Sunshine's Weekly Review : 2/11/19 - 2/17/19
Sunshine’s Weekly Review - February 11-17, 2019
Welcome back to another edition of Sunshine’s Weekly Review! I apologize to those who might deem my music reviews as “mean” this week. As for Bohemian Rhapsody, I give no apologies. Without further ado, here are the reviews.
Hey, that kinda rhymed.
Released: November 2, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody gives us a stellar performance by Rami Malek but overall leans too much on nostalgia and a killer soundtrack to support a mediocre script and muddled storytelling. I would have liked less footage of Queen playing on stage and a more in-depth look at what was happening behind the music. This movie plays less like a biopic and more like a 2-hour music video. You’ll find yourself enjoying the music but that’s really about it. 6 out of 10
Alita: Battle Angel
Released: February 14, 2019
Despite some flaws in storytelling, Alita has a lot of things to be excited about. The world building was absolutely stunning and the action sequences flat out deliver on the big screen. The third act seems a bit rushed and underwhelming but even with that, the visuals were completely worth the price of admission. 7.5 out of 10
The Real Bros of Simi Valley: Season 1
Call it TV with the 2nd season currently airing on Facebook Watch, but Season 1 can all be streamed in under an hour on YouTube. Simi Valley is a beautiful parody of reality television that follows 4 young professional bros just trying to find themselves. This show is ridiculous, clever, and perfect way to spend 45 minutes. 9 out of 10
Russian Doll: Season 1
Released: February 1, 2019
Nasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland give us a real treat to kick off February. Lyonne is phenomenal as the cynical woman who can’t seem to stay alive and she is surrounded by a wonderfully absurd ensemble. This show is dark, twisted, and hilarious with a brilliant story arc. 9 out of 10
Quiet Signs by Jessica Pratt
Released: February 8, 2019
Quiet Signs is eerie and somber with hopeful tones that are brought forth over a simple structure. Pratt’s style most resembles the singer-songwriter vibe of the late ’60s and early 70’s and it’s not unpleasant but even at only a 27-minute runtime, Quiet Signs is a real chore to get through. 5 out of 10
Tracks to enjoy: “Poly Blue” & “This Time Around”
AJ Tracey by AJ Tracey
Released: February 8, 2019
A lack of vulnerability in the lyricism is the downfall of this effort from the UK Hip Hop artist. Euro-dance beats and generic rhythms blend together to create a forgettable album with absolutely no heart. This album is all fluff about “poppin’ bottles” & “Diamonds on my neck” and has no substance that gives you any insight to what makes AJ Tracey special. 3 out of 10
Tracks to enjoy: “Psych Out!” & “Country Star”
Can’t Say I Ain’t Country by Florida Georgia Line
Released: February 15, 2019
The latest release from Florida Georgia Line is a tough listen, to say the least. Generic pandering is put in place of genuine storytelling and they play it safe musically, with formulaic song structures and mundane instrumentation. This album is void of any redeeming qualities. 2 out of 10.
Tracks to Enjoy: Did you not read the brief review above? Literally none.
Well, that’s it for this week! Thanks for reading and feel free argue with me about this on twitter!