Solid Performances from Cooper and Gaga dazzle in ‘A Star Is Born’

I know, I know.

We’re all tired of remakes but it seems like Hollywood wants to keep churning them out. While some remakes don’t translate well to current times, some have messages or a story that is universal. A story about someone pursuing their dreams never gets old. In this third remake of the original 1937 film, A Star Is Born is a romantically cool film with mostly beautiful music to carry it through.Read More »

Brie Larson flies high first ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer

Over the last decade, Marvel Studios and their Cinematic Universe has dominated the global box office and Hollywood. With this past year’s Avengers: Infinity War changing the game and turning the universe upside down, we wondered how Marvel could keep our thoughts off the still currently untitled Avengers 4 film. Luckily, they have the right person for the job…or should I say woman.

Meet Carol Danvers.Read More »

Disney’s Galactic mistake with James Gunn

If you have been living under a rock, Disney and Marvel have been dealing with a fair amount of controversy and backlash in the last few weeks. After the firing of James Gunn over past controversial tweets, the wave of disappointment and anger has been coming from fans and actors alike. As this saga reaches its conclusion with Disney and Marvel standing by their decision, I have a few thoughts about this topic.Read More »

‘BlacKkKlansman’ is chilling and reveals how little things have changed.

For the past thirty years, Spike Lee films have been anything but subtle. While some movies touch on sensitive subjects such as racism, race relations, and other political issues with honest delicacy, Lee strikes with a hammer. Lee’s latest joint, BlacKkKlansman, might be set four decades ago but its passionate message couldn’t be any more relevant- and its rage more justified.Read More »

Despite Criticism, a New Category at the Academy Awards is a Good Thing

The Academy Awards has been under criticism over the last few years for a variety of reasons. From opening up the Best Picture nominees to ten films to including diversity in the selection of award nominees, the awards have slowly but steadily grown with the current times. But one major gripe is the minimal mentioning of those mainstream films that audiences pay money and fill the theaters to see. Until now.

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‘Eighth Grade’ shines with heartwarming, heartbreaking, and awkward honesty

Who really remembers eighth grade? Sometimes, the question should be: who really wants to? The weird period between pre-teen and teenager, going through a gauntlet of changes and hoping you’ll survive, and trying so hard to fit in as you prepare to move on to ninth grade. As you go through adult life, sometimes you wish for those days. Movies like first time writer-director Bo Burnham’s poignant coming-of-age story, Eighth Grade, reminds audience that despite the added of pressures of postmillenial social media, growing up and the hard-won lesson of marching to your own drum remains the same.Read More »

The Dark Side of the Fanbase

Fanbases are a great community to be a part of. You meet up or talk to people not just in your surrounding areas but possibly around the country or world that share your interests in a certain medium. Pop culture is a melting pot of people, no matter your race or gender, coming together to celebrate movies, television shows, games. You name it.

But with everything positive, there is also a flip side. A dark side.Read More »

‘Mission: Impossible: Fallout’ continues to reach for the impossible with success in franchise’s sixth entry

When a franchise reaches a sixth film, a property usually finds itself at a crossroads: adapt or continue to rely on faithful tactics with the possibility of waning box office numbers. Franchises such as The Fast and the Furious learned to adapt by adding elements while keeping the core of what made it great. For Mission: Impossible – Fallout, its success lies in doubling down on the status quo of the series: Action and stunts. Lots of stunts by Tom Cruise, the man that Father Time hasn’t caught up to yet. Read More »