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Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 31, 2016 14:55:37 August 31, 2016 14:55:37
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The catch-up continues with Meryl Streep’s latest Oscar vehicle, Florence Foster Jenkins. I want to sh*t on this movie for being too saccharine and unevenly balanced between its two leads, but this movie is explicitly about NOT sh*itting on people who are trying really hard, even if they fall short in the end. Full Story

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Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in War Dogs

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 31, 2016 13:56:09 August 31, 2016 13:56:09

Playing a little catch up as we close out August, starting with Todd Phillips’ latest bro-nightmare movie, War Dogs. For a director known for comedies—namely The Hangover trilogy, but also Road Trip, Old School, and Due Date, among others—Phillips doesn’t seem to like directing comedies. Full Story

The Get Down

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 30, 2016 15:08:44 August 30, 2016 15:08:44

I feel like I should apologize for not getting to The Get Down sooner. But now that I’m here, I’m looking around what feels like a mostly empty room and wondering where everyone else is. Have you watched The Get Down? No? Why not? Maybe it doesn’t look like your bag—it’s a show co-created by Baz Luhrmann, he of the lurid cabaret colors and overly staged musical numbers. Full Story

Thor’s roommate Darryl

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 29, 2016 18:28:42 August 29, 2016 18:28:42
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At Comic-Con Marvel had several videos that played during their panel, but they only released one, a new trailer for Doctor Strange. Everything else stayed under the seal of Hall H, because it is possible to show stuff in Hall H and not have it pirated, you just have to consult with thirteen dark wizards and make a sacrifice to Black Phillip, like Marvel does under every blood moon. Full Story

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Pete’s Dragon: a reason to go to the movies

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 26, 2016 19:54:39 August 26, 2016 19:54:39

So far, it’s been kind of a sh*t year for film. The highlights have been incredibly high (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Green Room, Swiss Army Man, Captain America: Civil War), but they’re vastly outnumbered by a slew of utter dreck, and more than once this year, I’ve had to force myself to go see a movie while feeling like I simply couldn’t sit through two more hours of garbage when I could be doing something else with my time, like punching myself in the face repeatedly. Full Story

Kubo and the Two Strings: Who is watching this?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 26, 2016 16:06:15 August 26, 2016 16:06:15
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The animation house Laika makes beautiful jewel-box movies, all done in distinctively macabre stop-motion animation, and even when their aesthetic leans into “ugly on purpose” territory—as in their two previous films, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls—their films are visually stunning. Full Story

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Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster in Hell or High Water

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 26, 2016 15:02:34 August 26, 2016 15:02:34
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Sometimes you try to get to a movie to review it, but it keeps not working out, and you start to think that maybe you should just let this one go. I had just about reached that point with Hell or High Water when my schedule finally lined up and I made it to a showing of the movie, and man am I glad I stuck with this one, because Hell or High Water is GREAT. Full Story

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