‘American Masters – Sammy Davis Jr.’

Pioneer. Rebel. Activist. Sammy Davis Jr. is definitely one of my ‘historical’ mentors. American Masters is nominated for an Emmy this year; one of the episodes is a full documentary on Sammy. In light of an actual review, since it’s Public Broadcasting the full doc is still available to view for a few more days. […]

‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’

A few non spoilery thoughts on number 9 out of 10 from Quentin… This was his love letter to the LA he grew up in, and it shows. The atmosphere is before my time, but Hollywood and some of the specific locations played well (especially with the LA crowd I saw it with). The Dome, […]

‘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 […]