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 and @Cinesnark. She didn't choose the skux life, the skux life chose her.

Crossover Madness

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 27, 2020 18:21:40 March 27, 2020 18:21:40

Two things have happened this month: the NCAA cancelled the March Madness basketball tournament, and Westworld featured a surprise Game of Thrones cameo this week. Having HBO’s biggest show cross over with its try-hardiest show in the same month that there is no March Madness is surely a sign that the universe wants us to figure out the best possible combination of TV show crossovers by doing loosely organized, nonsensical brackets of potential crossovers and pitting them against each other. Full Story

Chris Evans is a sad dad

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 26, 2020 14:50:08 March 26, 2020 14:50:08
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Chris Evans continues his post-Marvel streak of playing very un-Captain America characters, playing a sad dad in Defending Jacob, a morally ambiguous family drama coming to Apple TV next month. Movies might be offline right now, but television trucks on, uninterrupted (for now, the production shutdowns will catch up to the television schedule eventually), so Defending Jacob will be a new thing to look at on April 24. Full Story

Which Succession characters would thrive in self-quarantine?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 24, 2020 17:19:33 March 24, 2020 17:19:33
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As another week of self-distancing and self-quarantine goes on, it is time to ask the important questions, such as: Which Succession characters would thrive in self-quarantine? The Roy family is made up of a bunch of self-involved narcissistic assholes who get off on chaos and back-stabbing. An economic crisis brought on by pandemic is the kind of chaos-ladder the Roys love to climb, but not all Roys are made equal—for every Shiv, there’s a Cousin Greg. Full Story

Social Distancing Re-View: Castlevania

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 19, 2020 19:20:09 March 19, 2020 19:20:09

Before they had a breakout hit in The Witcher, Netflix launched another medieval fantasy show about a grumpy monster hunter who swears a lot: Castlevania. With season three now streaming, it’s a great time to get into this series, which is animated in a style I describe as “faux anime”—it’s not actual anime, but it’s got that look. Full Story

Romeo Must Die turns 20

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 19, 2020 14:42:28 March 19, 2020 14:42:28

There was a time, in the mid to late 1990s, when I would watch anything even tangentially related to Romeo and Juliet. No, this was not inspired by Romeo + Juliet, it was inspired by reading Romeo and Juliet in middle school (though when the movie came out just one year after I first read the play, yes, I saw it ten times in theaters and was convinced it was the most romantic movie ever made). Full Story

Black Widow gives up the ghost

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 18, 2020 15:22:30 March 18, 2020 15:22:30

Of the spring/early summer film release, Black Widow was the last giant standing, but yesterday, Disney pulled the plug, shuffling Black Widow off its May 1 release date and making it, like everything else, TBD.  There goes the summer kickoff. Disney has moved BLACK WIDOW from May 1, 2020 to something we've all become very familiar with these days: TBD. Full Story

Cats does not deserve Razzies: A (sort of) Defence of Cats 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 17, 2020 20:27:21 March 17, 2020 20:27:21

The Razzies, an annual “celebration” of the worst movies released in a year, a sort of anti-Oscars, if you will, were cancelled this year, just like everything else going on right now. Still, the Razzies announced their winners this week, and the most prizes went to Cats, no surprise, making it officially the worst movie 2019, I guess. Full Story