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.


It: No thank you

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 9, 2019 19:19:37 May 9, 2019 19:19:37
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It was a surprise monster hit in 2017—it’s the highest-grossing horror film ever—and a sequel was immediately greenlit for 2019. Well, the teaser trailer for that sequel, It: Chapter 2, is here and all I have to say is: No thank you. All full up on horror over here. I’m good. Watch this teaser right now, and then come back and let’s talk about why it’s so good. Full Story

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Chris Hemsworth continues doing the work

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 8, 2019 16:07:24 May 8, 2019 16:07:24
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Amy Sussman/ Manny Carabel/ Bryan Bedder/ Jamie McCarthy/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Neilson Barnard/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Getty Images

Over the last few years, Chris Hemsworth finally found his groove as a comedic actor, but also as a leading man who is happy—even enthusiastic—about working with women. Most of his movies from the last few years have Hemsworth either playing second fiddle to women (Ghostbusters), or co-starring with women (The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Thor: Ragnarok, Men in Black: International). Full Story

Spider-Man is going through some stuff

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 6, 2019 16:46:28 May 6, 2019 16:46:28
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The spoiler buffer for Avengers: Endgame is officially over, because there is a new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home and it is straight up giving away major Endgame plot points. This trailer gives us a better view of Peter Parker post-re-snap, still reeling from That Thing That Happened and getting back in the groove as Spider-Man. Full Story

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Game of Thrones: Imagine better for the women

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 6, 2019 12:54:28 May 6, 2019 12:54:28
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SPOILERS ALWAYS SPOILER ALERT LAST CHANCE TO GO BEFORE SPOILERS THE SPOILERS ARE COMING Here is my three-prong approach to this episode. 1) Bad Pet Ownership The animals of Westeros deserve better! Poor Ghost shows up at the mass funeral and has half his ear bitten off and NO ONE IS PETTING HIM. Full Story

Are you watching Barry yet?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 3, 2019 17:12:12 May 3, 2019 17:12:12
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There is too much TV, it’s a fact. It’s impossible to keep up with everything, so it is very possible you have missed Bill Hader’s HBO series, Barry. Are you watching it? No? Not yet? WELL YOU SHOULD. There isn’t much TV I would make people watch, because one thing about the plethora of options is that there is something for everyone and we shouldn’t waste time on anything that doesn’t make us happy. Full Story

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron in Long Shot

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 3, 2019 14:36:32 May 3, 2019 14:36:32
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The movie that took Seth Rogen from ensemble player in Judd Apatow projects to leading man (in Judd Apatow projects) is Knocked Up. Knocked Up is also a movie that has not aged particularly well, in the way it portrays ambitious, career-oriented women. Long Shot, a romantic comedy produced by Rogen, feels like an update of Knocked Up, one determined to get right everything Knocked Up got wrong. Full Story

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Big Mouth is big time

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 2, 2019 19:47:21 May 2, 2019 19:47:21
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Earlier this year, Prem tried to get you to watch Big Mouth. Did you? I hope so, you should really be watching Big Mouth. It’s the best show about puberty…ever. And every season it attracts more and bigger names to the guest cast. Full Story

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#ThankYouAvengers

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 1, 2019 16:56:43 May 1, 2019 16:56:43

There is a lovely hashtag circulating on Twitter, #ThankYouAvengers. It’s full of people remembering their favorite characters and moments, and a hell of a lot of people mentioning they literally grew up with the Avengers, going from elementary school to college over the course of the eleven-year franchise. Full Story

No, Arya is not a Mary Sue

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 30, 2019 19:58:40 April 30, 2019 19:58:40
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SPOILERS  There are some words that let a person know exactly who you are. Use them and you’re telling on yourself. Recently this list of words has grown to include the language of the diaper babies. “Soyboy”, “cuck”, “SJW”, these are terms that announce to the world you wear a spiritual diaper. Full Story

So what happened to the Avengers’ timeline?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 30, 2019 19:44:41 April 30, 2019 19:44:41
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Marvel

STILL SPOILERS MORE SPOILERS THERE ARE SPOILERS  JUST SEE THE MOVIE ALREADY Maybe the biggest debate coming out of Avengers:Endgame is what is going on with the timeline. I admit, this is my favorite post-Endgame debate. Talking about Natasha is frustrating for all the wasted potential Full Story