Month: August 2017

Film Review: Birth of the Dragon Is About As Wrong-Headed As They Come

White Guy Explains Kung Fu Legend. Huh. That doesn’t have the same ring to it, but it’s a more accurate title for Birth of the Dragon. I knew I was in for trouble with this […]

Box Office: What Are Some of the Positives From This Summer of Pain?

The final summer box office numbers are in, and they’re seriously not good. According to THR, “Summer box-office revenue in North America will end up being down nearly 16 percent over last year, the steepest […]

Netflix Review: Disjointed Is More Intriguing Than It Is Funny

Disjointed, Netflix’s latest attempt at a progressive version of a multi-camera, laugh track sitcom, is the brainchild of longtime network TV veteran Chuck Lorre (Grace Under Fire, Dharma & Greg, Two and a Half Men, […]

Game of Thrones “The Dragon and the Wolf” (S7:E7): Right Here, Right Now

SPOILERS…OBVIOUSLY Mr. Night King, tear down this wall. More on that later. First, Game of Thrones has a way of making you bloodthirsty. Even though you dread the possibility of losing favorite characters you rejoice […]

Box Office: We Just Witnessed the Worst Weekend for New Movies Since 9/11

At the beginning of the year when you looked at the release calendar for new movies one thing was abundantly clear: August was going to be bleak. That’s kind of always true about August. It’s […]

Am I Really Going to Mansplain What Was Wrong With James Cameron’s Mansplaining of Wonder Woman?

It’s been a bad week for high profile male feminists. First Joss Whedon. Now James Cameron. I’ve already written about the Whedon controversy, but I’ve been dragging my feet on whether or not to write anything […]

Film Review: Logan Lucky Finds Steven Soderbergh Looking Back Before He Can Go Forward

Near the end of Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh’s new heist comedy, one of the lead characters openly wonders whether he’s doomed to repeat the past. His brother takes a more optimistic approach and proudly boasts […]

Here’s A Chart Breaking Down How Much Apple, Amazon, Netflix & The Rest Are Spending on Digital TV

Sleep-deprived TV critics who can’t possibly keep track of yet another original content creator breathed a sigh of relief when NBC pulled the plug on SeeSo and WGN shuddered its original programming division. Finally, a […]

What Happens When Movies Proposed By Fans on Twitter End Up Getting Made?

Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are going to star in a movie written by Issa Rae and directed by Ava DuVernay, and it’s all because of the internet. Wired thinks that should happen more often. Wired […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Film Review: Perfectly Watchable, Entirely Forgettable

Last week, Vulture’s Emily Yoshida memorably admitted, “I think I saw The Hitman’s Bodyguard, but I can’t be sure.” And that about covers it. This Ryan Reynolds-Samuel L. Jackson buddy comedy in which the former […]