Review – Rough Night

I've sometimes lamented about how tough comedies can be for me to review.  The mileage for senses of humor varies wildly and what's funny for one person is rarely the same as what's funny for the next.  It helps when the comedy in question has more going on than simply an effort to get laughs... Continue Reading →

Review – Transformers: The Last Knight

I have a feeling this is a wasted column.  Let's be honest; you've already made your mind up about this movie.  Most of you probably did so without even seeing it.  So, why should I bother?  Maybe there's one person out there who actually cares what I think, regardless of their own opinion?  Probably not.  But... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Green Hornet (2011)

Original US release date: January 14, 2011 Production budget: $120,000,000 Worldwide gross: $227,817,248 The Green Hornet was director Michel Gondry and co-writers Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg's take on a character first created for a radio serial in 1936.  Most modern audiences had little to no significant exposure to the character before the release of this film,... Continue Reading →

Review – 47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down was a scary proposition to me.  Not because I'm scared of sharks.  No, it's because I'm scared of the director, Johannes Roberts.  Last year, Roberts directed The Other Side of the Door.  I hated that movie.  I hated it so much that I actually included it in my list of The Five... Continue Reading →

Review – Cars 3

I went to Charlotte and then Florida for 12 days but now I'm back and ready to play catch-up with the movies that came out while I was gone.  I'm starting with the first big release that I hadn't gotten to catch, Pixar's Cars 3.  The Cars franchise is a bit of an anomaly for Pixar.  The... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Les Misérables (2012)

Original US release date: December 25, 2012 Production budget: $61,000,000 Worldwide gross: $441,809,770 I was just talking about this movie, a few weeks ago, when I did a #ThrowbackThursday post for 2004's The Phantom of the Opera by Joel Schumacher.  Like that one, Les Misérables is a beloved musical (though probably more highly-regarded than Phantom... Continue Reading →

Review – It Comes at Night

From fledgling director Trey Edward Shults and burgeoning studio A24 comes the horror film that seemingly everyone has been talking about, It Comes at Night.  A24 has quietly become one of the three most consistent and reliable studios out there, churning out quality films like they have an assembly line, while covering all genres and all... Continue Reading →

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