Directed by Owen Harris. With Amara Karan, Ryan Beil, Byron Bertram, Josh Collins. Taking advice from a famous comedian, a stand-up comic makes fun of his own life – with unexpected results. It’s insane to think that in 2019 that we’d have not just one, not two, but now three series dealing with mind warping twists on our personal reality. As good as Black Mirror or Weird City are, Twilight Zone is the big gun that comes out swinging with an absolutely killer of a episode. It’s free on youtube right now too, so check it out. Buy On Amazon!
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Directed by Lauren Miller Rogen. With Kristen Bell, Danielle Davenport, Kimiko Glenn, Wynter Kullman. After she’s left at the altar, a workaholic advertising executive ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with her estranged father. Finaly a netflix film that doesn’t make me wonder what kind of blackmail they have on the main stars! Buy On Amazon!
Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer. With Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander. Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. A fun movie, a great diversion from your not-so-fun life. Buy On Amazon!
Directed by Damien Chazelle. With Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler. A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. I imagine the thought process that brought us this movie was something like this: “how do we make the most boring, soul sucking, sad, depressing, and humorless depiction of our journey to the moon, while at the same time, using some of the best special effects ever seen in a biographical space film?” I wasn’t...
Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman. With Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities. I bought it in 4k! It’s just a great in 4k as it is in standard HD, still hasn’t gotten old on me yet! I will say, the HDR didn’t pop as much as I thought it was going to, especially compared to other 4k/hdr movies I’ve seen recently. Buy On Amazon!
Directed by Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner. Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. HDR in this version is fantastic, I love the film too, but sadly not all the other MCU movies are in 4k/hdr yet, so they’re going to get watched out of order. Buy On Amazon!
Directed by Desiree Akhavan. With ChloÃ« Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard, Kerry Butler. In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians. Another movie based on a book, this time the subject matter is the horrific practice of conversion therapy, in which people with “sins” are taught to hate the sins at all cost. It’s a great movie but a sad subject matter. Buy On Amazon!
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready. After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. Another Hollywood glorification of honor and courage, as well as a minor spitting in the eye of a 1% upper crust aristocratic general. Kirk Douglas is great, but this is less than I was expecting. Buy On Amazon!
Directed by Bill Condon. With Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan. An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again. Ian McKellen is a blessing in this movie about Sherlock Holmes’ final case. Thoroughly enjoyable! Also: Fuck wasps. Buy On Amazon!
Directed by Christian Papierniak. With Mackenzie Davis, Dolly Wells, Alex Russell, LaKeith Stanfield. A woman at rock bottom must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend’s engagement party. Izzy is a god damn adorable mess of a person that I feel I would have loved to hang out with in my teens or early twenties, but damn I do no have time for that kind of nonsense these days. In this movie, he tries to get across town to destroy her ex ‘s life and ruin her best friend’s wedding. Buy On Amazon!