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B.J. Novak Heads to Texas for ‘Vengeance’ (Review)
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B.J. Novak Heads to Texas for ‘Vengeance’ (Review)

'Vengeance,' the directorial debut of 'The Office' star B.J. Novak, is a sharply observed Texas-based noir that explores more territory than you might expect. Novak wrote, directed, and starred in this darkly comic thriller as somewhat of an aimless journalist named Ben Manalowitz looking for his ticket to success. B.J. Novak and Boyd Holbrook star in 'Vengeance' (Focus Features) An Unexpected Trip to West Texas His career is on a decent path, but his ambitions are higher. His love life is fleeting, with an iPhone full of women that he identifies mostly by where he met them to jog his own memory. Callous and selfish, his tendency is to sacrifice genuine relationships for brief moments of pleasure. Ben's life changes when he gets a phone call from a man named Ty (Boyd Hol...
What to Watch: September 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: September 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in September, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you want to sit down with a brand new release to rent on VOD? If you’d rather check out something that has just hit a service you already subscribe to, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your September streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? September streaming pick: Ana de Armas stars as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix's 'Blonde' Newly Available on VOD this September Kaepernick & America (September 2) Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (PVOD @ $19.99, September 6 - our review)Where The Crawdads Sing (PVOD @ $19.99, September 6) From Where They Stood (September 13)Confess, Fletch (PVOD @ $24.99, September 16)The Story of Film...
‘Stay On Board’ Chronicles Life of Trans Skateboarder Leo Baker (Review)
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‘Stay On Board’ Chronicles Life of Trans Skateboarder Leo Baker (Review)

For two decades, Leo Baker was a professional skateboarder who competed professionally all around the world. Co-directors Nicola Marsh and Giovanni Reda followed Baker from 2019 to 2021 during a period of intense personal turmoil. The film begins with what should have been a career highlight - Baker was announced to represent the USA on the first-ever Women's Olympic Skateboarding Team. Leo Baker reaches new heights in 'Stay On Board' (Netflix) The problem? Baker was experiencing extreme gender dysphoria, already identifying themselves as Leo and using they/them pronouns amongst friends and family. Being chosen for the Olympics was a life changing moment, but not in the way you might expect. Every interview and comment that identified them as a woman became harder and harde...
What to Watch: August 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: August 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in August, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you want to sit down with a brand new release to rent on VOD? If you’d rather check out something that has just hit a service you already subscribe to, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your August streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD this August Mister Candid Camera (August 2)Gone in the Night (August 2)Official Competition (August 2)Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris (PVOD @ $19.99, August 2)Minions: The Rise of Gru (PVOD @ $29.99, August 2)Hypochondriac (August 4)Elvis (PVOD @ $24.99, August 8, also on HBO Max)Poser (August 9)I Love My Dad (August 12)Sharp Stick (August 16)Both Sides of the Blade (August ...
Netflix Hits Big With ‘The Gray Man’ (Review)
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Netflix Hits Big With ‘The Gray Man’ (Review)

After two relatively goofy comedies in the early aughts, The Russo Brothers jumped in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2014 with 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' They not only took the reins of that film's sequel, but then proceeded to direct the next two films in the 'Avengers' series. It's probably not too surprising to learn that their first film for Netflix is among the streamer's most expensive releases to date. With 'The Gray Man,' every bit of that alleged $200 million budget is on display. A CIA Agent Fights For His Life Ryan Gosling stars as "Sierra Six," a high-level secret assassin for the CIA. After learning secrets about Denny Carmichael, a corrupt official at the agency (Regé-Jean Page, 'Bridgerton'), Six begins a literal fight for his life. Carmichae...
What to Watch: July 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: July 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in July, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you want to sit down with a brand new release to rent on VOD? If you’d rather check out something that has just hit a service you already subscribe to, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your July streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD Brian and Charles (available now, PVOD)Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel (available now)Mothering Sunday (available now)The Phantom of the Open (available now, PVOD)Jurassic World Dominion (July 14, PVOD)The Black Phone (July 14, PVOD) Diary of a Spy (July 15)Facing Nolan (July 19)Men (July 19)Mr. Malcolm's List (July 21)Beba (July 26)The Duke (July 26) https:/...
‘The Northman’ Seeks Revenge (Review)
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‘The Northman’ Seeks Revenge (Review)

