Danielle Burgos

Janet Armstrong Was Just As Independent In Real Life As She Is In ‘First Man’

By title alone First Man establishes focus on astronaut Neil Armstrong, but the film's look at the man behind the moon mission also gives an intimate portrait of a person barely seen in her own light — his wife of 38 years, Janet (played by Claire…
By Danielle Burgos

Here’s What Surviving Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Has To Say About ‘First Man’

First Man is a different sort of space film, a biography focusing on the personal toll the Apollo 11 mission took on astronaut Neil Armstrong. The film covers the years leading up to and including the very first moon landing, which Armstrong made…
By Danielle Burgos

These Updates On The Family In ‘Beautiful Boy’ Are So Reassuring

Part of the heartbreak of David Sheff's 2008 memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction is reading how Nic Sheff's struggles with drug use hurt not just him, but his entire family. David and Nic's story will soon become a…
By Danielle Burgos

The Cult In This Netflix Horror Movie Has Roots In Real Beliefs

WARNING: This article contains plenty of spoilers for Apostle. Folk-horror gets a gory update in the latest from director of The Raid Gareth Evans. Netflix's Apostle opens in 1905, with news a young woman's been kidnapped by a religious cult; her…
By Danielle Burgos

This Adorable Jonah Hill & Beanie Feldstein Interview Will Make You Want To Hug Your Siblings

No matter who we become or where we end up in life, some part of our brain will always remain stuck at our most awkward age. We never really forget the pain of wanting to be accepted more than anything in the world at the point we felt least able to…
By Danielle Burgos

Netflix's New Creepy Cult Horror Movie Packs Some Gory Surprises

British folk-horror is BACK, baby! And this time it's got a heavy dash of modern obsessions nestled alongside the "old ways". Director Garth Evans (The Raid) is best-known for his kinetic martial arts films, and though brutal and bloody in its own…
By Danielle Burgos

The Real Nic From ‘Beautiful Boy’ Is Now A Writer On Some Of Your Favorite Shows

David Sheff detailed the struggle of dealing with his son Nic's methamphetamine addiction in his 2008 memoirs. At the end of the Beautiful Boy book, he noted Nic had been sober for a year, and hoped he would remain so, though was aware of the…
By Danielle Burgos

This New Netflix Horror Movie Will Make You Think Twice About Ever Lying Again

Netflix original Malevolent follows a group of college kids swindling grieving families by performing fake paranormal house cleansings, which they claim free the spirits of trapped loved ones. Spoilers ahead. Led by aggressive older brother Jackson…
By Danielle Burgos

How Issa Rae’s ‘The Hate U Give’ Character Pays Tribute To Black Lives Matter

Angie Thomas' powerful novel The Hate U Give reaches the big screen on Oct. 5. The film and book follow Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) as she balances life between her low-income, mostly black neighborhood and the wealthier, mostly white prep…
By Danielle Burgos

If You're A Royals Fan, You Have To Watch HBO's New Queen Elizabeth Doc

A new documentary gives fans of the royal family unprecedented access as it explores the current life and times of its reigning matriarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has spent a lifetime on the world stage, overseeing a kingdom that encompasses…
By Danielle Burgos

The Story Behind This New Netflix Movie Is Incredibly Eerie

Writer William Giraldi's terse, tense book about nature writer Russell Core confronting presumptions about nature and evil in a small Alaskan town is getting a big screen adaptation, courtesy of Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier. Wolves have been…
By Danielle Burgos

31 Movies Starring 'Grey's Anatomy' Actors That You Can Stream Right Now

After 319 episodes, Shonda Rhimes' much-loved medical drama Grey's Anatomy is entering its 15th season with a slew of accrued cast members. Starting way back in 2005 with about nine core members, the show now features over 13 different members of…
By Danielle Burgos

Why 'The Old Man And The Gun' Is Far From Your Typical Heist Movie

Police caught Forrest Tucker, the real inspiration behind the new movie The Old Man and the Gun, for the last time in 1999. They were shocked to realize the person they'd tailed and cornered for armed bank robbery was a charming 78-year-old man, and…
By Danielle Burgos

14 Romantic 'ER' Quotes That'll Make You Believe In Love Again

Love is a many splendored thing. It's also a battlefield, isn't always on time, and in the case of ER, is fraught with the same kind of dramatic turns and sudden emergencies the staff of County General Hospital came to expect as their day to day…
By Danielle Burgos

Check Out The Terrifying Halloween Festivals That Inspired 'Hell Fest'

The moment the first leaf falls from its tree, autumn is on and popping. That means cider, hayrides, sweaters galore, and of course...the ramp-up to Halloween. Preceding the spookiest time of year are hundreds of carnivals, fairs and festivals, some…
By Danielle Burgos

39 Spooky Movies To Watch Before Halloween, From Horror Classics To Brand-New Remakes

With everything going on in the news lately, you don't have to look too far to get some serious scares that'll haunt you throughout the day. But if you're looking for some lighthearted gore, ghouls, and ghastly frights that aren't directly tied to…
By Danielle Burgos

'Hell Fest' Puts A Twist On Halloween That'll Scare Even The Biggest Horror Fans

The point of heading to a haunted house, willingly entering a space where people's entire job is to try and scare you, is to get that thrill of terror. The pleasure of it lies in ultimately knowing you're safe, that no matter how terrified you…
By Danielle Burgos

13 Movies Out This October You Need To See, From Horror Remakes To Tearjerking Dramas

A chill in the air, nights growing longer as days shrink down to nothing — fall's officially here, could that be why you're shivering? Or could it be that soon we'll be knee-deep in the month of official witching season, October? With the fall…
By Danielle Burgos

'The Sisters Brothers' Subverts Everything You Expect To See In A Western Movie

The Sisters Brothers announces its oddball western status right from its mildly confusing title. The story follows notorious assassin siblings Eli and Charlie Sisters, played by John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, who are on the trail of a chemist…
By Danielle Burgos

21 Movies To Stream If You're Obsessed With Netflix's 'American Vandal'

Applying the true-crime template to something juvenile as holding a school hostage with threats of poop seems like a recipe for low-brow fare, but Netflix's mockumentary American Vandal manages to squeeze genuine pathos and nail-biting tension out…
By Danielle Burgos