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    ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ is a perfect parody of musical biopic genre

‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story’ is a perfect parody of musical biopic genre

A new musical biopic titled “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” was released this November on the Roku channel. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as the titular Weird Al, Evan Rachel Wood as Madonna, Rainn Wilson as Dr. Demento, Toby Huss as Nick Yankovic and Julianne Nicholson as Mary Yankovic. Viewers follow an exaggerated version of Weird Al’s life that spoofs usual tropes found in musical biopics of the past few

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    The Backseat Lovers’ ‘Waiting to Spill’ worth the wait

The Backseat Lovers’ ‘Waiting to Spill’ worth the wait

Growth is the most common theme throughout Utah-based band The Backseat Lovers’ sophomore album, “Waiting to Spill.” Three years after the release of the band’s debut album, “When We Were Friends,” fans waited for the album to spill for quite some time. The wait is over for lovers of the Backseat Lovers. This time, their album consists of coherent, continuous songs that flow from one to the next. It is

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    ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ floods theaters with emotional performances

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ floods theaters with emotional performances

Ending Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” launches a new level of expectations as to what a superhero film can be. The film delivers a gut-wrenching and raw experience for new and returning audiences after the sudden death of King T’Challa, the Black Panther. The people of Wakanda must now defend themselves from other nations as well as Talokan, a hidden underwater society rich with

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    Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ fails to reign supreme in penultimate season

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ fails to reign supreme in penultimate season

Netflix released its fifth season of “The Crown” on Nov. 9 with 10 new episodes chronicling the life of the British royal family in the ‘90s. As the first season to air after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, fans believed the new cast and plot would become more relevant and connected as the series continued. However, creator Peter Morgan’s decision to extend “The Crown” to a six-season series seems to have

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    5 films with fabulous fall feeling

5 films with fabulous fall feeling

While October may be over, the fall season certainly isn’t. Nothing is better than a film that perfectly captures the essence of autumn. Sweater weather is in full effect. Before everyone dives headfirst into the holidays, it is important to emphasize how comforting fall is. These five films give audiences a sense of that perfect autumn feeling, and proves this time of year deserves some cinematic love as well. “The

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    The top 5 Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 projects so far

The top 5 Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 projects so far

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” hits theaters this week, capping off Marvel’s fourth cinematic phase. Many fans are hoping the film improves a rather inconsistent Phase 4 before the fifth begins in 2023. The Marvel Cinematic Universe still manages to dominate pop culture, and the popularity that hit after “Avengers: Endgame” turned out to be far from the end. The truth is, a lot of good has come from the MCU

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    Carly Rae Jepsen makes pop fun again with ‘The Loneliest Time’

Carly Rae Jepsen makes pop fun again with ‘The Loneliest Time’

The underrated cult queen of pop has finally made her return. More than two years after Carly Rae Jepsen’s fifth studio album release, she re-entered airwaves and streaming platforms with her latest project, “The Loneliest Time.” The 13-track production has been described as Jepsen’s “most introspective” yet. However, many of the songs fail to breach past surface-level pop as promised. Opener “Surrender My Heart” is an obvious hint at Jepsen’s

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    ‘House of the Dragon’ proves to be the true king of TV

‘House of the Dragon’ proves to be the true king of TV

Content warning: The following story contains spoilers. “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” aired its stunningly epic season finale on Oct. 23. The season ran for 10 episodes, each displaying an untold level of intrigue and drama each week. Its premiere debuted to nearly 10 million viewers and the finale to about 9.3 million, according to the LA Times. “House of the Dragon” is set roughly 200

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    ‘V/H/S/99’ shows found footage fans have more to fear than Y2K

‘V/H/S/99’ shows found footage fans have more to fear than Y2K

The “V/H/S” franchise has been a way for horror filmmakers to create slices of terror for fans to enjoy. Last year, “V/H/S/94” proved to be the strongest entry to the franchise. This year, five stories culminate into one horrifying anthology that takes viewers back to the late ‘90s. From beginning to end, some of the franchise’s strongest moments reside within “V/H/S/99,” raising the bar in more categories than one. Horror

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    ‘My Policeman’ is a devastating tale of lost love

‘My Policeman’ is a devastating tale of lost love

Despite its nearly 2-hour runtime, “My Policeman” fails to develop characters who can keep up with its compelling subject matter. Emma Corrin and David Dawson are standouts in an array of forgettable performances which ultimately results in a flat attempt at an intimate drama. Still, “My Policeman” is engaging and fresh — a rare find in the era of reboots and superhero blockbusters. Based on Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel of

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