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.

Ricky Gervais returns to the Golden Globes

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 12, 2019 17:18:39 November 12, 2019 17:18:39
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Despite a host-less Oscars working out well, the HFPA are sticking with a host for the Golden Globes, and announced this morning that Ricky Gervais will return for the fifth time as the host in 2020. Because of the Oscars accelerated schedule, the Golden Globes will air on January 5, which means we will only just be getting over our New Year’s Eve hangovers when we have to deal with Ricky Gervais’s smug mug on our television screens. Full Story

Watchmen episode 4 preview  

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 8, 2019 19:41:55 November 8, 2019 19:41:55
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Watchmen episode 4 preview   In the last episode, Watchmen both brought us closer to the original graphic novel, and expanded the world of the show. Now that the show is not just about Angela Abar, but also Laurie Blake, the questions just keep mounting. Full Story

Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson in Doctor Sleep

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 8, 2019 19:25:03 November 8, 2019 19:25:03
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Doctor Sleep has an impossible task. It has to be a sequel to The Shining, the Stephen King story, and it has to be a sequel to The Shining, the Stanley Kubrick film, widely regarded as one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It is totally possible to adapt a King novel, there is an entire cinematic cottage industry around adapting King’s works. Full Story

Leave James Dean Alone, You Ghouls

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 8, 2019 16:00:15 November 8, 2019 16:00:15
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This week in Utterly Ghoulish News, we learned that a pair of directors have “cast” “James Dean” in an upcoming Vietnam War movie called Finding Jack. The directors, Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, are making their feature film directorial debut, and they have found the perfect way to guarantee their film gets lots and lots of free press. Full Story

Chris Evans joins Billy on the Street

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 6, 2019 20:28:42 November 6, 2019 20:28:42
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Billy on the Street is now on Netflix (not every episode, but a lot of them), and so host Billy Eichner took the streets of New York along with Chris Evans to shout at strangers about his new streaming home, and to do some marketing for Knives Out. Two things can be true: 1) Billy Eichner is funny and always manages to find a good joke, and 2) this is not a good episode of Billy on the Street. Full Story

Jenny Slate’s Stage Fright

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 5, 2019 20:33:50 November 5, 2019 20:33:50

Jenny Slate’s first stand-up special, Stage Fright, is not going to work for you if you don’t like Jenny Slate. A traditional stand-up set combined with a personal mini-documentary about Slate’s life, Stage Fright is maximum Jenny Slate from every direction. If you’ve ever seen (or read) a Slate interview, her stage persona is exactly what you expect, and the mini-doc digs into her family life, in its best moments drawing connections between Slate’s experiences and her jokes. Full Story

Apple TV+ enters award season

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 5, 2019 19:05:16 November 5, 2019 19:05:16
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Yesterday the first trailer for The Banker dropped. The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie as a pair of would-be bankers who, because of racial prejudice, train a white guy (Nicholas Hoult) to stand in for them as the owner of their bank, so it’s BlacKkKlansman for the banking industry. Full Story

Timothee Chalamet in The King

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 4, 2019 19:43:55 November 4, 2019 19:43:55

What is the point of Shakespeare without Shakespeare? This question is central to David Michôd’s The King, which tells the story of Henry V of England, a story canonized in English literature by Shakespeare’s Henry Cycle of plays. There are other great warrior-kings of England that Shakespeare did not immortalize—Richard the Lionheart, for example—so Henry V is, at this point, inseparable from Shakespeare. Full Story

Watchmen piles it on

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 4, 2019 18:12:24 November 4, 2019 18:12:24
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There are many unanswered questions and mysterious premises in Watchmen, but one thing we can say for certain about this show is that it is super into Doctor Manhattan’s big blue dick. Last episode it was Adrian Veidt making his clone-slave hang dong in his play about Manhattan, and this episode we learn that a Doctor Manhattan-inspired vibrator exists. Full Story