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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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The Wizard of Lies

What’s there to like?

Biopics have a hard row to hoe, at least as far as I’m concerned. There are the facts of the story to deal with, characters to develop, and only a couple hours to do it in. The Wizard of Lies largely manages to rise above a lot of that and deliver some nice touches.

The best decision they made was to focus on Bernie Madoff’s personal and family life through the ordeal. Obviously the scandal had tragic reverberations that affected lots of innocent people, but the family effects were where the drama was. Continue Reading

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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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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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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.

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Silence, Battlefield 1, Divorce, Fences, Weekend Picks

Silence is our full review this week. Which of us likes Andrew Garfield more than the other? Does this flick achieve the coveted Practically Endorsed status?

Logan mini reviews Battlefield 1 and Fences. Bob mini reviews Divorce.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Six and Frontier. Bob talks about XXX: Return of the Xander Cage, Split, and The Red Turtle. The final pick for the week is 20th Century Women.

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Rogue One, Westworld, Dead Rising 4, Manchester By the Sea, Weekend Picks

Star Wars day is here on the podcast! Is Rogue One Practically Endorsed? Can Logan and Bob can agree on their assessment of the CGI characters.

Logan takes his turn mini reviewing Westwood, and also hits Manchester By the Sea. Bob mini reviews Dead Rising 4.

In weekend picks, Logan briefly mentions Trollhunters. It’s serious movie time, though: Bob touches on Passengers, Assassin’s Creed, Silence, Live By Night, and more!

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Miss Sloane, Westworld, Weekend Picks

It’s Miss Sloane week on the podcast. Is there more to love here than Jessica Chastain? Is this the rare good political-issue-based movie?

Bob mini reviews Westworld (with Logan’s mini review to come next week!).

In weekend picks, Logan mentions The Man In the High Castle. Bob pulls the trigger on Rogue One, but also mentions Collateral Beauty.

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Veep, Inside, Seven Days in Hell, Weekend Picks

We know you’ve been putting off seeing Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates until you had our take, so here you go. Can this cast carry a good comedy? Does the R-rated raunch help or hurt?

Logan and Bob also jointly mini-review the latest season of Veep. Bob’s got a couple more, and talks about Inside and Seven Days in Hell.

For weekend picks, Logan mentions Mr. Robot, Suits, Ballers, and Vice Principals. Bob talks Ghostbusters, The Infiltrator, and Cafe Society. BUT, we’re taking the week off next week, so there’s no official pick. You’re on your own. We believe in you.

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