Karen is trash cinema

Karen

Coke Daniels explores the current racial climate in his new film Karen, from Quiver Distribution. Karen Drexler (Taryn Manning), a racist white woman who makes it her personal mission to displace the new Black family that has just moved in next door to her.

Crazy Fist is no knockout martial arts flick

Crazy Fist

Qing Guo makes a mediocre directorial debut in Crazy Fist from Well Go USA. After an opponent dies mid-match, a prominent MMA champion (Qing Quo) swore never to fight again. Instead, he retires so he can run his family’s international business.

Zone 414 is a stinker

Zone 414

Andrew Baird makes his feature-directing debut in Saban Films, Zone 414. Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz, and Travis Fimmel star in the sci-fi thriller set in Zone 414, a dangerous, dark colony of humanoids known as “the city of robots.

Kevin Hart & John Travolta bring the funny in Die Hart

Kevin Hart & John Travolta bring the funny in Die Hart

Comedy superstar Kevin Hart makes the return to the episodic series in Roku’s Die Hart. The series comes from Derek Kolstad and Tripper Clancy and follows a fictionalized version of Hart as he attempts to land the action movie role of a lifetime.

What If…Earth Lost It’s Mightiest Heroes Review

What If

The third episode of the engaging Disney + series What If arrives today and explores the issues of what would happen if The Avengers didn’t exist. Carrying the subtitle of What If…Earth Lost It’s Mightiest Heroes, the third episode opens with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Black Widow (Lake Bell) visiting drunk Tony Stark/Iron Man (Mick Wingert).

What If is another winner for Marvel

What If

The latest series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe arrives on Disney + in “What If…?” Bryan Andrews serves as the director while AC Bradley is the head writer on the series. What If, flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways.

Another IP Man Tale

Ip Man: Kung Fu Master

For the third time, martial artist Dennis To portrays legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in director Liming Li’s Ip Man: Kung Fu Master. Li also handles scripting duties for the film, which focuses on Ip’s early days before the Communist Revolution.

Flashback Friday Movie Review : Step

Step

Dance movies can be hit or miss, as I generally only see them for the dancing unless it is a documentary. Fox Searchlight Pictures highlighted “Black Girl Magic” to significant effect with their 2017 release, Step. With Step, I expected a documentary along the lines of Rize or Planet B-Boy.

Hydra is a quick action romp

Hydra

Action coordinator Kensuke Sonomura makes his directorial debut with Hydra from Well Go USA Entertainment. First things first, the film is not an adaptation of the Marvel Comics fictional terrorist organization.

Comedy & lupine lore mix in Werewolves Within

Werewolves Within

Director Josh Ruben adapts a video game for his sophomore film with Werewolves Within from IFC Films. After a proposed pipeline creates divisions within the small town of Beaverfield and a snowstorm traps its residents,