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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.

Let’s rock!

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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.

Let’s rock!

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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.

Let’s rock!

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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.

Let’s rock!

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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.

Let’s rock!

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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.

Let’s rock!

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The Fate of the Furious, Homeland, Weekend Picks

It’s that time again–time to review the latest Fast and Furious movie: The Fate of the Furious. Does Vin Diesel carry the load of leading man? How does this one compare to other franchise installments?

Logan mini reviews Homeland season 6.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about Fargo and Silicon Valley. Bob mentions Free Fire, The Lost City of Z, Unforgettable, and The Promise (leaning towards Free Fire).

Let’s rock!

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Win It All, Big LIttle Lies, Weekend Picks

This week we review podcast fav Joe Swanberg’s latest: Win It All. Does it have the same realistic, intimate feel we both love? How about the strangely relatable 30-something-white-people story?

Logan and Bob both mini review Big Little Lies.

In weekend picks, Logan talks up The Leftovers and Veep. Bob enthusiastically picks The Fate of the Furious, but also mentions The Lost City of Z and A Quiet Passion.

Let’s rock!

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Ghost in the Shell, Weekend Picks

We’ve got some technology and traveling obstacles to overcome this week, but we wanted to push through and give the people they’re weekly podcast. Thanks for your patience!

And Ghost in the Shell is our movie this week. How do we feel about Scarlett Johansson as the lead? Is the sci-fi element effective?

In weekend picks, Logan gushes about Archer, Win It All, and Better Call Saul. ┬áBob talks about Going in Style, Gifted, The Case for Christ, and Colossal, but he’s still thinking about what the final pick will be.

Let’s rock!

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Life, For Honor, Weekend Picks

We give Life the full review treatment this week. Is it a horror movie? More of a suspense/thriller kind of deal? (Is that a meaningful distinction?) What’s the sci-fi component like? Does it matter?

Logan mini reviews For Honor.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about 13 Reasons Why. Bob mentions next week’s pick, Ghost in the Shell, as well as The Zookeeper’s Wife, The Boss Baby, and Carrie Pilby.

Let’s rock!

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