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THE HIGH-LOW REPORT: The Dark Tower (2017)

CreedTitle: The Dark Tower | Rated: PG-13 | Runtime: 95 min | Theaters nationwide

One year ago, MediaBrewPub’s resident low-brow Andrew – a fanatic Stephen King fan – was amped for the film adaptations of The Dark Tower and It that were set for release the following year. He asked resident high-brow Jun if he’d like to read The Dark Tower series (which comprises 8 novels) and discuss them in the buildup to the movie. Jun agreed, and Andrew was kind enough to buy and send him copies of the first two books. Jun began reading, as did Andrew. One year later, days before The Dark Tower arrived in theaters last weekend, Andrew finished his third readthrough of the series. As for Jun? He was a single chapter into the second novel. Needless to say, they were prepared, and the two of them watched the movie on opening night. This edition of the High-Low Report commences on the following day. While they will venture into spoiler territory, spoiler tags have been added, so consider this a safe read if you haven’t seen the film.

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THE HIGH-LOW REPORT: Spider-Man: Homecoming

SPIDER-MAN™: HOMECOMINGTitle: Spider-Man: Homecoming | Rated: PG-13 | Runtime: 133 min | Theaters nationwide

The summer blockbuster season rolls on, and accompanying it is another edition of the High-Low Report! Receiving an evaluation from the MediaBrewPub doctors today is none other than Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latest installment in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) as well as the most recent attempt to bring the titular web-slinger to the big screen. Andrew and Jun are back, but they’re not just the low-brow and high-brow respectively today. See, Andrew is MBP’s resident Spider-Man fan, so we can expect a very personal and loving assessment from him, whereas Jun has grimly put on his critic’s cap. A heated exchange between these two should be on the cards tonight, folks. While they will venture into spoiler territory, spoiler tags have been added, so consider this a safe read if you haven’t seen the film.

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THE HIGH-LOW REPORT: Wonder Woman (2017)

Trench WarfareTitle: Wonder Woman | Rated: PG-13 | Runtime: 141 min | Theaters nationwide

It’s been ages since the last High-Low Report, but it has joyously returned to mark the recent release of Wonder Woman, the latest picture to enter the DCEU (DC Extended Universe). Andrew and Jun, MediaBrewPub’s resident low-brow and high-brow respectively, are back to exchange their thoughts over a pint of digital brew. While they will venture into spoiler territory, spoiler tags have been added, so consider this a safe read if you haven’t seen the film.

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THE HIGH-LOW REPORT: The Magnificent Seven (2016) + The Drawing of the Three 7s

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Title: The Magnificent Seven | Rated: PG-13 | Runtime: 132 min | Theaters nationwide

The arrival of the fall season brings you another edition of the High-Low Report! Today, Andrew’s easy-to-please tendencies and Jun’s sophisticated palate go head to head over the recent western action flick, The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the 1960 film of the same name, which is itself a remake of Seven Samurai, Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 classic. In fact, Andrew and Jun have decided to tackle the other two films as well since they watched both recently, so you’re in for treat. Will they butt heads or will they harmoniously agree? WARNING: Spoilers ahead.

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