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.


GLOW is one of the best shows you’re not watching

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 15, 2019 16:29:59 August 15, 2019 16:29:59
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In its third season, GLOW finds itself in a rut. The show-within-a-show, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, has relocated to Las Vegas to do a stint as a floor show at the fictional Fan-Tan Casino. Rooted in one place and doing the same show every night becomes tedious, and it forces everyone to question what it would take to get out of their own unique rut. Full Story

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Awkwafina gets her own franchise

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 13, 2019 20:06:56 August 13, 2019 20:06:56
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Awkwafina continues her amazing summer with the news that she is getting her own franchise. We learned at Comic-Con that she will co-star in Marvel’s Shang-Chi, and now she will star in her own potential franchise vehicle, The Last Adventure of Constance Verity, based on the book by A. Full Story

The Kitchen is a mess

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 13, 2019 19:04:41 August 13, 2019 19:04:41
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There is nothing more frustrating than a movie that wastes a good premise AND a good cast: Welcome to The Kitchen, the most frustrating movie of 2019 (so far). Adapted from a comic book by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle, The Kitchen is the directorial debut of screenwriter Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton), and it stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss. Full Story

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Is The Crown tainted?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 12, 2019 19:53:12 August 12, 2019 19:53:12
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Netflix’s royal soap opera, The Crown, returns on November 17. To date, it has been one of Netflix’s biggest success stories, though probably more for awards than ratings. (The Crown’s audience Full Story

Scary Stories is about the power of stories

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 9, 2019 19:48:57 August 9, 2019 19:48:57

Boy did those trailers do this movie no justice. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adapts Alvin Schwartz’s books, famously and horrifically illustrated by Stephen Gammell, into a story about the power of stories, particularly how folklore is often wielded against women. Full Story

Happy Anniversary, Spoiler Alert

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 8, 2019 13:43:18 August 8, 2019 13:43:18
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Marking movie anniversaries has become A Thing, and I’m not sure entirely what the point is except to make people feel old. Most movies aren’t actually worth lionizing in that way, but sometimes there is a movie milestone worth noticing (for example: it’s been 20 years since Beni had all the horses on the wrong side of the river). Full Story

Viral Nicolas Cage

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2019 19:47:16 August 7, 2019 19:47:16
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Nicolas Cage is a great actor with DEEPLY WEIRD TASTE, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that he has gone viral recently for giving a bonkers performance in a direct-to-video gem called Never on Tuesday (for the young’uns, like Prem, who have probably never seen a VHS tape, “direct-to-video” was how we labelled garbage movies before “dumped on Netflix”). Full Story

Atlanta will eventually return

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2019 17:15:38 August 7, 2019 17:15:38
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The last episode of Atlanta aired over a year ago. It won’t be until some time in 2020 that Atlanta’s third season will air. Atlanta is a show that makes us wait. So it’s a minor relief that it has already been renewed for a fourth season, and they intend to film seasons three and four back to back. Full Story

Is Colbert wasting Hannah Gadsby’s time?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 7, 2019 15:31:20 August 7, 2019 15:31:20
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Hannah Gadsby had one of the biggest and best breakout moments of 2018 with her searing Netflix special, Nanette. That show, set up as a kind of two weeks’ notice to her comedy career, resulted in international acclaim, and she is now performing a new show, Douglas, off-Broadway (it will be on Netflix in 2020). Full Story

Gal Gadot plays a real wonder woman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 6, 2019 16:40:19 August 6, 2019 16:40:19
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Today in Oh God I Really Needed Some Good News, Gal Gadot will star in a limited series about Hedy Lamarr, the Hollywood It Girl and inventor who developed frequency-hopping radio signals, or as we know it: wifi. (She shares the patent with George Antheil, they had an amazing work relationship, Lainey and Duana should investigate. Full Story