‘Yesterday’

Liked it, didn’t love it. Spoiler free thoughts as usual. First what I dug… The celeb who makes fun of themselves is ‘kinda’ played out at this point, but Ed Sheeran hit the perfect balance. He never really goes into over the top mode, whenever Jack one ups him, he falls back into ‘I mean, […]

Happy Father’s Day

Hope all had a good Father’s Day. Everyone doesn’t have good relationships with their fathers. Some don’t have any relationship. Some do but it’s really toxic. I have a great one. First of one of many good breaks I’ve caught in life, but probably the most important. So I’m running back the ending from ‘Call […]

‘The Black Godfather’

Obama opens this doc by saying ‘Some people are attracted to the power that is part of being in the spotlight, others work best behind the scenes. Clarence Avant is the latter.’ Truer words never spoken, cause 99% of the audience of this Netflix doc will surely have never heard of this man… Like a […]

‘The End Result of My Affair’

‘Oh Allah, if you know this matter to be good for me in my faith, my livelihood, and the end result of my affair, then decree it for me, make it easy for me, and then bless it for me. And if you know this matter to be bad for me, my faith, my livelihood, […]

Video of the Day – ‘Allies’

My words are coming Sunday night. In the meantime, one of the Office homies just put this video in one of our chats. Good people man. Again, I’ll speak on that Sunday. In the meantime, this PSA…

‘Avengers: Endgame’

$1.2 Billion. You’ve all seen it by this point but as usual won’t be too detailed… Someone half joked they should go ahead and give Kevin Feige the Thalberg at the Governor’s Awards this year (which is basically the Academy acknowledging someone has had a Hall of Fame career as a producer). It’s a funny […]

‘Ramy’

Oh yes… So, other than giving me bittersweet flashbacks of the young Moroccan girl who was the first one to call me habibi, I can’t say enough good things about the new Hulu series ‘Ramy’. The premise is super simple, Ramy is a young Muslim American living in New Jersey trying to find his place […]

‘Soul of a Nation’

I was worried I was catching this exhibit at the end of its L.A. run, but as it turns out, it’s here til September 1st. For the L.A. folks, if you haven’t made it down to the Broad lately, I can’t recommend enough ‘Soul of a Nation’. The exhibit covers several decades of black art […]

Video of the Day – ‘Just Do It’

I’m not here to argue with any of you about the company he keeps, or if he’s truly ‘redeemed’ from past indiscretions. I’m acknowledging the athletic accomplishment and the man’s kids being old enough now to appreciate in person how good their dad is at what he does. I knew Nike wasn’t go waste any […]

‘Us’

You know the rules by now; no spoilers but maybe some constructive criticism… Horror is probably my least favorite genre but ‘Jordan Peele’ is a genre I love (like a lot of people, check those opening weekend receipts). I liked ‘Get Out’ more for a variety of reasons, but I didn’t hate this. The legacy […]