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Weekly update: I don’t think he was medieval scholar

Greetings, Gothamites!

It’s been a busy week in pop culture for me with the release of Godzilla II and the TV adaptation of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2. I also managed to finish up season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and season three of Santa Clarita Diet while squeezing in Oculus. Not too shabby, in my humble opinion.  Continue reading Weekly update: I don’t think he was medieval scholar

Weekly update: Who hasn’t been to space?

Greetings, Gothamites!

My latest obsession, Dancing with the Stars, ended last week after 10 weeks of tangos, turmoil and tights. Congratulations to Samuel Johnson who took home the mirror ball trophy and $50K for his wonderful charity. Congratulations to Courtney who came second but will always have the honour of having been on top of the judge’s scoreboard for 9/10 weeks, scoring the season’s first 10/10, scoring the most 10/10 for the season and scoring the season’s only 30/30. Continue reading Weekly update: Who hasn’t been to space?

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Bryan Singer

Starring:
Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Lucy Boynton

Other notable appearances:
Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers, Aaron McCusker

Running time:
134 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Greatest Showman, The Doors, Rock of Ages

 

The story of rock legends Freddie Mercury (Malek), Brian May (Lee), Roger Taylor (Hardy) and John Deacon (Mazzello) — four men who came together to change the face of rock and roll forever.

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Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Matt Kugelman

Starring:
Roy Haylock, DJ ‘Shangela’ Pierce, Brian McCook, Doug Plaut, Rachel Dratch

Other notable appearances:
Wanda Sykes, Justin ‘Alyssa Edwards’ Johnson, Alaska Thunderfuck, Kristen Johnston, Cheyenne Jackson, Darienne Lake, Jiggly Caliente, Lady Bunny, Ed ‘Mrs. Kasha David’ Popil, Bianca Leigh, Dot-Marie Jones, Janeane Garofalo

Running time:
85 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Hurricane Bianca, Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Horrible Bosses 2

 

After getting his job back as his male self, high school teacher Richard (Haylock) is living a life free of his alter ego Bianca Del Rio. That is until his homophobic nemesis Deborah (Dratch) creates a fake award that Bianca must attend to collect in Russia, where homosexuals and transvestites are locked up and tortured.

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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Franck Khalfoun

Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan

Other notable appearances:
Jennifer Morrison, Kurtwood Smith

Running time:
85 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Rings, The Woman in Black, House at the End of the Street

 

Belle’s (Thorne) mother moves her to a new home to be closer to family and medical care for Belle’s twin brother James (Monaghan). When Belle finds out that the house was so cheap because of the infamous murders that took place, she must take up arms against the darkness that threatens everyone she holds dear.

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Halloween (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
David Gordon Green

Starring:
Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton 

Other notable appearances:
Haluk Bilginer, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Jibrail Nantambu

Running time:
106 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Halloween, You’re Next, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Friday the 13th

 

Laurie Strode (Curtis) has a complex relationship with her family that reaches boiling point when Michael Myers (Castle, Courtney), the man who killed her friends and tormented her as a teenager, escapes incarceration.

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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Drew Goddard

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Hemsworth, Lewis Pullman

Other notable appearances:
Nick Offerman

Running time:
141 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Cabin in the Woods

 

The lives of seven strangers become inextricably tangled by the secrets they are trying to escape at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale hotel. 

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