Netflix keeps on making reasons for me to firmly stick by it, amid the ever-growing competitive streaming scene, the biggest of which is that they keep funding good original projects that takes risks, and are just plain great. Sergio Pablos and Carlos Martínez López’s “Klaus” might be the finest thing Netflix has released this year, and should be a shoe-in for Best Animated Feature at The Oscars. It’s … Continue reading Best Animated Feature | ‘Klaus’ Netflix Movie Review
“Charlie’s Angels” is one of the strongest cultural milestones to stand the test of time. Originally a 1976 TV story of three private investigators working for a boss via speakerphone, this series has been adapted into two films in the 2000s directed by McG and a short-lived reboot in 2011. Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as director, writer, producer, and stars in this latest foray … Continue reading Good Morning, Angels | ‘Charlie’s Angels’ (2019) Movie Review
Paul Feig is one of those directors whose work I mean to see, but never get around to. He’s proven that he has what it takes with movies like “Spy” and “The Heat” that he’s got a sharp eye for comedy. Then, you have “Bridesmaids,” a movie that’s always been on my radar; likewise, for the 2016 version of “Ghostbusters” which I hoped to see … Continue reading To Save You From Tears … | ‘Last Christmas’ Movie Review
Netflix is great and terrible, as it is one of the only platforms willing to finance risky and different original content like “The Highwaymen”, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” “Bright,” and countless creative TV shows, while it also is a harbinger of death for properties its acquires, as sometimes its new content is rushed out the door without much regard to quality. Director David … Continue reading Putting Perspective on Great Tales | ‘The King’ Netflix Movie Review
The Terminator franchise has become the equivalent of coming back to an abusive relationship, hoping things will change and be as good as they were in the beginning of the relationship, only to have them display the same toxic behavior that pushed you away in the first place. It began with “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003), when Director Jonathan Mostow filled in for … Continue reading Let Arnold Retire Already | ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Movie Review
If there is one fictional family that has stood the test of time, it would be the Addams Family. The New Yorker comic strip by Charles Addams has branched out to different mediums since the first publication in 1938, from the beloved 1964 TV show, cartoon adaptations, a musical and two beloved theatrical films in the 1990s. 26 years later, the creepy, kooky family has … Continue reading When You’re an Addams | ‘The Addams Family’ (2019) Movie Review
Eddie Murphy has been unforgivably absent this decade on screen. Thankfully, Netflix’s latest hit, “Dolemite Is My Name”, makes up for all we missed, and then some. “Dolemite Is My Name” is a comedic biopic on the life of real life comedy legend and rap pioneer Rudy Ray Moore (Murphy), who became a Blaxploitation cinematic phenomenon in the 70s and 80s as his alter ego, Dolemite. Moore’s story … Continue reading One of the Best Films of the Year | ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Netflix Movie Review
“Zombieland” hit the theaters over ten years ago, and its sequel released recently. The film was an absolute cult classic, and had the full package for a phenomenal movie. Naturally, sequels scarcely ever outperform their predecessors, but how close did “Zombieland: Double Tap” come to doing that?
Zombieland 2 takes place ten years after the first film, with the group living in the abandoned White House. Two characters from the first film, Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) run off to go their separate ways, but when a new, durable type of super zombie (nicknamed the T-800) surfaces, the remainders must chase after them to save them.
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Rotten Tomatoes has gotten it wrong before, such is the nature of a review aggregate site, which mashes populist and academic film critic scores into one unsightly Frankenstein metric. But I can’t remember them getting a score this wrong. Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas star in Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, which Netflix picked up, titled “The Laundromat,” covering diverse fictionalized plot threads centering … Continue reading Rotten Tomatoes Got it Wrong Again | ‘The Laundromat’ Netflix Film Review
Pretty regularly, Netflix will attach a big name celebrity to something exclusive and weird, like Jonah Hill and Emma Stone’s limited series, “Maniac” and Meryl Streep’s dramady “The Landromat.” While Netflix remains to be a place underappreciated actors like Natasha Lyonne of “Russian Doll” fame can break out into prominence, it’s also been able to attract high caliber A-listers like Chris Pine, Chris Evans and … Continue reading Living With Missed Opportunities | ‘Living With Yourself’ Netflix Series Review