#ThrowbackThursday – Batman Begins

Original US release: June 15, 2005 Production budget: $150,000,000 Worldwide gross: $374,218,673 Not too long ago, I did a #ThrowbackThursday on Tim Burton's franchise starter, Batman.  Well, here we have Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, the film that started the next Batman franchise.  Unlike the franchise before it, this one ended up belonging entirely to a... Continue Reading →

104. La La Land

Well, here we are with the final film that made my list of 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About.  There's certainly been a buzz around La La Land and it seems poised to be one of the two or three awards season darlings of 2016.  Writer/Director Damien Chazelle made a huge splash... Continue Reading →

103. Sing

You may remember that I'm not a big fan of Illumination Entertainment's films, so far, and I especially didn't care for their shameless Toy Story clone (rip-off), The Secret Life of Pets.  The lack of originality in that film was borderline insulting and, combined with the lackluster Despicable Me series, didn't fill me with much hope... Continue Reading →

102. Manchester by the Sea

Awards season continues on with Manchester by the Sea, a heartfelt character study about family, loss, and searching for any sort of love in a largely loveless world.  This is the third directorial effort from Kenneth Lonergan (who also wrote the script) and is the highest profile of the three, putting him on the map and... Continue Reading →

101. Passengers (2016)

I'm pretty sure I've seen the trailer for Passengers before almost every film I've seen for the last three months.  That's okay, though, because I've been looking forward to it.  It made my list of 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About for a reason, you know.  Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are both genuine... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Elektra

Original US release date: January 14, 2005 Production budget: $43,000,000 Worldwide gross: $56,681,566 Spinning out of 2003's Daredevil, Elektra isn't remembered too fondly.  What often goes unspoken, however, is the fact that it was the first film to feature a female Marvel character as the lead.  But is it really as bad as people say? ... Continue Reading →

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