Author Archives: Denise

About Denise

Professional nerd. Lover of licorice.

“Coming to America 2” – not good, but not bad.

” King Akeem may have forgotten his story, but the people of Zamunda have not.” Story: It’s been 30 years since Prince Akeem went to Queens to find…his queen. Now, with the passing of his father, Akeem is now King. … Continue reading

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Streaming Things: Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American comes to Netflix March 18th

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been mainlining stand-up specials for the past year. Anything to make me chuckle, y’all. And Netflix has had some really good stuff; Iliza Shlesinger, Ali Wong, Kevin Hart, Maria Bamford, Ari Eldjárn, Hannah … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch – season four of Hulu’s”The Handmaid’s Tale” stirs up rebellion

“My name is June Osborne, and I am a citizen of the United States.” June looks mad as hell, and she – along with several of her fellow Handmaids – are not gonna take it anymore. Season four looks like … Continue reading

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“The Vigil” – satisfyingly scary

“It wants your pain.” Story: Yakov is an ex-Hasidic Jewish man who is trying to recover from severe trauma. He’s also broke. So when a friend in the Hasidic community asks Yakov to be a shomer – a “watchman” – … Continue reading

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Freaky Fridays – “After Midnight”

Horror, Cult Movies, Exploitation Cinema, 70s Schlock, and more! Let’s look at something cool! “I had to go away for a while. I’m sorry. I love you.” Genre: Horror Movies That Are Really Introspective Think Pieces Year Released: 2021 (though … Continue reading

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“Nomadland”

“I’m not homeless, I’m houseless… Don’t worry about me, okay?”  Story: Fern is 61 years old, and picks up seasonal work at the local Amazon warehouse. She lives out of her van, because the company tract house she used to live … Continue reading

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TrailerWatch – WTH is Disney’s “Cruella” doing?

I love Emma Stone. She’s fantastic. I’ve been a fan ever since Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. But guuuurl, WHUT. As beautifully shot and staged as this trailer is? I can’t get past the fact that this is one of the … Continue reading

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In Queue Review – “Mr. Right”

“I! Like! Turtles!” Genre: Actiony Rom-com Release Date: 2015Where I Watched: Netflix Talky Talk: This might become a VD tradition around here. Hey, I’m interrupting my night because I want to clue you in on this hidden gem immediately. That … Continue reading

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Virtual Screenining Passes: “The Mauritanian”!

Ready to get your Oscar ballot in order by catching something worthy? Because I’ve got passes for the virtual screening of The Mauritanian! Synopsis! Captured by the U.S. Government, Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahar Rahim) languishes in prison for years without … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Moser Roth Privat Chocolatiers’ Dark Chili Chocolate Bar

Originally published on A Green Man Review! Looking for something a bit different for this year’s Winter Chocolate Binge this month? How about something a bit…spicy? No, not that kind of spicy, I’m gonna keep it clean in this review y’all. This chocolate … Continue reading

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