TrailerWatch: “Queen & Slim” – First Look!

(from left) Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) and Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) in Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas.Addtl. InfoAndre D. Wagner/Universal Pictures


While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man (Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya) and a black woman (Jodie Turner-Smith, in her first starring feature-film role), are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defense. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defense lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country.

Queen & Slim hits theaters this November.

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Toy Story 4 – a fitting end (?) to the series


Story: As Woody settles into his new home with Bonnie, he finds things aren’t quite the same as when he was with Billy. When he runs into Bo-Peep after years apart, he struggles with her different perspective on being a toy.

Genre I’d put it in: Lovely Family Film Series Closer

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Part of the Toy Story franchise. Perhaps the last of the bunch, but who knows? Continue reading

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza: “Spider-Man Far From Home”!

Still recovering from Endgame? ME TOO. But Peter Parker is here to make us feel better, and I’ve got passes for Far From Home! Synopsis!

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Yes, we know Mysterio is in effect, and that Petey and crew will be on a school vacay. Wanna know more? Let’s go!

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Samuel Adams Seasonal Summer Ale

Originally published at The Green Man Review!

Sam Adams has changed up their Summer Ale for the first time in 23 years. If you think I’m passing up a chance to give it a sip-see, you’re crazy. And you’re not crazy. Okay, you’re the right kind of crazy. I like that.

I ordered a draft of the stuff, so I got an pro pour, instead of my typical “slosh it against the glass for the first part, then let it rip” thing I’ve got going on. The first thing I noticed is the bare head, especially for such a low ABV beer. The very slight head let’s a nose full off candied orange come at me. I’m not mad. Lest you think this will be all candy and sugar overkill, let me just say that it’s a nice whiff that leads to fresh air and a touch of yeast. Continue reading

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“Men in Black International” channels the fun of the first film

“Mind the gap.”

Story: After years of trying to find MiB, brand-spanking new Agent M (Tessa Thompson) is eager to make an initial for herself. So she teams up with MiB legend, Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) to protect a member of an alien royal family. It goes badly. Is there a mole in MiB? Cue groovy alien cameos!

Genre I’d put it in: Rip-roaring Fun Re-imaginings

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Set in the mythology of the earlier Men in Black series, based on the Malibu/Marvel comics of the same name. Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Annabelle Comes Home”!

Let’s get spooky! I’ve got passes for the next chapter in the Conjuring universe! Synopsis!

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: “Toy Story 4”!

Ready to go on an another adventure with Buzz and Woody? Synopsis!

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries.

Let’s go!

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