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"I enjoyed The Hustle... Always nice to see Anne Hathaway in comedies...wondering if Meryl coached her on all those accents!" - me

"My friend and I watched Under the Silver Lake last week and to this day, I still don’t know what it is about. ๐Ÿ˜”Same friend insisted that we watch Wine Country on Netflix and somehow only the white wine joke made me laugh." - goodbar


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Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)
Christian Petzoldt (Transit)
Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
Toni Collette (Hereditary)
Glenn Close (The Wife)

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Watch at Home: Never look away from ball culture while synchronized swimming

Nathaniel R giving you the heads up on what's available to you now to screen at home.

New on DVD/Blu-Ray
Fighting With My Family - Rising star Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) leads the ensemble in this film about a female wrestler
Her Smell - Elisabeth Moss won raves for playing a punkrock addict in this indie with a riot grrrl style soundtrack
Never Look Away - the least discussed and last-released nominee for last year's historically popular Foreign Film competition at the Oscars (all five were hits which just about never happens

Also new: Liam Neeson in Cold Pursuit, the popular documentary Apollo 11, and the horror flick Happy Death Day 2 U. New to streaming after the jump...

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Watch at Home: The insane "Serenity" and "Extremely Wicked" Zac Efron

Nathaniel R giving you the heads up on what's available to you now to screen at home.

Newish on DVD/Blu-Ray
Serenity - Must be seen to be believed. We can't wait for it to hit streaming and watch the masses catch on to this new camp classic.
Tickled - Unsure why this famous doc about fetish videos and the shady man who produced them took 3 years to end up on DVD.
The Gospel According to André - well-reviewed fashion doc.

Also new: Taraji P Henson hears What Men Want, Gina Rodriguez gets kidnapped in the remake of Miss Bala, Mads Mikkelsen freezes in Arctic, and Everybody Knows something or other about Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Great iTunes deals and new to streaming after the jump... 

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Watch at Home: On the Basis of "Destroyer"

by Nathaniel R

Links go to our reviews or interviews

New Blu-Ray / DVDs
Mirai - an Oscar nominated beauty from 
The Mule -Clint Eastwood's 37th (!!!) feature
On the Basis of Sex -Failed Oscar bait
Vice - Inexplicably successful Oscar bait but not-so successful in theaters. It was the second lowest grosser among the Best Pictures globally (only Roma behind it) and second least well reviewed (only Bohemian Rhapsody behind it). 
Welcome to Marwen - Robert Zemeckis crash and burned with this visual fx curiousity about a man who deals with trauma by creating dolls of his war experience. It grossed just $12.7 globally...

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Watch: Can You Ever Forgive the Rhapsody of High Flying Birds at Studio 54?

Time for a quickied DVD/Blu-Ray/Streaming round up. Here's what's new in the past week or so for home viewing:


  • At Eternity's Gate - Willem Dafoe as Van Gogh. (This was the lowest grossing movie outside of Roma to score a big six Oscar nod this year, earning just $2.2 million. Even nearly half the foreign and doc nominees outgrossed it!)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody -In case you wanna lipsynch along at home. Maybe you'll win an Oscar, too?
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Hope you enjoyed our Richard E Grant interview this week. We're still rooting for him to pull off a deserving shock upset at the Oscars. We'd totally believe he could if "upsets" happened more often on Oscar night. But mostly they don't...

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Box Office: Alita opens and Cold War is still strong.

What did you see this weekend? Here are the charts...

Weekend Box Office (Esimates)
(February 15th-17th )

1 ๐Ÿ”บ Alita: Battle Angel $27.8 on 3790 screens *NEW*  
1 They Shall Not Grow Old $985k on 626 screens (cum. $15.2) Review โ˜…
2 The LEGO Movie Part 2   $21.2 on 4303 screens (cum. $62.6) 
2  Cold War $404k on 247 screens (cum. $3.5) ReviewPod5th Biggest Foreign Hit โ˜…

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Half of the Oscar nominated films are still in theaters. Catch up!

Yesterday we saw huge increases in theater counts for several of the 37 Oscar nominated films (marked by up arrows below). If you've missed any of them, this is the week for it. The titles marked with an asterisk below were already on their way out of the theaters and did not add screens, so you'd best hurry up if you can find them! 

  • ๐Ÿ”บ The Favourite -10 nominations. (back in wide release)
  • ๐Ÿ”บ A Star is Born - 8 nominations. (back in wide release)
  • ๐Ÿ”บ Vice  - 8 nominations 
  • ๐Ÿ”บ BlacKkKlansman - 6 nominations. (re-release, limited only)...

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