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”

The Transfomers: The (animated) Movie

-The movie was released THIRTY years ago today (and I got to see it as a child in the Eagle Rock Plaza [back when they had theaters inside]). -Great dialog and banter between the characters (especially Kup, Hot Rod, Arcee & Springer). -One of Orson Welles’ final films (Yes, THAT Orson Welles). -Pushed characters andContinue reading “The Transfomers: The (animated) Movie”

Finding Dory

-Dory was already the best part of the first movie, and she gets to carry this one. -Film is paced way better than that first movie (which I thought was really boring). -Marlin isn’t as annoying and actually gets to grow. -Great new characters brightens up the world, especially Hank (voiced by Ed “Al Bundy”Continue reading “Finding Dory”

Stranger Things

-Loved it. -Set in early 80’s Indiana (early 80’s anything is great, there’s a He-Man cameo!) -If you’re a fan of science fiction or horror or mystery or suspense or conspiracies, you’ll be drawn into this in some way. -Great characters who all grow emotionally. -Winona Ryder! -The eight episodes were a perfect length toContinue reading “Stranger Things”