Tag: 2015

2015 Was a Terrible Year For Comedy Films

This is no laughing matter. 2015 made for some very magical movie moments. Whether exhilarating Action (Mad Max: Fury Road, Creed), astounding Animation (Inside Out, The Peanuts Movie) or dazzling Dramas (Room, Youth), every genre seemed to have its shine. This was, however, for every genre but one: Comedy. Coming off a seeming awful 2014, a year with a mere… Read more →

TIFF 2015: “Sicario” Finds Emily Blunt Delivering Her Greatest Performance to Date

This past weekend, I had the privilege to attend the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Among our most anticipated films to see stood Sicario, the latest feature by Quebec-born director Denis Villeneuve. Sicario serves as the first attempt at an action feature for Villeneuve, whose previous efforts such as Prisoners and Enemy debuted at the 2013 edition… Read more →

Erykah Badu Recieves Ella Fitzgerald Award at 2015 Montreal Jazz Festival

Last night, Erykah Badu slayed her performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival, performing a career-spanning set which included hits such as “On N On”, “Window Seat” and “Bag Lady” among many other signature tunes. While in Montreal for the festival, Badu was awarded with the Ella Fitzgerald Award, a prize created by the festival which “celebrates the range, originality and… Read more →

Exploring the Rewards of Raekwon’s “The Purple Tape Files” Crowdfuner

After announcing a new documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah earlier this year, it seems as if Raekwon is finally gearing up to put his plan in action. Today, the Chef launched a FanBacked campaign in support of his upcoming documentary, The Purple Tape Files. The film features an in-depth exploration at Raekwon’s universally acclaimed debut album, Only Built 4… Read more →

Best Coast Debut New Single “California Nights”

Last Wednesday, Best Coast made the exciting announcement that they are prepping the release of a new album, California Nights, for later this year. Set to be released this may through Harvest Records, the album will serve as the band’s first major-label release. Last night, the band gave fans yet another reason to be excited as they took to SiriusXM U to debut the… Read more →

Tyrese Gibson Joins “Southpaw” Cast

Antoine Fuqua is certainly on a hot roll. His new film The Equalizer (which reunites him with Training Day‘s Denzel Washington) opens in theatres this upcoming weekend, with a script for an already announced sequel currently being written. If that wasn’t enough, Fuqua is currently filming the long awaited Southpaw. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer trying to make a comeback, while… Read more →