Review by Richard Caldwell
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Childbirth can be a beautiful experience as mothers feel their children’s first embrace. However, childbirth can also be very painful. The experience can live many mothers scared. Parents may also feel a diminished spirit after a traumatizing birth. Paranoia can make anyone feel crazy. The lines between reality and illusion begin to blur and even something as innocent as a “Lullaby” can feel like a cut through your soul.
“Lullaby” follows the life of a mother after giving birth to her first child. The birth is painful and bloody. The mother and child both survive the grueling experience, but the mother is left weakened. Chloe, the mother, is left feeling broken and diminished after the birth. She feels guilt from the painful experience and becomes paranoid after her depression sets in. This leads to Chloe hearing voices and this is where the film forms.
“Lullaby” is a horror film filled with pain. Gore is a constant theme and pain affects all the characters. Chloe is deeply affected by the voices she hears and endures endlessly trauma throughout the film. The pain Chloe experiences drive her crazy as the film gets closer to it’s bloody finish. Chloe must fight off the spirits and demons in her life to ensure her survival and the survival of her child. Chloe will fight and giving up isn’t an option as pain conquers her life.
I thought this film was good. It’s an horror film so the blood and evil was expected. It’s very dark and gets creepy at times. The drama is constant and served up with a fresh batch of gore. The horror is real as the demons begin to reveal their faces to Chloe. That’s when I felt the voices she was hearing became real. Only then do we see Chloe truly regain control of her life.
Overall I liked this film. I think horror lovers will enjoy this film. The gore is definitely prevalent. The suspense, action and drama is also there. Reine Swart, Deànré Reiners, Thandi Puren, Brandon Auret, and Dorothy-Ann Gould star in this Darrell James Roodt film. It opens in theaters across the U.S and will also be available on VOD starting March 2, 2018.
Review by Richard Caldwell
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
War and destruction are powerful acts of chaos. They rip apart families, destroy friendships and ultimately end lives. The world we live in is filled with mystery as it continues to evolve. Daily we find out new things about ourselves and our overall existence within the universe. “Battalion” examines our existence as we engage in intergalactic warfare with an army from another galaxy. The war is fierce, but it must be fought to maintain our existence.
“Battalion” follows the life of John Blake (Jesse Richardson) as he lives the life of a surfer in California. Things are going good for John as he mixes and mingles with friends before eventually meeting up with his family. Upon returning home, John greets his army brother Chris (Michael Thomson). Chris is enjoying a break from duty with the family before an intergalactic war breaks out that turns everyone’s life upside down. The war affects citizens throughout the world and leads to John enlisting in the army to help his brother in the fight to save the world.
This film is a Sci-fi film filled with action. The action takes place from beginning to end. The war is the overall theme of this movie and this war has devastating results. All of the characters are continuously affected by its devastation. The objecting army in relentless in their pursuit of global dominance. Their quest for dominance leads to countless battles throughout the film.
I enjoyed the action and suspense of this film. It’s unpredictable at times, but in a good way. Movie goers don’t want to know what’s going to happen in every scene that appears. The battle scenes are engaging and the cast fights as if their own personal lives were on the line. I thought that was cool about “Battalion”. The film is very engaging and the cast made all their roles seem believable.
Overall I enjoyed this film. I enjoyed the acting and the presentation. This film is a good war film that also involves a good degree of drama, suspense, comedy and love. It sparks various emotions at different points of the film. I think audiences will enjoy this film. I also think they will appreciate the acting of all the actors/actresses involved.
Congratulations to Azealia Banks! Earlier today she announced she has a new record deal with E1 Entertainment. The Musician/Actress recently starred in “Love Beats Rhymes” alongside Jill Scott and Common.
The artist is often outspoken, but she possesses a phenomenal level of talent. We’re looking forward to seeing her career progress after her latest venture.
Azealia Banks’ last two singles “Crown” and “Escapades” came from her last release and her upcoming release. One being her “Slay-Z” project and the other being her upcoming “Fantasea II: The Second Wave” album.
