#ThrowbackThursday – The Muppets Take Manhattan

Original US release date: July 13, 1984 Production budget: $8,000,000 Worldwide gross: $25,534,703 Much to my surprise, my #ThrowbackThursday columns on the Muppet films have been surprisingly popular, so I'm back with another installment.  Following the original (and wildly successful) The Muppet Movie (#TBT column) and its sequel The Great Muppet Caper (#TBT column), The Muppets Take... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Breakfast Club

Original US release date: February 15, 1985 Production budget: $1,000,000 Worldwide gross: $51,525,171 The late director-writer John Hughes not only made a name for himself through his coming-of-age teen comedies in the eighties, but carved out a niche for a style of filmmaking that he defined and made his own.  Hughes only has eight directing... Continue Reading →

Review – The Disaster Artist

A24 just keeps chugging them out.  And this time, they have a potential mainstream hit on their hands in the form of The Disaster Artist.  The Disaster Artist chronicles the making of the true-life film The Room, which is widely considered to be the worst film of all-time (and please do not confuse The Room with 2015's Room, which... Continue Reading →

Review – The Florida Project

From director-writer Sean Baker comes another unique film from A24 studios in the form of The Florida Project.  Set during an Orlando summer, the story centers on six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), her single mother Halley (Bria Vinaite), and their adventures with their friends and each other as they struggle through day-to-day life living in a low-rent... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Thir13en Ghosts

Original US release date: October 26, 2001 Production budget: $42,000,000 Worldwide gross: $68,467,960 Released in time for Halloween in 2001, Thir13en Ghosts was, at that time, the latest in a string of horror films in the late-nineties and early-naughts (or "noughties" as I like to call them) capitalizing on a craze that was spawned by 1996's Scream... Continue Reading →

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