Concessions Confession: After finishing Tick, Tick... Boom, my reaction was somewhat mixed. After letting it ruminate for a bit, I can confirm that I find this to be a mixed bag indeed. Logline: Aspiring playwright Jonathan Larson attempts to make his first big production in Sci-Fi rock musical Superbia. While Larson tackles a stiff deadline … Continue reading Tick, Tick….Boom! Bursting With Energy, Waiting for the Impact
There's something fascinating about paradoxical media. I've always enjoyed discussing overlooked shows and films. While often being somewhat of a critic I do want to bring attention to things that can resonant with myself and others. Today I share such a paradoxical show, it being one that is: absurd but profound, comforting yet painful, fiction … Continue reading The Midnight Gospel and a Lesson in Sadness.
Concessions Confessions: After what I have witnessed.... I'm starting to think that Oedipus guy had the right idea. Logline: Tik Tok star Addison Rae is featured in the Netflix remake of She's All That and the end product feels like it should constitute as capitol punishment. In fairness I thought I knew what I was … Continue reading He’s All That, The Movie Not So Much
Concessions Confession: Copying Aladdin’s homework, Wish Dragon actually establishes itself as more of a spiritual successor than a cheap imitator. There are so many small things in this film that I find it fascinatingly charming, yet unfortunately reasonable critiques keep it from being overwhelmingly great. Logline: Din forms an adorable friendship with Li Na with … Continue reading Wish Dragon: Wishing for More?
Concession Confession: I can feel that the people who made this movie like the same movies I do. So they decided to make their own and that they did without the talent, precision, complexity, and aptitude to make it all come together. Logline: Anna Fox (Amy Adams) suffers from agoraphobia and is a depressive shut-in. … Continue reading Little to View in ‘The Woman in the Window’
Concessions Confession: A delectable short series that raises plenty of intrigue with visual splendor. It’s a make-or-break twist ending that personally I was pleased with. Logline: Louise gets more than she bargains for when a chance encounter entangles her in a scandalous affair. The more she learns from the couple, the more she unearthed dark … Continue reading More Than Meets ‘Behind Her Eyes’
Hey guys I'm really lazy with the format for this one. Recently been on a thriller bender and instead of stretching them out to 3 separate reviews I thought I would just do a few mini write ups. Hopefully you can maybe hear about a film you haven't seen yet, so let's get into it. … Continue reading 3 Thrillers That Prove It’s “The Little Things”
★★★★ No two snowflakes are the same. Despite a finite number of patterned symmetrical crystallization, predetermined by molecule arrangements no two ends up alike. Every snowflake's uniqueness is determined by its environment. What temperature it falls at? The humidity of the air? Singularity isn’t determined by who we are but how we exist. At the … Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things…
Concessions Confession: 1BR has all the ideas to be a thought provoking and gripping thriller; only to drop the ball and be an empty and predictable bore. Log Line: Sarah becomes the newest member of an LA community that is more than meets the eye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGzb01GrsxQ Netflix continues its reputation of being the patron-saint of … Continue reading 1BR: A Thriller as Sharp as Occam’s razor
Underwhelming but cute. Interesting the antagonist isn’t necessarily a malevolent or scheming, just doing his job that has dire consequences for our characters. That allows the solution to be found by remedying the internal conflict. Enjoyment will depend on whether or not you can emphasize with the main character who is kind of crass. Maybe … Continue reading A Whisker Away (K DAY 2020)
This was Netflix’s compelling docuseries before that other one about…slightly bigger cats kind of blew up. This docuseries is a hard sell because it shows animal murder leaving little to the imagination. However, if you can get past the undeniably sickening photos shown this one is actually really neat. It recounts the efforts of a … Continue reading Don’t F*** With Cats
More like the budget is lava. I kind of wanted to watch the whole series and do an episode ranking, its not off the table... that table has just kind of sunk into lava. This just doesn’t have the needed athletic prowess of American Ninja Warrior or the silliness of Wipe Out. It baffles me … Continue reading Floor is Lava (K DAY 2020)
Concessions Confession: The Invisible Guest is everything you’d want in a mystery thriller, full of twists, deception, and tantalizing crime. Following the contemporary thriller format of misdirection and making the ‘mystery’ itself what needs to be solve; The Invisible Guest might take its trickery too far but never stops being engaging. Log Line: Spanish businessman … Continue reading The Invisible Guest (REVIEW)
A film that demonstrates a rich dichotomy between ideological differences can be considered as old as film itself. Yet, international director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, Blindness) delivers with his recent film The Two Popes in constructing the perfect paradox of a film that feels entirely timeless as well as crucially contemporary.
