Sarah Marrs

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Sarah is a film critic and entertainment writer. She is a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association and can also be found writing at Cinesnark.com and @Cinesnark. She didn't choose the skux life, the skux life chose her.


Book Club: The middle-aged rom-com we need

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 25, 2018 19:34:11 May 25, 2018 19:34:11

Based on its trailer, Book Club looks like a fake movie from an SNL sketch. It’s four women of a certain age reconnecting with their sexuality and romantic lives thanks to the power of Fifty Shades of Grey, which in itself seems like a joke, as Fifty Shades is years past its cultural relevance. Full Story

Solo isn’t bad, it’s also not necessary

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 25, 2018 19:07:13 May 25, 2018 19:07:13
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After all the behind-the-scenes drama and production strife, Solo: A Star Wars Story turned out okay. Better than okay—parts of it are really good. Unlike Rogue One, which bears the Frankensteinian scars of a multiple-director vision, Solo is cohesive from beginning to end, tonally and narratively consistent. Full Story

Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay team up

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 23, 2018 16:14:42 May 23, 2018 16:14:42
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Today in Movie Theaters Are Dying news, it’s been announced that Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay will make a movie for Netflix. It’s called Six Underground, and Bay will direct and Reynolds will star, and it comes from Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It’s an original action movie and a potential franchise, which means that Bright didn’t break anyone’s spirit at Netflix if they’re willing to try their luck again on an original concept. Full Story

Mr. Wick will be seeing Halle Berry

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 19:31:36 May 22, 2018 19:31:36
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John Wick 3 is filming right now, because there is still some good in the world. The movie is still adding to the cast, and yesterday they announced Halle Berry will be joining up as “Sofia”,  a character we know nothing about except that she maybe isn’t a villain. Full Story

Jake G finally goes comic book

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 15:31:38 May 22, 2018 15:31:38
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Jake Gyllenhaal’s name has circled superhero movies since the dawn of time. Way back when Spider-Man was new to the big screen, and Tobey Maguire got into a negotiation spat with producers, Gyllenhaal was reportedly tipped to take over as Peter Parker Full Story

Deadpool stagnates

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 13:36:45 May 22, 2018 13:36:45
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Going into the weekend, the projection for Deadpool 2 was $130-150 million. The estimate for its opening weekend, though, is a below-expectations $125 million. Now, that’s hardly a failure. That’s a nice number for anyone, and the Deadpool movies are lower cost than other superhero extravaganzas, so it will certainly make Fox money. Full Story

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Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 22, 2018 13:18:15 May 22, 2018 13:18:15

Deadpool 2 picks up sometime after Deadpool, with Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds, this time not only the star and producer but also a credited writer, alongside Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick) now a working mercenary, taking out criminals around the world. Full Story

Deadpool tweaks Marvel

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 18, 2018 17:29:11 May 18, 2018 17:29:11
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Deadpool 2 opens today. Did you know that? Did you glean that information from the barrage of marketing and Ryan-Reynolds-In-Costume appearances such as his stop at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert? Seriously, no one markets a blockbuster better than the Deadpool team—although this time their flow keeps getting interrupted by Solo—and yesterday they released another viral-engineered video, this time poking fun at Marvel’s ten-year anniversary video Full Story

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DiCaprio & Spielberg reunite in some uncertain future

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 18, 2018 15:08:39 May 18, 2018 15:08:39
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Today in your dad’s favorite news, it’s been announced that Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg will reunite to make a biopic of Civil War general and US president Ulysses S. Grant. The movie is being adapted by David James Kelly from Ron Chernow’s biography, Grant. So you have a book by the same biographer who wrote Alexander Hamilton, which inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write Hamilton, being adapted by the guy who wrote the Robin Hood movie Full Story

TOO MANY HANDS

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 18, 2018 12:36:49 May 18, 2018 12:36:49

Next week is GQ’s comedy issue, and in advance they’ve released the cover which features Kate McKinnon, Sarah Silverman, Issa Rae, and HANDS. SO. MANY. HANDS. It creeps me out. Which is the intent, based on the satirical write up accompanying the cover, calling the plethora of HANDS “egregious mistakes”. Full Story