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    • 4.8 • 171 Ratings

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    Movie Review: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

    Movie Review: I Wanna Dance With Somebody

    If you're planning on watching Whitney Houston: I Want to Dance with Somebody because you want to celebrate the woman behind the icon, this isn't what you've been waiting for. Script writer Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes,  Bohemian Rhapsody) designed a narrative built on innuendo, interviews, videos, and b-reel footage to such a degree that its central character, Whitney Huston, is never more than a plot device in a highlight reel of her career. And director Kasi Lemmons (Self-Made: Inspired by the life of Madame C. J. Walker), who should know better than to be satisfied with caricatures of Black people, did little to steer the story much deeper than offering a parody of a life lived. This talented cast's been set adrift with no hope of ever fitting an extraordinary life in such a meandering, and sadly subpar, homage. 

    Director: Luca Guadagnino

    Writers: David Kajganich, Camille DeAngelis

    Starring: Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams, Clarke Peters

    Runtime: 146 (very long) minutes

    Synopsis:  A joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, one of the greatest female R&B pop vocalists of all time, tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

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    Ro and Brandon accidentally go long (but spoiler-free) about where things went wrong and why it's time we as a community stop accepting mediocrity when it comes to celebrating our icons on film. 





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    Bones and All Review

    Bones and All Review

    Director: Luca Guadagnino

    Writers: David Kajganich, Camille DeAngelis

    Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Taylor Russell, Mark Rylance, Kendle Coffey, André Holland

    Runtime: 2 hour 11 minutes

    Synopsis:  Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.



    The worst IMBD synopsis (see above) for Bones and All leads to one of our funniest episodes. Listen as Brandon, Kriss and Ro discuss the film that should get Luca Guadagnino on a watchlist (if Call Me By Your Name didn't already have him on one). 



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Harry & Meghan- An MTR Network Special

    Harry & Meghan- An MTR Network Special

    Director: Liz Garbus

    Starring: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Afua Hirsch, Doria Ragland

    Episodes: 6 

    Since the announcement of their courtship the global media has been hyper-focused on the pairing that is Prince Henry Charles Albert David (Prince Harry to the rest of us) and Meghan Markle, the American actress and activist.  Like his mother Princess Diana, Sarah Ferguson, and even Princess Margaret, this hyper-fixation on outspoken women with a desire to engage the public in a new and modern way has led to a campaign of venom and hate.  Prince Harry, who expressed an intense dislike of the media and a desire to step away from the royal box even before his marriage, saw these repeated patterns and decided on a course of action that disrupted the status quo.  

    Harry & Meghan is the Duke and Duchess' response to the ongoing campaign that appeared to be designed to destroy their relationship and return Harry to his "rightful place."  The documentary, which features a compilation of family videos and photos, archival news footage, and personal interviews with family, friends, and the couple, attempts to provide answers to the accusations lobbied at them by the media and by, according to the couple, the institution that is the British royal family.  From four differing perspectives and understandings of the British royals,  we examine the production value of the documentary as well as provide commentary on some of the themes presented, including the development of a non-traditional family, patterns of the Black community, and more.



     

     

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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Avatar The Way of Water Review

    Avatar The Way of Water Review

    Director: James Cameron

    Writers: James Cameron, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver

    Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis

    Runtime: 3 hour 12 minutes

    Synopsis: Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the extrasolar moon Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their home.



    James Cameron returns after 13 years to give us a sequel to 2009's Avatar. Avatar: The Way of Water is a visually stunning film as one would expect. What is unexpected (or maybe expected depending on who you talk to) is how bland and regressive the story and plot is. While no one would claim the first Avatar film was some marvel of story-telling. It's clear that Cameron "borrowed" from several different sources for that first film but it still was edited together in a coherent and enjoyable story. This new film is not only blatant in which films it rips dialogue and scenes from but its way too long and edited together in a way that just doesn't make sense. It's really ironic considering how much talk about how superhero and other big blockbuster films "aren't real cinema" that Cameron decided to rip so much from those films for this. 



    The other problem with Avatar: The Way of Water is that while Cameron made huge technological progress in how the film was shot and looks, it's almost as if his mindset with the story is still stuck in 2009. It's not just that he rips from other films but he does it in ways that waters down the impact of so many of those scenes. It's the equivalent of someone taking a soul food recipe for fried chicken, removing all seasonings and then baking it instead of frying. 

    We have a lot of spoiler-free thoughts on this film so listen as we talk about it. And then come back from the Premium spoiler review that will drop sometime the following week.





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    The Menu Review

    The Menu Review

    Director: Mark Mylod

    Screenwriter: Seth Reiss, Will Tracy

    Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Hong Chau, Janet McTeer, John Leguizamo

    Runtime: 2 hour 14 minutes

    Synopsis: A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.



    Kriss and Ro review The Menu. This horror/thriller/comedy is a fantastic watch. There is a lot of social commentary in this film but it's not done in a heavy handed way. It's very smart and timely. The acting in this film is fantastic. The best moments in this film go from horror to comedy back to horror seamlessly. Listen as we review this film (spoiler-free).



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    • 35 min
    Black Panther Wakanda Forever Review

    Black Panther Wakanda Forever Review

    Director: Ryan Coogler

    Writers: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

    Starring: Letitia Wright, Tenoch Huerta, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne

    Synopsis: The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T'Challa.



    Ryan Coogler puts together an emotional film for not only the cast but the fans. The story weaves in the real-life tragedy of losing Chadwick Boseman so suddenly and serves as a great bookend for Phase 4 of the MCU. Phase 4 was clearly about grief and Wakanda Forever handles that extremely well. In addition to that, the film also introduces Namor to the MCU. Tenoch Huerta plays the character extremely well and is a great addition to the MCU. This film also serves as a great sequel to the first film in terms of themes and fallout from some of the things that happened in that movie. It's very clear that there is setup for much larger conflicts in Phase 5 but the film also doesn't burden itself by shoehorning those in.

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Customer Reviews

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171 Ratings

171 Ratings

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