‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Fails to Capture the Soul of a Legend

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Lee Daniels chooses to open his biopic on Billie Holiday’s life provocatively – with an image of grotesque violence and inhumanity. A lynching. A horrifying act of hatred that Holiday lyricized in the song “Strange Fruit.” In 1937, the year where a bill to ban the lynching of African Americans

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo in Lionsgate Comedy Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar Teaser Trailer

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Trailer

Lionsgate has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming film, Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar, starring Kristen Wiig (Wonder Woman 1984) and Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids). Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar  will center around best friends who leave their hometown behind to embark on a

Promising Young Woman Review: Emerald Fennell’s Debut Feature Veers From the Sweet Tale of Revenge It Promises

Promising Young Woman Review

In Charles Laughton’s, The Night of the Hunter, the film’s misogynistic serial killer protagonist, Rev. Harry Powell, says, “Not that you mind the killings. Your book is full of killings. But there are things you do hate, Lord. Perfume-smelling things. Lacy things. Things with curly hair.” Writer-director Emerald Fennell perfectly

Amazon Releases Official Trailer for Chemical Hearts

Chemical Hearts Official Trailer

Amazon has released the official trailer for their upcoming film, Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart (Riverdale). The film is based on the novel of the same title by Krystal Sutherland about a young man Henry (Austin Abrams) who falls in love with a mysterious young woman (Lili Reinhart) from school.

The Old Guard Review: A Cookie-Cutter Action Thriller That Is Saved By A Kick-Ass Charlize Theron And Intriguing Mythology

The worst thing to be said about The Old Guard is that it feels like the Marvel shows made for Netflix, in that it feels mostly like it's saving up the good stuff set up for a sequel. The good news is that The Old Guard kicks so much ass

Netflix and Pearl Studio Provides First Look and Cast Announcement For New Animated Film Over The Moon

Over the Moon

Netflix and Pearl Studio have announced that newcomer Cathy Ang, Grammy winner Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), newcomer Robert G. Chiu, Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians), John Cho (Searching), Ruthie Ann Miles (All Rise), Emmy nominee Margaret Cho, three-time SAG winner Kimiko Glenn (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Artt Butler and two time Golden Globe winner

“Miss Juneteenth Authentically Tackles the Complexities, Expectations, and Sacrifices of Black Motherhood”

Miss Juneteenth Review

Written and directed by Channing Godfrey Peoples (Writer, Queen Sugar), Miss Juneteenth debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and I was lucky enough to attend the premiere. From its deeply complex performances to some of the beautifully lit imagery choices and the rich scenes that eloquently depict the struggles

Paramount Pictures Body Cam Now Available on Digital and On Demand June 2 + Free Digital Code Giveaway

Body Cam Movie

Paramount Pictures Body Cam movie starring Mary J. Blige and Nat Wolff is now available on digital! The film centers around a cop (Mary J. Blige) who is investigating a murder of her collegue involving supernatural forces. To celebrate the release I am giving fans a chance to win a

How to Build a Girl Review: Beanie Feldstein Is Exuberant in a Coming-Of-Age Tale That’s Flattened By Its Message

How To Build A Girl Review

Based on the best selling semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Caitlin Moran, director Coky Giedroyc, mostly known for her work in television, brings How to Build a Girl to screen. It’s the story of Johanna Morrigan, a British teenager growing up in 1990s Wolverhampton who reinvents herself as

Focus Features The High Note Set To Release On VOD

The High Note Release Date

Focus Features announced today their The High Note, starring Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) will now make its release on VOD beginning May 29th. The High Note is a comedy about the dazzling world of the LA music scene starring Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis

TAIKA WAITITI TO DIRECT AND CO-WRITE NEW “STAR WARS” FEATURE FILM FOR THEATRICAL RELEASE

Taika Waititi Star Wars

Happy Star Wars Day! What better way to celebrate May 4th than with the announcement of Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for “Jojo Rabbit” and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new “Star Wars” feature film for theatrical release. Joining

The King Of Staten Island Will Premiere On Demand June 12

The Staten Island

On Monday, during a live discussion with Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow announced The King of Staten Island which was slated to release in theaters on June 19th will now release On Demand on June 12. This marks the second non-theatrical release for Universal Pictures during the shutdown of new theatrical

Like A Boss Available Now on Digital and Blu-ray on April 21st + Beauty Bag Giveaway

Like A Boss

Paramount Pictures' comedy Like a Boss is now available to watch on digital and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on April 21st. The comedy film stars both Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne in a fun film for everyone to enjoy. To celebrate its release, Paramount Pictures is teaming

Sergio Review: Wagner Moura And Ana De Armas Can’t Save This Messy, Shallow Biopic

Sergio review

They really should have stopped making biopics after Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, the 2007 satirical music biopic, pulled back the curtain to reveal and make fun of all the tropes and clichés of the biopic movie. Netflix’s newest movie, Sergio, tries to get ahead of the tropes by

Tigertail Review: Alan Yang Extols the Asian-American Immigrant Story as Rightfully Universal and Poignant

Tigertail Review

Who is this child running across a field? He is Grover or Pin-Jui. He’s a Taiwanese boy living with his grandmother, after his father’s death, while his mother looks for work. And he’s alone. Tigertail, the story of this boy, marks the feature directorial debut for the Master of None

Chris Hemsworth Becomes A Mercenary In Netflix Action Film Extraction Trailer

Extraction Netflix

Netflix has released the official trailer to their upcoming action film Extraction. Extraction is based on a graphic novel called Cuidad, which was written by the film's producers Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, and Andre Parks. The film stars Chris Hemsworth a black market mercenary is who contracted to save a

Sundance Review: Nine Days Is Heartfelt In Its Every Beating Minute          

Nine Days Movie Review

Off in the desolate plains lies a simple wooden pitched-roof house. It’s Norman Rockwell warm; it’s a coziness, unlike a John Steinbeck novel. Inside, an imposing Black man with circled-rimmed glasses and suspenders sits. He watches a wall of televisions stacked on top of each other in rows and columns,

Walt Disney Studios Releases New Jungle Cruise Trailer

Jungle Cruise Trailer

Walt Disney Studios has released a new trailer and poster for their upcoming film Jungle Cruise. Be sure to check out the new Jungle Cruise trailer below! Jungle Cruise Movie Poster:  Jungle Cruise Movie Synopsis: Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain