Author: Derrick Murray

Derrick Murray is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian, writer, and co-host for The Jack of All Nerds Show.

It’s been a strange start to cinema so far in 2024. The power of Dumpuary (February for those keeping track) has been stronger than ever, with films like “Argylle” and “Madame Web” setting a new low for unwatchable, bad cinema. This is common place for the start of the year, and March looks to be on the rise in terms of quality with the highly anticipated “Dune 2” kicking off a new wave better offerings at the theater. Despite that, we’ve tried to see as many new releases as we can, whether it be smaller more independent films with limited…

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One of my favorite films out of TIFF 2023 was a little indy family drama called “Seagrass.” It was one of the first films I saw at the festival, and even after some 60+ screenings still managed to crack my top 5 best films. A moving, intimate drama filled with layered and complex characters, “Seagrass” absolutely wrecked me with its affecting emotion and authenticity. The film has won numerous festival awards, including Best British Columbia Film and Best British Columbia Director at the Vancouver Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Prize at TIFF, and Outstanding Canadian Feature Film at Cinéfest. “Seagrass” had…

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The 96th Academy Award nominees have been announced, and boy oh boy do we have some surprises, snubs and other things we need to discuss! Every year there’s always some Oscars choices that baffle; sometimes for good, sometimes for WTF moments. Overall, the nominees seemed to be pretty locked in, with almost all of the predicted front runners landing some noms in their respective categories. There were certainly some shockers, some celebratory long shots and some egregious misses that we will break down here. So let’s get into the 96th Academy Awards nominations and share some thoughts about the nominees!…

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The end of awards season is finally upon us! The 96th Academy Awards 2024 Oscar nominees were announced bright and early (for the west coast) January 23rd at 5:30am by Zazie Beetz (“Joker”) and Jack Quaid (“The Boys,” “Star Trek: Lower Decks”). It’s been a wildly contentious season in all categories, with some early frontrunners falling by the wayside like “The Color Purple” and “Maestro” both missing major categories in the precursors, and some unstoppable forces that simply haven’t missed all year like “Oppenheimer.” There’s bound to be some big surprises and major snubs, all of which we’ll cover shortly…

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The 81st Golden Globes are here, and we’ve got your live coverage of all the winners in every category! It’s an interesting night. This will mark the first telecast for the rebranded show, which includes new ownership under the Dick Clark Productions (DCP), overhauling its voting body focused on diversity, completely shutting down the very controversial HFPA for good, and adding some new categories. Comedian Jo Koy hosts the 81st Golden Globes, which air Sunday January 7th at 5pm PST on CBS, the first time the ceremony has been carried by that network. (If you missed out on the nominations,…

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