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'Gilmore Girls' Has a Major Asian Problem

‘Gilmore Girls’ Has a Major Asian Problem

I’ve been binge watching Gilmore Girls in a controlled environment and I am surprised in how much I enjoy the show. At first I thought, “What the hell is the big deal about a show that follows a mother and a daughter?” That question is what has been holding me...
Marvel Announces a Lot of Stuff, Internet Freaks the F*ck Out

Marvel Announces a Lot of Stuff, Internet Freaks the F*ck Out

Jesus christ. Our Marvel homeboy Kevin Feige just announced a bunch of shit at their super mysterious press conference/announcement/fanboy-stravganza in L.A. That shit includes a bunch of release dates that they are just throwing around willy nilly: Doctor Strange (November 4, 2016), Guardians of the Galaxy II (May 5, 2017),...
Song of the Week: 'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift Performed by Kelly Clarkson

Song of the Week: ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift Performed by Kelly Clarkson

I should be ashamed that I like “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, but I’m not. I am very open about loving that hook. Swifty certainly knows how to pen lyrics that infest your ears for days on end. But Kelly Clarkson is known for doing unofficial covers of songs...
'Birdman': One Small Step For One-Shot Movies, One Giant Leap For Michael Keaton

‘Birdman’: One Small Step For One-Shot Movies, One Giant Leap For Michael Keaton

I like Michael Keaton. I like him a lot. But as much as I like him, I came to the realization that I really haven’t watched a lot of his movies. He’s been in tons of films and on a lot of TV shows, but if you ask me to...
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Trailer of the Week: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

Trailer of the Week: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

I wanted to be the last person on the internet to post the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron so here it is! And here are some reactions birthed from my Twitter feed: Avengers fans: I don't get it. Why make a whole movie out of it? Can't they just tell us how old Ultron...
ICYMI: 'Dear White People' Director Justin Simien Talks the Politics of Self

ICYMI: ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien Talks the Politics of Self

I interviewed Dear White People director Justin Simien for Paste Magazine and it was probably one of the best interviews I have ever had. We talked about his movie (of course) and we talked about race in a way that I have never talked about it before. He gave some very major insight…read and be...
Join 'The Overnighters' Director Jesse Moss For a Q&A in San Francisco Friday, October 24

Join ‘The Overnighters’ Director Jesse Moss For a Q&A in San Francisco Friday, October 24

Jesse Moss, the director of the riveting documentary The Overnighters (winner of the Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking at this year’s Sundance Film Festival) will be in San Francisco Bay Area theaters this weekend for special Q&As. I’ll be moderating the Q&A this Friday, October 24 at Landmark Opera Plaza after the 7 p.m....
'John Wick' is the Second Coming of Keanu Reeves

‘John Wick’ is the Second Coming of Keanu Reeves

The track record for movies that with a title consisting of simple guy’s first and last name hasn’t been that great (see John Carter, Jack Reacher, etc.). But if you throw Keanu Reeves and the fight choreographer for The Matrix movies, then you’ve got yourself a totally different ball game. What you have is a...
Missy Elliott Has Entered Phase 2 of Her Much-Needed Glorious Comeback

Missy Elliott Has Entered Phase 2 of Her Much-Needed Glorious Comeback

Last week, I was gushing about my newfound love for Sharaya J, the talented protege of Missy Elliott and I was talking about how this was the early onset of a much needed return from the woman who anointed us with Supa Dupa Fly. Now, Miss E is making headlines again with her supa dupa...
TV Show Clip of the Week: 'Family Matters' from 'Key & Peele

TV Show Clip of the Week: ‘Family Matters’ from ‘Key & Peele

I pray to God that this is how it went down during the production of Family Matteres
'St. Vincent': The Best Movie With Bill Murray and a Non-annoying Precocious Kid

‘St. Vincent’: The Best Movie With Bill Murray and a Non-annoying Precocious Kid

Let’s get down to brass tacks: St. Vincent made me cry a little. If a movie has the ability to do THAT to me, then it must be doing something, right? St. Vincent is the most non-cheesy cheesy movie that you will ever see. If anyone else were put in these roles and the script...
'Fury' is the Most Handsome World War II Movie Where No One Has the Titular Line

‘Fury’ is the Most Handsome World War II Movie Where No One Has the Titular Line

In nearly all movies, there is a point where one of the characters has a line where they say the title of the movie or a variation there of. Like when the nice old man says, “Welcome to Jurassic Park!” or when Uma Thurman says, “I’m going to Kill Bill!” It’s a moment in a...
ICYMI: I Interviewed 'Kill the Messenger' and 'Homeland' Director Michael Cuesta

ICYMI: I Interviewed ‘Kill the Messenger’ and ‘Homeland’ Director Michael Cuesta

I did this interview with Michael Cuesta for Paste Magazine. Wanna read it? Here it goes… Director Michael Cuesta has been the man behind the camera for some of the most talked about TV shows of the last decade: Homeland and Dexter. Now, he has taken his knack for riveting, thrill-ride storytelling to the next...
It Seems That 'Selfie' is My New Favorite Comedy on TV (Yeah, I Didn't Expect That Either)

It Seems That ‘Selfie’ is My New Favorite Comedy on TV (Yeah, I Didn’t Expect That Either)

When I heard that ABC was going to have a show called, Selfie. I cringed. I cringed myself into a ball of disgust. The name of the show leaves it to public mockery. I hate the word “selfie” so much. It’s a vile term from this “me! me! me!” generation of drop skinny jeans/jaunty hat...
Song of the Week: 'Takin' It No More/Shut it Down' by Sharaya J

Song of the Week: ‘Takin’ It No More/Shut it Down’ by Sharaya J

Why has it taken me so long to find this blue-haired wonder known as Sharaya J? I may be late to jumping on this bandwagon, but I am so damn happy that I finally have her in my music rotation. The first I heard of Sharaya J was a couple of days ago when Missy...
Trailer of the Week: 'Tomorrowland'

Trailer of the Week: ‘Tomorrowland’

I love Brad Bird and I loved George Clooney‘s work on Roseanne. Even the new trailer doesn’t tell us too much about what the hell this movie is about (besides a pin that can transport you to a wheat field), I am way excited for this.