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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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.
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
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
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
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
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 Compton. Continue reading
By 1999, the topic of the Persian Gulf War had very limited appearances in the world of cinema. In may ways, David O. Russell’s stylish viewpoint on one of America’s more interesting military encounters opened the door for later films like Jarhead. It was an honest and modern take on war where economics and class played an obvious role in the motivations of everyone involved. Continue reading
With the movie Straight Outta Compton set to give us an inside look at one of hip-hop’s most infamous and successful groups, it seems fitting for this week’s Did You Know piece to focus on the one member who has diversified himself in entertainment more than any other. Ice Cube has gone from a member of the N.W.A., to a successful solo artist and transitioned all of that into a prominent role on the big screen. With all that, here are some little known facts about Ice Cube. Continue reading
Despite heavy competition, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation held firm at the box office, toppling the much anticipated superhero film Fantastic Four. This week however, the competition will become extremely stiff as another spy film joins the fray and one of the more anticipated biopics of the year finally touches down nationwide. Both have the star power and marketing dollars behind them to make a very strong run to cap off what has been a very lucrative summer for the film industry. Continue reading