All posts tagged: review

TV Review: The Deuce

8. 24. 18 Hello everyone! I said I wanted to do a television series review. There are so many new shows that come out year after year, but only a few make it to green pastures. HBO’s The Deuce is one of those shows. I and my good friend, Elizabeth have watched the first season and we just finished watching it again before the second season starts early next month. So Lizzie is going to do the review of the series. Shelley and I have rewatched the first season of this series just to renew…OK, who are we kidding we liked the show. Set in the early 70’s in New York City, The Deuce is about the early years of the porn industry. George Pelecanos and David Simon, the men behind The Wire created the series.   James Franco is one of the stars of the series who portrays identical twins Vincent and Frankie Martino. Vincent is your run of the mill bartender who is now trying to pay off Frankie’s gambling debts. He opens up …

Film Review: Justice League

November 20 / 17 Hey everyone! Internet acting a fool today, but the devil’s a lie! Anyway, I went to see Justice League over the weekend. Loved it, but I do have a few things to gripe about. Yes, I loved Justice League. I grew up watching the cartoon as a kid and now seeing Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the rest of the crew brought a happy smile to my face. I wasn’t sure if DC was going to bring Justice League to the big screen at all. A few things to gripe about. Why in the world would DC cut some scenes that were in the trailer, but not in the film? Why? We don’t want to linger on each of the character’s origins, but at least give us a small glimpse as to how The Flash and Cyborg got their powers. I can only hope that when the film comes out on Blue-ray/DVD and digital, we can get an uncut look at the movie. The villain, Steppenwolf was just weak. Ciaran Hinds …

Film Review: Annabelle Creation

August 14 / 17 Hello…hope everyone had a good and resting weekend. Saw Annabelle: Creation Saturday and I wasn’t disappointed. This is a prequel and better than the first Annabelle film. Creation takes place twelve years, 1955 after a doll maker, Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Ester (Miranda Otto) lose their only child, a daughter named Annabelle ‘Bee’, to a horrible accident. They decided to open their home to a nun and several orphaned girls. Everything seems to go well, that is until one of the girls discover the dollmaker’s crafted dolls in a forbidden bedroom …..opening a sinister entity. Produced by James Wan (director of The Conjuring and Insidious films) and Peter Safran, director David F. Sandberg ( Lights Out) takes the lead in this prequel.  Of course this time we get the real story of how this creepy doll got its start. What I like about this film and The Conjuring films is that you really don’t need a whole lot of blood, gore, and guts to make it scary. What makes …

Film Review: What Happened, Miss Simone?

May 21 / 16 Hello again. I did promise a film review right? I just saw What Happened Miss Simone a few weeks ago. I saw it twice actually. She was called the Priestess of Soul. Not only was Simone a singer, but also a very accomplished pianist, whose voice crossed to jazz, blues, folk, r&b, pop, and gospel. The biographical documentary film, directed by Liz Garbus, focuses on Simone’s early years, the ups and downs of her career and personal life. You see rare archival footage of her performances, interviews from her daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, an actress and singer, close friends, and her former husband and manager, Andrew Stroud. During an 1968 interview, Simone was asked what is free to her and she said that freedom to her is no fear…”If I could have that half of my life, no fear.” Born Eunice Wayman in Tryon, North Carolina, she began playing the piano when she was three years old. She changed her name to Nina Simone, Nina” (from niña, meaning “little girl” in …