Sorry to Bother You is one crazy piece of theater. The crazy works. It delivers a powerful punch in an imaginative package. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this is a tale about class, race, greed, exploitation, and love. Boots Riley is one of those fresh voices in American cinema people are always talking about. Continue reading “Review: Sorry to Bother You”
Luke Cage season 2 is a treatise on power. Who has it, who wants it, what it does to the people who have it, and what it does to the people who are stripped of it.
Mike Colter is back as the bulletproof black man in a hoodie, Luke Cage. In season 2 he faces several powerful villains. Some of Luke’s struggles are against himself – his own rage and anger, his own ego in thinking he is the savior of all of Harlem. Continue reading “Review: Luke Cage, season 2”
Luke Cage, season 2, hits Netflix with a blast on June 22. Enjoy the first full trailer for season 2. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Luke Cage, season 2”
The coolest thing about services like Netflix is that you can see something old for the first time. Case in point: Seven Pounds. I spotted this 10 year old gem with Will Smith and Rosario Dawson among the new arrivals on Netflix and watched it immediately. Continue reading “Review: Seven Pounds”
Marvel’s Jessica Jones will return on March 8. The wait has been crazy long but the payoff is almost here! Season 2 looks dangerous and intriguing. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Jessica Jones season 2”
If you watched The Defenders on Netflix, you know that Misty Knight (Simone Missick) lost her arm in that series. Entertainment Weekly got the scoop on how her new arm will look in season 2 of Luke Cage, with Mike Colter. Continue reading “Luke Cage season 2 Teaser Reveals Misty Knight’s Bionic Arm”
The Defenders season 1 is part origin story for the supergroup known as The Defenders and part war against the Hand, a superevil power. Most of the supporting characters from the individual series for each of the 4 superheroes make at least a small appearance. There are a few mild spoilers in the review.
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The Defenders doesn’t start on Netflix until August 18, 2017 but we have the first trailer. And it features some of my favorite Marvel women! Continue reading “Watch This: The Trailer for The Defenders”
Sweet Christmas but Luke Cage is good. This Marvel comic book come to life is dramatic theater and thrilling action. It’s populated with thoughtful goodness and evil greed. It’s a love song to Harlem, black history, and black lives matter. There are some spoilers ahead, so beware. Continue reading “Review: Luke Cage”
I watched the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil because I heard it had some crossover with Jessica Jones. That amounted mainly to the inclusion of the nurse Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). By the time I realized what slim pickings the crossover included, I was hooked on the series.