Queued Up – Examining The Best Of The Old And New

WONDER WOMAN (2017)

The set-up: After her people’s once isolated island sanctuary is beset by German invaders during WWI, Amazonian Princess Diana of Themyscira (Gal Gadot) journeys with American Major Steve Rogers (Chris Pine) to England to help end the War To End All Wars. But the outside world proves …

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Queued Up: “Sleight”, “Stormy Monday”, “A Shock To The System” and More!

SLEIGHT (2017)

The set-up: Resorting to drug peddling to help raise his younger sister following their parents’ deaths, a young magician named Bo (Jacob Latimore) starts getting in too deep with an increasingly violent dealer (Dulé Hill). Fearing for his life and that of his sister (Storm Reid) and new …

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Queued Up: ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Colossal,’ ‘They Live By Night’ and More

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017)

The set-up: It’s the end of the Vietnam War, and Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) is itching for one more mission. Boy, does he get one—a “geological survey” (led by John Goodman) that turns into a monster hunting adventure on a far-flung, uncharted island inhabited …

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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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