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Screener Squad: All About Nina

0 Submitted by on Fri, 12 October 2018, 11:57
There’s nothing funny about Nina Geld’s life. She’s a stand-up comedian with an acerbic tongue, a chip on her shoulder and a bad habit to get in bed with the wrong guys. However, when she heads to Los Angeles to audition for a prime time comedy show, she meets the man of her dreams in the form of Rafe. Will Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: Bikini Moon

0 Submitted by on Fri, 12 October 2018, 11:51
Oh boy…this review is going to be a doozy. Justin and Davey discuss this new film Bikini Moon from director Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain), a faux-documentary where a group of young independent filmmakers come across a mentally unstable Iraq War veteran who calls herself ‘Bikini.’ They soon become fascinated with her and decide to dedicate their time helping her Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: Thunder Road

0 Submitted by on Fri, 12 October 2018, 11:48
Ever had the loss of a loved one mess with everything in your life? Jim Cummings has apparently, or at least his character does in this movie that Cummings not only played the lead in, but also wrote and directed. Adapting his original short film, we follow Officer Jim who, following a humiliatingly overwrought eulogy at his mother’s funeral, tries Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: Stella’s Last Weekend

0 Submitted by on Fri, 12 October 2018, 11:43
How does one prepare for the impending death of a family dog? Why, by throwing a goodbye party for them while dealing with love triangles of course! Written, directed by and starring Polly Draper (thirtysomething), the film follows two brothers named Jack and Oliver, played by real-life brothers Nat and Alex Wolff respectively, planing for one last weekend with their Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: Private Life

0 Submitted by on Tue, 09 October 2018, 11:14
It’s about to get real uncomfortable in here, but for all the best reasons. Tamara Jenkins (“The Savages”) returns to film making after an eleven-year hiatus with this Sundance darling. The story follows Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as a New York couple named Richard and Rachel, who despite their best efforts cannot conceive a child or secure one for Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: Colette

0 Submitted by on Fri, 05 October 2018, 10:20
Justin and Davey continue exploring their new favorite genre to review together: lesbian historical biographies. This time, they’re exploring the life of famous French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, played here by Keira Knightley. Following her marriage to socialite and libertine Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars, she is encouraged to write a novel as a means of expressing herself. Things get complicated, however, when Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad Review Monsters and Men

0 Submitted by on Fri, 05 October 2018, 10:11
The Screener Squad gets serious this time out as they cover Monsters and Men, the Sundance darling from director Reinaldo Marcus Green making his feature film debut. The story follows three lead characters (played by Anthony Ramos, John David Washington, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.) as they deal with a police shooting that affects their lives more than they could have imagined. Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

0 Submitted by on Tue, 25 September 2018, 18:35
The Screener Squad takes on another international assignment as they venture into the weird and wild world of anime! Their target this time is the English dub film for My Hero Academia, subtitled both Two Heroes and The Movie (they use both on the title card for some reason…). The series leads the ultra-powerful All Might and his protege Deku traveling to the floating Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: The Great Battle

0 Submitted by on Fri, 21 September 2018, 08:59
The Screener Squad takes on another international mission as they review South Korea’s latest epic, Kim Kwang-Sik’s The Great Battle. Based on the legendary siege of Ansi set during the Goguryeo-Tang War in 645 A.D., we follow a small Korean force led by Commander Yang Man-chun (Jo In-sung) as they defend their fortress against 500,000 of Chinese emperor Taizong’s soldiers. Unbeknownst Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: Little Italy

0 Submitted by on Thu, 20 September 2018, 11:10
Mamma mia! Justin Zarian has to review this stinky meatball of a movie called Little Italy, but he’s woefully unprepared like musciada pasta. So he has called Ben Gentile, that little Italian-American goomba of his, to help him not look like a giamope while reviewing this movie! It’s about this adorable pazzo couple whose families are acting like a bunch of ciuccios and now run rival restaurants next Continue Reading...
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