Netflix has had numerous hits and misses over the years when it comes to their original content. They can sweep the nation with a show like Stranger Things, and they can misfire with a show such as Fuller House. With Space Force, fans and critics thought we were getting a show similar to The Office. Maybe not filmed the same way, but similar in the sense of following a guy who is under qualified for a position who makes silly, humorous mistakes along the way. It actually isn’t a show like that at all. That doesn’t necessarily make it bad, but there is a lot of room for improvement. Read more
These past few weeks certainly have been challenging, stressful, and, well pick your synonym, for most people around the world. So much uncertainty and despair has left many of us isolated at home instead of being out socially, going to the movies among other things. With movie theaters closed until the curve is flattened on the current pandemic, millions, like myself, are left with streaming as the only way to watch new movies in place of our theatrical experiences at our local multiplexes. Thankfully, Netflix is still rolling out new content on a daily basis, including original movies like Uncorked, which drops today. From director Prentice Penny, this dramadey about wine and family is just what the doctor ordered during these uncertain times.
On this week’s edition of ‘The Best Acting I’ve Ever Seen‘ – let’s talk about Netflix’s THE PUNISHER series, starring Jon Bernthal. Read more
2019 was a good year at the movies. Sure, 2019 brought us a handful of movies that I’ll surely revisit in the near future, but I honestly feel like it was a letdown year. But still, there were some great movies that came out in 2019. We experienced movies that acted like love letters to Hollywood. We experienced movies from a streaming service that turned in arguably more quality movies than any movie studio (their quantity also outweighed everyone else). We experienced movies that made Film Twitter mad. And finally, we experienced more movies that created all sorts of emotions, which continued to help us, the moviegoers, escape reality. These experiences are a part of why we love movies so much, and that is why we should always talk about the best of the best every year. Talk about the ones that deserve the attention. Ones that you may have not heard about that absolutely deserve your time (and money).
We all look for love in all the wrong places, right? For Joe Goldberg, he takes things to the next level when he finds love. Season 1 of You showed us that. And boy, was it shocking addicting. When season 2 was announced, it was easy to be excited considering that the finale of season one ended with a cliffhanger. This time, it is a full Netlfix production (season one was originally a Lifetime production), and there are some noticeable differences, but fear not, they’re mostly good. More on that later. For now, let’s dive into what makes season two great.Read more
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).