Drake’s recent single “God’s Plan” has went platinum. The single was part of his “Scary Hours” ep.
“God’s Plan” is currently the #1 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. It is also Drake’s second Billboard Hot 100 #1.
The RIAA states 1, 500 streams equal one album sale and “God’s Plan” has reached the 1.5 billion streams necessary to reach platinum status. It also reached over 14 Million streams on Apple Music it’s first day of release.
It only took 9 days for the single to become platinum.
2017 was the year of Bruno and he was awarded adequately for it. His “24K Magic” album was a big seller in 2017.
His single “That’s What I Like” went 6x platinum and the “24K Magic” spawned a nationwide tour for Mars. Bruno even had his own CBS special televised from the fame Apollo Theater.
At Sunday’s awards show, Bruno Mars was the night’s biggest winner. He took home a total of 7 Grammy awards.
Bruno Mars won the awards for Record, Song and Album of the Year. He also won awards for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, Best R&B Song, Album and Performance.
Migos have been on a media blitz this week in support of their latest album. To celebrate the release of “Culture 2,” Migos performed a rendition of their “Stir Fry” single for the Jimmy Fallon audience.
“Culture 2” is the latest album released by the group. You can purchase the full album in our New On iTunes section on the website.
Watch the Migos full “Stir Fry” performance on Jimmy Fallon below:
Big Boy caught up with the Migos at their “Culture 2” album release party. The radio personality talked many different things with the group.
They talked about their new album and award shows. The group is nominated for two Grammys at this Sunday’s award show.
Their latest album “Culture 2” was released Friday, January 26, 2018. It’s currently available via Apple Music and iTunes. You can purchase the album now in our New On Itunes section on the site.
Watch their full interview with Big Boy below:
Fat Joe & Dre stopped by the Breakfast Club today for a quick chat. They discussed their new music and other topics.
Highlights from the interview include Fat Joe talking about how the disunity in New York’s Hip Hop community led to him moving to Miami. Dre also spoke about how producing The Game’s “Hate It or Love It” led to him & Fat Joe not speaking for close to a year.
DJ Envy, Angela Yee & Charlamagne Tha God would continue to ask thought provoking questions to the duo. The two wouldn’t shy away and were open with their dialog.
Watch the full interview below:
Mr. Bow Wow Challenge himself connected with the VladTV team recently. Bow Wow was there to record a brand new interview with VladTV.
During the interview Bow Wow spoke about various things. He also has a new mixtape dropping soon.
The mixtape is titled “Greenlight 6” and officially marks his return to music. During the interview Bow Wow spoke about leaving music to pursue acting and more.
Watch Bow Wow’s latest interview clip with VladTV below:
Sza and Metro Boomin’ are two of Hip-Hop and R&B’s brightest young talents. Those talents have been noticed by retail giant Gap.
Gap released an ad for their new “Logo Remix Collection” and featured both artists dancing along with other Gap enthusiasts. Sza and Metro can be seen dancing to the teeny bopper sounding Metro Boomin’ production.
The advertisement released today is only a teaser to the full ad that will be released soon. Check out the full video below:
Daymond John stopped by the Sway In The Morning set recently. There he caught up with one of Hip Hop’s favorite radio host Sway.
John talked the tools of success with Sway and Crew. He also spoke on other topics.
One of those topics would be “Rise and Grind,” his latest book. Watch their full interview below:
With unseen footage and exclusive interviews, this programme reveals the story behind Jay-Z and Kanye West’s spectacular rise and their creative partnership.
Nipsey Hussle will be opening his first official The Marathon Clothing flagship store Saturday, June 17th.
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Yo Gotti’s ”Behind The Nine (Full Episodes)” new series of short documentaries follows the making of his Christmas release CM9. The very personal clips takes fans behind the recording process of his latest effort in conjunction with Roc Nation and Epic records.
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