Netflix: Coming and Leaving in February

Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in February. All titles and dates are subject to change Coming Soon Made You Look: A True Story about Fake Art (2020) Sisyphus — NETFLIX ORIGINAL An unfathomable incident introduces a genius engineer to dangerous secrets of the world — and to a woman from the future who’s come looking for him. Vincenzo — NETFLIX ORIGINAL A…

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Camp Cretaceous: Season 2 Is Thrilling Escapism

The second season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous provides for thrilling and pure escapist entertainment as we return to Isla Nublar. I’m going to be honest here.  Because of everything going on, I needed to step away from the news two weeks ago on a Thursday evening.  There is no better way–at least for me during the pandemic–to have escapism than return to Isla Nublar.  It took almost three decades to get an animated Jurassic…

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Outside the Wire: A Future Aided By Robots

Outside the Wire imagines a world in 2036 where human troops on both sides are assisted by robotic soldiers and drone pilots. No, the film is not set in Baltimore.  It is clear to me that nobody is bothering to heed the warnings of the great machine uprising given to us in The Terminator films.  Next thing you know, some genius will attempt to open a theme park with dinosaurs.  Actually, that’s not a bad…

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Netflix Unveils 2021 Film Slate As Of January 11

Netflix has unveiled their 2021 film slate as of January 11 and the streamer is aiming big by releasing at a new movie every week. TITLES BY GENRES ACTION Army of the Dead Awake Kate  Outside the Wire (January 15) Red Notice Sweet Girl HORROR Fear Street Trilogy No One Gets Out Alive There’s Someone Inside Your House Things Heard and Seen THRILLER Blood Red Sky  Beckett Escape from Spiderhead Intrusion Munich O2 Night Teeth…

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We Can Be Heroes: A Superhero Film With Heart

One can look at We Can Be Heroes as being a copycat of films like The Avengers (and with children) but this film is so much more. Perhaps what is the most surprising is that this is a stand-alone sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl.  Taylor Lautner does not reprise his role.  The film finds a way to hide this, of course.  While this may be a stand-alone sequel, the film makes…

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George Clooney Talks The Midnight Sky

Actor-director-producer George Clooney and actress Caoilinn Springall participated in a press conference to discuss The Midnight Sky. Critics Choice Association members were invited to attend last Tuesday’s press conference.  It was the penultimate Netflix press conference for CCA before 2020 comes to an end.  Netflix has been hosting virtual press conferences for CCA members dating back to Da 5 Bloods this summer.  The press conferences are mostly limited to their awards contenders and allow members…

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The Midnight Sky: A Modern-Day On The Beach

The Midnight Sky, directed by and co-starring George Clooney, is a modern-day version of Stanley Kramer’s Oscar-nominated On the Beach. Living in isolation is one of the major things to come out of 2020.  To no surprise, one of the biggest film’s of the year is about just that.  No, there isn’t a pandemic but the planet is suffering.  Is humanity heading towards the verge of extinction?  Quite possibly.  And yet, George Clooney does one…

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: A Farewell To A Star

Chadwick Boseman graces the screen and bids fans farewell during an Oscar-worthy performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. It was never supposed to end this way.  Chadwick Boseman was our king.  He was never supposed to be taken away from us so soon.  I’ve watched this film twice–the first viewing came before the embargo lifted.  But it is a struggle to pen the words.  What do you say about an award-worthy performance when you’re watching…

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Netflix: Coming and Leaving in January

Netflix announced the list of movies, television series, and specials that are coming and leaving the streaming service in January. All titles and dates are subject to change. Coming Soon 50M2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL After betraying his bosses, a hitman hides out in a vacant tailor shop, where he’s mistaken for the late owner’s son, an identity he decides to embrace. Bonding: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL Totally broke and banned from every dungeon in…

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Mank: Fabrications Can’t Be Overcome

The outright fabrications in Mank are just too much to overcome in the David Fincher film and they have not sat well since viewing the film. When it comes to Orson Welles, the film sides more with Pauline Kael’s discredited piece on the Citizen Kane origin.  I understand she’s dead and cannot defend herself but history has largely proven her piece to be wrong on the matter.  But here’s the thing: there are too many…

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