“Palm Springs” is a fantastic jolt of life to a tired time loop genre

“Palm Springs” is a Hulu-exclusive film that was directed by Max Barbakow and stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. The film is about Sarah, the maid of honor at her sister’s wedding, getting trapped in a time loop with another man at the wedding Nyles, and the pair’s adventure through living the same day over … More “Palm Springs” is a fantastic jolt of life to a tired time loop genre

“The Last Dance” was the jolt of sports excitement needed during a pandemic

Photo Credit: Ken Levine (Allsport/Getty Images) There aren’t many sports going on in the world right now, and ESPN was certainly aware of that when it moved up the release of “The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary on both the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, using unreleased behind-the-scenes footage of that championship season, as well as the … More “The Last Dance” was the jolt of sports excitement needed during a pandemic

Nick Earl’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 (part two)

Honorable Mentions: Jojo Rabbit, Frozen II, Doctor Sleep, 1917, Ready or Not, The Dead Don’t Die, Honey Boy, Ad Astra, Lords of Chaos, Hotel Mumbai, Child’s Play, Gloria Bell, Escape Room, Her Smell, The Death of Dick Long, Rocketman, The Peanut Butter Falcon, The Two Popes, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Terminator: Dark … More Nick Earl’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 (part two)

I saw “Cats” and am a fraction of the person I once was

Woof. “Cats” was directed by Tom Hooper and stars Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson and James Corden. The film is based on a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber that is based on old collection of poems T.S. Eliot, all of which are about… cats? Of note: I haven’t … More I saw “Cats” and am a fraction of the person I once was

“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is inconsistent because fans gave it no choice

“Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” was directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. The film is the 11th in the Star Wars universe, and takes place after the events of “The Last Jedi.” This review will avoid spoilers as much as possible. I … More “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” is inconsistent because fans gave it no choice

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” shines bright through DiCaprio and Pitt

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. The film is about an actor who is on the brink of losing relevancy and his stunt double in Hollywood in 1969, all while being the neighbor to Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski. … More “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” shines bright through DiCaprio and Pitt

“The Lion King” (2019) is a bland, uninspired waste of time

The 2019 rendition of “The Lion King” was directed by Jon Favreau and stars Donald Glover, Beyoncé, John Oliver, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner. The film is a CGI remake of the 1994 original, which is about a young lion named Simba who must learn how to become the next king under … More “The Lion King” (2019) is a bland, uninspired waste of time