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PODCAST: Three White Women Try to Review “Get Out” WITHOUT Sounding Racist

I saw the movie Get Out last night and it is now the ONLY thing I want to think or talk about. Comedian Jordan Peele delivers one of the smartest horror movies in ages, which skewers modern racism while scaring the bejeezus out of you. But can three white women review it without sounded racist? Listen to our podcast below to find out because we’re STILL not sure.
(Get Out Parent Review: This movie is Rated-R for violence, gore, profanity, racial slurs and some graphic sex-talk. There is no nudity or sexual depictions, but it’s probably more appropriate for older teens. You can (and should) get tickets by clicking HERE. )

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Snowden” & Why It Made Me Feel Icky

Oliver Stone is having too much fun with Snowden.

I have this mental image of him, snickering and repeatedly punching the former NSA contractor’s arm as they watched the movie together. Because they did. Oliver Stone showed an unfinished version of Snowden to Edward Snowden, which should tell you volumes about this film.

This version of the story has Stone filling in the blanks left by Laura Poitras’ 2014 documentary, Citizenfour. It shows how Edward Snowden went from basic training to the CIA, and met his longtime girlfriend Lindsay along the way. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Snowden with loads of brainiac intensity, but it’s his voice that you’ll notice first. JGL is doing a first-rate Snowden impression, which is at once distracting and impressive. It sounded like he was struggling with a hairball at first, but I stopped noticing it about 10 minutes into the film. The cast as a whole is filled with interesting choices, like Nicholas Cage as an Agency instructor, and Shailene Woodley as Snowden’s photographer girlfriend (and apparent Selfie Queen). Melissa Leo is sweet and supportive as documentarian Laura Poitras and I was especially excited to see my new favorite actor, Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta) as Snowden’s like-minded co-worker. Continue reading →