‘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 […]

‘Finding Neverland’

It’s not an exaggeration to say I idolized Michael Jackson as kids. There’s no movie star, athlete or musician even close to his level now. So I’ll start there and add, my head hurt watching this, and I’ve seen/heard enough of the stories calling the centerpiece of this documentary an opportunist and a liar. I […]

‘Captain Marvel’

So who’s ready for ‘Endgame’? There are plenty of major and minor twists in ‘Captain Marvel’ so as usual I’ll try to stay away from talking about those for anyone who hasn’t seen this yet. But I liked pretty much every turn the story took. A few other highlights: Mendelsohn is, my guy. It’s not […]

‘Fighting with My Family’

My annual wrestling post takes on a new form this year; there’s actually a decent movie in theaters right now. ‘Fighting with My Family’ dramatizes the real life story of WWE wrestler Paige (whose been forced to retire at 26 since the production of the film). Born into a family of indie wrestlers, real name […]

‘High Flying Bird’

Soderbergh’s latest, ‘High Flying Bird’ is now streaming on Netflix. A few quick points: Directed by Soderbergh is usually an automatic plus one. The ensemble is rounded out by Bill Duke, Zazie Beets, and Sonja Sohn. And when features usually take their time, this one clocked in at 90 minutes. That’s like a plus seven […]

Video of the Day – ‘If My Homie Calls’

Last week ended with a bittersweet memory of my Frat brother who passed, let’s start this week on a happier note. My Captain’s birthday was over the weekend. For all the obvious reasons, the number of times we talk in a year you can count on one hand at this point. But birthdays is one […]

‘Green Book’

I think all the outside stories (Viggo using the n word, Mahershala apologizing to Don Shirley’s family) have already killed any gold ‘Green Book’ might have been up for. I’ll just pick out a few things I thought about while watching this one. While this exact true story is new, the formula (black guy and […]

2018

The story I tell most often when asked for a Hollywood anecdote is when I chose to work with a still up and coming Issa Rae over the fried chicken commercial my agent at the time tried to talk me into. It’s funny, it’s a name my people recognize, it’s a good anecdote. As this […]

Take Nothing for Granted

So, I could have very, very easily been murdered today.   I found myself Downtown this afternoon.  Not L.A. Live, more the residential neighborhoods.  I was wrapping up my affairs as a nearby high school was letting out. One set of boys walking down the street I was on starts shit talking another set of boys […]