Maverick filmmaker Robert Eggers ('The Witch,' 'The Lighthouse') returned to the theaters earlier this Spring with his breathtaking third feature, 'The Northman.' Expanding far beyond the independent and intimate vibe of his earlier work, 'The Northman' is a full-scale, big budget Viking saga based on a legend that actually inspired Shakespeare's 'Hamlet.' The powerful script was co-written by Eggers and Icelandic author and songwriter Sjón, which explains how Eggers was able to get Björk out of cinematic retirement for a brief role here. She is just a small part of an epic tale that is aided by a top-notch cast. Alexander Skarsgård in 'The Northman.' (Focus Features) As a young child, Prince Amleth (played as an adult by Alexander Skarsgård) watches as his father King Aurva...
An Ode To YOUTH// In Defense of Saint Slumber’s Early EP’s & a Chat with the Menace Himself, Joshua Perna!
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An Ode To YOUTH// In Defense of Saint Slumber’s Early EP’s & a Chat with the Menace Himself, Joshua Perna!

"You need to make the decision whether you're going to always be chasing the carrot, or if you're going to stop and look at what you've done, and spend some time to congratulate yourself [...]"- Joshua Perna Listen up, music fans--especially those of you that like Saint Slumber-- This is urgent. A few weeks ago, it was rumored that two EPs—YOUTH//1 and YOUTH//2--were going to be wiped from the Internet. https://twitter.com/sntslmbr/status/1519366606438248449 -cracks knuckles- LISTEN UP, PERNA. This is unacceptable. I don't care how fire your new single is. Stream "NO DUH." by Saint Slumber on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/51oRXT8J1Fs3QzgeM2F9iQ?si=7b5efb0509ae4969 I'll concede that "NO DUH." by Saint Slumber could ...
“Inspiration Leads Me Everywhere”: Chats with Joshua Perna [Saint Slumber, King Leer]
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“Inspiration Leads Me Everywhere”: Chats with Joshua Perna [Saint Slumber, King Leer]

Attention: if you've read "Ode To Youth//... Joshua Perna" in full, then you can skip this piece. This article contains the same interview & is for everyone who just wants to dive straight into the interview with Joshua Perna. I don't blame you, of course! You know what you want... and he's got some really great points on all things dealing with creative burnout, working as an independent musician, artistry, social media and more! "While you might not be spending money, you are. You're spending your time. And that is not a renewable resource. Your energy is finite."Joshua Perna [Saint Slumber / King Leer] What initially started this feature was something that Joshua Perna had said in a Discord group chat message a few months before this talk of YOUTH// cancellati...
Hulu’s ‘Crush’ is a Charming Queer Rom-Com (Review)
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Hulu’s ‘Crush’ is a Charming Queer Rom-Com (Review)

Hulu's 'Crush' is part of a growing batch of films and television series that focus on young queer people finding love. Following Netflix's 'Heartstopper' series, which is one of the most charming love stories in recent years of any orientation, this heartfelt and comic debut feature from director Sammi Cohen follows a young artist named Paige (Rowan Blanchard) who would do anything to get close to the girl she has a crush on at school. Rowan Blanchard and Auli'i Cravalho star in 'Crush' (Photo by: Hulu) For Paige, being gay has just been a fact of life. She's been out at school for years and has an overly supportive mother (Megan Mullally) who tries to show her how much of a cool mom she is by gifting her vibrators and dental dams. The target of her affection is Gabriela (I...