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Weekly Recap: Run, Mangrove, Ma Rainey, Sound of Metal & More!

As we approach the holidays (and another American status update suggesting we continue staying indoors), there's certainly a lot available to watch. This week presents a new thriller, Run, which does its job evoking Hitchcock to some degree. There's the first entry in Amazon Prime's Small Axe anthology, "Mangrove," which has plenty of relevance for now. I also have an early review of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, coming to Netflix in December. There's a number of other movies hitting VOD worth checking out as well.

Additionally, there are more podcasts we put together, including our episode covering Freaky, and our commentary track for Unstoppable, and more. Finally, there are my various essays lists, and new trailers to dig into as well. Enjoy, stay safe out there, and thanks for reading!

Movie Reviews:

(All Reviews Are Linked)

  • Run - A fun thriller featuring an overprotective mother taken to the extreme - now on Hulu.
  • Small Axe: "Mangrove" - The first installment of an anthology series of films tackling social justice - it's terrific.
  • Early Review: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, in his final performance, shine in this latest August Wilson adaptation.
  • In-House Reviews: Sound of Metal, Vanguard, WolfWalkers, Embattled & More! 
  • In-House Reviews: Jungleland, Proxima, Kindred, The Dark and the Wicked, Mortal & More!
  • In-House Reviews: Come Play, His House, Bad Hair, Rebecca, Waikiki & More!  
  • In-House Reviews: The Witches, Borat, AFI Fest, Memories of Murder & More!
  • In-House Reviews: Trial of the Chicago 7, Rainy Day In New York, Old Ways & More  
  • In-House Reviews: Hubie Halloween, War with Grandpa, 40-Year Old Version & More 
  • In-House Reviews: Possessor, The Glorias, Dick Johnson is Dead & More! 
  • In-House Reviews: Enola Holmes, Kajillionaire, Misbehaviour, Alone & More
  • In-House Reviews: The Nest, Secrets We Keep, Residue, TIFF Roundup & More! 
  • Every Review Throughout The Year(s)

New Films In Theaters:

  • Freaky
  • Mank
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • Synchronic 

New Films Now Streaming:

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield - On VOD
  • Unhinged On VOD
  • On The Rocks - on AppleTV+
  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow - on VOD
  • Possessor - on VOD
  • Love And Monsters - on VOD
  • An American Pickle - HBO Max
  • Greyhound - AppleTV+
  • The Old Guard - Netflix
  • Palm Springs - Hulu 
  • First Cow - on VOD
  • Da 5 Bloods - Netflix

New On 4K/Blu-ray/DVD:​ 

  • The New Mutants 
  • Moonstruck - The Criterion Collection 


  • Freaky - Aaron and Abe are joined by JoBlo’s Jimmy O to talk all about the Blumhouse horror-comedy Freaky, from director Christopher Landon.
  • Unstoppable Commentary - Aaron is joined by Brandon Peters, Scott Mendelson, Peter Paras, and Yancy Berns to discuss the disaster-blue collar-action film Unstoppable, the final film from director Tony Scott, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.
  • All Episodes

Trailers & Other Articles Of Note:

  • One Night in Miami 
  • Tom & Jerry 
  • MLK/FBI 
  • Chaos Walking 
  • Godmothered 
  • Don't Tell A Soul 
  • The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone 
  • Justice League 
  • Pieces of a Woman
  • Batman: Soul of the Dragon 
  • World of Wong Kar Wai 
  • Let Them All Talk 
  • Servant - Season 2 
  • The Top 100 Films of the Decade (2010 - 2019) 
  • February Criterion Releases

Godzilla Posts:

  • Godzilla Singular Point 
  • Godzilla Is Getting Closer   
  • Godzilla Criterion Box Set Announcement  
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters Movie Review
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters Podcast
  • Stomping Through 'Godzilla' History: Where To Begin & What To Watch
  • 21 Fun Facts About the Godzilla Franchise
  • Godzilla Ranking: The Heisei Era (1984-1995) 
  • Godzilla Ranking: The Millennium Era (1999-2004) 
  • Godzilla (1954) Audio Commentary
  • Destroy All Monsters Discussion
  • All Monsters Attack Discussion


  • The Walking Dead
  • The Walking Dead: World Beyond
  • Watchmen 
  • Preacher
  • The Tick 
  • Atlanta 
  • Past TV Coverage 

Everything In General:

  • My Official Facebook Page
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Podcast
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Screen Rant
  • Variety
  • Why So Blu?
  • We Live Entertainment

Have A Great Weekend & Stay Safe Out There!

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