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Joey’s Home Movies For the Week of September 6th – ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ on 4K

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Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the top pick, which shouldn’t prove controversial at all. After all, filmmaker Zack Snyder never saw any controversy for this flick, right? Besides this 4K release, we also have a quality indie in Together Together, as well as…not much else. Read on for more…

Joey’s Top Pick

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Remember when the internet was dominated by chatter about the Snyder Cut? Yes, those days included speculation about if it even existed, let alone if/when people could see it. Now, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is mostly in the rearview mirror. So, that allows us to just appreciate it as a movie. It’s a good movie, made better by improving upon the mess that was Justice League. I spoke to producer Deborah Snyder here about this project, which still is kind of wild, that it exists in the slightest. Plus, you can find my review of the film itself here, which included this bit:

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is still a shaggy dog, but it’s one with a coherent vision at its core. That really does count for something. The movie takes far too long to get where its going, almost trying to be individual short films for most of its heroes, but it does build to something effective. Plus, improved CGI, as well as a better tone, help make this a surprisingly smooth ride, bumps and all.

Recommended Viewing

Ed Helms and Patti Harrison appear in Together Together by Nikole Beckwith

Together Together

This Sundance comedy is a real charmer. Stars Ed Helms and Patti Harrison (who we interviewed here) both are terrific in Together Together, executing the vision of filmmaker Nikole Beckwith (interviewed here) flawlessly. The film has modest goals, but it hits them with aplomb. Here is a bit from my festival review:

Sundance comedies don’t need to always break new ground. They can easily be successes if they just effectively execute the formulas that have come before. Together Together is one such example of that. Narratively, there’s very little here that we haven’t seen before (save for one quirk in the premise). The execution is where it stands out, offering a warm and funny look at friendship and non-sexual love. In that regard, it’s an unqualified success. The movie follows a familiar path, but does so in a way that never sacrifices insight and entertainment value. In doing so, it becomes one of the more charming flicks playing this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Also Available This Week

Benny Loves You

Benny Loves You

Bull: Season Five (TV)

Chicago P.D.: Season Eight (TV)

SEAL Team: Season Four (TV)

Young Sheldon: The Complete Fourth Season (TV)

No Criterion releases this week, but check back next week!

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