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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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    Iron Curtain Hurtin’

    Set in the Cold War, a spy with a list of the identities of spies gets killed, and MI-6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is dispatched to get it back and kill the bad guys. It's boring before it gets awesome but it gets very awesome. more

    Jul 28, 2017

    9:59 AM

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    A Wee Whee, Mon Ami

    Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and his partner, Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne), are intergalactic space agents that stumble across a vast conspiracy in a film with great visuals and tons of problematic narrative decisions. more

    Jul 21, 2017

    9:53 AM

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    Mo Capture, Mo Better

    This is where a synopsis would go if the title of the film wasn't already the synopsis. more

    Jul 21, 2017

    8:48 AM

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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

    Jul 14, 2017

    2:36 PM

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    Movieha Interviews Leo Adam Biga

    Matt and Ryan interview journalist/author Leo Adam Biga about Alexander Payne. Everything from his next film, Downsizing, to criticisms of Payne's work are on the table! more

    Jul 14, 2017

    1:32 PM

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    Movieha: Richelle's Horror Corridor

    Richelle talks about two new entries in the Horror Corridor: The Eyes of My Mother and The Silenced. more

    Jul 14, 2017

    11:40 AM

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    Movieha: Episode 238

    Matt and Ryan kinda stay on topic! Well, they discuss the World's Strongest Man competition, Matt's contagion level, and (eventually) rom-com The Big Sick! more

    Jul 14, 2017

    11:26 AM

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    Unconventional Convent Confessions

    Based on the Decameron, this is a breezy comedy about a peasant who finds himself in a convent where nuns are going bonkers. Filled with ribald humor and raunch, the cast makes this a welcome respite from blockbuster fatigue. more

    Jul 13, 2017

    3:11 PM

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    Catches Feels Just Like Flies

    Ditching the origin story, this breezy adventure sees Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he first stumbles through making Spider-Man a superhero. A blissful blend of teen dramedy and comic book spectacle, this is a perfect genre film. more

    Jul 7, 2017

    3:46 PM

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    Movieha: Episode 237

    Matt and Ryan complain about the world's lack of empathy and then talk Spider-man and video games. LIKE ADULTS! more

    Jul 7, 2017

    12:11 PM

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    Feed Me, See More

    For this month's Food issue, we deep-dish-dive into some unusual categories of where cinema and cuisine collide. more

    Jul 5, 2017

    12:00 AM

Report Card

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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

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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

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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

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    Iron Curtain Hurtin’

    Set in the Cold War, a spy with a list of the identities of spies gets killed, and MI-6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is dispatched to get it back and kill the bad guys. It's boring before it gets awesome but it gets very awesome. more

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    A Wee Whee, Mon Ami

    Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and his partner, Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne), are intergalactic space agents that stumble across a vast conspiracy in a film with great visuals and tons of problematic narrative decisions. more

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    Mo Capture, Mo Better

    This is where a synopsis would go if the title of the film wasn't already the synopsis. more

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