REVIEW: THE LOVEBIRDS (2020)

“Did you think it was one of those ‘men only’ doors?” In times like these, we look for any type of break from reality — most often through comedic films. In this case, The Lovebirds fits that comedy escape. The Lovebirds stars Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as Leilani and Jibran, a couple who’s thrust…

REVIEW: SCOOB! (2020)

“Gross amounts of hair oil, twelve-year-old scotch…” “Is the bad guy my Dad?” I never classified myself as a lover of the original Scooby Doo television series. Even when I was a child, the whole idea of the show felt… childish. It was goofy and uninteresting. But no matter my initial opinions, I opened my…

RETRO REVIEW: CENTER STAGE (2000)

  “Whatever you feel, just dance it.”  This week, Center Stage celebrates 20 years since its release in theaters. And speaking as one of the few people who actually went and saw it, I’m really excited to be revisiting it all these years later. Center Stage tells the story of a group of advanced students…

NATALIE WOOD: WHAT REMAINS BEHIND (2020)

The name, Natalie Wood, continues to fall on the tongues of audience members and media outlets — examining a career that ended almost 40 years ago. Beginning with her time as a child star, Wood eventually catapulted into stardom in films such as West Side Story, Splendor in the Grass, and Rebel Without a Cause.…

HOW TO BUILD A GIRL (2020)

“It’s called Annabelle My Bloodied Heart.” “You’d have a better chance with Annabelle if you gave your hair a wash, love.” For a lot of us, growing up in our little communities can be trying. The urge to want to be free from our parents’ rule, or just getting away from the city, can be…

REVIEW: BAD EDUCATION (2020)

“You might forget, but we don’t. We never forget. Ever.” There are always those school teachers that give us a helping hand, and we are forever reminded of their goodness. Then there’s those teachers we don’t remember at all. And finally, there are those teachers, who we remember, but not for anything good. Bad Education…

SERIES REVIEW: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA (2020)

“It can’t happen here? No, it is happening here!” How many times have we said, “well that wouldn’t happen to me. That would never happen now.” It’s a comforting statement as you clothe yourself in your comfiest pajamas and sip your piping hot beverage. But what if it did? What if it’s happening right now,…

REVIEW: ONWARD (2020)

“Put it in O, for onward!” I can’t think of a time when a Disney movie didn’t bring us heart-warming cheer. And with the world enveloped in such trying times, it’s no wonder why Disney+ has seen a rise in subscriptions. Now enter: Onward —Disney’s newest animated film released shortly before movie theaters ceased operations.…

REVIEW: THE INVISIBLE MAN (2020)

“He said that wherever I went, he would find me, walk right up to me, and I wouldn’t be able to see him.” There’s a growing trend with modern horror movies. The usual ones that invade our cinemas consist of cheap spooks and scares, gory scenes, and just bland storylines. It’s the ongoing repetitive nature…