Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years James Todd Smith proudly boasted on his smash hit “Mama Said Knock You Out”; released the year prior to Diamonds and Pearls worldwide release date of October 1st, 1991. The same could be said of Prince during the recording sessions for his thirteenth album. The […]Read more "Retroactive Review: Diamonds and Pearls (1991)"
Paramount Pictures sixth installment in their Mission: Impossible franchise hit theaters on July 27th to incredibly positive reviews. Christopher McQuarrie is the first returning director for the series, continuing where Rogue Nation ended; writing his fifth screenplay for a Tom Cruise film. His direction is noted, as the camera work and cinematography is very similar […]Read more "Mission: Impossible – Fallout Review"
A $2.4 million veteran minimum contract is all that is needed for the Rockets to sign an eroding Carmelo Anthony. Clint Capela potentially re-signing to a larger deal is the only thing preventing this franchise from further cementing themselves as the best chance out West to dethrone the Warriors, but much like Apollo 8, the […]Read more "Houston Rockets: Apollo 8"
Earlier in the month, LeBron left Cleveland a second time, announcing he would sign with the Lakers on the first night of free agency before signing the official four-year, $154 million dollar contract on July 9th. The fourth year has a player option, but he’ll be 36 by then, and that year he’ll be making […]Read more "LeBron’s Lakers"
In short, no. This incredibly stunning trade sends Toronto’s franchise player, a solid backup big in Jakob Poetl, and a 2019 first round pick to the opposite conference, while Toronto gets a one-year flyer in Kawhi Leonard, and Danny Green. It’s been brought up nonstop since the trade that the trade works for both teams, […]Read more "Do the Raptors Finally Have a Claw?"
That front cover is an early ’90s cluttered aesthetic that became popular with late ’90s Pen & Pixel southern gangsta rap album covers. I have no idea what’s going on, and it kind of sums up the record as a whole. That vaunted run I definitely include the Batman soundtrack a part of? That ended […]Read more "Retroactive Review: Graffiti Bridge (1990)"
Another film from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that falls in the 50 percent range on Rotten Tomatoes; starring him in a leading role that largely banks on his likability? We’ve got ourselves a short review, as the proper amount of words necessary is significantly lessened once The Rock becomes a film’s lead. I don’t mean […]Read more "Skyscraper Review"
I wrote about the NBA just twice during the regular season, and one of them was technically a shitpost about Van Gundy being fired even though he hadn’t actually been fired. Hey, if the actual team media is going to make a bad joke on April Fool’s Day, then I’ll take it a step further […]Read more "Roger’s 2018 NBA Awards"
Whereas Star Wars: The Last Jedi gave everyone the gift of continual deconstruction of a beloved franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gives us, not much. Disney isn’t afraid to shill their properties, and Star Wars is perhaps the most well-known film franchise of all time; bringing pleasant nostalgia to generations across the globe. Universal has […]Read more "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review"
A big takeaway from my Sign o’ the Times review was the realization that Prince’s mindset and material recorded during this creative outburst sowed the seeds for the next decade of his career. These roots began to bloom just nine months later when he took the more passionate concepts from that stringent double album and […]Read more "Retroactive Review: Batman (1989)"