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.


THAT article is now a Netflix series

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 19, 2019 16:33:16 July 19, 2019 16:33:16
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If you follow true crime, you probably know THAT article, “An Unbelievable Story of Rape”, the one from ProPublica and The Marshall Project, about the serial rapist, the accused victim, and the badass lady detectives who finally tied it all together. If you haven’t read it, you should. Full Story

What the F-CK is Cats?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 19, 2019 13:36:36 July 19, 2019 13:36:36
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Earlier this week, we saw a behind-the-scenes teaser of the upcoming Cats movie, and I had but one question: What is Cats? Then, yesterday, the first full trailer was released, and now I have a LOT of questions based on this trailer. Full Story

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The Lion King, but no charisma

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 18, 2019 17:20:24 July 18, 2019 17:20:24
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Gareth Cattermole/ Dave J Hogan/ David M Benett/ Getty Images

Jon Favreau’s remake of The Lion King, using photo-realistic computer animation techniques, is stunning. It is stunning to look at. The Serengeti looks real, as detailed and gorgeous as the best nature documentary. The animals are stunning, as tangible as any creature in a National Geographic photograph. Full Story

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Dork Storm 2019: The Undorkening

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 17, 2019 19:13:54 July 17, 2019 19:13:54
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Last year in my Comic-Con preview, amidst a diminishing film presence in Hall H, I wrote: “…the movie side has totally ceded Sunday to TV. Hell, they’re halfway to ceding Saturday. And Thursday. Full Story

What is Cats?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 17, 2019 17:09:14 July 17, 2019 17:09:14
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Here is what I know about the musical Cats: It is about cats. The actors wear leotards and face paint. There is a song called “Memory”. “Memory” is a pretty good song. One cat is called “Rum Tum Tugger”. Everyone says “Rum Tum Tugger” with a completely straight face. Full Story

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Welcome to Paradise Hills

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 17, 2019 15:36:06 July 17, 2019 15:36:06
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A few years ago, a Spanish filmmaker called Alice Waddington made a splash on the festival circuit with a short titled Disco Inferno. It seemed to be the calling card of a bright new talent, and anticipation grew to see what Waddington—already a stand-out in the advertising world—would do with a feature film. Full Story

More Taika Thor

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 17, 2019 13:45:11 July 17, 2019 13:45:11
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After Taika Waititi breathed new life into the Thor franchise and Thor: Ragnarok was not only a huge hit but also one of the best-received Marvel movies, the big question was: Will Taika Waititi and Chris Hemsworth return for another Thor movie? The answer: yes. Breaking ahead of Comic-Con is the news that Taika Waititi is signed on to write and direct Thor 4, or, in a way: Thor 2: The Good Ones. Full Story

Murray Bauman is a great comedy crank

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 16, 2019 20:53:22 July 16, 2019 20:53:22
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Last season, we met a new character on Stranger Things named Murray Bauman. He’s the irascible, conspiracy-minded acquaintance of Hopper, who helped Nancy and Jonathan in a pinch. Murray returns this season to help Hopper and Joyce, and he seals his role as the perfect comedy crank. He is constantly annoyed at everyone else, he has had it up to here with everyone’s bullsh-t, and he gets almost all of the good comedy bits. Full Story

Kirsten Dunst is a businessman

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 16, 2019 16:20:38 July 16, 2019 16:20:38
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So this is what happened to Peggy Blumquist: she finally got out of Fargo only to crash land in Florida in the 90s. Kirsten Dunst returns to television, following her stellar performance in Fargo season two, with a new series on Showtime, On Becoming a God in Central Florida. That is quite a title—a little odd, a little esoteric, a little grandiose. Full Story

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Ranking the Fight Scenes of Stranger Things 3

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 15, 2019 19:20:49 July 15, 2019 19:20:49
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Stranger Things has always had fight scenes—usually of Steve Harrington getting his ass kicked—and decent action, but in season three, under the influence of 80s spy caper tropes, the action ratchets up a level to good old-fashioned bare-knuckle brawling. There are a lot of good fight scenes throughout Stranger Things 3, here’s a look at few of the best. Full Story