Review – Paddington 2

I had absolutely no interest in seeing Paddington 2.  None.  I saw the first film, just a week or two ago, and didn't love it.  It wasn't poorly made, or anything.  It just wasn't made for me.  The humor and presentation were squarely aimed at kids, with little for adults to enjoy.  And there's nothing wrong... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Marley & Me

Original US release date: December 25, 2008 Production budget: $60,000,000 Worldwide gross: $242,717,113 Ah, the joys of pet ownership.  There have been many, many films about the bond between animal and human throughout the years.  Few seem to have resonated as much or left the same lasting impression upon viewing audiences as David Frankel's 2008... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Great Buck Howard

Original US release date: March 20, 2009 Production budget: Unknown Worldwide gross: $900,689 The Great Buck Howard is a bit of a mystery.  Not the film, itself, but the circumstances surrounding the film.  The low-budget production, distributed by Magnolia Pictures, never really reached an audience.  Despite its charming narrative and characters and its brand-name cast,... Continue Reading →

Review – The Commuter

Has anyone played the same exact character archetype with the regularity and consistency of Liam Neeson?  This time, he reunites with director Jaume Collet-Serra (who won me over entirely with this underrated 2016 gem) as they are joined by The Conjuring alumnae Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson for The Commuter, an action-thriller set upon a commuter train. ... Continue Reading →

Review – Insidious: The Last Key

Insidious: The Last Key is hitting at a poor time for me as I'm trying to catch all of the prestige films that are swamping theaters and also balancing work and family.  It's tough and this film, though I liked the earlier installments well enough, hasn't exactly been the top priority on my list.  Nonetheless,... Continue Reading →

Review – The Post

I've said it numerous times before, but I'll state, once again, that Tom Hanks is my all-time favorite actor.  There's absolutely no way I would miss any of his films in the theater, but team him up with Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep and I don't see how anyone with decent taste could resist.  If that... Continue Reading →

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