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X-Men: Apocalypse, The Lobster, Quantico, Weekend Picks

Coming back atcha with yet another superhero movie. This time it’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Do its well-worn themes hold up in another episode? Where does X-Men rank among other in terms of star power among other franchises?

Logan minireviews The Lobster and Quantico.

In weekend picks, Logan recommends UnREAL. Bob mentions (and waxes a nostalgic about) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Me Before You, and Popstar. No choice yet, so follow us on Twitter for the final pick!

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The Lobster

What’s it all about?

The Lobster, a quirky independent film, is certainly stranger than most quirky indies we get to see. Its first setting–presented with an understated nonchalance, like most everything else in this movie–is a hotel where the divorced, widowed, or otherwise unattached are checked in and receive a final chance to find a partner before they are written off and turned into an animal of their choosing. The hotel staff and guests all treat this state of affairs quite seriously, leaving its absurdity for the viewers to appreciate. Continue Reading

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Captain America: Civil War, Joy, Far Cry Primal, HTC Ten, Weekend Picks

We know you can’t wait to hear whether Captain America: Civil War is Practically Endorsed (you know, if it got 4+ stars from both of us), so wait no longer! How much like an Avengers movie is this one? (Does it matter?) Is the Marvel Universe still pushing forward with excitement?

Logan mini reviews Joy and his new smartphone, the HTC Ten. Bob mini reviews Far Cry Primal.

In weekend picks, Logan tepidly mentions the new show, Chelsea, on Netflix (which evokes some thoughts from Bob). Bob talks about Money Monster, The Lobster, and Last Days in the Desert, but watch Twitter for the weekend’s final pick.

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A Hologram for the King, Girls, Oxenfree, Billions, Weekend Picks

We review a smaller movie this week: A Hologram for the King. Will fans of Dave Eggers like it? Is Tom Hanks, well, sufficiently Hanksian?

Logan mini reviews the latest seasons of Girls and Billions. Bob mini reviews the video game Oxenfree.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about some shows he might reach back and start watching: The Carmichael Show and The Girlfriend Experience. Bob easily declares the week’s movie Captain America: Civil War.

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