It's always fun to see an established talent step out of their comfort zone. That's exactly what Jordan Peele - most closely associated with the comedy duo of Key and Peele, along with Keegan Michael Key - has done with Get Out. Stepping far away from his comedic safe zone, Peele takes the reigns as... Continue Reading →
#ThrowbackThursday – Drive
Original US release date: September 16, 2011 Production budget: $15,000,000 Worldwide gross: $76,175,166 It's been a while since I watched Drive. I remembered liking it pretty well, but not being in love with it, the way many others were. More immediately in mind was my reaction to The Neon Demon, the most recent film by... Continue Reading →
The Movie March Oscar Preview!
It's about that time! The 2017 Academy Awards are almost upon us! It's the biggest night of the year in the industry, when the best of the art form from the previous year is celebrated, and it takes place this Sunday night, February 26! It's an opportunity to acknowledge those who have mastered their art... Continue Reading →
Review – A Cure for Wellness
A Cure for Wellness is one I've been looking forward to for quite some time. It comes to us courtesy of Gore Verbinski, who most people associate with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. I more readily think of him as being the man who gave us The Ring, which is my favorite horror movie... Continue Reading →
Review – The Great Wall
The Great Wall is the latest film from acclaimed Chinese director Yimou Zhang (Hero, House of Flying Daggers). The movie doesn't arrive free of controversy, though - as with most quote/unquote "controversy" - it's of the ignorantly manufactured type. People everywhere took to their keyboards to accuse Universal Studios of whitewashing a film about the... Continue Reading →
Review – Fist Fight
Fist Fight (previously titled - up until very recently - Teacher Fight, which I like better), wasn't the first movie I wanted to see, this weekend, but that's how it worked out due to the timing of them at my local theater. The premise is silly and simple: one teacher (Ice Cube's Mr. Strickland) gets mad... Continue Reading →
#ThrowbackThursday – Bambi
"Winter is coming."
Review – The LEGO Batman Movie
"This movie is a should-see for general audiences, but it is a MUST-see for true Batman lovers!"
#ThrowbackThursday – The Artist
Original US release date: November 25, 2011 Production budget: $15,000,000 Worldwide gross: $133,452,856 There are some films that - while popular and well-received - are never really given their full due. I feel like Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist is one of those films. I'm not so much referring to his peers and those within the industry. ... Continue Reading →
Review – Rings
Right off the bat, I want to mention that The Ring is my favorite horror/scary movie. It excels on many different levels, not the least of which is the horror component, and - although The Conjuring and its sequel both came close - no movie has matched it in terms of being both excellent horror and an... Continue Reading →