Reviews

Movie Review: CHAOS WALKING Starring Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen

Posted: March 5, 2021 at 9:53 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

Based on the YA sci-fi novel “The Knife of Never Letting Go” by Patrick Ness, Chaos Walking tells the story of humans who have inhabited a distant planet in the near future. Directed competently by Doug Liman, we are introduced to Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) = who lives in a colony with no women. The […]

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Movie Review: Disney’s RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON Starring Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan

Posted: March 5, 2021 at 9:08 am   /   Movie Reviews

The latest animated film from Disney is available today with Premium Access ($29.99 in addition to the monthly subscription cost gets you unlimited viewing) on Disney Plus. Raya and the Last Dragon is a breathtaking adventure thought the fictional land of Kumandra, showcasing Eastern culture and valuable lessons in the way that “The House of […]

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Movie Review: COMING 2 AMERICA Starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler

Posted: March 5, 2021 at 8:08 am   /   Movie Reviews

33 years after we first met Prince Akeem and the royal family of Zamunda, Eddie Murphy and most of the principal cast return for Coming 2 America. Directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan), the film charts familiar territory but doesn’t quite manage to capture the same magic this time around. Akeem […]

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Movie Review: BOOGIE Starring Taylor Takahashi, Pamelyn Chee, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.

Posted: March 5, 2021 at 6:38 am   /   Movie Reviews

Haven’t done one of these reviews in a while. We live in unprecedented times and I hope the three of you that previously read my reviews are well. If you’ve heard the name Eddie Huang before, there’s a good chance it’s from the popular ABC sitcom, “Fresh Off the Boat.” And if you haven’t seen […]

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Movie Review: CHERRY Starring Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor

Posted: February 26, 2021 at 9:19 am   /   Movie Reviews

Coming off their massively-successful achievement of Avengers: Endgame, the Russo Brothers (Joe and Anthony) release their latest film to Apple TV+ on March 12. Cherry, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Nico Walker, follows the titular character (based on Walker’s real-life experiences) as he navigates his life pre and post-military service, […]

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Movie Review: ME TO PLAY (Slamdance Film Festival)

Posted: February 21, 2021 at 10:53 am   /   Film, Movie Reviews

For actors, the very notion of a final performance fills them with dread. Riding off into the sunset is not easy and the adulation of interacting with an audience is something that is direly missed. This is especially true for Dan Moran and Chris Jones, two veterans of films and stage whose careers have been […]

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Movie Review: I CARE A LOT Starring Rosamund Pike, Dianne Wiest, Peter Dinklage

Posted: February 19, 2021 at 10:24 am   /   Movie Reviews

I Care a Lot is a film that could easily be titled, “I Care a Lot… About Winning.” Society has become obsessed with the notion that, if you’re not winning – you’re losing. We’ve seen this play out in countless films over the years, like Wall Street, Scarface – pretty much any film where the […]

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Movie Review: A BRIXTON TALE (Slamdance Film Festival)

Posted: February 18, 2021 at 12:45 pm   /   Movie Reviews

In a year where the film industry has seemingly come to an abrupt halt, the Slamdance Film Festival has given it momentum. Pivoting to a virtual event this year, the 2021 lineup features 25 feature films along with 107 shorts and episodics, and a new program titled Unstoppable, a showcase for creators with disabilities. Founded in […]

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Review: Disney’s FLORA & ULYSSES Puts Hope In Everyday Superheroes

Posted: February 17, 2021 at 11:00 am   /   Movie Reviews

Disney’s latest superhero film isn’t based in the Marvel universe, although you will find plenty of references to characters you’ve seen in comic books and on the big screen. But the real superpower of Flora & Ulysses is the hero we can all aspire to be, and the difference each one of us makes in […]

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Review: Rachel Feinstein at Helium This Weekend

Posted: February 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Live Theater Reviews

Headlining several shows at Helium Comedy Club this weekend is comedy’s finest Rachel Feinstein! I have to say, wow, what a show! It was a great experience to get out of the house and back into the standup scene, and props to Helium for creating a safe and socially distanced atmosphere where patrons can enjoy […]

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