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Spike Lee is back with a new movie called Da 5 Bloods, which was originally intended for the theaters but is now out on Netflix. It's the story of four black Vietnam veterans who return to the former battlefield to both reclaim the remains of their fallen leader, as well as recover a box of stolen gold bars they hid some 50 years earlier. It's an ambitious movie, and Lee seems to be trying to make one of the defining statements in the Black Lives Matter era. The final result is a powerful and thought-provoking experience. The veterans are Paul... Read more →

Adam Sandler and "great movie" is not a pairing that generally comes to mind. The SNL alum was king of the the box office in the late 1990's with easy comedies like Happy Gilmore, Waterboy, and The Wedding Singer. However, he's been known for the better part of the last two decades as the king of the "Razzie Awards" with many nominations for the worst movies and performances of the year (with an occasional exception like Punch-Drunk Love and Spanglish.) With that in mind, it was intriguing to hear critics saying that he deserves an Oscar nomination for his role... Read more →

Eddie Murphy is ready to close out 2019 in style. He'll be hosting Saturday Night Live in December, which will be the first time he's done that in 35 years. While we wait for that appearance, check out his new Netflix movie, Dolemite Is My Name, (out now.) Murphy plays Rudy Ray Moore, a frustrated singer and comedian who found fame as a legendary blaxploitation star (and also became known as the "godfather of rap") in the 1970's and 80's. You can debate whether or not this is a comeback role for Murphy, but there's no doubt he delivers one... Read more →

These are challenging times for Van Halen fans. Eddie and Alex seem to have dropped off the radar with no return date in sight, and David Lee Roth is taking his act to Las Vegas, which is the perfect location for him. At least Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony are still good old-fashioned rock in their current band, The Circle. This crew released a conceptual album of new material called, Space Between, back in May of this year, and now there's an experimental movie by the same name to go with it. The movie is a combination of interviews with... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just talking about today's to-do list. It's nothing too crazy, so we'll finish that after we're done here. The guys say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. (As always, if you'd like to support our coffee budget, please consider using the Clutter Amazon page for your shopping needs.) Donald Trump ordered military aid withheld to Ukraine before his phone call with the country's president to pressure Voldymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Joe Biden. The facts are... Read more →

Between Two Ferns, starring Zach Galifianakis, first debuted in 2012. A take-off on community access talk shows, Galifianakis has hosted some of Hollywood's biggest stars over the years (as well as leaders like Barack Obama), and he's asked them some of the rudest, dumbest, and most awkward questions of their careers. It's brilliant. The episodes are only a few minutes long and have a high tears of laughter/minute ratio. It's no accident that they've been watched so many times on the Funny or Die website. Galifianakis and company decided to expand the concept to a new Netflix film called, appropriately... Read more →

Quentin Tarantino is back with his latest film, Once Upon a Hollywood, which is a love letter to the end of the glory days of the film industry in 1969. However, it's a tribute with a dark side. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, a television actor entering the back half of his career, and Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth, Rick's stuntman and gopher. Tarantino is in fine form as he pays homage to the old movies and television shows he loves, while bringing an air of danger to the story in the form of Charles Manson... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Still feeling a little out of sorts here, but yesterday was a productive day which was a great way to start the week. I got all sorts of errands done, and it took about three minutes to fall asleep last night. It was supposed to be raining this morning, but BDH and Little Buddha say now it's not going to start until somewhere around noon at the earliest. I'm a little suspicious about whether it's going to happen at all, which is why I watered the garden yesterday. In any case, the guys... Read more →

The wait is over: Avengers: Endgame has finally arrived! Thanos demands our silence when it comes to spoilers, so we're going to keep this discussion to general thoughts (with one quick note), and then maybe revisit it in a few weeks once the film is done dominating the world. It's been a year (in the real world) since have the population of the universe disappeared with one snap of the fingers, and our heroes are still trying to recover from their devastating loss. They've been joined by Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel since the last film. The only thing we'll say here... Read more →

Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson have been busy working together to save the universe, first in Captain Marvel, and then possibly in Avengers: Endgame. (That's not a spoiler - we're just guessing.) However, the two also teamed up in a 2017 movie called Unicorn Store, which recently came out on Netflix. It was directed by Larson, and she stars as "Kit," a creative and quirky woman trying to find her place in the adult world. Jackson stars as, "The Salesman" who works at the Unicorn Store. We'll give you three guesses what they sell there. We're first introduced via... Read more →