Author Archives: Dino-Ray Ramos

“Okja” Film Review: This Little Super-piggy Went to Market…and it Was Too Exhausting to Watch

OKJAAs much as it parallels heartwarming child-meets-creature movies, Okja is definitely not E.T. It’s a sweet and strange tale that has relevant ideas but is overstuffed with eccentricities and tonal cocktails that make it exhausting and at times, frustrating to watch.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptOscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek and Suburgatory alumna Jane Levy join Hulu’s upcoming psychological horror drama series Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Baby Driver” Film Review: Pedal to the Metal Summer Blockbuster Fun

baby-driver-excerptOne could easily say that Edgar Wright’s latest, Baby Driver is a cooler and less bleak version of Drive. Sure, both have a getaway driver as the protagonist, but that’s where the comparisons stop. Plus, Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver is a lot more fun than a brooding Ryan Gosling in a quilted satin bomber jacket with a totally rad scorpion on the back.

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“War For the Planet of the Apes” Film Review: A Superb Simian Spectacle

Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."Director-writer Matt Reeves goes above and beyond the call of duty and elevates the Apes franchise even more, making War for the Planet of the Apes an epic masterpiece to bookend an outstanding sci-fi trilogy.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTommy Lee Jones is in final talks to star with Brad Pitt in the James Gray sci-fi epic Ad Astra. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Incredible Jessica James” Trailer Finds Jessica Williams Navigating Tinder, Calling Out Manspreaders (Video)

jessica-james-excerptIn the new trailer for Netflix’s forthcoming comedy feature, The Incredible Jessica James, the titular character (played by the equally incredible Jessica Williams) is set to rule her Coco Queendom whilst keeping it real on Tinder dates, dancing on rooftops, and most of all, preventing manspreading epidemics on the New York subway system.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGillian Jacobs, Phoebe Robinson, and Vanessa Bayer have been tapped to star in the Netflix comedy Ibiza and the Jurassic World sequel gets a title. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Los Angeles Film Festival Award Winners: “Becks”, “The Keeping Hours” Come Out on Top

becks-excerptThe popular SoCal film fest announced its winners which included Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell’s musical drama Becks for U.S. Fiction Award and the supernatural drama The Keeping Hours starring Lee Pace and Carrie Coon for Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film.

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“Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” is the Camp Reunion You’ve Been Waiting For (VIDEO)

wet-hot-excerptThe new trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is full of A-grade, wet hot American fun. The follow-up to the series based on the cult classic movie is looking to satisfy all of your Camp Firewood needs.

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“Stronger” Trailer Gives an Emotional Look at Jake Gyllenhaal in Boston Marathon Bombing Drama (Video)

stronger-excerptIt has been four years since the infamous Boston Marathon bombing, but the devastation of the event is still fresh in our heads — and the new trailer for Stronger paints a picture of the day through the inspiring true story of survivor Jeff Bauman, who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong”.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.21.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptArmie Hammer signs on to Boots Riley’s first film Sorry to Bother You and Downton Abbey is set fo the big screen. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEmily Ratajkowski joins the Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty and The Twilight Zone movie finds a screenwriter. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Transformers: The Last Knight” Film Review: A Massive Medieval Mess

Optimus Prime in TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, from Paramount Pictures.There are certain movies that are just so mindlessly insane that are executed in a way that makes you actually buy into the ridiculousness they are selling (i.e. the Fast and Furious franchise). Movies of the sort provide an enjoyable dose of fun that is worth your time. Transformers: The Last Knight is not one of those movies.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptCuba Gooding Jr. to make his directorial debut with Louisiana Caviar and Jackie Weaver set to star in TNT’s The Deep Mad Dark. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Beguiled” Film Review: Sisters Before Misters

beguiled-excerpt A “who’s zoomin’ who?” celebration of scheming for both genders that keeps in the spirit of Coppola’s pensive, atmospheric aesthetic, but is unexpectedly straightforward in its delivery, leaving a craving for more of her nuanced stoicism that we have grown to love — or that has driven us crazy.

