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Review: The Get Down, Episode 1

image via Variety

image via Variety

The 90-minute first episode of Netflix’s latest original series The Get Down is one of the most talked about new shows in entertainment. That’s impressive seeing as the streaming service is still white-hot after the positive reviews of Stranger Things. However, The Get Down is a very different kind of show. Not only is it Netflix’s most expensive but it is also one of the most urban and diverse pieces yet to be produced on streaming television.

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New to Streaming: Louis CK, Alison Brie and Danish Historical Melodrama

Save the Date movie still via IMDB.com

Save the Date movie still via IMDB.com

Mid August is showing us just how eclectic streaming services have become with content ranging from stand-up comedy to historical dramas. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have certainly taken their content to the next level although still lack the know-how in letting us know what’s out there.

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Movie Review: Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Movie still from Batman: The Killing Joke "via imdb.com

Movie still from Batman: The Killing Joke via imdb.com

The dark journey of Batman in cinema has been a slow, and somewhat disturbing, competition as to who can take the story to more morbid lows. For decades, DC Comics has ventured down that road and come up with some awful situations for not only the Dark Knight but his companions as well. So it should come as no surprise that someone would take a stab at adapting Alan Moore’s controversial 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke.

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New to Streaming: How to Win the US Presidency & Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy film still

Chasing Amy film still

If you’re like me, part polar bear, you’re looking to keep your face in front of an air conditioner for most of the month of August. That makes it hard to do much of anything so knowing what’s new on Netflix and Hulu is essential. Nearly all streaming services are horrendous at letting us know what’s new, that’s why we’re starting this new weekly piece to give you the highlights of what’s coming to the modern way to consume entertainment.

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Did You Know: Bill Murray

Photo by Albert L. Ortega - © 2015 Albert L. Ortega

Photo by Albert L. Ortega – © 2015 Albert L. Ortega

Actor, stand-up comic, golfer, prankster… Bill Murray is many things but, in the world of Hollywood, the best word to describe him is legendary. With a career that has spanned over forty years, Murray has gone from bit comic to Oscar-nominated actor. His most recent film Rock the Kasbah reunited him with director Barry Levinson and hits theaters this Friday.

Despite being in the public eye for decades, he remains one of the more private individuals in the business. We hope to shed some light on a few little known facts about Murray’s long and illustrious career.  Continue reading

What to Watch: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah and More

October is heating up with a weekend of films that seem to cover just about every category. The most noteworthy film of the bunch keeps with the yearly installment of found-footage horror flicks with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. The latest installment of the franchise, now going on its eighth year, brings a bit more fiction to the table with a camera specifically built to see spirits in an effort to protect a young family from dangerous ghouls.  Continue reading

What to Watch: No Escape and We Are Your Friends

Still of Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare in No Escape (2015)

Still of Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare in No Escape (2015)

The luster of the summer movie season is now completely gone. A few late season holdouts look to get us through Labor Day but expectations are not very high. Still, that doesn’t mean that quality should lack, as the two featured releases for this week look to make a strong impression with movie goers. No Escape and We Are Your Friends are not your typical genre films for the season. As the weather cools off, we see thrillers and dark dramas make their way out of the high-octane summer months.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: True Grit (1969)

Still of John Wayne and Glen Campbell in True Grit (1969)

Still of John Wayne and Glen Campbell in True Grit (1969)

It is fair to say that the interest level in Westerns has all but died out with American audiences. However, there was a time when a Western was the quickest way to make a buck without putting much effort into a production. This led to tons of low-level efforts that dragged the genre into a state of fluctuating quality. Still, a good Western could always pull in an audience who longed for a simpler time. One of the last great installments of this genre was the 1969 classic True GritContinue reading

Did You Know: John Wayne

© 1962 - Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

© 1962 – Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.

There is no denying that Westerns are a long forgotten genre in the minds of moviegoers in 2015. However, there was a time when it was as popular as superhero films are today. And during that time there was no bigger star than the Duke, John Wayne. His roles in classics like The Searchers and Stagecoach introduced audiences to the kind of swagger we see from leading men today and a bravado that men and women alike found interesting.

This week we look at a few tidbits that you may not know about one of Hollywood’s most successful leading men.  Continue reading

What to Watch: American Ultra and Sinister 2

At this point we are at the end of the summer movie season, leaving us with films that did not have the same level of hype as ones a few months ago but could still pack the same punch at the box office. This week, American Ultra and Sinister 2 look to battle for a place next to last week’s smash hit Straight Outta ComptonContinue reading