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Entertainment Essentials: August 3, 2018

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Every Friday, NewsCult Entertainment Editor Jeffrey Malone recommends the entertainment essentials of the week – at least three, often more, and usually at least one cinematic and at least one televisual, but it could be ANY combination.

1. Movie: Christopher Robin (Theatrically Nationwide) – If Winnie the Pooh were to suddenly reappear in the life of an adult Christopher Robin, would he still have room in his heart for the silly old bear? Of course he would. All right-thinking people do. But alas, there are some capitalist demands of efficiency that threaten to get in the way of what is most important. Luckily, doing nothing often leads to the very best something.

2. Movie: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Limited Theatrically) – Are you in the mood for a movie about friends just hanging out? This century’s indie film scene offers you plenty of options. But few of them take place at a gay conversion camp. That is the uniqueness that The Miseducation of Cameron Post brings to the table. The 2018 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, Cameron Post has its flaws, but it also has a welcome vibe of self-assuredness.

3. TV: Better Call Saul Season 4 Premiere (August 6 on AMC) – At the end of Season 3, Chuck was about to succumb to a burning house, which is not good, because Michael McKean has been giving one of the best performances on TV of the past few years. Luckily, he is expected to return this season in flashbacks. Also luckily, the rest of the main cast are excellent actors as well. Jimmy is getting ever closer to full-on Saul Goodman territory, which will surely break our hearts over and over, but I feel confident that Bob Odenkirk will continue to bring plenty of layers to his performance no matter how far from redemption he gets.

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