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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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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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The Post, Black Mirror, Doki Doki Literature Club, Bright, Weekend Picks

Time to get out our Oscars bingo cards, and The Post is this week’s full review. Does the movie live up to the cast? Will it be one of OUR favs come Oscars time?

Bob mini reviews Black Mirror and Bright. Logan mini reviews Doki Doki Literature Club.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, The Path, and Portlandia. Bob mentions Phantom Thread (again), 12 Strong, Den of Thieves, and Forever My Girl.

Let’s rock!

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The Disaster Artist, Battlefront 2, Easy, Weekend Picks

This week’s full review is The Disaster Artist. Have we ever reviewed a more bizarre movie? Would we recommend it?

Bob mini reviews Battlefront 2 and Easy.

In weekend picks, Logan (indulgently) mentions The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie and The Christmas Story: The Musical. Bob picks Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but also mentions Ferdinand and The Ballad of Lefty Brown.

Let’s rock!

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Weekend Picks

This time we review Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Who shines in the cast? Is the writing up to expressing the interesting thematic ideas? (I know that seems like a leading question, but we actually disagree on that, so listen!)

Logan and Bob both(!) mini review The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).

In weekend picks, Logan mentions The Walking Dead, and wists whimsical about Beat Bobby Flay and One Of Us. Bob brings up Geostorm, The Snowman, and Only The Brave, but we don’t have a final pick yet. Watch out on Twitter!

Let’s rock!

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I Do . . . Until I Don’t, Game of Thrones, Friends From College, Weekend Picks

We review Lake Bell’s I Do . . . Until I Don’t on this episode. Does it deliver on its intriguing premise? How does it stack up to Bell’s previous flick: In A World . . . ?

Logan and Bob both give their mini reviews of Game of Thrones season 7. Bob also mini reviews Friend From College.

In weekend picks, Logan recommends You’re the Worst, The Deuce, and Top of the Lake: China Girl. Bob talks about It, 9/11, and Anti Matter, but picks Home Again.

Let’s rock!

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Dunkirk, Friends From College, Baywatch, Weekend Picks

It’s war movie time! We review Dunkirk this week. Does it play differently as a war movie and as a movie movie? Does the PG13-level gore make it more accessible?

Logan mini reviews Friends From College. Bob mini reviews Baywatch.

In weekend picks, Logan brings up Room 104. Bob talks about The Emoji Movie and An Inconvenient Sequel, but makes the call for next week with Atomic Blonde.

Let’s rock!

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