Monday Morning Matinee

Review: ‘The New Mutants’

By Will Oliver, August 29th 2020

The New Mutants | Josh Boone | August 28, 2020

[Before we dive into Will’s thoughts on New Mutants, a quick note from Will: Last night I drove to the Warwick Drive-In Theater in Warwick, New York to catch a screening of The New Mutants from the safety of my car. We just want to urge people to please only attend a drive-in screening if you are able to safely do so, as movie theaters are not fully reopened nationwide (nor would we recommend stepping foot in a movie theater of any capacity for several hours in the midst of a global airborne pandemic). No movie is worth risking your health and safety. Be safe and well everyone!]

It figures that The New Mutants finally gets released during the chaotic and hellish year that is 2020. Director Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) and the film have had a rocky journey over the past two years, with multiple release delays, reshoots that never occurred, and now an unceremonious release date dump as the first proper big studio film released in the United States during its “comeback” from COVID-19, which is still running rampant throughout our country.
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Review: ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’

By Will Oliver, August 27th 2020

Bill & Ted Face The Music | Dean Parisot | August 28, 2020

In the 1989 comedy classic Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, two slackers end up being humanity’s last hope with just a goofy but good-natured attitude and friendship built on positive refrains such as “be excellent to each other”. The two went on to save the world again two years later in 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and return for a third time nearly three decades later with Bill & Ted Face The Music. Only this time it’s the real world that needs Bill & Ted to save us from the real-life horror that is the year 2020.
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Neon has just shared the first trailer for their new Awards Season-ready period piece drama Ammonite, from British director, Francis Lee.

Winslet stars as acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning who has the task of mentoring a young woman played by Ronan. They spent a lot of time together and develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
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