Power Rangers is a more serious take on the patched together kids’ show that gained a huge following in the ‘90s. More serious doesn’t mean Batman serious – more like Iron Man Lite.
It’s fun if you don’t go in with much in the way of expectations – and it checks off a laundry list of diversity requirements: there’s a black kid and an Hispanic kid and an Asian kid, and a kid ‘on the spectrum,’ and a mean girl, and a gay kid, and forty-percent of the team is female (one way the original series was ahead of its time – it’s good to see that stay intact).
The Muppets are back! That zany group of fuzzy muppets you grew up loving are back a little older, a little wiser and starring in their very own reality show. The skits and musical numbers you remember from the days of old are no longer the recipe of the day. In their new series “The Muppets”, sadly we find Missy Piggy and Kermit have broken up and they are dating other people all while working together on Miss Piggy’s late night talk show “Up Late with Miss Piggy”.
Not to worry though, the rest of the gang is back too! Kermit is the Executive Producer of “Up Late with Miss Piggy” and everyone’s favorite funny Bear, Fozzie, is the in-house comedian warming up the crowd before the show with that wild man drummer extraordinaire Animal with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhemband keep it colorful as the house band along with musical guests Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons.
From table reads to booking guests the season premiere of “The Muppets” takes us behind the scenes of how Kermit and Piggy run a late night talk show while navigating the world as newly single individuals.
2012’s Magic Mike was a left field smash loosely based on Channing Tatum’s experiences as a ‘male entertainer.’ It was smart, witty and filled with intriguing characters – not to mention some amazing dancing.
Magic Mike XXL has all of the above except for the smart and the witty. The guys are still kinda fun, but the script really seems rushed and thin. Of course, most of the target demo will only be there for the dancing and stripping, but if they want anything more, they will be disappointed.
Brian Wilson is a genius. The scope and quality of the music he’s composed over his lifetime is testament to that. For a long time, he was a tortured genius.
Love & Mercy is Brian Wilson’s story and, unlike a lot of biopics, it doesn’t gloss over anything – Wilson has described it as ‘factual’ in a number of interviews since it was made. It is an absorbing look at Wilson’s life – as much of a look as can be covered in a couple of hours – and it one of the best biopics movies in years.