton of surprise for those who have been paying attention. Elsewhere, I don’t see any picks that came out of nowhere, though I wish there were more creative ideas in the tech categories. As it stands, the overhaul in the Academy membership continues to show representation in many categories, even if there’s always room for more ways to show the vast array of quality films being released. That said, I have further thoughts on all these, which I will now go through, category by category. Here is a quick breakdown of the films with the most nomi

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