The Old Guard may be a kick-ass action film but the idea of living forever also doesn’t come as easy as we might think upon first glance. Andy (Charlize Theron), short for Andromache the Scythian, leads a covert group of mercenaries and they’ve been protecting the world for hundreds of years. All of them come from a background in martial arts or they military and they also cannot die. It’s also a curse because the…"The Old Guard: Living Forever Doesn’t Come Easy"
Desperados is the latest Netflix romantic comedy offering and to nobody’s surprise, the film is a predictably cute rom-com with a side of cringe. Netflix has been on a tear over the last few years when it comes to romantic comedies. Desperados is just the latest offering since the streamer helped kickstart the genre with Set It Up a while ago. They find a way to keep it fresh by blending the buddy comedy with…"Desperados: A Predictably Cute Rom-Com"
Athlete A, recently released on Netflix, is a tough but essential watch that follows reporters from The Indianapolis Star investigating the abuse scandal. I know what you’re thinking. What sets this film apart from last year’s At the Heart of Gold? Both films follow a similar subject: the USA Gymnastics (USAG) abuse scandal. This film in particular looks at it from the reporters’ point of view. Only two athletes are interviewed to any extend and…"Athlete A: A Tough But Essential Watch"
Netflix announced the titles of films and television series that are coming and leaving the streaming service in the month of July. PODCASTS Our Award-winning podcast Behind The Scenes returns with an all new season in July. Subscribe here to be the first to know what shows we will cover. Strong Black Lead’s Okay Now Listen continues every other Thursday, with an in-depth discussion between Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell about what’s blowing up their…"Netflix: What’s Coming and Leaving in July"
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga completely wastes its talent in one of the worst films of the year heading into the midway point. This film was never going to be on Will Ferrell’s greatest hits. It certainly will not be featured on the list of Rachel McAdams’ greatest roles. The two reunite with their Wedding Crashers director but are unable to replicate on that film’s success. It’s not a good sign when…"Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga"
During a virtual roundtable with Critics Choice members, Spike Lee spoke about not using younger actors or de-aging during flashbacks in Da 5 Bloods. The roundtable session lasted slightly over an hour. WDAF-TV film critic Shawn Edwards, a Critics Choice board member, moderated. Spike Lee, Delroy Lindo, and Jonathan Majors joined from Da 5 Bloods. When thinks were set to wrap up after almost 45 minutes, Spike Lee decided to answer one more question. There…"Spike Lee On Not CGI De-Aging in Da 5 Bloods"
Four African-American Vets search for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and treasure in the new Spike Lee film, Da 5 Bloods, launching on Netflix. Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) are back in Vietnam. Paul’s son, David (Jonathan Majors), joins them as well. Their main purpose is to find Stormin’ Norman’s (Chadwick Boseman) buried remains so that he can get a proper American burial. The…"Da 5 Bloods Takes Us Back To Vietnam"
Netflix vs. the World takes a look at the company’s history and how Blockbuster almost won the battle before Netflix ever had time to make their rise. Long before Netflix became one of the leading streaming providers, they mailed DVDs to your home. All the while, you could also rent movies from Blockbuster or Hollywood Video. The 2000s proved to be a time for transition in the home video industry. Why go to Blockbuster when…"Netflix vs. the World: Doc Explores History"
Steve Carell and Greg Daniels have reteamed following The Office to bring us Space Force, a ripe comedy satire for the Trump era. Steve Carell–playing four-star general Mark R. Naird–is the perfect guy to lead the United States Space Force. Naird dreamed of running the United States Air Force. Alas, those dreams were not meant to be. So now, Mark, his wife, Maggie (Lisa Kudrow), and their daughter, Erin (Diana Silvers), leave the comfort of…"Space Force: The Comedy Satire for the Trump Era"
The Lovebirds, starring Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, is set to be released on Netflix this weekend after the theatrical release got canceled. Everything is about to change for Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae). Without intending to do so, the duo find themselves caught up in a crime. Given that this is a comedy, it’s naturally a comedy of errors when it comes to clearing their name. Will their relationship be able to…"The Lovebirds Launches On Netflix"