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.

Chris Evans moves to TV

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 21, 2018 15:51:06 September 21, 2018 15:51:06
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Avengers 4 opens next May, and it will be the last stop for several of the OG Avengers. Scarlett Johansson may stick around for that solo Black Widow movie, and RDJ will probably hang out in some cameo-centric fashion, being to the next-gen heroes what Nick Fury was to him, but the others are less certain. Full Story

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in A Simple Favor

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 20, 2018 20:58:19 September 20, 2018 20:58:19
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Do not let the misleading trailers fool you—A Simple Favor is not a cheesy thriller about lady murder. It is, however, a PARODY of those things. Why on earth A Simple Favor wasn’t marketed as the black comedy it is I will never understand (and they are paying for it at the box office Full Story

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Cary Fukunaga lands Bond 25

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 20, 2018 15:42:25 September 20, 2018 15:42:25

After Danny Boyle was and then wasn’t making the next Bond movie, the “who will direct” merry-go-round started up again. (The “who will play Bond” merry-go-round never stops, even when someone is already playing Bond. Full Story

Can Roma break through? 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 19, 2018 21:20:55 September 19, 2018 21:20:55
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(Lainey: the Oscar race is shaping up. Yesterday Variety listed ten possible contenders now that the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals have happened. Roma is on everyone’s list for the best films of the year. It will begin streaming on Netflix in December and will also have a limited theatrical release. Full Story

Benedict got swept

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 18, 2018 07:15:52 September 18, 2018 07:15:52
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Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performance in Patrick Melrose, which was in turn nominated for three other awards (on the big night, there was also a casting nomination during the technical awards). But Cumberbatch and Patrick Melrose got swept, as most of the awards went to The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Full Story

Betty Gilpin coming through

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 17, 2018 18:40:48 September 17, 2018 18:40:48
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Betty Gilpin is an Emmy nominee, her first, for portraying Debbie on GLOW. GLOW is amazing. I loved season one, and somehow, season two is even better. No sophomore slump here, GLOW not only maintained everything great about season one, but built it up in season two in a way that defies expectation of second seasons in general and sets an incredible bar for GLOW, specifically, going forward. Full Story

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Goth Sabrina

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 14, 2018 16:50:54 September 14, 2018 16:50:54

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a bright, upbeat show about a half-witch, half-mortal girl and her spinster aunts and their talking cat. It was more Bewitched than The Craft, with high school antics and easily solvable sitcom problems. The new Sabrina reboot, however, definitely looks more in the direction of The Witch and The Craft and like, actual black masses than happy witchy homelife hijinx. Full Story

Olivia Munn in The Predator

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 14, 2018 13:27:33 September 14, 2018 13:27:33
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The Predator is the latest (misguided) attempt to extend the mythos of Predator, the 1980s Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. Predator, like the DeLorean, was a one-off idea that never should have been franchised, and yet it has been, with The Predator being an attempt to kickstart a new franchise with new, scarier Predators. Full Story

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TIFF Review: First Man

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2018 20:37:48 September 13, 2018 20:37:48
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First Man, Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to La La Land could not be more different than his previous films. For one thing, First Man is not about music. For another, it is a much bigger production in scope, scale, and imagination, and Chazelle takes to this kind of grandiose filmmaking in a way that recalls other filmmakers like Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg. Full Story

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