'Trainwreck: Woodstock 99' Review: A Capitalistic Disaster

At the end of the last episode of Netflix’s three-part documentary, Trainwreck: Woodstock 99, the question of why things went so wrong is raised to various people. Promoter John Scher put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the “lunatic fringe” of kids who he labeled entitled and had a fear of growing up. It’s in complete contrast to what people that attended the festival described what Limp Bizkit embodied to them — champions of the underdog who wore clothes just like they did. Many look bac

Ms. Marvel Episode 3 Review: 'Destined'

Keep up with our Ms. Marvel reviews here The concept of family and its importance has been prevalent in the through-line of young MCU superheroes. In Hawkeye, Kate Bishop and her mother had a contentious relationship based around her wanting to be a superhero and Eleanor’s dealings with Kingpin. During the MCU Spider-Man trilogy, Aunt May served as an emotional anchor for Peter, culminating in her death at No Way Home. In the third episode of Ms. Marvel, Kamala has a crisis of faith from two pe

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Finale Review

Check out our previous reviews of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series here. “Revenge does wonders for the will to live…don’t you think?” It’s an intriguing prospect watching these Star Wars stories, knowing what happens on the other side. We already know the fates of Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker long before this limited series came into our lives. However, the tried-and-true tale of a worn hero returning to prominence is enough to captivate audiences of all generations of

'Obi-Wan Kenobi's Chapter Four Rescue Mission Hits A Slight Snag

Check out our previous reviews of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series here. When we left Chapter Three, Obi-Wan was worse for wear because of the torture he experienced in his fight with Darth Vader. Reva also presumably captures Leia — if this feels a little familiar, it should because it’s the premise for Chapter Two. Also mirroring the episode length, Chapter Four is another rescue mission for Obi-Wan to take Leia from the clutches of evil yet again. This time, however, he has a fire in his soul again

'Ms. Marvel' Series Premiere Review

Sometimes, you want to have fun as a superhero, you know? The MCU has been wading in the heavy undercurrent of grief and trauma as we revisit the remaining characters post-blip. But on the other side, a new generation of characters is emerging, forever inspired by their battles. In the Hawkeye series, Kate Bishop found her hero in Clint, seeing the Battle of New York. It’s a similar track for Pakistani-American Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and her admiration for Captain Marvel — the opening minute

'Obi-Wan Kenobi's' Third Episode Has Our Hero Face His Worst Nightmare

Check out our previous reviews of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series here. The fear and trepidation in Obi-Wan’s eyes once he finds out Anakin is alive is a theme that presides over ‘Chapter III.’ While I was surprised that we got to the Darth Vader piece of the piece this quickly, it was a pleasant surprise for a show which has been setting the stage for a battle (or a couple). Vader (with a returning James Earl Jones to voice/Hayden Christensen on screen) is every bit of the boogeyman Obi-Wan makes hi

'Obi-Wan Kenobi': Second Chapter Review

Check out our review of the first episode here. An aspect of Star Wars shows I wanted to be expanded on is going to different planets we’ve seen in a live-action capacity. ‘Part II’ lets the audience briefly see Daiyu, where Obi-Wan is on a search mission to save Princess Leia from Nokru’s (Flea) gang. Daiyu is not the safest place to be — especially if you’re a wanted Jedi being sought after by a group of inquisitors. The episode doesn’t overstay what it’s supposed to achieve — while adding so

'Obi-Wan Kenobi's Premiere Shows A Defeated and War Torn Obi-Wan Searching For A New Hope

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker undergoes his total transformation, falling to the ways of the dark side. One of the last moments he has with old friend, mentor, and now advisory Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is with the redness of evil in his eyes as he screams, “I hate you!” That soundbite is almost like a metaphorical earthquake ripped through the Jedi Order. The “chosen one” (at the time) has betrayed the prophecy, and Order 66 is a genocide ordered by Darth Sidious — it

Moon Knight Ep #6 Review: You Always Have A Choice

Keep up with our reviews for the entire series of Moon Knight here. Moon Knight‘s series (maybe) finale, “Gods and Monsters,” had all of its pertinent issues laid out in front of it. Harrow has nothing stopping him from freeing Ammit and unleashing preemptive judgment upon the world. Somehow, Layla has to figure out a way to prevent this from happening, and Marc’s soul is in a place of eternal peace. Easy enough, right? There was no way that Marc/Stephen would sit on the sidelines, but it was n

Moon Knight Ep #5 Review: Marc, This Is Your Life

Keep up with our reviews for the entire series of Moon Knight here. Spoilers for the fifth episode are ahead! The MCU’s phase four has been mainly about exploring the manifestation of grief. With WandaVision, the show dealt with Wanda’s shattered dreams of settling down with Vision and having a home together. Hawkeye peered into Clint’s guilt over Natasha’s sacrifice and how he didn’t want that life for Kate Bishop. Falcon and the Winter Soldier dealt with the ramifications of ‘the blip’ and h

