Vampires, gentrification battle against ‘the Bronx’

October 12, 2020

“Vampires vs. the Bronx” is campy and a bit rough, but a fun movie about fighting for and loving your town and friends. The Netflix original film weaves the sneaking vampire invasion of the Bronx along the more obvious gentrification of the borough. This makes for a fun, restrained, horror movie with plenty of in-your-face criticism of gentrification.

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‘Enola Holmes’ great entry for first time audiences

October 12, 2020

“Enola Holmes” is a great way to introduce younger audiences to the world of Sherlock Holmes.
It is also a refreshing new view for those who are already fans of Holmes and his adventures.
Though Sherlock is not the main character in this movie, viewers still get plenty of similar themes, mysteries and “ah-ha!” moments from his adventures.

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‘A Love Song for Latasha’ shows life not lived

October 2, 2020

For decades, African Americans have been protesting for young lives they’ve unjustly lost.
Now in 2020, people around the world are reminded that things still have room to further change.
Long before Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, and even before the Black Lives Matter organization existed, the death of a young girl shook the Los Angeles African American community.

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‘Ratched’ fails to impress fans

October 2, 2020

“Ratched” is Netflix’s new horror thriller, based on the 1962 villain Mildred Ratched, from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” by Ken Kesey.
The show is produced by the creator of “American Horror Story” Ryan Murphy, and from the beginning it is clear that there will be many gory and possible sexual scenes.

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Netflix show puts coaches center stage

October 2, 2020

Netflix’s “The Playbook: A Coach’s Rules for Life” delves into the mind of some of the most brilliant head coaches across the world.
What these coaches all have in common is how they preach repetition and focus. They approach life the same way they do coaching, studying and analyzing the game as well as life.

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‘Tiger King’ provides escape from reality

Joe Exotic and one of his many tigers that he owns at his exotic animal park.
April 6, 2020

The story of one man’s battle saving the custody of his exotic cat park from animal rights activists and financial hardships through unsettling times is liberating to see. “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” is a Netflix original that was released on March 20.

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