This Is a Movie Review: Support the Girls

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CREDIT: Magnolia Pictures

I give Support the Girls 3 out of 5 Crop Tops: http://newscult.com/movie-review-support-girls-low-key-look-ins-outs-curvy-family-sports-bar/

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This Is a Movie Review: The Meg

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CREDIT: Warner Bros.

The Meg‘s reported production budget is at least $130 million, but it sure does not look like it. Oh, it’s certainly professionally made, but you can see it cutting corners in a manner typical of cheapie SyFy creature features. Characters sit around in a submersibles and wait for something to happen, the settings are often confined locations, and the big set piece with a bunch of extras is a little light on mayhem. But while all those dollars may not be visible, The Meg does have enough of a sheen that justifies projecting it on the big screen. Ultimately, it’s disposable, but eminently watchable. Jason Statham spears a giant shark in the eye, Rainn Wilson provides the comic relief (and gets his comeuppance, even though I don’t think he really deserves any comeuppance), everyone on the boats seem like to each other, and they shout crazy exclamations when they’re in imminent danger. Also, there’s a Thai cover of Toni Basil’s “Mickey.”

I give The Meg 15 Chomps out of 25 Overboard.

Watch And/Or Listen to This: Boliviguay Comic-Con® Is Even Bigger Than San Diego Comic-Con®

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CREDIT: TBS via YouTube

Watch And/Or Listen to This is a semi-occasional column in which I recommend content that I believe is worth watching and/or listening to.

This year’s lineup at Boliviguay Comic-Con includes:

-Lactose Tolerant Girl
-The Flush
-The Incredible Jeff
-The Cast of Chicago Zombie
-Tyrannosaurus Yes
-George R.R.R. Martin

Billboard Hot Rock Songs – Week of August 18, 2018

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Each week*, I check out the Billboard Hot Rock Songs chart, and then I rearrange the top 25 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all of the top 25, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

*This will be my last Billboard Hot Rock Songs re-ranking post, at least for the foreseeable future, as these posts have become a bit too same-old, same-old for my tastes. But I will continue to scan the charts each week, and I might occasionally write down some reactions should the spirit move me.

Original Version
1. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
2. Imagine Dragons – “Believer”
3. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”
4. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
5. Imagine the Dragons – “Natural”
6. Foster the People – “Sit Next to Me”
7. Weezer – “Africa”
8. lovelytheband – “Broken”
9. Bad Wolves – “Zombie”
10. Panic! at the Disco – “High Hopes”
11. twenty one pilots – “Jumpsuit”
12. Panic! at the Disco – “Say Amen (Saturday Night)”
13. John Mayer – “New Light”
14. twenty one pilots – “Nico and the Niners”
15. Godsmack – “Bulletproof”
16. Bastille – “Quarter Past Midnight”
17. Death Cab for Cutie – “Gold Rush”
18. Five Finger Death Punch – “Sham Pain”
19. twenty one pilots – “Levitate”
20. Greta van Fleet – “When the Curtain Falls”
21. Five Finger Death Punch – “Blue on Black”
22. Walk the Moon – “Kamikaze”
23. grandson – “Blood // Water”
24. Panic! at the Disco – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
25. Shinedown – “Devil”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. Feel It Still
2. Jumpsuit
3. When the Curtain Falls
4. New Light

Billboard Hot 20 – Week of August 18, 2018

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Each week*, I check out the Billboard Hot 100, and then I rearrange the top 20 based on my estimation of their quality. I used to rank all 20, now I just rank the cream of the crop.

*-This will be my last Billboard Hot 100 re-ranking post, at least for the foreseeable future, as these posts have become a bit too rote for my tastes. But I will still scan the charts each week, and I might occasionally write down some reactions should anything catch my fancy.

Original Version
1. Drake – “In My Feelings”
2. Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B – “Girls Like You”
3. Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin – “I Like It”
4. Travis Scott – “Sicko Mode”
5. 6ix9ine ft. Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz – “FEFE”
6. Post Malone – “Better Now”
7. Juice WRLD – “Lucid Dreams”
8. Travis Scott – “Stargazing”
9. Tyga ft. Offset – “Taste”
10. Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
11. DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and Quavo – “No Brainer”
12. Drake – “Nice for What”
13. Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Psycho”
14. Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”
15. Khalid and Normani – “Love Lies”
16. YG ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj – “Big Bank”
17. Taylor Swift – “Delicate”
18. Lil Baby and Drake – “Yes Indeed”
19. Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey – “The Middle”
20. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”

Jmunney’s Revision
1. No Tears Left to Cry
2. Boo’d Up

This Is a Movie Review: Mile 22

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CREDIT: STXfilms

I give Mile 22 2 out of 5 Wristbands: http://newscult.com/movie-review-mile-22-mark-wahlberg-peter-berg-teamed-incomprehensible-collaboration-yet/

This Is a Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians

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CREDIT: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC

I give Crazy Rich Asians 3.5 out of 5 Jade Rings: http://newscult.com/movie-review-wary-spectacle-crazy-rich-asians-stay-characters/

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