Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 80 (Lockdown with the Phellas)

On this weeks Cinephellas Podcast episode, the wild Phellas boys are back to discuss Halloween Kills, Batman Forever, The Last of Us Part II, our Top Picks for Underrated Movies, our Favorite Video Games of All Time, and MORE!

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Review – Da 5 Bloods (2020)

by Kevin Muller

For almost 40 years, Spike Lee has made some of the most memorable films to come out of Hollywood. His works are full of black pride, black history, and the overall nature of the black experience. With that being said, it took him 35 years to finally get an Oscar nomination. That one was for the incredible 2018 film, Blackkklansman which featured amazing performances by Adam Driver and John David Washington, son of Denzel, who has every bit of his father’s swagger and gift for performance. In the recent years, directors are flocking towards Netflix, because as we saw with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and Alfonso Cauron’s Roma, both my picks for best picture in their respective years, the studio lets the artist do their thing with little to no involvement. It’s now Spike’s turn, so how did he do?

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Review – Valley Girl (2020)

by Kevin Muller

Jessica Rothe has stated in many interviews that singing in the 2016 film La La Land was a thrill.  Before that film, the actress, who is theater trained, was only known for her acting ability, including the one that put her on the map, 2017’s Happy Death Day.  In La La Land, she was one of Emma Stone’ roommates who urged her to join them in a night out on the town, through the song “Somewhere in the Crowd.” This, along with her rising popularity, was enough for producers to get behind the idea of providing her with a starring role in a musical. Enter Valley Girl, a remake of the popular 80’s film that starred a fresh faced Nic Cage. However, in this one, it is a musical that the characters sing popular renditions of famous 80’s tunes. This would be a perfect opportunity for the actress to showcase her talents. Does this one sing like a bird or plummet to the ground?

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Review – Bad Boys for Life (2020)

by Kevin Muller

The last time we saw Mike and Marcus, we had just begun the Iraq War, smartphones were a what if, and history had not yet been made with the election of Obama. You can probably name many other important events, even some from your personal life, but it is wild to think that it has been seventeen years since Bad Boys II. The franchise, which started in 1995, and gave way to a sequel in 2003, has always been a beloved one with the public. How can you not appreciate the stylized violence, the hilarious one-liners, and the chemistry between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence? The question is, is this a legit sequel or a half-hearted opportunity to cash in on a popular property?

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 76 (Lockdown with the Phellas)

It’s a Cinephellas family reunion! The Phellas are back and bigger than ever in Episode 76 of the Cinephellas Podcast . In this episode, the Cinephellas family of Logan Myerz, Henry Hill, Chris Walker, Nile Fortner, Kevin Muller, and Bob Ward discuss a variety of topics such as our favorite film scores, video games, movie/TV updates, and a lot more on this podcast!

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Review – Underwater (2020)

by Kevin Muller

The oceans occupy 71% of this planet. As humans, our knowledge of what is down there is limited. Over the years, scientists have deep dived and discovered many unknown organisms. We have always been concerned about life from the above, but maybe we should be as concerned with what lies beneath us. That is the plot of the sci-fi film, Underwater. Does the film do something interesting with this idea or does it sink?

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Review – Like A Boss (2020)

by Kevin Muller

For those of you who are unaware, the first two months of the new year are reserved for films that usually are not good or that the studios have no faith in. In Hollywood, the unofficial name for January and February are “dump months.” Sure, there have been years where films defied expectations, February 1991’s Oscar Winning film Silence of the Lambs comes to mind, but most are forgettable or downright terrible.   Unfortunately, Like a Boss, which released during the second week of 2020, falls into the pile of forgettable films.

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Top 10 Best & Worst Films of 2019

by Kevin Muller

The Top 10 Worst Films of 2019

10. The Kitchen  

The tenth spot on this list is reserved for, not necessarily a bad film, but for one that given the talent involved, should’ve worked.  Based upon the Graphic Novel, “The Kitchen” tells the story of three women who are romantically involved with men connected to the Irish Mob. When the men are all thrown in jail, the three must band together to continue the men’s work, to avoid financial debt to themselves, and the community that depends on the mob. The leads are played by Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, and Melissa McCarthy, in what seemed to be the perfect trio to pull this off.   Unfortunately, a story that should’ve been about female empowerment, was just so lifeless on its execution. The film also failed to carry a consistent tone. It tried to be funny, with awkward results, it tried to be a crime drama, but failed to give the controversial story any type of spark. It was the definition of a missed opportunity.

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