Irresistible (2020)

On both ends of the political spectrum, dummies will always exist. Is Democratic strategist Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell) one of those dummies? He certainly feels as such, being one of the people in charge of Hilary Clinton’s failed 2016 Presidential campaign run. Zimmer identifies the biggest takeaway as a failure on the Dems part to […]

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The Surrogate (2020)

The thing about a vessel? They receive and take in everything. For New York City based Jess (Jasmine Batchelor), she’s self-described as such, being The Surrogate mother for her best friend, Josh (Chris Perfetti) and his husband, Aaron (Sullivan Jones). She wants to do this, and with a contract in hand drawn up with compassion […]

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Long Gone Summer

1998. The year sees Michael Jordan make his second retirement after a second three-peat. Britney Spears makes her debut with “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” Titanic becomes the first film to break one billion at the box office. And yet, it wouldn’t be overly hyperbolic to suggest that summer of ’98, if not a […]

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Be Water

“Who am I?” “What am I going to be?” “How am I going to express myself?” These are questions Bruce Lee asked himself as he matriculated from Hong Kong to Seattle as a high school teen. In some extents, Lee had—or at least came—from it all, world experiences, cracks at showbiz at an early age […]

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What to Watch: Enter the Dragon

One of the biggest “What ifs?” in cinema history is if the legendary Bruce Lee didn’t pass away at the young age of 33. What more could he have done? Of course, the cliched answer is “We’ll never know.” Knowing how Hollywood works, Enter the Dragon was probably going to be the beginning of a […]

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What to Watch: Mortal Kombat (1995)

It’s a Mortal Kombat world, and we’re all just living in it. With the heavy life behind last year’s still trucking Mortal Kombat 11 in newly released DLC (Aftermath), animated movie (Scorpion’s Revenge) and a tentatively scheduled March 2021 reboot, the franchise of MK will never be killed. It would be easy to forget we […]

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The High Note (2020)

Who are you doing it for once there are no more surprises? Surprises rarely happen anymore for Maggie (Dakota Johnson), a personal assistant for some odd years to one of the greatest singers and entertainers of all time, Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross). Maggie does everything, whether that be getting Grace’s car, her dry cleaning, […]

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End of Sentence

Prison of the mind, prison of the body, prison of the spirit. No matter the version, it’s all a personal hell. Frank Fogle (John Hawkes) has been prepping his prison a while now; that being, the eventual death of his spouse, Anna (Andrea Irvine). Doesn’t make the prison any easier to deal with when it […]

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St. Louis Superman

August 9th, 2014. That’s the day Ferguson, Missouri became a battleground after the shooting of Michael Brown. Following this day, battle rapper and activist Bruce Franks, Jr. decided to go one step further in his community. Sensing more representation was needed for those who look like him and an education lesson necessary for those who […]

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The Lodge (2019)

As above, so below. Divorce is never easy for the participants involved and those around them. Young siblings Aiden (Jaeden Martell) and Mia (Lia McHugh) are dealing with the separation of their mom, Laura (Alicia Silverstone) from their father, Richard (Richard Armitage). What is worse is that Richard has moved on quickly with new beau […]

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