“Sorry To Bother You” is the sci-fi/dystopian/dark comedy you need to see this year (even if it’s probably the only sci-fi/dystopian/dark comedy you’ll see this year)

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(Annapurna)

You know you’re witnessing a wonderfully unique movie when an old, (I’m talking like 80-year olds) pretentious white couple walk out of the theater because they’re so confused and appalled at the things that they just simply don’t want to even try to enjoy nor understand.  If race-related Get Out, surrealistic/scifi-ish Being John Malkovich, and realistically relatable Office Space got together and had a threesome, Sorry To Bother You would be their modern day lovechild.  2018 has most definitely seen its share of strange movies, (The Endless, anyone?) but Sorry To Bother You just might take the proverbial cake.  And when I say cake, I mean one huge cake with 14 different rainbow layers and 17 different flavors of chocolate, vanilla, birthday cake, lemon, strawberry…that’s how many different genres and themes this thing tackles within its 105-minute run time…

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“The Endless” is trippy, intelligent, poetic, and often confusing…but it’s not for lazy audiences

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Brothers Justin and Aaron return to the UFO death cult they escaped years before for closure (Arrow Films)

You know that one girl on your Instagram feed…probably named Ashley or the like…the one that makes her own therapeutic “aromatherapy” products (that she cons certain gullible middle aged women into purchasing), grows all of her own organic foods and “medicines,” (aka she’s a witch doctor), and swears that spiritualism lies within “meditation” and yoga? Imagine a whole, entire hipster cult of that annoying girl- but throw in some UFO-believing men too, that try to convince their followers that suicide is an ideal option for their situation?  That is what kind of people you are watching in The Endless– except it is told in a much more artistic and intelligent way than annoying Ashley’s Instagram feed, and you realize that this spiritual cult is actually on to something here…

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American Horror Story Season 8 has officially been declared “Apocalypse” ! ☢️

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(FX)

As San Diego Comic Con has passed through last weekend, droves of nerds flock to be the first to witness the unlocking of upcoming movie trailers, celebrity sightings, Q & A sessions…and, of course, secrets to the yearly, upcoming season of American Horror Story.  The always-elusive Ryan Murphy first teased us back in January that the upcoming Season 8 plot would take place in the “very near future”– precisely October of 2019– which of course spawned online Reddit threads of theories about anything and everything from space odysseys, world fallouts, and aliens (that perhaps link back to the ones always spoken about, but never shown, in Asylum).  Eventually, the uber AHS fans got ahold of leaks to the working title of Season 8, “Radioactive,” and many of us wondered if AHS would head down the post-apocalyptic route for the first time…or if Murphy was just trying to throw us off (The working title of Season 6’s Roanoke was called “Cul-de-sac” 🙄…

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