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Beirut, Blockers, The End of the F***ing World, Weekend Picks

Sort of an exciting week for Practically Culture: we get to explore (what we call) the Jon Hamm effect with the movie Beirut. Is it in effect here? Just what IS the Hamm effect?? You better listen and find out!

Bob mini reviews Blockers. Logan mini reviews The End of the F***ing World.

In weekend picks, Logan talks up Westworld. Bob mentions I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2, and Ghost Stories. I Feel Pretty might be the pick. You know, maybe.

Let’s rock!

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A Quiet Place, Love, Simon, Collateral, Weekend Picks

It’s John Krasinski week–or it may as well be, as we review his directed-by/written-by-and-starring-in A Quiet Place. Can it transcend our reluctance about the horror genre? What does it have to say about dystopic life?

Logan mini reviews Love, Simon. Bob mini reviews Collateral.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions New Girl, Bosch, Chef’s Table: Pastry, and The Circus. Bob brings up Rampage, Isle of Dogs, and Beirut.

Let’s rock!

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Ready Player One, Into the Breach, Weekend Picks

Maybe you’ve heard of the latest Spielberg movie–Ready Player One? Well, Logan and Bob tell you what they think this week. Are its flaws distracting or nostalgically charming? Also, some thoughts on how it compares to the book. (Naturally.)

Logan mini reviews Into the Breach.

In weekend picks, Logan hesitantly mentions Legion. Bob talks about A Quiet Place, Blockers, Chappaquiddick, and You Were Never Really Here.

Let’s rock!

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Tomb Raider, Thoroughbreds, Corporate, The Death of Stalin, Weekend Picks

Tomb Raider is our full review this week. What’s the realization like of the video game into a movie? Does the cast live up to its potential?

Bob mini reviews Thoroughbreds and The Death of Stalin. Logan mini reviews Corporate.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about Barry, Billions, Silicon Valley, and Trust. Bob mentions Pacific Rim Uprising, Unsane, Paul, Apostle of Christ, and Isle of Dogs.

Let’s rock!

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Game Night, Brad’s Status, Easy, The Little Hours, Weekend Picks

Oscars catchup is over, and we’re into the the winter’s offerings. This week it’s Game Night. Why doesn’t Rachel McAdams get more comedy roles? And laughs–they’re what you want from a comedy, right? (RIGHT??)

Bob mini reviews Brad’s Status and The Little Hours. Logan mini reviews Easy.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Rise and Instinct. Bob talks about Tomb Raider, Love, Simon, and Journey’s End.

Let’s rock!

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Annihilation, The Trip To Spain, Queer Eye, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Weekend Picks

Back with a regular episode this week, and a full review of Annihilation. How does it stack up against Alex Garland’s last film, Ex Machina? What thought-provoking sci-fi ideas does it leave us with?

Bob mini reviews The Trip To Spain and Life Is Strange: Before the Storm. Logan mini reviews Queer Eye.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions American Idol and American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World. Bob hits A Wrinkle In Time, Gringo, and The Death of Stalin.

Let’s rock!

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Black Panther, Altered Carbon, Fifty Shades Freed, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Weekend Picks

Black Panther is out, and the fellas give their take. Does it live up to the hype? How does it rank with other Marvel movies?

Bob mini reviews Altered Carbon and Assassin’s Creed Origins. Logan mini reviews Fifty Shades Freed.

In weekend picks, Logan talks (during the Olympics TV wasteland) about Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil, Mute, and Ugly Delicious. Bob mentions Annihilation and Game Night.

Let’s rock!

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Phantom Thread, Winchester, Raw, Weekend Picks

Checking off that Oscars bingo card some more this week with Phantom Thread. Is the craftsmanship of PTA, DDL, and company at a high level? Of course. But do you agree on how good of a movie this is? No.

Logan mini reviews Winchester. Bob mini reviews Raw.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about the prior week’s Homeland and Here and Now. Bob picks Black Panther for next week’s full review, and also mentions Early Man, The Party, and Samson.

Let’s rock!

Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell