Film

COVID-19 Strikes Hollywood Hard

HOLLYWOOD─All over the world artists are struggling due to the impact of COVID-19 on venues. From LA to Broadway to Europe, musicians are feeling the impact that the music industry is facing. Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Rolling Stones, and Coldplay are just a few that are calling for support of the music industry. As of press...

Where Next For The Universal Classic Monsters?

UNITED STATES—Universal's attempt to reboot their Classic Monsters range didn't exactly go as hoped, given that the grand plans for a shared cinematic universe were scrapped. 2014's Dracula Untold went through reshoots so that it could become the first movie in the 'Dark Universe', but unsatisfactory critical responses to that and 2017's The Mummy prompted Universal revert to the production of standalone films. Universal may have hoped...

Roddy Ricch, Major Winner At 2020 BET Awards

HOLLYWOOD─Another day, another award show. When I heard a week ago that the BET Awards would still host its 20th anniversary of the show, while also highlighting its 40th anniversary on the air, I was baffled to figure out just how they planned to make it happen. Low and behold the network still held the awards show, but it...

Drake Leads 2020 BET Awards

HOLLYWOOD─I had been wondering for quite some time what would happen with awards shows, in the midst of a pandemic America. However, it seems things are not coming to a standstill because the nominees for the 2020 BET Awards were unveiled on Monday, June 15. Leading all contenders was rapper Drake who earned six nominations including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist...

“Scoob” Is Typical Family Fun

HOLLYWOOD─I was probably the biggest fan of the animated cartoon series Scooby Doo growing up as a kid. I loved and I mean loved the series “Scooby Doo: Where Are You?” It was like an opportunity for the viewers to participate in the mystery with the characters. Would you solve who the culprit was before they were unmasked? On...

“The Wretched” Oozes Suspense

HOLLYWOOD─I had been hearing about this indie horror movie for weeks, and with theaters closed, the notion of renting a movie just drives me bonkers. I rather buy the movie or simply see it at the multiplex, but “The Wretched” which was growing in popular because of its showings at the drive-in, caught my attention. Yes, you heard me...

“In The Heat Of The Night” Has Potent Relevance

HOLLYWOOD─I don’t think anyone in America could have predicted the things that have unfolded in the past 3 months, particularly in regards to race relations. The deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Aubrey, George Floyd and that disturbing video that transpired in Central Park has all forced the conversation of race front and center. Hollywood is no stranger to addressing...

“The High Note” Is A Mixed Bag

HOLLYWOOD─It is a daunting task to deliver a musical drama that works without moving in multiple directions. I had high hopes for “The High Note,” but it totally falters in my opinion. It is not a bad movie, but it’s a movie that is not certain of which trajectory it wants to take. The movie stars Tracee Ellis-Ross, Dakota...

“Scream” Is Returning To Our Lives!

HOLLLYWOOD─I seriously cannot believe this, we are actually getting another installment in the popular 90s horror franchise “Scream.” Yes, there are still plenty of people wondering if this is a direct sequel, remake or reboot. As a fan of the franchise and the horror genre at large, even I cannot answer that question. What I can tell you is...

Movie Marathon, The “Halloween” Franchise!

HOLLYWOOD─We’ve talked about classic horror villains Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and now it’s time: we have saved the best for last: Michael Myers. During this quarantine, I have been having what I call weekly horror movie marathons, indulging in the classics that I consider entertaining. What is it about Michael Myers and the “Halloween” franchise that makes it so...
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