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    Movieha: Episode 245

    Matt and Ryan talk about "it." They also talk about the movie It. more

    Sep 12, 2017

    12:05 PM

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    Scary? Shh! It…

    This adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel gets the murder-clown right, the silly-meets-scary tone correct and the spectacular visuals perfect. The only problems are source material-based (no apologies to the King there). more

    Sep 8, 2017

    3:12 PM

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    Cutting Room for September

    Aksarben Cinema gets their Freaky Friday on (on a Monday), Film Streams sings a Siren song, and the Drafthouse gives you 15 seconds to comply... more

    Sep 8, 2017

    3:00 AM

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    Autumnal Fun-mnal

    So far, 2017 has been a "meh" year for film, but there's hope for a late-innings rally. Check out all the movies we're excited about this fall. more

    Sep 4, 2017

    2:00 AM

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    Lilting at Windmills

    This third, and hopefully final, installment of an inexplicable trilogy sees comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eat and talk their way through a new country while being modestly entertaining and hinting at their own fraudulent natures. more

    Sep 1, 2017

    11:38 AM

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    Un-Universal

    A documentarian's first narrative feature takes you inside a unique community and may be among the year's best films. more

    Sep 1, 2017

    10:40 AM

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    Movieha: Episode 244

    Matt and Ryan talk Rifftrax, who should be smited down by an angry God, and give out a phone number for you to call! more

    Aug 25, 2017

    11:56 AM

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    Movieha: Episode 243

    Matt and Ryan talk about cheesy sci-fi cover art, Logan Lucky, and various unsavory topics. Just like you want! more

    Aug 18, 2017

    2:24 PM

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    Cutting Room

    Two free screenings at Aksarben Cinema, the good Ridley Scott twin's movie at Alamo Drafthouse, and a musician's movie about a musician are all in this roundup! more

    Aug 18, 2017

    1:50 PM

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    Ocean’s Eleventy

    A stealthy-smart script buoys a cliche-based heist movies about two brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) who partner with an explosive thief (Daniel Craig) to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is one kind and clever crowd-pleaser. more

    Aug 18, 2017

    1:11 PM

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    More Gore Bore on the Climate War

    A finely produced documentary that hammers home important facts about climate change, with a few missteps and the return of a boring host. more

    Aug 11, 2017

    1:17 PM

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    Movieha: Episode 242

    Matt and Ryan discuss movie rumors, review Girls Trip, and postulate about the genitalia of our robot overlords. more

    Aug 11, 2017

    1:06 PM

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    Family Affairs and 90s Hair

    Ryan's take on this 90s-set family drama is more positive than Mason's, as he found it a quietly amusing exploration of dysfunction. more

    Aug 11, 2017

    12:51 PM

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    Let the Answering Machine Get It

    An inoffensive family dramedy from the folks who did the brilliant Obvious Child, this is a 90s-set film that won't leave much of a lasting impression. more

    Aug 11, 2017

    9:33 AM

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    Cutting Room for August

    The Alamo Drafthouse and Film Streams are making August live up to its reputation as the hottest month with a bevy of screenings and events . more

    Aug 4, 2017

    1:07 PM

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    The Top 10 Films I’ve Ever Reviewed

    I’ve crossed 15 years reviewing films at The Reader. With apologies to 2001, this lines up fairly neatly with the start of the millennium. Since this issue celebrates the best of our big little town, here are my 10 favorite movies during that time. more

    Aug 4, 2017

    1:07 PM

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    Flaccid Phallic Fantasy

    A misunderstood-but-deep-down-super-awesome generic white boy, Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), has dreams about a bad guy in black (Matthew McConaughey) trying to bring about the apocalypse and a good guy (Idris Elba) who aims to stop him. more

    Aug 4, 2017

    1:06 PM

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    Movieha: Episodes 240 and 241

    This week, we have TWO episodes for you. One on The Dark Tower and one on Atomic Blonde. We also give Matt a new name. Come, meet Fling Flong! more

    Aug 4, 2017

    11:24 AM

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    Thoughtful Sheet

    Casey Affleck dies, making Rooney Mara sad, and then Casey Affleck comes back as a ghost to watch Rooney Mara be sad. The movie goes on like this for a long time. more

    Jul 31, 2017

    1:10 PM

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    Finally, a Good Columbus

    A promising-but-flawed look at an intriguing setting and well-acted characters, with a script that comes up a "few stories short." That joke is funnier if you know the characters are architects... more

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    Gestating the Obvious

    This allegorical, frustrating endeavor sees Jennifer Lawrence as a woman whose writer husband (Javier Bardem) invites people into their home and lives with catastrophic results. It's actually about much more than that, but I'm not supposed to say... more

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    Scary? Shh! It…

    This adaptation of the beloved Stephen King novel gets the murder-clown right, the silly-meets-scary tone correct and the spectacular visuals perfect. The only problems are source material-based (no apologies to the King there). more

  • Trip to Spain Grade.jpg

    Lilting at Windmills

    This third, and hopefully final, installment of an inexplicable trilogy sees comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eat and talk their way through a new country while being modestly entertaining and hinting at their own fraudulent natures. more

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    Coma, Coma, Coma, Coma, Coma Come Feel the Awww

    The real life romance of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, is dramatized in this super sweet tale involving a medically induced coma, two sets of meddling parents, and plenty of genuine humor. more

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    Excaliburp

    Writer/director Guy Ritchie brings his trademark modern style to the legend of King Arthur, choosing to only keep basic elements. There’s a magic sword, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam), an evil king (Jude Law), some great weird elements but too much boring. more

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    Unmixed Tape

    An almost irritatingly pleasant, funny adventure that has plenty of flash and color but absolutely no plot. more

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