She Said

Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Yes Journalists break stories. And if they can break them fast enough, we can actually get a movie out while their main target is still in litigation. If you recall, this dropped at the same time Harvey Weinstin’s case in Los Angeles was going on, and I definitely found it amusing that the judge had to tell the jury not to watch the trailer for the film. In general, I wish more people would watch She Said. no, not because it’s my favorite film of the year or anything, but Maria … Continue reading She Said

Best Of 2022: Top 10 horror Films

Starting off the look back at 2022, and my Best Of lists. I intend to cover both Film and Television, and I’m going to work my way up to the major categories, instead of starting with them. So, today,a list I don’t think will change, the best Horror Films. As i am a blind film critic, I typically review films with audio description, though i have reviewed films without. It is possible something could appear on a list that did not have audio description, but for this list, every title had audio description when I watched it. So, below is … Continue reading Best Of 2022: Top 10 horror Films

Ticket To Paradise

Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description?: Yes If you’ve been listening or reading Hollywood journalists, you’ve heard murmurs about the death of the star vehicle, or the bankable actor. The idea that a movie is opened by an actor alone, like how people just used to shw up to see films regardless of what they were about, because the film had their favorite star in them. Somehow, we’ve changed that landscape… yet not entirely. Ticket To Paradise is that exact thing that shouldn’t exist anymore. It’s a star vehicle created specifically just to merge the chemistry of George … Continue reading Ticket To Paradise

Bros

Where I Watched It: Peacock English audio Description?: Yes I think I heard more about how groundbreaking this comedy was than anything else. Always lead with “funny as hell”, and less with “breaking glass ceilings”. You can break a glass ceiling and still not be good. Like, if the first person to walk on the moon was Hitler, something tells me we wouldn’t celebrate that. Sometimes, just being first isn’t really the selling feature. i think that’s where Bros, which actually is hilarious, stumbled at the box office. it was so caught up in letting everyone know it was the … Continue reading Bros

Nope

Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Yes That feeling we all got the first time we realized Jordan Peele had something to say with his breakout film Get Out is something we’ve been expecting from every project since. He’s become a new Spike lee, interweaving social consciousness into his films, with a pointed intent at driving home something to his audience. What that something is, can be left a little open to interpretation. Just the fact that there is an alternate ending to Get Out suggests that Peele himself often second guesses how to deliver his own … Continue reading Nope

Mrs Harris Goes To paris

Where I Watched it: Peacock English Audio Description?: Yes Near me in Florida, there’s a massive retirement community where movie rules don’t apply. It’s an exclusive age controlled community, so often films that trend toward a younger audience either don’t open, or don’t stay open for very long. Meanwhile, films featuring a predominantly senior ensemble play forever. I don’t remember the title, but there was a film that opened and was still in release there so long that it had actually fallen out of Box Office Mojo’s tracking of all titles in release. It was like The Villages are trapped … Continue reading Mrs Harris Goes To paris

The Independent

Where I Watched it: Peacock English Audio Description?: Yes I should probably say that the answer to the question of “Who is your favorite actor?” For me is Brian Cox. I always think it’s important to be able to honestly address bias, because I walk into any Brian Cox film thinking I’m about to watch a genius at work. I’ve loved this man forever. I’d marry him if he could just promise to randomly perform Shakespeare in his Scottish accent every day. He’s a national, no, international treasure and it’s a crime that he’s not an Oscar nominee for a … Continue reading The Independent

Mid-Century

Where I Watched it: Peacock English Audio Description Provided By: Three Play Media Narrated By: Olivia Willis i really walk into films sometimes just for the sake of reviewing something that has audio description that gives a point of reference to my blind and visually impaired readers. I didn’t know what this was. After the fact, I saw it’s shockingly low IMDB score (this thing is in the basement), which i suspected would be low since the film stars Shane West, which is not a starting point for success. It did however manage to wrangle Bruce Dern in the most … Continue reading Mid-Century

Beast

Where i Watched It: Peacock Audio Description Provided By: Media Access Group Narrated By: Ingrid Tudor Can you make a film about idris Elba and two girls trapped in a car and being stalked by an insane lion scary? Well, not really, but you can make it feature length and violent. honestly, I stopped taking the film seriously when idris catches a snake lunging at him in mid air. He’s not a skilled fighter, but he snatches that shit because it looks cool. We don’t do things because they look cool, we make sure they serve the plot. Also, there … Continue reading Beast

Halloween Ends

Where I Watched It: Peacock Audio Description Available?: Yes It’s been a week since this thing came out. For my YouTube channel (which you can always subscribe to at YouTube.com/macthemovieguy) I recorded a spoiler and non-spoiler version of the review. This will contain spoilers, so I’ll do what I never do, and give you the grade now. Then you can read the why. Final Grade: D- Now that’s out of the way, and you’ve been warned about spoilers. I have not seen every single Halloween film, and some of them I’ve seen the edited for cable versions (this would be … Continue reading Halloween Ends

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 21st

My shortest list of the week so far, but I did manage a movie, and a live theatre event. So, that’s where my time went. 5) Maggie (Hulu) English Audio Description?: Yes I really thought Hulu was going 10 episodes on this like they usually do, so I was surprised to see we are plowing past episode 10. It’s been a few months, and I don’t know if Hulu will stick with Maggie. They have a habit of cancelling sitcoms, or killing them on their second season (Dollface/Woke). So an episode about loss might be preparing us for inevitable cancellation. … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 21st

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 20th

Six shows enter. one will make the top. This is The Round Up. 6) The Masked Singer (FOX/Hulu) English Audio Description?: No Does anyone else find it incredibly reductive for an artist like the one eliminated last night, who is a legendary singer in her own right, to be eliminated immediately? This show has always had a problem with legends, as their older voice isn’t as popping as it once was. But throw her from her prime into this competition, and she would not have gone home. In some ways, The Masked Singer can’t figure out how to keep these … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 20th

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 17th

Seven shows entered the fray. only one gets to reach the top. Many deserve it. Who will get it? It’s probably the obvious choice. 7) The Great North (FOX/Hulu) English Audio Description: No It’s actually a pretty good sign that television was good when one of my consistent stalwarts ends up on the bottom. While this weeks episode about the family slowly losing their minds during an ice storm paid heavy homage to A Few Good Men, while also putting a heavy focus on a film I love as well, Enough Said, it was just an average episode of The … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 17th

The Too Much TV Roundup- October 16th

One show enters and leaves in the same day. I’m so backlogged on content, that it didn’t make a big enough impression to stay in my life. 9) Everything I Know About love (Peacock) English Audio Description?: Yes This show centers around a group of Brits who live together and talk about their love life’s or lack thereof. The only reason I’m passing is just because this ensemble didn’t do it for me. I’ve seen this concept done, with some variety, many times over the years. Most recently, HBo MAX had The Sex lives Of College Girls, which while not … Continue reading The Too Much TV Roundup- October 16th

Escape The Field

Where I Watched It: Peacock English Audio Description Available?: Yes Kitchen sink. It’s not just a thing in your house. It’s a phenomenon. It’s something that Escape The Field is guilty of, but not necessarily in a bad way. This obscure horror title, depending on your life choices whose biggest star is either Shane West or Theo Rossi, decides it wants to be as many horror films as possible. So, it first starts off with six total strangers who wake up (of course, in a field). Right away, we have comparisons to past horror films where teams of strangers must … Continue reading Escape The Field