Best Movies of 2022

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CREDIT (Clockwise from Top Left): Christopher Moss/A24; NEON; Paramount Plus/Screenshot; A24)

Hello, fellow movie lovers! I saw a lot of new movies in 2022. AS USUAL! Anyway, I figured I might go ahead and rank my favorites. And I’ll also provide a quick summary of the falling-in-love journey I went through with each one of them.

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That’s Auntertaiment Mini-Episode: What’s Jeff Watching? #1

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Who is Reggie Watts? (CREDIT: Tyler Golden/ABC)

In a brand new Mini-Episode series, Jeff is talking about the movies and shows he’s been watching lately that he and Aunt Beth haven’t covered on the full-length episodes (yet?). On this edition, We get into Barbarian, Don’t Worry Darling, Celebrity Jeopardy!, and the recent announcement about the Community movie.

‘Barbarian’ 4 LYFE

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So Barbaric (CREDIT: 20th Century Studios/Screenshot)

Starring: Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, Justin Long, Matthew Patrick Davis, Richard Brake

Director: Zach Cregger

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Rating: R

Release Date: September 9, 2022 (Theaters)

Right before seeing Barbarian, I got some fried ice cream for the first time at a place I’d been meaning to try for a while. And it was as delicious as I’d hoped for! So I took that as a wonderful portent that Barbarian would also be able to meet my sky-high expectations. So let me assure everyone quickly: it was a wonderful evening all around.

Barbarian is one of those movies where you don’t want to talk to folks who haven’t seen it in too much detail, because all the twisty surprises are so much fun to discover unspoiled. But unlike a lot of other movies of that ilk, there’s plenty to talk about without spoiling the monster. Like, I could mention that Justin Long is in it, and that he’s got a pretty significant part, despite not being in the trailer at all. And that spoils nothing! Well, it spoils Justin’s sudden, previously unannounced introduction. But that only amounts to about 1% spoilage. Anyway, how are there not more basement-based horror movies?

Grade: 476/500

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 9/9/22

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Time to be a Barbarian!!!! (CREDIT: 20th Century Studios/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Barbarian (Theaters)
Clerks III (Theaters Beginning September 13)

TV
College Bowl Season Premiere (September 9 on NBC) – The dynamic Manning duo are back.
-Creative Arts Emmy Awards (September 10 on FXX)
Jeopardy! Season 39 Premiere (September 12, check local listings)
-Primetime Emmy Awards (September 12 on NBC)
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Premiere (September 14 on Hulu)
Atlanta Season 4 Premiere (September 15 on FX) – Final Season Alert!

Music
-Ozzy Osbourne, Patient Number 9
-Santigold, Spirituals