Whereas series like Dynasty and Dallas thrived because of delicious dialogue, throw-down fights, and rabid rivalries (think Krystle and Alexis), Filthy Rich not only misses these important components of any good soap opera, but it lacks any real chemistry, the acting is mediocre (at best), and despite choosing to have the series based in New Orleans, Fox fails to capitalize on the good and evil of the city.
The Faceless Man (2019) is unrated, but it would likely get an MPAA rating of R due to the amount of blood, drug use, rape, gunplay, dismemberment, garroting, and eye-gouging.
Antebellum (2020) is rated R for swears (though thankfully never the N-word), people being beaten, people being branded, people being dragged, people being run through with swords, people burned alive, horrific slavery situations, and general Black Trauma
A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio (2019) is distributed by Uncorkd’ Entertainment is currently streaming on select VOD platforms. It’s unrated, but this one has plenty of scares and gross-outs for even the most case-hardened fan. I’d rate it an R for skin splitting, creepy dead kids, scalping, dismemberment, stabbing, matricide, evisceration, things that go yum in the night, and horror stories that never end.
Up On The Glass (2020) is not rated, and like all indie films on limited budgets, there’s not much to be offended by unless it’s a complete suck of your time. However, it could be rated PG-13 for swears, some off-screen sexy-times, some inappropriate bedroom talk, someone getting smacked in the head with a rock AND DIES, and sadly, that’s it.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is my all-time favorite movie, followed by Pee Wee’s Big Adventure – I guess I have a thing for comedy-adventure films. If that sounds strange, well, I’m not your typical movie critic, and frankly, I don’t care. To be honest, Bill & Ted Face the Music could have sucked major ass and I’d still have given it a glowing grade. Full disclosure: I am disqualified, but I’m doin’ it anyway.
Lovecraft Country premiers on HBO and HBO Max August 16, 2020, at 9PM EST. It’s HBO so I don’t have to tell you there are swears, sexytimes, people getting beaten, people being eaten, people being shot, monsters, people turning into monsters, a magnificent conflagration, and Black bodies living their best lives despite all of that.
Each year, the American Legion sponsors “Boys State,” a week-long program to allow high school boys to design and operate a government authority. Established back in 1935, this crash course in politics has hosted some of the most prestigious (and controversial) figures in history, including Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, and Rush Limbaugh. If Boys State, the new documentary from Apple TV+ says anything about the future of politics, it’s today’s children may not be our best hope.
Gooooooooooaaaaallllll! Apple TV+ scores with this new series that brings heart, humor, and hope at a time that the world needs it most. Jason Sudeikis scores as the title character Ted Lasso, a fish-out-of-water American head coach to a fledging English professional soccer team on the brink of relegation. Lasso boasts one of the most talented and likable casts on television and finally brings a must-watch series to the almost one-year old streaming service.
Lionsgate today announced Antebellum, starring Janelle Monáe will premiere as a Premium On-Demand (PVOD) release, debuting on all platforms on September 18.
Are two Seth Rogen’s too much?! Heck, for many, even just one Seth Rogen is more than they can handle, but kudos for his dual leading performances in An American Pickle where he stars as Herschel, a man who stumbles into a vat of pickle brine where he remains trapped (and preserved) for 100 years, and Ben, his struggling app developer great-grandson. Is the premise ridiculous? For sure. Far fetched and defying logic? Indeed. Still worth streaming? Yessir!
The Droving (2020) is not rated, however, it could easily grab an R-Rating, for multiple bet downs because Martin can’t keep his hands to himself, creepy animal masks, waterboarding, a thread of tension, and a breath you don’t realize you’re holding until the end.