Festivals&Academy

Sundance Vlog 2021 Day 3 (Street Gang, Prime Time, R#J, Rita Moreno, The Sparks Brothers)

Hey everyone! Today I watched 5 movies at the Sundance Film Festival and could have watched a 6th but I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open to write this vlog so another movie was out of the question. Needless to say I am going to make this short and sweet. Street […]

Sundance Vlog 2021 Day 3 (Street Gang, Prime Time, R#J, Rita Moreno, The Sparks Brothers)
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Movie Reviews

Movie Review: “Happy Cleaners” and the burden of Korean-American expectations

Good storytelling skates by on the tension between what we see, read or hear unfold, and what we hope or fear might happen as the tale unfolds. Dickens or “Dumb & Dumber,” it’s all about meeting or willfully defying our expectations, great or otherwise. “Happy Cleaners” is a Korean-American immigrants and their children drama, a […]

Movie Review: “Happy Cleaners” and the burden of Korean-American expectations

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Festivals&Academy

Sundance 2021 Day 1 (President, Cryptozoo, Bring Your Own Brigade, Playing with Sharks, Coda, One for the Road)

Hi friends! Another day of virtual Sundance Film Festival attendance has come and gone. And as much as I miss the comradery of physical attendance the virtual experience has its appeal and they have done a great job organizing everything. Not only do they have a wide selection of movies but they still have the […]

Sundance Vlog 2021 Day 1 (President, Cryptozoo, Bring Your Own Brigade, Playing with Sharks, Coda, One for the Road)
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Festivals&Academy

Sundance Vlog 2021 Day 1 (Shorts, FLEE)

Hello from the Sundance Film Festival…inside my house! Yes this is my 5th time attending the festival, my first time as approved press. As can be expected they are doing an all virtual festival this year and it honestly has its pluses and minuses. Gone are the long lines (especially if you don’t have the […]

Sundance Vlog 2021 Day 1 (Shorts, FLEE)
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HBO

Quick Review of THE LITTLE THINGS

“Some things never let us go” is the tagline of the new film THE LITTLE THINGS out in select theaters and streaming today on HBO Max. Problem is, even with three Academy Award winners – Denzel Washington (Training Day, Glory), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) – this film not only […]

MMT Quick Review of THE LITTLE THINGS
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Netflix

Netflix’s “On My Block” to End After Fourth and Final Season

Netflix has announced that “On My Block” will be returning for its fourth and final season. The series is a coming of age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in LA’s South Central neighbourhood. Season 3 was released in January 2020 […]

Netflix’s “On My Block” to End After Fourth and Final Season
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Festivals&Academy

Weekly Roundup: Cannes moves to summer, Sundance gets rolling

Your handy one-stop-shop for film news, interviews, articles, and videos from the week that was. The spring of 2020 saw Cannes employing a defiant “the show must go on” attitude, insisting that they’d stage an in-person festival and announcing a series of postponements until they ultimately cancelled. (Of course, that didn’t stop them from staging […]

Weekly Roundup: Cannes moves to summer, Sundance gets rolling, and Cicely Tyson won’t be forgotten
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Movie News

CRISIS (2021): New Trailer From Gary Oldman

Crisis (2020), Armie Hammer, Quiver Distribution From writer/director Nicholas Jarecki; new drama/thriller Crisis stars Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly and Greg Kinnear. The focus is on three stories about the world of opioids. I’m not fully loving this trailer edit, but, hopefully the actors involved will deliver something memorable overall. I know that I’ve […]

CRISIS (2021): New Trailer From Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly, Greg Kinnear…
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Movie News

First look: Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley in Romeo and Juliet

The National Theatre has released the first image of the filmed version of Romeo and Juliet, starring Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley. The venue utilised the stage spaces of its Lyttelton theatre to house the production of the 90-minute film over the course of a three-week shoot. The film will premiere in the UK on […]

First look: Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley in Romeo and Juliet
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Festivals&Academy

Sundance 2021: “Seeds of Deceit”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. It’s absolutely horrifying to think that a doctor who we trust with our health and body can defraud us one way or another. Especially couples who are so eager to have a child, that they would do anything to hold one in their arms. But what happens if the […]

Sundance 2021: “Seeds of Deceit”
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Movie Reviews

REVIEW: “La Llorona” (2020)

Whatever you do don’t confuse Jayro Bustamante’s “La Llorona” with 2019’s promising but ultimately disappointing “The Curse of La Llorona”. The two couldn’t be more different, their only real connection being the ubiquitous Latin American folk tale of “The Weeping Woman”. Bustamante has a much more sobering ambition, using the ghostly legend as a means […]

REVIEW: “La Llorona” (2020)
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Movie News

Movie Preview: A First full trailer for Kristen Wiig’s “Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar”

Wiig and Annie Mumulo from “Bridesmaids” and “This is 40” and “Bad Moms” are in Florida, going “Floridian.” If you’ve ever lived here, you know what I mean. And if you haven’t, you probably still get it. Florida, amIright? Lots of SNL and “Office” alumni in this one, which I believe has been delayed like […]

Movie Preview: A First full trailer for Kristen Wiig’s “Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar”
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Hulu

Wandavision is a Tragedy

I’m loving the layers of Wandavision. The comedy and the horror but while watching the two commercials during the show I couldn’t help think how very sad Wanda’s story, and by extent the show, actually is. Spoilers below! Especially that first commercial for the Stark toaster/bomb and remembering the story about Wanda and her brother […]

Wandavision is a Tragedy
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Movie News

Mike’s Favorite Movie Posters of 2020

What’s my refrain whenever this article comes up? The movie poster is a lost art. And there’s no better proof of that sentiment than this year. Theaters were closed for the majority of the year and films were either pushed until next year entirely or released on streaming services or on demand. As such, you […]

Mike’s Favorite Movie Posters of 2020 (50-31)
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Netflix

“Snowpiercer” Season 2 Arrives Tomorrow – Here’s the Official Season 1 Recap

The futuristic action thriller “Snowpiercer” will return to Netflix tomorrow (outside of America) and just in case you can’t remember the events of Season 1, Netflix has released an official recap. The series is based on the 2013 movie of the same name by “Okja”-creator Bong Joon-Ho and airs on TNT in the USA. The […]

“Snowpiercer” Season 2 Arrives Tomorrow – Here’s the Official Season 1 Recap
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Netflix

Dog Training Comes to Netflix With New Series “Canine Intervention”

Netflix has released the trailer for their take on “It’s Me or the Dog” which sees families with troublesome canines seeking support and training. “Canine Intervention”, which arrives February 24th, follows renowned Oakland dog trainer, Jas Leverette, as he runs one of the top dog training facilities in California. Cali K9 works with all breeds […]

Dog Training Comes to Netflix With New Series “Canine Intervention”
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