John Wick: Chapter 2

– Whoa. And I mean “WHOA”. While the first one lacked an actual quality screenplay, it was still stupidly entertaining. This one ditches the stupid and really brings it, by upping the action, the sets and THANKFULLY giving a legitimate good script. – Keanu’s work always gets my attention. If he’s in something (even ifContinue reading “John Wick: Chapter 2”

Luke Cage

– My favorite Marvel tv show so far: dripping with social commentary and it has a great soundtrack. – Inequality? Gentrification? Politics? Civil rights? Entrepreneurship? Violence? Economics? Racism? Activism? Fatherhood? Dehumanization? Culture, leadership, responsibility, segregation, etc etc etc! Those topics (and so many more) are all on display here, and show that Blacks DO NOTContinue reading “Luke Cage”

Beverly Hills Cop

– It’s nostalgic for us who grew up in the 80’s BUT it’s also a really great film. – The music is killer: the Axel Foley theme song is iconic (and is played with variations [depending on the scene] throughout the entire movie), and the pop songs played throughout the movie are 80’s classics (PointerContinue reading “Beverly Hills Cop”

The Get Down

-Casting young Black & Hispanic actors (and actors that are mixes of both) is GREAT. Groundbreaking, even. These kids will be getting more and more roles thanks to this. -The music from the era (late 70’s birth of hip-hop & disco) is also GREAT. -Every actor brings their A-game. -It’s nice to see a showContinue reading “The Get Down”