Under The Scope | Movie Review: The Edge of Seventeen

Another week and another Scope movie review. This time around, Jared and Shane try to remember what it’s like to be a junior in high school whilst watching The Edge of Seventeen, a new teen-centered drama/comedy. Featuring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, and Kira Sedgwick, this plucky little films tells the tale of a young woman trying to deal with the many problems of growing up.

But will your Scope crew like it enough to give a solid review? Take a listen and find out!

The Scope The Edge of Seventeen review has stinky feet.

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3 Stars – The Edge of Seventeen

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Arrival

In the latest Scope movie review, Jared and Shane discuss the Amy Adams film, Arrival. In this surprising “aliens-come-to-earth-and-humans-must-communicate-with-them” movie, cerebral storytelling trumps action and mayhem.

But will your Scope hosts dig this quiet little science fiction tale? Take a listen and find out.

The Scope Arrival review respects a good M. Night twist

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3 ½ Stars – Arrival

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Doctor Strange

A new Marvel Studios film is heating up screens across the world and The Scope is on case. This time around, Jared, Shane, and special guest, Dylan, take a critical look at Doctor Strange. Featuring British hunk Benedict Cumberbatch, this origin tale tells the story of a lesser known and extremely magical Marvel super hero.

Will this film continue the Marvel movie luck? Will audiences embrace the trippy visuals? And will the good doctor pull a rabbit out of his hat? Check out this latest Scope movie review and find out!

The Scope Doctor Strange review looks a lot better in 3D IMAX.

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3 Stars – Doctor Strange

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Deepwater Horizon

The Scope movie review team returns with their second review in a row that covers a true life accident. This time around, director Peter Berg tells the 2010 story of the Deepwater Horizon explosion/environmental disaster in the aptly named Deepwater Horizon.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich, this film is all about bad oil executives and tenacious working folk just trying to stay alive. But does this film have the ability to be more than a typical disaster flick? Well, take a listen to Jared and Shane and find out.

The Scope Deepwater Horizon review probably wouldn’t be the greatest workers on an oil rig.

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3 ¼ Stars – Deepwater Horizon

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Sully

With the summer movie season of 2016 in the rear view mirror, Jared and Shane are focused on what’s coming in the fall.

In the latest Scope movie review, they take a look at Clint Eastwood’s Sully, the true story of the 2009 plane landing called “The Miracle on the Hudson.”

Tom Hanks, playing  Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, gives it his all (as he usually does.)

But the real question is this: is there enough of a story to even make a movie out of this heroic tale?

Judging by the score, the answer may be a resounding “NO.” But it’s still worth the time to tune in and check out the first new Scope content in quite a long time. So get to it already!

The Scope Sully movie review wants you to know it’s a water landing.

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¾ Stars – Sully

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Central Intelligence

With the official first day of summer right around the corner, Scope show regulars Jared and Shane hit the cinema to take aim at a warm-weather film hoping to make huge box-office coin.

The movie: Central Intelligence, featuring action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and funnyman Kevin Hart. In this “odd couple/buddy” pic, two high school friends are swept up into spy caper, replete with all the comedic trimmings one would expect.

But the real question is this: can Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hart overcome their well-known cinema stereotypes and create a film that aims higher than many of their previous outings? Well, it’s easy to find out. Just get to listening (or watching, if that floats your boat) the latest from your Scope friends!

The Scope Central Intelligence review is like chocolate Google.

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3 ½ Stars – Central Intelligence

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: X-men: Apocalypse

Yeah, we’re totally aware we’re totally behind the reviewing curve for the latest Fox/Marvel movie, X-Men: Apocalypse. But the wait will be totally worth it.

Jared and Shane break down the mutant mayhem in proper Scope fashion, covering all the details you’re dying to know.

So get to the review. It’s already a couple weeks late. No need to delay it any further!

The Scope X-Men: Apocalypse review doesn’t have a needless-but-cool Weapon-X scene.

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2 Stars – X-men: Apocalypse

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Captain America: Civil War

The summer movie season starts…in April?

Yeah, that’s right, Jared and Shane have some serious connections…and those connections are helping to get you, the loyal Scope fan, an early and exciting review of the latest Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War.

This movie has just about every hero that ain’t named Wolverine, Batman, or Superman. It stars all the usual Marvel actors, and it’s jammed-packed with all the Marvelness you could ever demand.

But the question remains: is this a great film, worthy of a place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Well, take a few minutes and listen to your Scope hosts gab on about it. It’s 91.4% possible you won’t be disappointed!

The Scope Captain America: Civil War review is Team Cap.

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3 ½ Stars – Captain America: Civil War

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Under The Scope | Movie Review: Everybody Wants Some!!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a baseball-playing college freshman in 1980? Well, Richard Linklater’s film, Everybody Wants Some!!, aims to answer that question.

Starring mostly people from MTV, ABC Family, and the show Glee, this “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused, tells the tale of jock-with a deeper side Jake (Blake Jenner) and his shenanigans with his new baseball teammates in the days leading up to the first day of class at an unnamed Texas University.

Does this teen film belt it out of the park…or does it hit into a double-play? (See what we did there…baseball terminology!) Why not let Jared and Shane, two of the best Scope hosts, answer that question for you? They’ve done all the work and are willing to share the results. The least you could do is watch (or listen!)

Play ball!

The Scope Everybody Wants Some!! review loves a robust and authentic 1980-inspired movie soundtrack.

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2 ¼ Stars – Everybody Wants Some!!

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Episode 228: Batman v Superman v The Scope

The most important super hero event of 2016 (at least to DC and WB) is here! Batman and Superman face off in a battle that holds the fate of planet Earth in their hands! (How’s that for hyperbole?) And your Scope hosts by the names of Jared and Shane are going to tell you how it all went down.

Yeah, it’s a shame Adam couldn’t be in on the fun…but he’s still lost in the woods looking for that one last hidden Easter egg.

So the question remains: will your Scope guys pile on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice like so many others or will they come at it with a more reasoned, rational viewpoint? The only way to find out: watch or listen to the latest episode of The Scope…RIGHT NOW!

The Scope episode 228 wants to see The Great Filet in 70mm, like right now.

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2 ¾ Stars – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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