‘Who Invited Charlie?” Welcomes the Charm
Who Invited Charlie? feels like the pandemic version of Uncle Buck and that’s not a bad thing. familiar with the trope, an unsuspecting family gets an unwanted visitor who they can’t stand but slowly teaches them to loosen up and laugh and love. It’s well honed territory, and can provide a good base but there’s some character building that’s sacrificed in the narrative.(more…)
“Ted Lasso” is Full of Class-O!
Season 3 of Ted Lasso proves in the first four episodes that it’s worthy of the premier league. A show that has gotten better season by season keeps finding new ways to be relevant while endearing you to its key ensemble of characters.(more…)
Iconic Stars Celebrate Our Veterans
It’s Oscars Weekend and the stars are out, but not just to see who takes the gold! The 15th Annual Susan DeLaurentiis Productions Gala celebrated the veterans who keep this country safe and paid homage to those we’ve lost. With a luncheon, fashion show and key presentations, several showed up to pay their respects.
We talked to John Savage, Donny Most, Morgan Fairchild about what makes the event so important. We also had a chance to chat with vendors who create products with our veterans in need. And finally, we chatted with the cast of Linked By Love, a series featuring a Black family where the matriarch needs a kidney transplant. Transplants are vital to the veteran community and having positive representation really does help more people decide to donate.(more…)
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” Fails to Jumpstart Phase 5
Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania feels like deja vu. Starring Paul Rudd, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton and Jonathan Majors, the latest Marvel installment is… fine. Listen, I love a Marvel film and I’m just nerdy enough to understand the implications the film is supposed to have as it ushers in Phase 5. What I’m at a loss to understand is just why this task was laid at the feet of Ant-Man.(more…)
Review: Teen Wolf:The Movie Delivers a Spec Script Within an Alternative Universe
By Stacey Yvonne
Originally published on BlackGirlNerds Jan, 23, 2023
While watching Teen Wolf: The Movie, I found myself asking the question: Who is this for?
I was watching characters that I mostly knew, in a setting I knew all too well, fighting a demon that was instantly familiar, and yet I felt out of place. The plot holes were nonsense and the timeline was wildly inaccurate. So if this movie wasn’t for me, then who was it for?(more…)
PODCAST: Actor Carlacia Grant and Filmmaker Jamila Wignot
August 2, 2021
Interviewer: Stacey Yvonne – 2:24
“Outer Banks” follows a tight-knight group of local teens, dubbed the “Pogues,” in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. On the small screen, Carlacia appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s well-received megachurch drama series “Greenleaf” as well as the critically acclaimed miniseries “Roots” alongside legendary actors Laurence Fishburne and Forest Whitaker.
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Let’s talk about Bros, The new comedy written by and starring Billy Eichner and directed by longtime collaborator Nick Stoller. The film was also produced by Judd Apatow giving it a chance at distribution from a major studio – a first for a primarily LGBTQ film especially in the rom-com space. It’s a triumphant feat for Eichner and hopefully we’ll see more films get the chance.
Bros is important, but is it a good movie?(more…)
“Don’t Worry Darling” Leaves Me Wary
I wanted so badly to be able to say “despite on-set messiness and the PR tour disaster (that was entertaining for all of the wrong reasons) Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling is a triumph! And it almost was!
Review: Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ Serves as an Unintentional Love Letter to Los Angeles
The film revolves around an unlikely pair of brothers thrown together by the foster system. Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is fresh from the military and trying to find stability and financial security for his new son and ailing wife. Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal) stayed home and picked up the family business of robbing banks and vandalism.
Michael Bay’s Ambulance is a thrill per minute! Too bad there are 135 of them. Excepting about 15 minutes of setup, the action gets going and never stops until about 20 minutes before the end. That’s when there’s a ton of slow motion. While this hectic action can be maintained in a 90-minute property, 2 hours and 15 minutes is a lot of adrenaline to spend.(more…)
Season 2 of ‘Woke’ Doesn’t Sleep on Character Development
Last Season on Hulu’s Woke, we met Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris) as he tries to navigate life after a brutal encounter with San Francisco PD. As a cartoonist of the locally famous comic strip, Toast and Butter, Keef is excited for his comic to be syndicated nationally. He’s planning on getting a luxury apartment with his girlfriend of two years and finally raising his stock. He’s played the game for years and is finally seeing his efforts pay off.(more…)