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It's Viola Davis' World

It's Viola Davis' World

The Woman King entertains, as long as historical accuracy isn't expected
I know this is incredibly obvious, but most movies are full of crap. If it's not a documentary, it's definitely full of crap, and if it says, "Based on a true story," it's usually just as full of crap as the rest.

Here We Come, Sweater Weather

In honor of the Fall Style issue, the Source Weekly takes a look at the fall slate for pop culture
I'm shocked that summer is almost over since it feels like I just started complaining about being ready for summer to be over. I thought I had months of freestyle whining left.

May the Source Be With You

September Edition: Dungeons, Dragons and Middle Earths
So many nerdy things are happening in the realm of TV and podcasts that, dare I say, it's an exciting time to be alive for dorks like me. I've already expressed my love of comics and superhero movies plenty of times across these pages, but now my lifelong obsession with fantasy is finally paying off. Whether it's new stuff in the "Game of Thrones" world, new stories set in Tolkien's Middle Earth or a 25-year-in-the-making adaptation of Neil Gaiman's masterpiece, "Sandman," — the stuff I got beat up for liking in middle school is now cooler than ever.

An Existential Fairy Tale

Magic remains in "Three Thousand Years of Longing"
Here's the thing about movies: they don't have to be perfect. Very few of them are.

Lost in the Stream

Some barely noticed movies you might have missed
Most studios nowadays have a deal set up with a streaming service to launch their new releases either the day and date of the theatrical release or within a month of opening night. This simultaneously allows the studios to get more of a return on their investment if it doesn't do well theatrically, while also allowing word of mouth to spread from the massive number of people who aren't going to see movies in theaters.

One Shell of a Movie

"Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" is perfect
I get that I'm a giant softie whose heart is made of marshmallows and love songs, but the first time I watched "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" I cried four separate times across the brief 90-minute run time. Normally, I love me a good cry, but I was working at Tin Pan Theater at the time, and trying not to blow snot bubbles in front of 30 strangers while popping popcorn is a level of multi-tasking I was not prepared for.

25 And Counting

Jared Looks at the best films for each year the Source has existed
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Source Weekly, I have decided to take on the incredibly losing proposition of looking at each year the paper has been open and choosing what the best movie of that specific year was. Not my favorite one, mind you, but the one I think is the actual best movie of the year.

May the Source Be With You: August Edition

"The Missing," "Black Bird" and "Killers of the Flower Moon"
Just so you're aware: the ghost of Jared Rasic is writing May the Source Be With You this week. The flesh of Mr. Rasic burst into flames and then melted away last week when he tried to go for a walk in 102 degree heat instead of curling up on top of his air conditioner and watching movies like his cat was doing.

Way Too Close Encounters

Jordan Peele looks to the sky in 'Nope'
Don't let anyone spoil "Nope" for you. It's not hiding some mind-blowing twist like a Shyamalan picture, but watching Jordan Peele use his considerably astounding craft to weave a story is breathtaking.

Golf Clap

Great British comedy minds are behind the 'Phantom of the Open'
When brilliant British (and Australian) filmmakers who cut their teeth in comedy are given somewhat free reign to tell stories on a larger scale, we get beautiful things. And so many of the new guard of British writers and directors come from goofy and humble beginnings.

Marvel, Marvel, Everywhere!

Thor, phase four and what's in store
I get it. Everyone has superhero fatigue now, because between Marvel, Disney and DC, we get two dozen comic book movies a year with only a small handful of them being any good.


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