Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 2

The second season of Star Trek: Lower Decks follows the lower-deckers on the USS Cerritos as they continue to go on new adventures. After introducing us to new characters, Mike McMahan continues to bring the fun. There’s no shortage of comedy during the second season. At the same time, there’s no shortage of easter eggs either. In fact, the doors are open here for more characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation to make their return.…

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Star Trek: Lower Decks – Season 1

Star Trek: Lower Decks is an animated series that follows the adventures of the low-ranking officers on the USS Cerritos. The Cerritos might look like the Enterprise but this ship is the furthest from. It is among the least important ships within the entire Federation. Animation aside, one of the things that makes this series a breath of fresh air is in its focus on the lower decks.  While the captain and other senior staff…

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Easter Sunday: A Filipino-American Love Letter

Easter Sunday sees a stand-up comedian return home to his Filipino-American family in this love letter to his community. Jo Koy brings his signature comedy to the film as stand-up comedian Joe Valencia. He grew up during an era where Filipino-Americans didn’t see themselves on screen. Cut to years later, he’s giving back to the community in his own way. When the jokes work, they work. Even coming from a Jewish family, I’m no stranger…

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Golden Arm: Mary Holland Is Having A Year

Mary Holland is having quite the year on screen and her performance in the competitive arm wrestling movie, Golden Arm, is no exception. The film was set to premiere last year at SXSW and well, we all know what happened there. But anyway, it’s finally coming out this week. Honestly, I can see what the festival programmers chose to have the film premiere at the fest. I really do think that Golden Arm is the…

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The Mule Misses More Than It Hits

As far as storytelling goes, The Mule is a missed opportunity in that the new Clint Eastwood film misses more than it hits. The film’s opens with Sunnyside Meadows Flower Farm owner Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) taking home the gold medal at the 2005 National Daylily League Convention.  Unfortunately, Earl would rather be accepting the award than being there for his daughter, Iris (Alison Eastwood).  It just so happens that Iris is getting married and Earl…

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