Queued Up: ‘The Lego Batman Movie,’ ‘XX,’ ‘Logan,’ and More

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017)

The set-up: Despite being the cowl with the scowl who triumphs over Gotham City’s criminal element, narcissistic Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) is a lonely individual without love or family in his life. Now his world is turning upside down: new police commissioner Barbara Gordon …

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Queued Up: ‘Get Out,’ ‘Tunnel,’ ‘Tower,’ and More

GET OUT (2017)

The set-up: African-American photographer Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) journeys outside of NYC to visit the wealthy, secluded suburban family of his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams). But when he sees that the allegedly liberal clan has unnervingly subservient black servants and that their almost exclusively white …

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Queued Up: ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘The House That Screamed,’ House: Two Stories,’ And More

HIDDEN FIGURES (2016)

The set-up: As America falls behind the Russians in the Space Race of the early 1960s, three African-American women—genius human computer Katherine Goble (targeting trajectories for major flight missions), untitled but masterly computer supervisor Dorothy Vaughn, and smart aspiring engineer Mary Jackson—labor hard at NASA to assist …

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Queued Up: ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,’ ‘Silence,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ and More

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

The set-up: Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a young British wizard and collector of fantastic beasts, arrives in New York in 1926 to seek out another oddity for his already overstuffed magical suitcase of colorful creatures. But when they are accidentally set free, …

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John Waters’ Filthy World: An Interview With John Waters

John Waters, the subversive auteur from Baltimore who brought us bad taste cinema like Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble, along with the endearing retro musicals Hairspray and Cry-Baby, is also an actor, author, and the star of his perennially evolving one-man show This Filthy World: Filthier and More

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Queued Up: ‘Love Wolf And Cub,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth,’ and More

LONE WOLF AND CUB (1972-74)

The set-up: After his wife is killed by the venomous Yagyū clan that usurps his role as local Shogunate Executioner, a masterless ronin named Itto Ogami (Tomisaburo Wakayama) wanders the feudal Japanese countryside with his infant son Daigoro as assassins for hire. (Yes, the boy …

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Queued Up: ‘ The Girl On The Train,’ ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Dead-End Drive-In,” and more

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (2016)

The set-up: An alcoholic commuter (Emily Blunt), stinging from her failed marriage and phone stalking her ex, becomes fascinated with her former neighbors who live next door. She sees them every day from her passing train, but when she begins to uncover clues that …

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Queued Up: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Creepshow 2,’ ‘The Killing Of America,’ and more!

SUICIDE SQUAD Extended Cut (2016)

The set-up: With Superman dead, the U.S. government authorizes a task force of bad guys to take down dangerous threats from fellow meta-humans. Manipulated due to explosives implanted in their bodies, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and their once incarcerated criminal comrades find themselves “enlisted” to take …

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Queued Up: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016, Part 2

PREGAMING ROGUE ONE

Last year, J.J. Abrams relaunched the famed Star Wars franchise with The Force Awakens, reuniting some of our favorite characters from the original trilogy and introducing some fresh ones to kickstart a next wave rebellion against the reinvigorated forces of the evil Galactic Empire. If you …

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Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide 2016, Part 1

ALL THINGS MUST PASS (2016)

Colin Hanks chronicles the history of Tower Records, once the behemoth of music retail, from their inception in 1960 to their Stateside shuttering in late 2006. Founder Russ Solomon, his key employees, and music icons like Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl weigh in on Tower’s …

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