Author: Jazmine Joyner

I Watched Cloverfield Paradox and I Have So Many Thoughts

Netflix rang in Super Bowl Sunday with a wild bang, taking a note from Beyoncé by dropping a surprise film release of The Cloverfield Paradox, originally entitled God Particle. The black led film directed by Julius Onah and starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelwo, Ziyi Zhang, Roger Davies, and Chris O’Dowd was the sleek surprise that everyone needed to cap off a dry halftime show. The Cloverfield Paradox pays homage to Event Horizon and Alien through the intimate setting of the Cloverfield Space Station and the tight crew of characters, which brings you into the familiar setting of any space horror film of...

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Electric Dreams Episode By Episode: “Kill All Others”

After the relative success of their first Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man in the High Castle, Amazon purchased the US rights to a Channel 4 anthology series based on his short stories. The series only share one executive producer, but it’s the one that can guarantee the approval of the Philip K. Dick estate—Isa Dick Hackett, his daughter. Each one of the ten episodes is a stand alone story based on, at least in part, a different Philip K. Dick short story, and each episode has a different writing and directing team. And each episode will be reviewed by...

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Electric Dreams Episode By Episode: “The Commuter”

After the relative success of their first Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man in the High Castle, Amazon purchased the US rights to a Channel 4 anthology series based on his short stories. The series only share one executive producer, but it’s the one that can guarantee the approval of the Philip K. Dick estate—Isa Dick Hackett, his daughter. Each one of the ten episodes is a stand alone story based on, at least in part, a different Philip K. Dick short story, and each episode has a different writing and directing team. And each episode will be reviewed by...

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The Oscars: Do They Even Matter?

The Oscars. I basically hate them. Oscar voters are notorious for not watching the films, and instead voting based on what their friends liked. And it took two years of fierce organizing online (April Reign’s #OscarsSoWhite) and offline for the Oscar voter base to expand and diversify. But as fake, absurd, and even gross as the Oscars can be, they still represent an important career milestone…and they present one of the year’s best spectacles. So, let’s talk Oscars. Do you see signs that the Oscars are making positive change? Either in terms of transforming the voting base to better...

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Electric Dreams Episode By Episode: “Impossible Planet”

After the relative success of their first Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man in the High Castle, Amazon purchased the US rights to a Channel 4 anthology series based on his short stories. The series only share one executive producer, but it’s the one that can guarantee the approval of the Philip K. Dick estate—Isa Dick Hackett, his daughter. Each one of the ten episodes is a stand alone story based on, at least in part, a different Philip K. Dick short story, and each episode has a different writing and directing team. And each episode will be reviewed...

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