First, a public service announcement: Key is the tall one, Peele the shorter one. You’re welcome. It should be no surprise, especially to their already amassed legion of fans, that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are pretty good together, modern successors in a line of great comedic duos. With the likeability of comedic geniuses Laurel […]
Don Cheadle jokes, about 10 seconds into Miles Ahead, “My throat sound scratchy? Heh, heh, heh.” The answer is yes (but not distractingly so), and it is but one example of how the film’s writer/director/star Don Cheadle comes to embody Miles Davis. Plagued by writer’s block and chronic hip problems, and haunted by memories of […]
Detroit ’67 is about heat. Tempers flare between siblings Chelle and Lank who operate a juke joint in the basement of their childhood home. And still there is even more heat outside their home. Racial and political injustice encircle this family drama. Playwright Dominique Morisseau portrays all of 1967, not only the entirety of the […]
Not long after the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped, my dad asked me, “Why are they fighting? I thought they were friends.” Yes, in the first cinematic meeting of the world’s most famous superheroes, why are they fighting? Turns out there is an answer, it’s just not very satisfying. But […]
NobleMotion Dance’s Andy Noble says art is in his family’s DNA. Perhaps this is why his grandparents, Hans and Ilse Juergensen, and his mother, Claudia Juergensen Noble, are the nucleus of L’Dor Vador: Three Generations of Poetry and Dance, he and his wife’s multidisciplinary contemporary dance creation. “L’Dor Vador,” a Hebrew saying whose literal translation […]
The premise of The Final Project is simple: six college students visit a supposedly haunted plantation to film a documentary for extra credit. They realize too late that supposedly is more like definitely.
Kind of like the audience, who will realize too late that they definitely chose the wrong movie if they go see this one.