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Steve Sarmento

Da 5 Bloods

Jun 16, 2020

The Corona Virus is still a major threat in the world and even though some businesses are reopening, the film industry continues its holding pattern. Because of that, new releases in the “Theater at Home” paradigm are getting all different kinds of creative digital structures. This past weekend, Netflix released “Da 5 Bloods,” a Spike Lee Joint that quickly jumped to #3 in for selections on the service. Click into this episode as Spike helps us open up and process the wounds of both the past and the present.

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2020-06-13 • Saturday Matinée

Jun 15, 2020

Daredevil rights… What’s this now? Spider tease. The Girl with the Amazon Tattoo! Gosling to go full wolfy. Plus a list of movies celebrating great Mind Fights!

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May 26, 2020

“Theater at Home” new releases are available and more titles are being announced all the time. The Film Board will continue to gather its thugs and spoil them for you as we find them out there in the streaming universe until we can all get back and see our beloved big screens. “Capone” was released to most major streaming services on May 12th. This film examines a part of life that is rarely discussed, and Capone’s is unique. Unravel it all with us on The Film Board!

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

May 19, 2020

JJ and Steve finish off the first half of 2020 with 2018’s The Kindergarten Teacher. This is an American remake of 2014’s The Kindergarten Teacher from Israel. There is no doubt that this is truly Maggie Gyllenhaall’s film. This adaptation is a more accessible film, but it has lost many of the elements that JJ and Steve enjoyed and appreciated in the original.

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2020-05-16 • Saturday Matinée

May 16, 2020

Hamilton comes home July 3. New Mutants gets another new release date. Dave Filoni makes a better pitch for the prequels than Lucas ever did. Disney to release six-part making-of behind Frozen 2 … hopefully with more 80s ballads. AMCmazon.

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

May 12, 2020

JJ and Steve finish the first half of 2020 with a film and its remake. This pairing starts with 2014’s The Kindergarten Teacher from Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid. There is a lot to discuss and analyze in this film. Is it an allegory? Is it a poem? They both agree that this film is a visual treat.

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2020-05-02 • Saturday Matinée

May 4, 2020

The Quibi Experiment continues. Trolls World Tour is doing really well… unrelated we’re sure: AMC won’t play Universal movies anymore. Change-up at the Oscars… for a little while, at least. Plus, trailers and a set of movies celebrating cinematic floods!

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Vox Lux

Apr 28, 2020

Steve and JJ are really split on this one. JJ was disappointed that this was more of a poem than a film and wasn’t happy about the execution of this film. Steve, on the other hand, gives it praise for its ambitiousness and the opening sequence before the titles.

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2020-04-25 • Saturday Matinée

Apr 27, 2020

HOME is kinda pretentious beautifully produced environmental living. Georgia is on Hannibal’s march to the sea. Soderbergh is heading the DGA efforts to re-open the entertainment business. Scary Stories 2. Darry Hannah’s “hairy” hiney… thanks Disney, from everyone.

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2020-04-18 • Saturday Matinée

Apr 18, 2020

Pete saw The Platform, doesn’t regret it. Perry Mason gets a backstory in the first series trailer drop. Venom 2 marketing? PeacockTV brings the nostalgia this summer. Netflix sneaks past Disney. Plus, recommendations for Avenue 5 and Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet.

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