Movies

'Nope' is eye-squinting, head-tilting in the manner a dog would
'Nope' is eye-squinting, head-tilting in the manner a dog would

July 29, 2022

"Nope" (Rated B) Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Steven Yeun Genre: Horror/ Sci-fi Where to watch: In theaters Dwight's Rating: There's a small Bahamian component to the new genre-bending/bracketing film "Nope". I'm actually shocked this wasn't more heavily promoted locally.

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Legendary Actor Richard Gant Pegged for a Role in Jamaica's Denham Jolly Feature Film
Legendary Actor Richard Gant Pegged for a Role in Jamaica's Denham Jolly Feature Film

November 11, 2021

Casting is underway for In the Black and popular American actor Richard Gant has been attached to the project to play the role of Jamaican-born Harry Gairey. Produced by CaribbeanTales Media Group and directed by Caribbean-Canadian Frances-Anne Solomon, the feature film is an adaptation of entrepreneur and activist Jamaican-Canadian Denham Jolly’s memoir of the same name.

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Beneath The Gates is a Daring and Exciting New Bahamian TV Drama
Beneath The Gates is a Daring and Exciting New Bahamian TV Drama

October 06, 2021

The gripping TV drama with an all-star cast will premiere its pilot on YouTube in January 2022. They have everything: money and power. When the Patriarch dies, their multi-million-dollar gambling empire suffers a massive setback, and every dirty secret is revealed.

Beneath the Gates is a bold and riveting new Bahamian TV drama from creator, writer, and executive producer Leandra Lee. The tale of Beneath the Gates centers on the rich Gates family of the Bahamas, as it immerses viewers in their drama-filled lives.

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Not much to reminisce on with 'Reminiscence'

September 03, 2021

"Reminiscence" (Rated T) Cast: Hugh Jackman, Thandiwe Newton, Rebecca Ferguson, Cliff Curtis Genre: Sci-fi/Thriller Where to watch: In theaters/ HBO Max Dwight's Rating: With Election Fever rampant in the country, here's an election-themed review.

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J.Hud and Franklin earn 'Respect'

August 27, 2021

"Respect" (Rated T) Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Genre: Biography, Drama/Musical Where to watch: In theaters

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Bahamian Series This is Paradise films in Eleuthera, more than 30 Bahamian creatives employed
Bahamian Series This is Paradise films in Eleuthera, more than 30 Bahamian creatives employed

August 23, 2021

Led by award-winning filmmaker Kareem Mortimer, more than 30 Bahamian creatives converged on the island of Eleuthera this summer to film This is Paradise, a six-episode dramedy featuring a plethora of Bahamian talent, including writers, directors, and actors.

This is Paradise tells the story of two women who first encounter each other at a funeral. Polar opposites, the women are shocked to learn that they share a father and now co-own the worn island hotel he left to them both. Conflicted by whether to keep or sell the hotel, the sisters embark on parallel journeys of self-discovery.

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'Free Guy' is funny and fun, but you can have too much of a good thing

August 20, 2021

Dwight’s Rating:
Yummy! Ultimate supreme pizza – piled so high with toppings, you feel your biceps and triceps twitch when attempting just to pick up one slice.

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'Old' is laborious, awkward, uncomfortable and weird
'Old' is laborious, awkward, uncomfortable and weird

July 30, 2021

"Old" (Rated T) Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Aaron Pierre Genre: Thriller/Mystery Where to watch: In theaters Dwight's Rating: This is like a car wreck on the highway. One tire is shredded to pieces over here, and one wheel is off and rolling over there.

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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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