Following a string of box office bombs, Eddie Murphy has mostly been absent from the silver screen, with his last two starring feature films being the mediocre comedies Mr. Church and A Thousand Words. However, this weekend, he returns to cinema with a powerhouse comeback performance and a strong hand in producing Dolemite Is My Name, a biopic about “The Godfather of Rap” Rudy Ray Moore’s rise to stardom upon the creation of the blaxploitation icon Dolemite, and it stands as one of the best movies of the year thanks to strong performances from its ensemble cast, a sharp script rife with hilarious dialogue as well as intimate character moments, and a soundtrack authentic to the funky sounds of the 1970s. Read more
We are halfway into 2019 and we’ve already been spoiled by some of the most groundbreaking, divisive and utterly brilliant television series, including Game of Thrones, Deadly Class, Too Old To Die Young and Doom Patrol. Check out my top 10 TV shows of 2019 – SO FAR. Read more
Black Summer is a Netflix original series and prequel to the SyFy zombie show Z Nation from creators John Hyams and Karl Schaefer. It stars Jaime King, Justin Chu Cary, Christine Lee, Kelsey Flower, Erika Hau and Sal Velez Jr. Read more
Love, Death & Robots season one is currently streaming on Netflix from writer Tim Miller (Deadpool), animation production company Blur Studio and producers Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller (and Miller himself). Voice actors include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Topher Grace, Gary Cole, Samira Wiley, Stefan Kapičić and MANY more. This is my review: Read more
From the highly anticipated TV adaptation of The Boys (from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson) to the James Gunn produced superhero horror thriller Brightburn – here are my Top 10 Upcoming Shows and Films of 2019:
Sometimes, the best cinematic stories are the simplest ones. They don’t have to have a moment that defines the movie that will be remembered for years to come. And they don’t necessarily have to have a character that will be shown as cinema’s most memorable ever. Sometimes, cinematic stories are as ordinary as the lives most of us live. However, at the same time, they can be just as rich and extraordinary as our own. Director Alfonso Cuarón’s latest feature is a simplistic masterclass in storytelling. It’s a personal story about love, courage, hope, change, and home. This is Roma.
The Umbrella Academy is an upcoming Netflix original series from showrunner Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) and adapted by the Darkhorse Comics series from writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Ba. Starring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, the series debuts season one on February 15, 2019. Read more
When it comes to anthology films, they are usually more miss than hit. And when it comes to original films from Netflix, quite honestly, it’s a tossup. But bringing in the Coen Brothers, who are some of the best filmmakers in the industry over the past few decades, things are sure to look promising for both the anthology genre and Netflix’s original film catalogue. Originally conceived as a six-part miniseries, the Coen Brothers pieced together all the stories into one, two-plus hour film called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Playing out from one crazed, western story to the next like flipping through a book (literally), Buster Scruggs is easily the Coen Brothers’ best movie since True Grit. Featuring a collection of great off-the-wall characters, blended with the Coen Brothers’ signature dark humor inserted in dramatic events, it’s difficult not to enjoy the events that play out from one chapter to the next (no matter how dark or grim they may get).
Apostle is an upcoming Netflix original film from director Gareth Evans (The Raid Franchise). Starring Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Michael Sheen, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner and Kristine Froseth, the film will stream exclusively on Netflix October 12, 2018. Read more
The Witcher is an upcoming 8-episode Netflix series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Defenders, Power) is spear-heading the project, adapted from the series of novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Read more
The top 10 TV Shows of 2018 so far include the likes of Happy!, Legion, Cooking on High and more! Check out all 10 right now: Read more
13 Reasons Why is one of Netflix’s most popular and controversial shows. When season one hit the streaming service last year, the show received a lot of criticism for it’s depiction of the teen suicide. Despite this, the show drew in the ratings and was eventually renewed for a second season. Viewers were able to binge through season two over the weekend, which somehow upped the scope of the world within the show and delved deeper into the seldom talked about dramas and issues of modern day teenagers. While season one focused on how people’s actions can affect a person, this season shows how everyone can have an influence on everyone with their decisions. Read more
13 Reasons Why is coming to DVD April 13, 2018! The highly acclaimed Netflix original series starring Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford returns for season two later this year, but fans will want to check out the home release for never-before-seen special features. Enter now for a chance to win a copy! Read more