Dolemite Is My Name is a Hilarious & Triumphant Return To Form For Eddie Murphy (Review)

Dolemite Is My Name is a Hilarious & Triumphant Return To Form For Eddie Murphy (Review)

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

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2019 So Far Featuring Too Old To Die Young & Doom Patrol

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2019 So Far Featuring Too Old To Die Young & Doom Patrol

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

Love, Death & Robots is a Masterful Spiritual Successor to 1981’s Heavy Metal (Review)

Love, Death & Robots is a Masterful Spiritual Successor to 1981’s Heavy Metal (Review)

Love, Death & Robots season one is currently streaming on Netflix from writer Tim Miller (Deadpool), animation production company Blur Studio and producers Joshua DonenDavid Fincher, Jennifer Miller (and Miller himself). Voice actors include Mary Elizabeth WinsteadTopher GraceGary ColeSamira Wiley, Stefan Kapičić and MANY more. This is my review: Read more

Roma is an Intimately Beautiful Masterpiece (Review)

Roma is an Intimately Beautiful Masterpiece (Review)

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.

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The Umbrella Academy Trailer Brings This Generation’s Watchmen to Life

The Umbrella Academy Trailer Brings This Generation’s Watchmen to Life

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

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is Vintage Coen Brothers (Review)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is Vintage Coen Brothers (Review)

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).

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Apostle Trailer from Safe Haven & The Raid Director Gareth Evans is Nasty & Exhilarating

Apostle Trailer from Safe Haven & The Raid Director Gareth Evans is Nasty & Exhilarating

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

Everything Affects Everything in 13 Reasons Why Season 2 (Review)

Everything Affects Everything in 13 Reasons Why Season 2 (Review)

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