Top Gun

Fresh from producing “Flashdance,” Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean series) read an article from an issue of California about fighter pilots training at The US Navy’s Fighter Weapons School in San Diego. Afterwards, Jerry became fascinated over the subject. He hired writers Jim Cash & Jack Epps Jr. to craft a screenplay. The pair […]

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Mildred Pierce (Mini-Series)

In 1941, James M. Cain published a book titled, “Mildred Pierce.” The Premise is about a housewife who’s forced to provide money to support her kids after her husband left them. Sometime Later, Mildred decides to open a restaurant. As the story progresses, Mildred’s relationship with her daughter Veda declines. Four Years Later, the book […]

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American Crime Story: Impeachment

In 1998, then U.S. President Bill Clinton was publicly reported he had an affair with an intern named, Monica Lewinsky. Their secret was revealed by the late civil servant, Linda Tripp. Besides recording numerous phone calls on tape, she found a crucial piece of evidence which is Monica’s blue dress covered in Bill’s “slime.” Although […]

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Requiem For A Dream

In 1978, the year John Carpenter’s “Halloween” came out, Hubert Shelby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn) published a novel titled, “Requiem for a Dream.” It’s about four individuals who succumb to drug addiction as each of them try to achieve a specific goal. Fresh from his directorial debut “Pi,” Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan) […]

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Bill: On His Own

In 1981, CBS aired a television movie called, “Bill.” Based on a true story, Mickey Rooney plays a mentally handicapped man named, Bill Sackter. He meets a would-be screenwriter named, Barry Morrow. Together, they form a close friendship. The movie earned positive reviews from critics and viewers alike. Mickey Rooney ultimately won a Golden Globe […]

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Goodfellas

In 1985, crime reporter turned writer Nicolas Pileggi published a non-fiction crime book called, “Wiseguy.” It follows the life and career of Henry Hill juggling his double life as a family man and gangster. Meanwhile, on the set of Tom Cruise & Paul Newman’s film “The Color Of Money,” Martin “Marty” Scorsese read the book […]

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The Batman (2022)

Kevin Conroy once said, “I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman!” Today’s review is Robert “Rob” Pattinson’s Batman. Before we dig deeper, let me explain the backstory of Batman’s latest adventure. In 2014, a year after Ben Affleck was casted as Batman in the DC Extended Universe or DCEU for short, WB […]

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Gamer’s Review: The Last Of Us

Naughty Dog’s “The Last Of Us” was officially released in 2013 (same year Batman: Arkham Origins came out) on PlayStation 3. It received critical acclaim from critics and gamers alike selling millions of copies worldwide. A remastered version was released in 2014 on PlayStation 4. In 2020, the controversial sequel earned critical acclaim. A television […]

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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

“The Eyes Of Tammy Faye” was released in 2021. (same year No Time To Die came out) It received mixed reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Jessica Chastain earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Actress In A Drama.” Unfortunately, Nicole Kidman took home the award for her performance as Lucille Ball in “Being […]

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The Tender Bar

“The Tender Bar” was officially released in theaters in 2021 (same year James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad came out) and digitally on Amazon Prime in early 2022. It received positive reviews from critics and movie goers alike. Ben Affleck earned a “Best Supporting Actor” nomination at The Golden Globes & Screen Actors Guild or SAG […]

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Sharp Objects

In 2006, author Gillian Flynn published her debut novel titled, “Sharp Objects.” It earned good reviews from critics and readers alike selling a bunch of copies nationwide. The book is about an alcoholic journalist named, Camille Parker who returns to her hometown to investigate a string of murders while confronting her mother and meeting her […]

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Network

1976 was a big year for movies including “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver,” All The President’s Men,” “The Bad News Bears,” “Logan’s Run,” “The Enforcer,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Marathon Man,” “The Omen” & “Carrie.” One movie in particular is about a news channel exploit an anchor ranting about his terrible life society, they’re only in it […]

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Moonrise Kingdom

After Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” came out in 2009, his next film is based on his experience as a Boy Scout growing up in Texas and wanted to make a story about young love set in The 60s. What I’m referring to is the premise from “Moonrise Kingdom.” Moonrise Kingdom was released in 2012. […]

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Flashback Review: The Lion King (1994)

After “Aladdin” came out in 1992 alongside Quentin Tarantino’s film debut “Reservoir Dogs,” Disney worked on their next big project. That’s right, the big one that arguably defines “The Disney Renaissance” is none other than “The Lion King.” Dating back to 1988, The Lion King was actually in development. At the time, Disney made a […]

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A Woman Under The Influenece

“A Woman Under The Influence” was released in 1974. (same year The Godfather Part II came out) It received unanimous praise from critics and movie goers alike. Besides good reception, it managed to make money at the box office. A Woman Under The Influence became an eligible nominee at The Oscars for “Best Director” (John […]

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Magnolia

After “Boogie Nights” came out in 1997, Paul Thomas Anderson (one of my all-time favorite filmmakers) or PTA for short, commenced development of his next project titled, “Magnolia.” A drama focusing on a wide variety of troubled three-dimensional characters struggling with social problems like a bad childhood, drug addiction, greed, in debt, dying of cancer […]

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