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

Bon Iver makes bolder, bigger,”wow” sound on “i,i”

On “i,i,” the newest Bon Iver record, Justin Vernon is not the first voice listeners hear.  After an intro that evokes many of the similar sounds and samples of the band’s 2016 release “22, A Million,” Mike Noyce, in a very similar way to British producer and singer James Blake, who also appears on the … More Bon Iver makes bolder, bigger,”wow” sound on “i,i”