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.


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

Rona recs for your self-quarantine

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 16, 2020 18:29:18 March 16, 2020 18:29:18
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Jason LaVeris/ Getty Images

Since we’re all stuck inside for the next few weeks, we could indulge in personal reflection and growth, pursue creative endeavors, read all those books we’ve been meaning to get to… or we could just watch a lot of television. I have put together a list of bingeable series for your quarantine, with a few basic guidelines. Full Story

Vin Diesel in Bloodshot

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 13, 2020 16:00:45 March 13, 2020 16:00:45
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Amy Sussman/ Phillip Faraone/ Albert L Ortega/ Jon Kopaloff/ Getty Images

Based on a character from Valiant Comics, Bloodshot is Vin Diesel’s latest attempt to bag a fantasy/sci-fi franchise where he gets to be the star and not just a talking tree. Diesel sincerely loves the fantasy genre, but he has not evolved past an eighth-grader’s appreciation for ass-kicking heroes and babes with big boobs. Full Story

Every movie release date should just be “?”

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 12, 2020 19:31:40 March 12, 2020 19:31:40

As I am writing this, two more major studio releases have changed their release dates amid coronavirus fears. A Quiet Place II and The Lovebirds, which already lost out on its SXSW premiere, are both postponed indefinitely. They’ll come out eventually, but not for several months now, though if more movies drop March and April release dates, then 2021 could end up a jam-packed year. Full Story