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Jeff Bridges Mentors “The Only Living Boy in New York” in New Trailer (VIDEO)

064_OLB_Unit_01369R.JPGUp and coming actor Callum Turner is put front and center in the coming-of-age drama The Only Living Boy in New York about a college graduate in New York finding an unlikely mentor in an eccentric neighbor while his father courts a mistress. And there isn’t a better actor to play an eccentric neighbor than Jeff Bridges.

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“47 Meters Down” Film Review: A Deep Dive Into Thrilling Absurdity

47-meters-excerptFull of deep sea despair, massive Great White sharks, and a star from This Is Us, the movie delivers some the best jump-in-your-seat thrills, but at the same time, it’s just a series of ignorant decisions made by the characters that will have you rooting for the Great Whites.

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Cristela Alonzo, Kerry Washington Revved Up About Female Empowerment in “Cars 3”

kerry-cristela-excerptConsidering we are living in a progressive age where Wonder Woman is slaying the box office and gender equality is rightfully taking center stage, Cars 3 gives an unexpected dose of female empowerment. At the movie’s press conference, stars Cristela Alonzo and Kerry Washington talked about how the for the Cars universe, the future is female.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJudy Greer joins Richard Linklater’s upcoming comedy-drama Where’d You Go, Bernadette and The Americans actress Alison Wright boards Snowpiercer pilot. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBlack Panther and Walking Dead star Danai Gurira set for Avengers: Infinity War and Lucy Liu boards Netflix comedy Set it Up. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Rough Night” Film Review: A Shot of Drunken Debauchery With a Friendship Chaser

RTB__00197.nefRough Night defies expectations with solid comedy and adds raunchy nuance (didn’t know that was possible) to the predictable drunken, drug-ridden fun of a cinematic bachelorette party.

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Jessica Chastain to Play “X-Men” Villain Empress Lilandra in “Dark Phoenix” as Core Mutants Return for Sequel

chastain-excerptSimon Kinberg will make his directorial debut with the comic book movie, which is bringing back James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptPatti Cake$ breakout star Danielle Macdonald is set to star opposite Jennifer Aniston in Dumplin’ and Ryan Murphy’s Katrina: American Crime Story gets pushed back. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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GLOW Review: Season 1

glow excerptJenji Kohan’s carefully orchestrated dramedy transcends the world of badass, big-haired women wrestlers and taps into socially relevant topics and a portrayal of female relationships that’s honest and mature as much as it’s satirical and hilarious — and the fact that it is all set in a very ’80s world of opaque hosiery, side ponytails, and blue eye shadow makes it all the better.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLindsay Lohan joins Rupert Grint and Nick Frost in the comedy Sick Note and Japanese actress Shioli Kutsuna boards Deadpool 2 in a key role. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Richard Linklater Drama “Last Flag Flying” Set to Open 2017 New York Film Festival

_DSC7621.ARWRichard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying has landed the coveted opening night spot at the 55th annual New York Film Festival. The Amazon Studios film is an unofficial sequel to the 1973 Academy Award-nominated Hal Ashby pic The Last Detail starring Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid.

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“Cars 3” Film Review: The Franchise Gets Back on Track With This Sweet Ride of a Sequel

cars-3-excerptThe third installment of the popular franchise switches gears from the less-than-desirable Cars 2 by delivering a heartwarming story of ambition and maturity that flips the script with subtle subtext of inclusion.

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Tony Awards 2017: Complete List of Winners

tony-excerpt From visionary newcomers like the buzzy Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away to amazing revivals like Six Degrees of Separation, Hello, Dolly!, and Miss Saigon, check out who walked away with a Tony on Broadway’s biggest night! UPDATED LIVE!

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.09.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptVeep‘s Anna Chlumsky has signed on for a recurring role in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.08.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJon Hamm is ready for a game of Tag and Fox axes 24: Legacy. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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