Movies

Space Jam: A New Legacy - an unnecessarily long chore and a bore
Space Jam: A New Legacy - an unnecessarily long chore and a bore

July 23, 2021

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" (Rated A) Cast: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green, Zendaya, Genre: Animation, Comedy/Adventure Where to watch: In theaters/ HBO Max

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Most of the elements are in 'The Tomorrow War' for a decent film
Most of the elements are in 'The Tomorrow War' for a decent film

July 09, 2021

"The Tomorrow War"(Rated PG-13) Cast: Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons, Sam Richardson Genre: Sci-fi/Action-Adventure Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video Dwight's Rating: Aliens, again! And they're invading Earth, again, as usual.

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'Fast and Furious' franchise has outlived its nine lives it's time to 'F9' off!
'Fast and Furious' franchise has outlived its nine lives it's time to 'F(9)' off!

July 02, 2021

"F9 (The Fast Saga)" (Rated T) Cast: Vin Diesel, John Cena, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez Genre: Action/Adventure Where to watch: In theaters Dwight's Rating: One Star "F!" What a perfect letter for this latest installment in the exceptionally and increasingly ludicrous, and seemingly never-ending "Fast and Furious" film series.

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The comedian in a drama about death vs. the comedy that thinks death is funny

June 25, 2021

"F9: The Fast Saga", the 226th installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise (okay, so it's really the ninth film in the series - or 10th, if you count the spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw") opens today in theaters.

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'In the Heights' is a gem of a musical

June 18, 2021

"In the Heights"(Rated T/ PG-13) Cast: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits Genre: Musical/Drama Where to watch: In theaters/ HBO Max Dwight's Rating: I was worried! I have a love/hate relationship with musicals, especially many of those made in the last three decades. The charm exuded by some (not all) musicals ...
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'Cruella' and 'A Quiet Place II' well worth the wait to venture into theaters
'Cruella' and 'A Quiet Place II' well worth the wait to venture into theaters

June 11, 2021

I did it! For the first time since March 2020 - nearly 15 months - I went inside a movie theater, and actually watched a movie! What had once been a weekly occurrence (sometimes even more frequent), was stopped cold turkey with the onset of the pandemic last year.

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'Nobody' is a great brief respite from reality a guilty pleasure you can enjoy truly without remorse

May 21, 2021

The temptation is great to tell you to “see the ‘Without Remorse’ review” from a couple weeks ago for what to make of the action/thriller “Nobody”.

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'Mortal Kombat': Super-violent, non-sensical fun

April 30, 2021

Just like the martial arts fighting video game on which it’s based, people are going to find themselves in two corners while watching “Mortal Kombat.”

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BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Born Into The Gig
BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Born Into The Gig

December 12, 2019

BORN INTO THE GIG is a music-driven documentary that follows five singer-songwriters who hope to carve their own musical identity in the shadow of their parents' iconic greatness.

* CHRIS STILLS -- son of Stephen Stills and French star, Veronique Sanson
* SKIP MARLEY -- grandson of Bob Marley
* KORI WITHERS -- daughter of the hit-maker Bill Withers
* BEN and Sally TAYLOR-- children of James Taylor and Carly Simon

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Stranger Things actress stars as a nymphomaniac in new indie DramAction film TUSCALOOSA
Stranger Things actress stars as a nymphomaniac in new indie DramAction film TUSCALOOSA

December 11, 2019

Love is a fickle friend in a mixed up story with friendship, freedom, and rebellion. As a teen she was institutionalized by her father for alleged nymphomania. Virginia (Natalia Dyer) needs to escape the state mental hospital before she's gets a brain damaging operation. Looking for a friend to help her bust out she finds Billy (Devon Bostick) the hospital grounds keeper. But Billy and his best friend Nigel are trying to piece together their own broken lives after mysteriously losing their mothers. Abandoned as children, they grew up together as brothers but as the years pass, allegiances change. A story filled with controversy and chaos set in the sweltering heat of the south. There's a war going on and Watts sparks a fire in T-town.

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BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Inside The Rain
BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Inside The Rain

December 11, 2019

College film student Benjamin Glass (played by writer-director Aaron Fisher) has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he’s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses – he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” -- and he’s determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video, with the help of a moonlighting sex worker (Ellen Toland), to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode?

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You'll long for 'Yesterday' to be better

August 30, 2019

“Yesterday” (U.S. Rated – PG-13)

Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy

Dwight’s Rating:** ...

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'Hobbs Shaw' finally puts the fun and funny in 'Fast Furious'
'Hobbs Shaw' finally puts the fun and funny in 'Fast Furious'

August 16, 2019

This is why Tyrese was so worried!
You’ve probably heard about “the beef” between the actor/R&B singer and his “Fast & Furious” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson...

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16 Film Festival Flicks You Should check Out During CARIFESTA

August 09, 2019

The CARIFESTA special edition of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival is quickly approaching and promises to be a celebration of regional culture.

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Tarantino's latest film is fantastic - until the far out end
Tarantino's latest film is fantastic - until the far out end

August 02, 2019

“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” (Rated C)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Genre: Comedy/Drama...

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'The Lion King' is a stunning achievement in animation let down by some dissenting voices
'The Lion King' is a stunning achievement in animation let down by some dissenting voices

July 26, 2019

“The Lion King” (Rated A)

Cast: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Beyoncé

Genre: Animated Adventure

Dwight’s rating: 2.5 stars

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Something, anything to watch in between this year's torrent of Disney blockbusters

July 19, 2019

"Shaft" (Rated C/ U.S.- Rated R)
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall
Genre: Action Comedy
Dwight's Rating: **
Yes, I know! "Shaft" (2019) was released weeks ago - June 14 to be exact - and it's not even playing in local theaters [...]

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HoMER Conference Held at UB Deepens Knowledge on Cinema History

July 15, 2019

The HoMER (History of Movie Going, Exhibition and Reception) Conference, recently held at University of The Bahamas (UB) under the theme Anchoring New Cinema History has been credited with expanding the base of knowledge on cinema history...

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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a very likable and enjoyable picture
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a very likable and enjoyable picture

July 05, 2019

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" (Rated T) Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya Genre: Fantasy/ Sci-Fi Dwight's Rating: Regular readers of this column will recognize I have a love-hate relationship with comic book-based superhero action movies. I hate many of them!...

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'Pigs of Paradise' returns home to sold-out audience

July 01, 2019

The film based on the world-famous swimming pigs has arrived back home in The Bahamas, continuing its world tour after stops in Fort Lauderdale and the Cannes International Film Festival in Southern France. On Saturday, Pigs of Paradise screened to a sold-out crowd at the [...]

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