Bad Times at the El Royale has all the trappings of a cool movie. An eye-catching set, an A-list cast, and a mysterious premise. Despite this promising foundation, the flick lacks a story that elevates noir films to must-see movies.
Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy with a familiar premise. A wedding date meets the family and hijinks ensue. Everything else about the film separates it from your typical romcom: obscene wealth, the makeup of its cast, and the city of Singapore. Despite these intriguing qualities, the film is light on comedy and a disappointment.
I have never reviewed a movie quite like The Spy Who Dumped Me. The buddy comedy-action flick follows two women who are embroiled in international spy intrigue. The film is raunchy, action-packed, and hilarious. Much of the humor and action are surprising. The number of laughs in a movie headlined by two of the funniest actors in comedy is not.
Over the last month it has been a bit of a struggle for me to produce much of the content that I have set out to create for this blog. I have consumed a lot of great shows, movies, music, and podcasts that have inspired a wealth of half-written posts. There were some post ideas that were ultimately derailed by writer’s block or a lack of focus. It has been hard to watch a season of The Crown or Lady Bird and not be able to complete some of my ideas.
I began my second endeavor into blogging on April 30, 2017. It did not take me long to realize that I needed to upgrade my site, but procrastination has a way of interfering with the best intentions. I have spent the last few months waiting for the right time to make some changes and begin... Continue Reading →
On October 27 Netflix released the second season of Stranger Things. One of the best and most bingeable television shows of 2016, the captivating Science Fiction drama returned with the same group of kids from Hawkins, Indiana. The unique series could have been mere lightening in a bottle, but following the gang around as they... Continue Reading →
This post contains spoilers about the Netflix series Mindhunter. On October 13, Netflix released its newest incursion into the true crime genre, Mindhunter. Starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, and Anna Torv, the ten-episode series is a fictionalized account of the FBI’s development of criminal profiling in the ‘70s. The series emerges from the basement of... Continue Reading →
This post contains spoilers about the seventh season of Game of Thrones Game of Thrones finished its seventh and penultimate season on Sunday evening. The series wrapped its shortest season with the confirmation of a major fan theory (R + L = J) and epic use of an ice-spewing dragon. Here are seven thoughts on... Continue Reading →
From the minute “Mr. Brightside” was released as a single, The Killers were an “it” band. The Las Vegas group debuted with a roar in 2003 and achieved some serious arena rock glory. While The Killers never really went away, their run of hits waned after their two initial records. Their subsequent albums lacked the... Continue Reading →