Halftime: Netflix’s overdue, utterly engrossing documentary on Jennifer Lopez

Halftime follows Jennifer Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist.

Halftime follows Jennifer Lopez as she displays on her milestones and evolution as an artist.

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This is an overdue and utterly engrossing documentary on Jennifer Lopez.

The movie finds her at 50 years outdated, performing, performing and singing at a possibly increased stage than she has ever attained earlier than – on the identical time anyway – reuniting with Ben Affleck, possibly. And working in the direction of that pinnacle of any US artist’s profession, a Superbowl half-time efficiency.

Aware that the world is watching her and realizing that the usual to succeed in is stratospheric, or else it is going to be branded a failure, Lopez is relentless, humorous, passionate and completely pushed, all whereas she confronts gossip and innuendo about her private life.

Archival footage – a few of it jaw dropping – is minimize into the movie.

Lopez is an astonishing artist, who has been round for therefore lengthy now and constantly labored at such a rarified stage, that possibly we neglect the trouble, dedication and uncooked expertise she wanted to beat each impediment to success America can place in entrance of its girls and Latina populations particularly.

You’ll be moved by this movie. Promise.


Halftime is now accessible to stream on Netflix.

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Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet is now accessible to stream on Netflix.

Web Of Make Believe: Death, Lies & the Internet

This six-part documentary collection is from director Brian Knappenberger.

Often aided by producer Ron Howard, he’s carving out a pleasant wee cottage business for himself within the wealthy fields of tech-paranoia. His The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz was an incredible piece of labor – nicely, I favored it – on the rise and fall of an early pioneer of hacktivism.

Web Of Make Believe is an anthology of tales, overlaying totally different facets of the methods during which folks can use the web and expertise to hide or invent completely new identities. Episode one covers the American – to date – pastime of “swatting”, whereby disgruntled folks name the police, usually SWAT groups, to raid the homes or companies of individuals they’ve a grudge towards.

It’s a harmful, wildly silly factor to do and penalties have been tragic. But the anonymity that the web permits, additionally permits folks to get away with it for years.

Web Of Make Believe will not change your view of the world, and even inform you a lot you did not already know, however it’s a slickly introduced present that may preserve you watching and will not insult your intelligence when you do.


The Replacement Killers is now accessible to stream on Netflix.

The Replacement Killers

This 1998 oddity was the characteristic directing debut of Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) and was additionally the English language debut of Hong Kong motion celebrity Chow Yun Fat. The unbelievable John Woo was readily available to supervise and choreograph the struggle scenes.

The Replacement Killers does nearly sufficient, with a generic plot a couple of mob murderer who develops a conscience and turns towards his employers, with predictably blood-soaked outcomes.

The movie is okay, for a lazy night on the sofa with no matter leisure substances to have handy, but it surely additionally illustrates simply how sensible and impossible-to-imitate, a John Woo authentic, actually is. Compared to The Killer, or Hard Boiled, The Replacement Killers continues to be a poor substitute.


Angel Has Fallen is now accessible to stream on Netflix.

Angel Has Fallen

And lastly, in each potential method, Angel Has Fallen is the third – and certainly closing – instalment in a collection that started with Olympus Has Fallen, which was a form of White House Down for individuals who could not face the subtleties and mental rigours of that movie. Next up was London Has Fallen – identical, however within the UK and with Pakistani terrorists.

This third movie sees Gerard Butler’s apparently cursed or jinxed Secret Service agent again within the USA and tasked with taking care of Morgan Freeman because the President. Naturally, the baddies present up, with a drone-based assassination try that’s the spotlight of the movie. Sadly, it occurs within the first 10 minutes.

Angel Has Fallen is a laugh-out-loud, good, silly, movie. If the trailer appeals, you may prefer it. Or one thing.

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