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Beatriz at Dinner, Veep, The Great Wall, Weekend Picks

Beatriz at Dinner is a fun smaller-movie treat for us in the season of big budget blockbusters. What’s it like when the protagonist is also the villain in a way? What does it justify if you’re a good person?

Logan and Bob both take a hand in mini reviewing Veep season 6. Bob mini reviews The Great Wall.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Broadchurch and Okja. Bob talks about Despicable Me 3 and The House, but picks Baby Driver.

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What’s there to like?

I’ve been hoping to get to Land of Mine for a while now. It was nominated for the best foreign film academy award this year. I remember seeing previews for it at some point. (Must have been when I was still in New York?) But I’ve liked most of the several Danish movies I’ve seen, even though I’ve never seen any of the work of director Martin Zvandliet. So, put all that together, and I was happy to be able to see this one. Continue Reading

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My Cousin Rachel, Land of Mine, Weekend Picks

Logan and Bob saw different movies this week. Bob reviews My Cousin Rachel. Rachel Weisz in a period piece? Sign him up. But what about that ending?

Logan reviews Land of Mine. Can German soldiers in World War II actually be made sympathetic? Should they be?

In weekend picks, Logan talks about GLOW and Preacher Bob mentions Transformers: The Last Knight, Beguiled, and The Big Sick. Watch Twitter for the final pick.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda, E3, Weekend Picks

Crowding out all other comers this week is a video game! Mass Effect: Andromeda gets our full review. Is it as bad as everyone seems to say? How does it compare to previous Mass Effect games and other expansive RPGs?

Bob talks about the Microsoft E3 announcements.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions The Great British Baking Show. Bob talks about Cars 3, Rough Night, and All Eyez On Me. Keep an eye on Twitter for our final pick!

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Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Keeping Up With the Joneses, The Americans, Weekend Picks

Back from a week off, but with double the full movie reviews! Wonder Woman is up first. How’s Gal Gadot at bringing the kick-assery? Is the hype warranted? We then turn to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. How’s Johnny Depp, now in his fifth(!) go at Captain Jack Sparrow? Is this a classic Javier Bardem guest role?

Bob mini reviews Keeping Up With the Joneses. Logan mini reviews The Americans season 5.

In weekend picks, Logan reminds us of House of Cards season 5, which dropped last week, and Orange Is the New Black season 5 this week. Bob mentions Megan Leavey, It Comes At Night, and Beatriz at Dinner, put chooses The Mummy for our weekly pick.

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The Wizard of Lies, The Meddler, Assassin’s Creed, Catastrophe, Weekend Picks

It’s an HBO movie week: The Wizard of Lies draws our attention. How does it balance telling a historical story and making a good movie? Is there a sympathetic take on Bernie Madoff?

Bob mini reviews The Meddler and Assassin’s Creed. Logan mini reviews Catastrophe.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about Casual, The Bachelorette, and War Machine. Bob mentions Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch.

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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, 13 Reasons Why, Billions, Weekend Picks

It’s Guy Ritchie time! We review King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Is the trademark Ritchie style effective here? Can we abide yet another hero’s journey?

Logan mini reviews 13 Reasons Why and Billions.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Wizard of Lies, and Twin Peaks. Bob mentions Alien: Covenant, Wakefield, and The Survivalist. Watch Twitter for the final pick.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, This Is Us, Weekend Picks

The next Guardians of the Galaxy movie is upon us, and so is our latest episode. Does Vol. 2 stand on its own feet as a movie beyond the surprise of its predecessor? Is the family theme great or overwrought?

Logan mini reviews This Is Us.

In weekend picks, Logan brings up Master of None and I Love Dick. Bob picks King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and also mentions Absolutely Anything and Snatched.

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The Circle, Girls, Weekend Picks

It’s the week we review The Circle. The movie sure takes a healthy swing–does it connect? How well does Tom Hanks employ his charm?

Logan and Bob dual mini review Girls. The end of a series; the end of an era.

In weekend picks, Logan reaches back and talks about The Patriot and Dear White People. Bob picks Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, but also mentions The Dinner. And a big video game release this week too: Prey.

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Free Fire, Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes, Samsung Galaxy S8, Weekend Picks

Vacation doesn’t stop us from podcasting when we take one together: Logan and Bob watched Free Fire this week and review it today. Can the movie sustain its momentum to the end? Which actors are having the best time?

Bob mini reviews Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes. Logan mini reviews the Samsung Galaxy S8.

In weekend picks, Logan recommends The Handmaid’s Tale, Catastrophe, and American Gods. Bob talks about How To Be a Latin Lover and picks The Circle.

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