Episode 330 – Nerve / Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

As the summer draws to a close, we talk about these two releases:

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– Nerve

– Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

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Episode 329 – Jason Bourne / Suicide Squad

Jason Bourne and Suicide Squad get the full Moviewallas treatment this week.  Find out what we thought of both movie in this week’s Podcast:

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Episode 328 – Café Society / Captain Fantastic

In Episode 328 of the Moviewallas Podcast we discuss:

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  • Café Society
  • Captain Fantastic
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Episode 327 – Ghostbusters / The Secret Life of Pets

We review a couple of the summer’s bigger releases in this week’s Podcast:

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  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • The Secret Life of Pets
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Episode 326 – Finding Dory / The Shallows / Central Intelligence

More fun with the Moviewallas this week as we talk about the new releases:

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  • The Shallows
  • Finding Dory
  • Central Intelligence
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Episode 325 – The BFG / The Legend of Tarzan / Weiner Dog

Happy Fourth of July movie fans!  We discuss some of the weekend’s bigger releases in this week’s podcast:

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  • The BFG
  • The Legend of Tarzan
  • Weiner Dog
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Septembers of Shiraz | Review

If you are feeling a touch of summer sequelitis and looking for something powerful and thrilling to watch then SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ is an important must see movie.

Set during the 1979 revolution in Iran SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ is the harrowing story of a secular Jewish family as they fight for their lives in an attempt to escape what is going on around them.  Based on true events with poignant and affective performances by Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody, and Academy Award® nominees Salma Hayek-Pinault and Shohreh Aghdashloo, SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ illustrates the impact of political upheaval on ordinary people and gives us an incisive examination of a troubled moment in history.

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Expertly directed by Wayne Blair this movie brings droves of tension in what ultimately becomes an adrenalin charged cat-and-mouse battle of wills.  SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ is moving and both topical and relevant to current world events.  In revealing what many families sadly encountered over 35 years ago, the genius of this movie lies in its ability to relate the events of that time to experiences that are tragically being suffered by many in a number of countries around the globe today.

The movie cleverly reminds us that the victims of one political party’s agenda versus another are the very people who are promised their protection whilst the accompanying pollution of such communities who ultimately get divided by religion, class and economic factors often end up being the casualties of promised revolutions.

SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ is adapted by screenwriter Hanna Weg from Dalia Sofer’s bestselling novel.
SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ opened in New York, Los Angeles, and additional cities on Friday, June 24, 2016.  please check local listings

Episode 324 – The Conjuring 2 / Warcraft: The Beginning

Time for another dose of Moviewallas!  In this week’s Podcast we discuss:

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  • The Conjuring 2
  • Warcraft
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Episode 323 – Money Monster / The Nice Guys

In episode 323 of Moviewallas, we talk about:

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  • Money Monster
  • The Nice Guys
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Review | PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS

 

Sometimes all you want to do is to settle into a film seat with popcorn in your hands, and not have to worry about life’s all too real problems. Or to have the film comment on How We Live Now. Or to have the film be a treatise on the State Of The World. Lord knows we have enough films that do that. Sometimes all you want to see is a fun, soufflé-light comedy with a good heart. And an abundance of silliness up its sleeves.

 

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Edgar Garcia, Rosie Perez, Rosario Dawson and Luis Guzman in PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS.

PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS (opening in San Diego, Friday June 10th) is just that film. In the inanity of its plot, it could give KEANU a run for its money. And yet, PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS resonates with a little more sincerity, a little more ballast amidst all the goofiness. And is there goofiness here! I will attempt to summarize the plot as thus: two New York detectives of Puerto Rican lineage are recruited to travel to Paris and solve the mystery of a stolen, coveted new handbag  by a top fashion designer. See what I mean? I defy you to come up with something goofier. But to watch the film is to notice a smile come on your face in the first five minutes, and to have that smile stay stubbornly through the last reel. In fact if I mention the cast – Luis Guzman, Edgar Garcia, Rosario Dawson and Rosie Perez – doesn’t that alone make you smile?

 

We were lucky to catch this film at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, and we covered it on our podcast at that time. You can have a listen to the podcast at:

Episode 280.1 – 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival – Part 1

 

puerto ricans in parisPUERTO RICANS IN PARIS is running an enviable 87% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and so many reviewers can’t be wrong. Go catch this film. It is the sort of small-budget film that deserves to be a breakout hit on the grounds of its easy laughs and open heart. Help it become that breakout hit. This might just be the antidote to the superhero fatigue you know you are feeling.