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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...
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...
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...
'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....
'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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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.
'The Guest' is So Good That You Won't Realize Ethan Embry is in it

‘The Guest’ is So Good That You Won’t Realize Ethan Embry is in it

While I was watching The Guest, I was wondering why the hell I was enjoying it more than I needed to. In it, a mysterious soldier named David (Dan Stevens) knocks on the door of a family and says he is a good friend of their deceased son (also a soldier. With his endearing smile,...
'Before I Go To Sleep' is Like '50 First Dates' But Not as Happy and With Attempted Murder

‘Before I Go To Sleep’ is Like ’50 First Dates’ But Not as Happy and With Attempted Murder

Before I Go To Sleep is definitely the thriller version of 50 First Dates with some elements of Memento thrown into the mix. It’s also based on the best selling novel by S.J. Watson that I never knew existed because I don’t know how to read. The writer/director, Rowan Joffe wrote 28 Weeks Later and...
Podcast of the Week: WTF with Marc Maron, Episode 533 - Dax Shepard

Podcast of the Week: WTF with Marc Maron, Episode 533 – Dax Shepard

Dax Shepard has always seemed bro-y to me. He wasn’t quite alt for me and back during his Punk’d days, I equated him to Dane Cook. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because they were both white or something, but I just lumped them into the same category. I saw him in a couple of...
The Characters of 'Men, Women & Children,' Ranked From Least to Most Horrible

The Characters of ‘Men, Women & Children,’ Ranked From Least to Most Horrible

The one thing I learned from Jason Reitman‘s social media opus, Men, Women & Children is that the Internet makes everyone feel miserable. I’ll admit, I walked out of this movie feeling like a piece of shit because of how social media runs my life…and then I immediately tweeted about it. Based on the novel...