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.

Downton Abbey: The Movie is a comedy 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 20, 2019 14:48:25 September 20, 2019 14:48:25
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If you love Downton Abbey, then you will love Downton Abbey: The Movie. If you do not like Downton Abbey, however, you will not like Downton Abbey: The Movie. The Downton Abbey movie is basically a two hour movie crammed with about four hours of TV show, except the show ended in a final and satisfactory way, so those four hours of TV crammed into two hours of movie is mostly a bunch of silly sh-t that contains no actual drama. Full Story

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Blake Lively’s John Wick

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 19, 2019 19:46:17 September 19, 2019 19:46:17
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Over the last few years, I have done a complete 180 on Blake Lively. I have zero interest in her explaining the history of ice cream or whatever, and plantation weddings are gross, but as an actress, I have reversed my opinion. Blake Lively is not bad, Blake Lively is good. She’s like a female blonde Keanu Reeves—with the wrong material, she can go VERY wrong, but give her the right script, and no one does what Blake Lively does better than Blake Lively. Full Story

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Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 19, 2019 17:19:01 September 19, 2019 17:19:01
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In the wake of Adele Lim’s decision to value herself more and walk away from unequal pay on the Crazy Rich Asians sequels, a hashtag sprang up on Twitter as other women in Hollywood shared similar stories of being underpaid and undervalued. Full Story

Paul Rudd’s Prestige

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2019 19:42:17 September 17, 2019 19:42:17
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A year ago we learned about Paul Rudd’s Netflix series in which he would play a dual role, and I said it sounded like “The Prestige but with no magic and plus comedy”. Full Story

The Crown claims it doesn’t watch The Crown

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2019 17:52:47 September 17, 2019 17:52:47
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Today in Sure Jan.gif news, Buckingham Palace has issued a statement to The Guardian letting all us peasants know that The Crown does not watch The Crown. It all started on September 7, when The Guardian ran a profile of The Crown and its creator, Peter Morgan. In this profile, a series consultant on The Crown, David Rankin-Hunt, CVO MBE KCN TD, said, “Before taking up the role on The Crown I was anxious to get the approval of the Palace. Full Story

Parasite: First Place, Third Place… and Oscar place? 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2019 19:38:00 September 16, 2019 19:38:00
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Parasite, the latest film from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, won the Palme d’Or in Cannes back in May and was just named the second runner-up for the TIFF People’s Choice Award. Between Jojo Rabbit and Parasite, the TIFF crowd broke weird this year, because Parasite is F-CKING BONKERS in the best way possible. Full Story

Radioactive closes TIFF

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2019 19:14:02 September 16, 2019 19:14:02
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Marie Curie is one of those figures who, it seems, should have a million projects ongoing at any moment, but does not. Like how can we have nine Robin Hood movies in development, and NOTHING about Marie Curie? She’s only one of the most important scientists of the modern age, and one of the most groundbreaking, influential women of the suffrage era. Full Story

THE Suicide Squad

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2019 16:21:12 September 16, 2019 16:21:12
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The cast for James Gunn’s THE Suicide Squad mulligan has been taking shape for the last several months, including additions of Taika Waititi and Idris Elba (now playing an unknown role Full Story

Michael Fassbender joins Taika’s team

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2019 14:33:01 September 16, 2019 14:33:01
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Coming off the deeply unsuccessful and unpleasant finale of his X-Men run, Michael Fassbender is joining Taika Waititi’s next movie, Next Goal Wins. Based on a documentary of the same name, the movie is about a Dutch coach, Thomas Rongen (presumably to be played by Fassbender), who tries to turn the American Samoa soccer team into winners. Full Story