The Mystery Machine has traveled coast to coast, continent to continent, creep to creature as the meddling mystery solvers have been unmasking monsters for over 50 years. On their journey the Scooby gang have been involved with plenty of characters and partaken on many new adventures, but the one relationship that had a huge impact … Continue reading Scooby Doo and Those Meddling Marketing Schemes
So, I have just watched the recent Netflix Original series The Circle and let me just say that it is one of the lowest common denominator pandering, reality television nonsense… and I love it! The self-proclaim “social media competition” mixes elements of Big Brother and Catfish to address new age internet culture behind the ruse … Continue reading Why Every Blogger Should Watch Netflix’s The Circle
Amidst the qualms of suburbia, you find something truly spooky to deal with…. Neighbors. Beyond the unkempt lawns and picket fences what are those around us hiding? Probably no life, just like you and me. What if your neighborhood was infiltrated by someone or rather something truly horrifying? Someone on the registry? No, well yes. … Continue reading Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
Good evening, weary traveler. Welcome to my planet, and hopefully your first stop on a journey through the cosmos. I’ll be your friendly navigator for the Space is the Place expedition and help you find out where to go. First, you’re probably wondering how I got in this situation…. how does one go from a … Continue reading Expelled From Paradise (Review) [Space is the Place]
"I can't save you"- Hoboman After watching a film as dense and awkwardly presented as Velvet Buzzsaw one might hope that a self-proclaimed critic such as myself can clarify the film in some regards or possibly legitimize your feelings of disdain or satisfaction. However, in this case I have to refrain and admit to you … Continue reading ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ What Exactly Am I Looking At?
By now you've probably seen everyone else hit you with what they consider the best of this last year... I don't consider myself much of an authority to much such claims. Though while we ring in the new year I guess I have some unfinished business when it comes to recommending television and films from … Continue reading Top 5 Things I Didn’t Cover in 2018
Twas the night before Christmas and all here is groovy. Except for the panic to gift one more Christmas post from K at the Movies. " I have no ideas and there's only one week!" K let out in a shriek. K shrugged his shoulder comforted by the thought that whatever he would have come … Continue reading Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Christmas Dog?
“Fellini’s Roma” was attacked in some circles as an example of Fellini coasting on his genius. I find this point of view completely incomprehensible. Critics who would force Fellini back into traditional narrative films are missing the point; Fellini isn’t just giving us a lot of flashy scenes, he’s building a narrative that has a … Continue reading Is ‘Roma’ (2018) as Good as They Say?
Come one, come all it's time to spin the Netflix Wheel. As I teased in my prior post, I am using the Reelgood website which is a quick and easy way to get randomized Netflix flicks to watch. So this is what happened after I took three spins of the wheel. (This post was my … Continue reading Netflix Roulette
I hate the idea of blowing things out of proportion but bear with me. This is the first time anything like this has happened here. If you've spent enough time exploring the content in the depths of WordPress, then I’m sure you’ve stumbled upon some mention of blogger awards you know: Versatile, Mystery and Sunshine … Continue reading I’ve Been Nominated for ‘The Blog Complainer’s Appreciation Award’
It’s She-Ra (CLAP CLAP) she’s a hero (CLAP CLAP). This is the wrong Sunday morning cartoon. Welcome to She-Ra and the Princesses of Politics a show that no matter what opinion you hold, countless people will hate you. I’ve heard the perspective from the detractors, and I’ve listened to the defenders and I’ve watched the show … Continue reading Everyone has an Opinion on ‘She-Ra’! This is Mine
I just finished this... truly bizarre experience that is watching the recent Netflix Original Cam. While still trying to digest the film myself maybe I'll do a full review of it but this is just a quick two cents of whether you should pass or play on this one. Got it, okay let's answer that … Continue reading Is The Netflix Original ‘Cam’ Worth Watching?
In the spirit of Halloween I decided to check out the Netflix "series" titled Don't Watch This and every review I've seen of it makes the same joke how the title really represents the show well. To me, Don't Watch This is quite possibly the most bafflingly incompetent show I've ever seen. So Don't Watch … Continue reading What is “Don’t Watch This”? ( Netflix Review)
I'm only reviewing this because I'm producing the sequel, Country Roads, Take Me Gnome. It's a road trip movie... but with gnomes. WHAT EVERYONE WANTS! Haha just...why did I watch this?? Netflix wanted to respond to all you Luke Cage and Iron Fist fans and delivery you something to keep your subscription and that's apparently....Gnome … Continue reading Don’t Be Caught ‘Gnome Alone’? (Review)
To get into the Halloween spirit I needed to watch some spooky programing and saw Netflix promoting the BBC horror anthology series Creeped Out. Are any of the episodes worth checking out and if so which ones here's my personal rank of each episode so if you want to check this fun, spooky series you know … Continue reading Every Episode of ‘Creeped Out’ Ranked
Adventures in Public School is the perfect film, for when you don't want to feel the actual emotion-packed into To All The Boys I've Loved, but your not at the point of self-loathing that you actually waste your time watching The Package. Netflix finally pulled the cord and now people like me might be outlet … Continue reading Netflix Quick Review: Adventures in Public School