Moon Knight Ep #3 Review: At the Mercy of the Gods

Keep up with our reviews for the entire series of Moon Knight here. “It’s a hard thing, exhuming the pain of the past. It’s easy to get stuck — fixated on what’s hurt us.” “The Friendly Type” changes settings and moves the story to Egypt, where things will get unearthed physically and mentally. Arthur is hunting for Ammit’s tomb, Marc, who is solely in control, goes to stop him, and Layla heads there to help Marc. Layla’s motivations are more fleshed out than in her introduction during “Summon

Moon Knight Ep #2 Review: A Past Life and A Conversation About Judgement Add More Questions To Answer

Keep up with our reviews for the entire series of Moon Knight here. The conversation between Steven and Arthur in “Summon the Suit” is essential for a couple of reasons. If you had the power to stop evil before as a preemptive measure, would you — even if that means interrupting free will? Thanos had the same warped, murderous mission expressed in Infinity War and Endgame, wiping out half of life in the universe because of a lack of resources. Stephen/Marc, and Arthur are avatars for two gods o

Moon Knight EP #1 Review: A Reluctant Hero Slowly Unlocks A Life Within Himself

Many MCU origin stories begin with Norse Gods, billionaire playboys, or someone with established training and tools at their disposal. The first episode of Moon Knight presents its main protagonist differently. Steven Grant (Oscar Issac) is a shy, unintentionally funny gift shop worker at a museum in London. The people Stephen talks to are his goldfish, his mother, and a miming street artist. Despite his extensive knowledge of Egyptian history, Stephen’s boss doesn’t entertain the thought of mak

Hawkeye Episode Five Review: Maccaroni and A New King In Town

Read our previous reviews of Hawkeye here. Throughout Hawkeye, it’s been building up to Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld) having some crisis of faith. Even with the rooftop battle with Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) and a returning champion in Yelena (Florence Pugh), she still has a sense of beginner superhero judgment. When Clint (Jeremy Renner) tells her she can’t be in this anymore; she runs home to the arms of Eleanor (Vera Farmiga). Mothers are there to protect their daughters, and as we find out, s

Hawkeye Episode 4 Review: The Past Won't Stay Dead

Read our previous reviews of Hawkeye here. As Christmas Day draws closer, time is running out for Clint and Kate to solve the Ronin mess. He calls home to his wife, Laura, for information about Sloan Limited. While they find out that Jack is the CEO and this shell corporation launders money for the Tracksuits, there’s a notable disappointment when his kids find out he’s on the phone. Maybe being home by Christmas was too lofty of a goal. “Partners, Am I Right?” is the shortest episode of Hawkey

Hawkeye Episode 3 Review: Hey, We're Communicating

Read our previous reviews of Hawkeye here. There is always a flip side to the coin. As in the first episode, where a young Kate Bishop gets inspired within the destruction of The Battle of New York, not everyone comes out of tragedy the same. In “Echoes,” we get a brief glimpse of young Maya Lopez’s life and how she had to adapt to things being deaf. Instantly, during classes and karate, she displays an incredible sense of mimicking things around her. There’s the conversation with her father, W

'Don't Try To Understand' Is A Look At DMX Within All His Passion and Struggles In A Year Period

When you’re an artist, you walk the line of being phoned in or, sometimes, tragically taken away before you can feel the levity of how your art changed people. On July 22, 2020, the VERZUZ battle featuring DMX and Snoop Dogg was a celebration fit for legends of their stature. DMX told old stories with friends and family around, performed his many hits, and watched as fans old and new showered him with appreciation. The life of the late Earl “DMX” Simmons was a quintessential example of yang and

'Hawkeye' Episode Two Review: Your Problem Is Branding

Read our previous reviews of Hawkeye here. At the tail end of “Never Meet Your Heroes,” Kate (Hailee Steinfeld) finds herself in a tough predicament going against the Tracksuit gang. Out of nowhere, Clint (Jeremy Renner) comes to save her, and that’s where “Hide and Seek” picks up immediately. The first part of this episode is where the surrogate daughter/reluctant father relationship begins between Kate and Clint. It works because of how Steinfeld and Renner act off of each other. Clint has no

New York Times Documentary 'Malfunction' Shows How Janet Jackson Was Unfairly Left To Fend For Herself

Here is the list of artists chosen to play the Super Bowl halftime show after 2004; Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince and the Florida A&M marching band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and The Who. It wasn’t until 2012 until a female solo artist (Madonna) was a headliner. A breast exposed 9/16ths of a second was long enough for an excessive fallout. The ‘wardrobe malfunction’ controversy had such profound ripple effect; organizers chose safe, lega

'Hawkeye' Episode 1 Review: Meet Kate Bishop

With the battle of Sokovia in 2015’s Age of Ultron and the post-events depicted with “The Blip” in this year’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, we’ve seen the destructive fallout manifest itself through new villains or even infighting within The Avengers themselves. There hasn’t been a specific instance where we see a person inspired by their actions. It’s a very natural way that Hawkeye begins because it’s not only Clint Barton’s (Jeremy Renner) story, but its emergence for Kate Bishop (Haile
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