Rage Against The Machine: Our Review of ‘Woodstock ’99: Peace, Love and Rage’ on Crave

Rage Against The Machine: Our Review of ‘Woodstock ’99: Peace, Love and Rage’ on Crave

It’s a rare thing to witness the apex of a culture of rage…

The idea of ‘Woodstock’ and the ideas of peace and love have been romanticized to the hilt…at least in the last century.  Woodstock 1999 was being sold with the right ideals but it devolved into a rage filled chaotic mess that sullied the ideas that the first festival put forth into the world…or did it?  Woodstock 99: Peace, Love & Rage reminds us of the pointless chaos of the time that just rose like a wave until it developed into a disaster that reminds us that greed can …

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The Passion of M. Night Shyamalan: Our Review of ‘Old’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ July 23, 2021

A film that had a particularly traumatic effect on me as a kid was Francis Ford Coppola’s Jack, starring Robin Williams as a fifth-grader who looks like a 40-year-old man due to a disorder that causes him to rapidly age. During the film’s epilogue, where we witness a now senior citizen-looking Jack accepting his high school graduate diploma in front of his adoring and supportive friends and family, all I could think of was the fact that he’s going to die in a few years anyway, barely having lived a full life. This bleak sentiment from a supposed “family film” …

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Playing with Honour: Our Review of ‘Snake Eyes’

Movies, Theatrical ‐ July 23, 2021
Playing with Honour: Our Review of ‘Snake Eyes’

Sometimes, you simply need to let your inner child come out and play.

Directed by Robert Schwentke (Red), Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins operates as a hard reboot of Hasbro’s cinematic franchise by essentially erasing all that came before. By highlighting the beginnings of one of the series’ most interesting heroes, the film effectively creates its own fresh start. While this doesn’t always work (see X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Snake Eyes is a refreshingly energetic piece and a step forward for the world of G.I. Joe toys… er… movies. Although the previous two entries were underwhelming, Schwentke clearly cares about the source …

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‘Ted Lasso Season 2’ – We Hear From the Stars

Who’s excited for Season 2 of the mega hit series, Ted Lasso? This week, Apple TV+ got 35 Emmy Award nominations across 10 programs, and global hit comedy series Ted Lasso broke records by becoming the most-nominated freshman comedy series in Emmy history with 20 nominations.

The series recently racked up a record number of Emmy nominations – in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” category, an unprecedented four out of seven nominations are for Ted Lasso’s supporting cast. Series star and co-writer Brett Goldstein got a nomination for his performance as Roy Kent, AFC Richmond’s aging and hot-tempered …

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Second Chances?: Our Review of ‘The Last Letter from Your Lover’ on NetFlix

Second Chances?: Our Review of ‘The Last Letter from Your Lover’ on NetFlix

Ellie (Felicity Jones) gets an assignment to do a long story about one of the longest serving female editors of her London based newspaper. Her research gets her to inadvertently discover a letter that isn’t for that editor. Instead, it’s for a Jennifer Stirling (Shailene Woodley), an American housewife of a young British magnate (Joe Alwyn). She becomes amnesiac after a car accident. But she discovers that same letter who might not have come from her husband. This makes her want to dig for more letters and for a different version of herself. Ellie and Jennifer, then, become symbols of …

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On Full Disclosures: Our Review of ‘Broken Diamonds’

On Full Disclosures: Our Review of ‘Broken Diamonds’

Peter Sattler made his feature length directorial debut with Camp X-Ray, a film that that received mixed reviews for two reasons. It’s either most critics are more conservative that lay viewers think they are. Or, that the film’s preachiness might turn people off regardless of their political biases. Anyway, Sattler is back with Broken Diamonds, which is about Scott (Ben Platt), a waiter who wants to go to Paris to write a novel. His father’s death, though, puts a wrench in his plans. One of the things he and his stepmother, Cookie (Yvette Nicole Brown), must do is to sell …

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Under the Sun: Our Review of ‘Echoes of the Invisible’

Under the Sun: Our Review of ‘Echoes of the Invisible’

One of the talking heads in Steve Elkins’ Echoes of the Invisible is science writer Anil Anathaswamy, who discusses an observatory in the remote regions of India. By the time the documentary introduces him, tits themes become more apparent to the viewers. This is about the gifts of isolation at a time when most people are sick of that feeling. But this doc isn’t just about not being about to leave one’s home. It’s about people, or sometimes living creatures, who choose to live patiently.

Echoes of the Invisible tries to get at the aspects of that patience, that it somehow involves …

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HEY CANADA!!! IT’S TIME TO RETURN TO ADVENTURE!!! ENTER TO WIN DOUBLE PASSES TO SEE ‘DISNEY’S JUNGLE CRUISE’ IN SELECT CITIES!!

It’s time to go for an adventure…

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Dwayne Johnson) and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt). Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking …

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A Mother’s Secret: Our Review of ‘Alice (2021)’

A Mother’s Secret: Our Review of ‘Alice (2021)’

Director and writer Josephine Mackerras thrusts her titular character, Parisian Alice Ferrand (Emilie Piponnier) in sticky situations. One of those situations involve her begging a banker to give her one more chance. Sadly, she didn’t know about her former chances, ones that her bad husband Francois (Martin Swabey) took for her. Francois juggles many balls, one as a teacher, another as someone with a position in a reputable company. His third ball is as someone with an addiction to sex workers. Hiring sex workers isn’t a bad thing except that he emptied Alice’s inheritance and put their condo up for …

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Scary Satire: Our Review of ‘Jakob’s Wife’ on Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray/DVD, Movies ‐ July 19, 2021
Scary Satire: Our Review of ‘Jakob’s Wife’ on Blu-Ray

We all need to put a little bit of spice back in our lives…

While it leans into some expected tropes of the genre during a slow start, Jakob’s Wife ends up being a fun jaunt into the decadent and the macabre…

Anne (Barbara Crampton) is married to a small town minister (Larry Fessenden) but feels like her life and her marriage have been shrinking away from her over the past 30 years.  After a chance encounter with “The Master” she discovers bite marks on her neck and has a new found appetite to live bigger and bolder then she ever has …

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