Spike Jonze’s Her is a romantic love story between a man and his computer. Played by the incredible Joaquin Phoenix, Theodore Twombly was going through a divorce while working as personal-letter writer. His life changed when he installed a new OS and fell in love with an AI, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Their intimate relationship felt real. The film is both imaginative and moving. I am glad I caught it before Netflix removes it tomorrow.
Jefferies dropped a lot of the c-word in his latest Netflix special. From French cuisine to animal testing to the Millenials to peanut allergy to his own lactose intolerance, Jefferies delivered harsh-yet-hilarious materials throughout the set. He defended the art of comedy. As a comic, Jefferies continues to push the boundary to see how far he can go. He makes the gamble. Sometimes he loses and sometimes he wins. Having watched his previous specials, I was expecting him to roast the cunt in the White House, but he managed to stay away from U.S. politics. Nevertheless, Jefferies can make us laugh for talking shit.
The title of George Lopez’s latest Netflix special based on his snarky tweet on the president; therefore, I expected some heavy-handed criticism on the target. Unfortunately, he only poked a few holes. The materials were not fully developed. Lopez went all over the place from getting old to parenting to the Latin-American community. Lopez used quite a bit of Spanish without bothering to translate or explain. I must have missed half of his half-ass jokes.
I rewatched Reloaded and Revolutions. The special effects and animations on these both films are astonishing. The sex scene in Reloaded was hot. The battle scene in Revolutions was mind-blowing. As for the story and the script, the first one was still superior. I am definitely looking forward to seeing the forth installment in 2022.
Spike Lee’s new joint for Netflix takes four Black-American veterans back to Vietnam to recover their soul and gold. The journey takes on a dark path once they found what they were there for. Lee joined forces Black actors (Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.) with Vietnamese actors (Johnny Trí Nguyễn, Ngô Thanh Vân, Lê Y Lan, Nguyễn Ngọc Lâm, and Sandy Hương Phạm) to bring together an outstanding cast. Lindo gave an incredible performance. He looked so damn menacing in the red MAGA hat. Perhaps you don’t want to fuck with a Black veteran who voted for Trump. That’s Lee’s humor and he still is a masterful film-maker. A gripping experience with historical references on Black American in the Vietnam War.
Chappelle is on fire on 8:46, which was his birth time as well as how long George Floyd’s neck was blocked by the police’s knee. Chappelle is thoughtful and provocative on the murder of George Floyd. He calls Laura Ingraham a cunt and calls out the stupidity of Candace Owens. I have not seen any living comedians can speak their minds like Chappelle. Given his status in the comedy world, I respect him even more. He’s a comic who does not afraid to speak the truth and he does not back down whether you agree with him or not.
I rewatched The Matrix last night after 21 years. The first time I watched it in a theater I did not understand what the heck they were talking about. My English was still pretty limited back then. The dialogs make more sense to me the second time around; therefore, I enjoyed it immensely.
In her latest Netflix Special, Gadsby takes on haters, golfers, anti-vexxers, famous painters, and Louis CK too. She is a brilliant comedian with an autistic vision. She doesn’t just think outside the box. She eats the fucking box too.
The documentary is not based on the book but more of an extension. Although we get to see the beloved former first lady behind the scene on her book tour, the film is not as intimate or as personal as the pages. She’s smart, charming, and inspiring, especially to young women of color. She appears down to earth, but also seems scripted. If you haven’t read the book, do that first before streaming the documentary on Netflix.
Seinfeld’s latest Netflix special was passible. His materials were decent even when he joked about Porta Potties. He was definitely entertaining, but he was not killing it. His voice was hair-raising when he took it up a notch. His body gesture was goofy at times. I didn’t feel this special much.