Nocturne (2020) Review: Extremely Off Pitch

Just in time for Halloween, Amazon Studios and Blumhouse present their latest Prime-exclusive horror film; Nocturne. The film comes from first-time director, Zu Quirke who also wrote the screenplay. Nocturne follows the story of twin pianists who attend a boarding school that specializes in the arts. Juliet (played by rising star Sydney Sweeney) has always lived in the shadow…

New Netflix Film, “Enola Holmes”, to Premiere this September

We say, “excellent!” and Netflix says, “elementary.” For all of you Sherlock Holmes fans, life just became a little bit more interesting.  Come this September, Netflix is introducing a new spin-off of the beloved classic, titled, Enola Holmes. Based on the book series, by Nancy Springer, Enola Holmes follows the story of young Enola, (Millie Bobby Brown)…

The One and Only Ivan – A Cute yet Basic Tale of Freedom

With “The One and Only Ivan,” Disney has shipped off yet another one of its’ films intended for theatrical release to Disney+ similar to what they did with “Artemis Fowl” and “Onward.” The move is honestly brilliant but the films themselves have been hit or miss. “Artemis Fowl” was a largely forgettable and poorly done…

Project Power (2020) – Filling the Superhero Movie Drought

I love superhero movies. I love Marvel, DC, or any other kind of superhero movie I can get my hands on. But, because of the COVID-19, there has been a superhero movie drought. We were supposed to have seen both Black Widow and Wonder Woman 1984 by now, but, rightfully, they were pushed back. I’m…

About Time (2013) – A Most Fantastic Emotional Rollercoaster

This isn’t a debate. I’m not looking for any counter-arguments. I’m pretty sure that objectively speaking, About Time (2013) is the best romance film. It’s certainly my favorite. It has a unique premise, all-star cast, charm coming out of every scene, and so much heart. Now, I want to convince you to watch this wonderful…

Camp Quarantine: inside Tyler Perry’s pandemic production

by L.A. White There’s no doubt about it: this pandemic has been bad for the entertainment industry. From postponed film shoots and premieres to the complete shutdown of Broadway, artists have struggled to stay afloat and adjust to a new reality. Even as dance companies rehearse over Zoom and musicians hold drive-in concerts, the majority…

Netflix or Hulu-Who Wins August?

It’s here! Another new month! That means another new round of unlimited new shows and movies coming to all of my streaming services. It’s just the adult version of Christmas right? When we open the app for the first time of the new month. What will the new background be? What will be my new…

Everything’s Gotta Die

A review of The Old Guard By: Nicole Klein Though COVID-19 has seemingly shuttered the multiplexes, the time-honored institution of the summer blockbuster has yet to be slain.  In typical fashion (or at least typical for the past decade and change), one of this year’s blockbusters supplies a decent helping of comic book action. Adapted…

Verna Fields : The Unsung Hero of Jaws (1975)

Verna Fields has an interesting story. Despite working on several Oscar nominated films, such as American Graffiti (1973) and Paper Moon (1973), she is mostly remembered for just one film, for which she won the Oscar, Jaws (1975). I think we all know Jaws? Big shark keeps eating people? We’re gonna need a bigger boat?…

Dune (1984) – I Don’t Know….

I love sci-fy. I love fantasy. Star Wars is one of my favorite movie franchises. So, it stands to reason that I should like Dune (1984). After all, the book it is based on, “Dune” by Frank Herbert, is often credited as inspiring Star Wars, as well as many other science fiction staples. This should…

Monsters, Inc. (2001) – The Best Twist Villain… Ever?

Oh boy, I love Monsters, Inc. (2001) it is by far one of my favorite Pixar movies, second only to The Incredibles (2004). I loved it as a child because it is really funny. Now, as an adult, I love it because… well its still very funny. But I also love it because of how…

Oliver Stone’s a Scholar

By Brian Lancaster Oliver Stone was a guy who volunteered for Vietnam, flew to Mexico after the war with two ounces of Vietnamese weed, got arrested at the border, and later dosed his Republican father with LSD. Despite having no formal history education, Stone is an expert on shady American history. According to a new…

Poltergeist (1982) – They’re here

I hate horror movies. I really do. It’s nothing to do with them, it’s me. I can’t handle them. I scare very easily. So, I tend to stay away from them. But I figured if I watch it in the middle of the day then maybe it would be better. Since nothing, in my experience,…

Footloose (1984) – Kick Off The Sunday Shoes

Everybody cut. Everybody cut. Everybody cut Footloose (1984). I get. I finally get. I understand exactly why this movie is still so popular. It’s kind of like a less sexy Dirty Dancing. Don’t get me wrong, Footloose is perfectly sexy, it’s just Kevin Bacon is no Patrick Swayze. This movie did everything right to cement…

Clue (1985) – Communism Was A Red Herring

It was… Miss Scarlett, in the Kitchen, with the knife! Or was it? Clue (1985) is a murder mystery comedy based on the children’s game of the same name. The murder mystery genre is probably the genre with the most tropes. The butler did it. The lights go out only for them to come back…