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Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:33am

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. The franchise firestorm ain't quite over yet, but one's hopes for solid April premieres should by now be realistically low.

 

This week's offerings include a new animated feature, an unwanted franchise-based remake (WHODA THOUGHT?), your childhood dreams coming true, international...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:29pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Sadly, the only new stories this week are the real ones - all of the fiction is firmly planted in the franchises of the past.

 

Of course, that doesn't mean it's all bad news - one of our franchise offerings takes a whole new angle on its many historical precedents, and one is a...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 11:05am

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This kind of release schedule is every studio executive's wet dream: franchise, franchise, franchise.

 

If you're of the family persuasion, there are a number of decent options for you and your tiny stank people to indulge in at the cinema. Some of them, however, aren't kid-friendly,...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:15pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown of what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Bumper crop this time around, folks, as some locals rough the joint up and a hardline porcine socialist brings her leftist agenda Down Under.

 

There's also the return of an oft-maligned but visually talented Hollywood director, a major award-winner with Aussie faces, an exciting...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:33pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This is a big week for us - two Aussie releases, another US blockbuster filmed on our turf, an Iranian award-winner and a Japanese box office smash!

 

There's also ...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:05pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Naturally, I must make some comment on the absurdly expensive spectacle that is the Oscars, but we must also pay tribute to the late, great Bill Paxton.

 

Bill was unstoppable, a product of trashy genre output that managed to get his mug onto award-winning fare, to which he brought...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:59pm

Welcome to the Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This week, we journey back in time to a world where heroine addicts were revolutionaries, Japanese schoolgirls were terrifying, and Ice Cube still had relevance.

 

As usual, on quieter release weeks, I'll put you on to a show that's been keeping me entertained and distracted from...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:05pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. Oscar season is in full swing - I hope you've tuned your heart strings, 'cause they're about to get a hecka workout.

 

 

 

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Along with Moonlight, this film is leading the charge...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:17pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases, and oh boy are there a lot of reasons to be a grouchy fella at this very mo.

 

As it's a quiet week, your bonus is a Netflix Original that I've thoroughly enjoyed, therefore you better thoroughly enjoy it or I'll come to your house and I will cut you.

 

Also, shout out...

Posted 25 Jan 2017 @ 2:06pm

Welcome to Beat's weekly rundown on what's hot in the coming seven days of cinematic releases. This is a goddamn glorious week, you guys. Look at this friggin' lineup!

 

The two most critically acclaimed flicks of the week are African-American stories with majority black casts; Batfleck has freed himself (momentarily) from the Justice League; a long-lost pariah returns with A...

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