REVIEW: Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

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The following is a review of Dolemite Is My Name — Directed by Craig Brewer.

In 2006, Eddie Murphy, one of the greatest American comedians of all-time, was about to have his big moment in the spotlight as an actor. His performance in Dreamgirls given him industry recognition and critical praise. He had now finally won a Golden Globe and, realistically, he had set his sights on the golden statuette handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Eventually, though he was nominated, he lost the award to Alan Arkin. Back then, it was speculated that his appearance and performance in the critically panned Norbit was to blame for him having missed out on his Oscar. It’s ironic, really, that perhaps comedy had cost Eddie Murphy the most coveted award in cinema. With that having been said, comedy can take him back to Academy Awards. Because Dolemite Is My Name is a hoot and Eddie Murphy genuinely gives an awards-worthy performance in it. Continue reading “REVIEW: Dolemite Is My Name (2019)”

REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Kisses a Boy!”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe following is a review of the fifth episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Expect some spoilers in the review.

Troll the respawn, Jeremy! – the fifth episode was instantly quotable, and featured some great hidden gems of comedy. In what was a surprisingly strong episode for all the main characters, drama and plot-movement were the key ingredients to a fun 23 minutes.

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REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe following is a review of the fourth episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Expect some spoilers in the review.

Don’t cover up your problems. One of the biggest responsibilities of a sitcom is to be a stern moral guide, every single sitcom has those moments wherein they teach you about life. In the fourth episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt we’re taught how to deal with our problems, how we shouldn’t run from them – but fight through them.

The episode was really entertaining, and its top three jokes were the selfie-training, the Law Squiggle Order, and how Kimmy called the present the future. Continue reading “REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!””

REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes on a Date!”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe following is a review of the third episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Expect some spoilers in the review.

It’s been a mixed road so far for the new Netflix comedy. After a less-than-stellar second outing, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt still needs to find its footing.

This was a better episode than the last two, as it managed to make good use of every side of Kimmy – as well as have an entertaining B-plot. If you’ve read my reviews, you should know that I am very critical of the Titus character, but he really does a good job in this episode, as he teams up with Lillian – the landlord. Continue reading “REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes on a Date!””

REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Gets a Job!”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe following is a review of the second episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Expect some spoilers in the review.

Heads up, binge-watchers – Netflix has released a new comedy series! After a good opening episode we’ll have to see if the Netflix Original Series can live up to its potential. As Kimmy is trying to resecure her job at the Voorheess, Titus is trying to get a refund on his Iron Man-lookalike suit.

Right off the bat, I should probably make it clear that I did not care as much for this episode as I did the opening one. With that having been said, I’ve seen a lot worse – and a supporting character ends up saving the episode. Continue reading “REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Gets a Job!””

REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes Outside!”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe following is a review of the first episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Expect some spoilers in the review.

Now that Netflix is going all-in on original programming, they’ve planned out 2015 as their biggest year yet – having already released the third season of House of Cards, they, today (6th of March 2015), premiered the very first season of a Tina Fey comedy. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a Netflix Original Series.

So, you probably saw the trailer – but if not, let’s quickly open with the premise. Kimmy Schmidt was a member of an Apocalypse-Cult, and she is freed from an underground bunker in Durnsville, Indiana along with the rest of her female members. Then, the hilarity truly begins – opening with a little homage to the Schmoyoho-generation of autotuners. Oh and good news trailer-haters, I believe the trailer only contains scenes from the first episode. Continue reading “REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes Outside!””