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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Review

Will Ferrell enjoyed a long and prosperous career in comedy but has fallen under hard times lately (figuratively, he still has a boatload of cash to his name). After the unbelievably awful Holmes & Watson sent his cachet into disarray, he also split from his longtime production partner Adam McKay. But after laying low for…

Shirley (2020) Review

Shirley Jackson is highly regarded in the literary community, but it’s entirely possible that you haven’t heard her name since middle school. The phrase “The Lottery” is probably enough to spark an “oh yeah!” in your mind, as are several other of her iconic tales. But you don’t really see Jackson portrayed all that often…

Good Boy (2020) Review

Into the Dark has been trying something a little bit different, which slides right into this current era of streaming domination. Presenting itself as a horror anthology series, some of its episodes have broken off into standalone films: most recently, Good Boy. Don’t get too excited, as this project follows the typical Blumhouse formula of…

You Should Have Left (2020) Review

Horror has become an increasingly difficult genre to master. Although most content creators keep things simple with shoestring budgets that ensure that even base level genre fans will keep their productions afloat, quality is a constant concern. Is it “trash good” or just trash? It’s a tough line to walk. By the time You Should…

Artemis Fowl (2020) Review

Young adult adaptations are extremely risky: I honestly don’t know why so many production companies even try to get most of these franchises off of the ground.   If you’re a Hunger Games hit, you’re just a hit for a short while as you scramble to pay the rising costs of the cast and try…

Da 5 Bloods (2020) Review

Some people think Spike Lee fell off somewhere after 25th Hour, but the truth is he never really lost his edge. He may have picked bad projects, sure (we’ll just forget about the Oldboy remake), but as soon as Chi-Raq and BlacKkKlansman hit, people remembered what the Do the Right Thing creator was really capable…

The King of Staten Island (2020) Review

Judd Apatow has shown a certain degree of finesse when it comes to dramedies. Although he’s mostly known for all-out comedic gut-busters, Funny People has been stuck in my mind for ages, just like some of the heavier overarching themes of projects like Trainwreck and Knocked Up. Now he’s at it again with Pete Davidson…

The Lovebirds (2020) Review

We’re entering an unknown era for the film industry, but the way in which The Lovebirds was repurposed for Netflix isn’t quite so unique. We’ve seen Netflix snatch theatrical releases in the past (The Cloverfield Paradox), but this time, admittedly; timing is everything. Paramount was all set to release The Lovebirds theatrically on April 3,…

Extraction (2020) Review

Now that the Russo brothers have made their mark on the MCU and have tapped a host of Hollywood contacts, it’s time for them to venture off into the wide world of big budget blockbusters. They’ve made a lot of friends over the years, many of which are present in their first major post-Endgame production,…

Gangs of London is Your Next Favourite Show

Maybe by coincidence, but more likely because I can only handle one at a time, I’ve had a steady stream of organized crime dramas to watch in succession. Having finished up the last season of Peaky Blinders and completed my Boardwalk Empire rewatch, I felt somewhat without. But then Gangs of London answered a call…