Movie Review: The Old Guard

Movie Review: The Old Guard
THE OLD GUARD Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 125 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: A team of four immortal mercenaries led by Charlize Theron are joined by a newly immortal soldier (If Beale Street Could Talk’s Kiki Layne) to take down a power-hungry Pharma bro who is hell-bent on using their powers of rejuvenation in a... Read more »

Movie Review: Hamilton

Movie Review: Hamilton
HAMILTON Genre: Musical Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 160 mins. Where Can You See It?: Disney + Premise: Filmed version of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton and the “damn fool that shot him” (Aaron Burr, sir), created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Behind-the-Scenes: Filmed during one of the original cast’s final performances in June 2016. [Fun fact: I... Read more »

Best Movies of 2020 So Far

Best Movies of 2020 So Far
What a weird year. That might be an understatement. Since COVID-19 abruptly shut down all theaters on March 21 (and has kept them mostly closed since), movie lovers like me have had to adapt. This adaptation has taken many forms over the past few months: Bought an annual subscription to The Criterion Channel (highly recommended... Read more »
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Movie Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Movie Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIVE SAGA Genre: Musical Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 123 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) have dreamed of taking their bar band “Fire Saga” to the Eurovision Song Contest since they were both young. Through a twist of fate and a little... Read more »

Movie Review: Da 5 Bloods

Movie Review: Da 5 Bloods
DA 5 BLOODS Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 154 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Four Vietnam vets (Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Peters) return to the country to recover the remains of their respected captain Stormin’ Norman (Chadwick Boseman), along with the treasure of gold bars they buried long ago. Their past... Read more »

Movie Review: The King of Staten Island

Movie Review: The King of Staten Island
THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 137 mins. Where Can You See It?: Premium Video On Demand (“PVOD”) (Rent for $19.99) Premise: 17 years after his firefighter father died while on duty, Scott (SNL’s Pete Davidson) has been in a near-constant state of arrested development. Living at home with his mom (Marisa Tomei)... Read more »
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Movie Review: Extraction

Movie Review: Extraction
EXTRACTION Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 117 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a black market mercenary who has lost his family, is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord and make it out of one of the world’s most impenetrable cities alive. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Sam Hargrave served... Read more »

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour

Movie Review: Trolls World Tour
TROLLS WORLD TOUR Genre: Animation Rating: PG Running Time: 9o mins. Where Can You See It?: On Demand (Rent for $19.99) Premise: Poppy (Anna Kendrick) discovers that the Troll World is bigger than just her Pop kingdom. There are other musical troll kingdoms, like Country, Classical, Techno, Funk, and Rock. When Queen Barb (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom) of the Rock... Read more »

Movie Review: The Platform

Movie Review: The Platform
THE PLATFORM Genre: International Rating: R Running Time: 94 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Goreng (Ivan Massague) wakes up in a vertical prison that puts two people per level with an unknown number of levels. Each day, a single platform of food for all of them is lowered down to each level for two minutes. The... Read more »
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I Saw "The Hunt" in a Movie Theater and Lived to Tell About It

I Saw "The Hunt" in a Movie Theater and Lived to Tell About It
Coronavirus has its grip on the world. People are working from home. School is cancelled. Social distancing is encouraged. Toilet paper is running out. Hand sanitizer is already long gone. Studios are delaying their big-budget tentpoles to later this year (No Time to Die) or next year (F9) or some unknown date (A Quiet Place... Read more »