Reviews of the top geek movies, tv, and books in the industry.
Dickinson, First Aid Kit
Disclaimer: I kind of hate poetry. I don't know much about Emily Dickinson's work or her life, and I've only watched the first few episodes of Dickinson on Apply TV+, but I have felt her work the few times I've come across it. I watched those episodes a few months ago. I'm over the issue I had with it the first time, I'm getting back into it.
You Should (Not) Hate Gabi
I’ve seen a lot of hate on Gabi from Attack on Titan’s current season. People call her annoying, bratty, spoiled, and so on. The hate might have something to do with Gabi shooting one of the most beloved characters in the show as they celebrated what they thought to be a victory in enemy territory.
Movie Review: 'Cherry'
Tom Holland is an actor I like a great deal. He has an earnest face and boyish charm that make him a near perfect fit for Peter Parker and Spider-Man. He’s proven as part of a series of Marvel Movies that he can hang with big stars and take the lead himself and all while maintaining an air of approach-ability. These qualities, unfortunately, don’t translate into more gritty or dark roles. The evidence for that is the new Apple Original movie Cherry, a failing attempt at translating Holland’s charm into something grimy and dramatic.
The Dragon Prince
Avatar: The Last Airbender, aka "ATLA," aka what I consider to be the crown jewel of entertainment coming out of Nickelodeon circa the mid-2000s. A show that every one of us kids in my family (ages 8-18) could agree on watching. No scrapping over the remote, no bickering about what to watch. Just the crew of us flying to the television as fast as we could so we wouldn't miss the episode after dinner.
Review: Behind Her Eyes
I started watching this quite randomly, and honestly, I am not even mad. This show has a man with a Scottish accent which I will yell from the rooftops needs to happen more in the cinema. I think the last Scottish accent I saw was in “Maid of Honor” and it seriously isn’t happening enough. The show also has a single-mom, so I was also happy about seeing that representation. I liked the show, the acting was amazing, there were some distinct changes that really brought the whole show together. The show didn’t try to draw itself out and it didn’t leave anything uncovered. Without further ado, let’s get to the meat and potatoes of this show. (Spoilers ahead)
Documentary Review: 'F.T.A' Free the Army
I started out in radio at the age of 19 and at that time, I was only vaguely aware of Jane Fonda. At 24 however, when I landed my first, full time radio gig, as a producer of an all male, conservative talk radio station, I was introduced to Jane Fonda in the strangest way. After September 11th, and the move toward war in Afghanistan and Iraq we began to get calls constantly warning those Jane Fonda types in Hollywood to keep their mouths shut.
Lifetime Review: 'The Wrong Valentine'
Emily Marshall (Mariah Robinson) has always been a shy girl, and her father's death has only made her retreat further into schoolwork and history club. With Valentine's Day approaching, the last thing Emily expected was to find a boyfriend. But after meeting new student David Olson (Evan Adams), Emily can't help but be drawn to him. While he may be a little on the overly affectionate side, Emily can relate to his feelings of being an outsider and quickly warms up to her first taste of romance.
Party like it's 1999?
In 1999, Dreamworks and director Sam Mendez presented the theaters with the film "American Beauty" starring Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham. The film won 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Thomas Newman should have won for Best Music, but he did not win. Alan Ball wrote the screenplay and the story was inspired by the Long Island Lolita, also known as Amy Fisher who shot Mary, Joey's wife simply because she was jealous.
The Lost World of Valkenvania: Celebrating Dan Aykroyd’s ‘Nothing but Trouble’
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I'd be the first to admit my ignorance of Nigerian cinema, otherwise known as 'Nollywood'. Ever since reading some articles about its fascinating early days in the 1990s, when films were produced on shoestring budgets and retailed on market stalls, I've planned to get around to watching some. Namaste Wahala popping up on my Netflix recommendations a few days ago seemed like a great place to start.
Oh No! I Didn’t Like a 98% Fresh Movie
Well, it finally happened. After years of being the pretentious film guy among many of my social circles, I met my match against a piece of Oscar bait I typically love. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom showed me that there is in fact a “good” movie that I don’t like. By that, I mean I didn’t enjoy a movie that both critics and audiences agree is good. There are plenty of film scholar favorites like Jules and Jim and plenty of crowd pleasers like Venom that I don’t like, but each of those appeals to one base while alienating the other. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is the first true consensus pick that left me out in the cold, and yet everyone else is eating it up with its 87 on Metacritic, 7.1 on IMDb, and 98% critic and 78% audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Instead of taking the loss and moving onto other Oscar hopefuls, I wanted to dive into this anomaly and try to figure out exactly why I feel different than the general population.
Nomadland - A Movie Review
It’s always what’s out there that is more exciting. Take time to explore. Based on the book written by Jessica Bruder, Nomadland is a 2020 film. Fern, a grieving woman decides to pack up her life into a van and live as a nomad. Finding work and meeting new people as she travels around the American West, Fern explores her emotions.