#ThrowbackThursday – Finding Nemo

Original US release date: May 30, 2003 Production budget: $94,000,000 Worldwide gross: $940,335,536 I've been a Pixar fan as long as most everyone else has been: since the beginning.  Still, in spite of that, I somehow missed seeing Finding Nemo in the theaters upon its original release.  I still don't really recall how that happened.  I've... Continue Reading →

Review – Midnight Sun

From director Scott Speer comes teen romance Midnight Sun.  Targeting the same audiences as films such as the Twilight series and heartbreakers like Me Before You, the film spotlights a pair of fresh faces in the form of up-and-comers Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger (the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, though he kind of looks like... Continue Reading →

Review – Unsane

It wasn't all that long ago that I first became aware of Steven Soderbergh's Unsane and my immediate thought was, "I'm so in."  The trailer was absolutely spectacular and I could hardly stand the wait for this mind-bending psycho-thriller.  Soderbergh has been the driving force behind many notable and award-winning films (Erin Brockovich, Traffic) so seeing... Continue Reading →

Review – Pacific Rim: Uprising

It's been approximately five years since Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim hit theaters and, for a long time, all we heard is that a sequel was (to paraphrase) "probably coming".  Del Toro's original film (which is actually my favorite del Toro film, alongside Hellboy II: The Golden Army) was moderately successful, but not overwhelmingly so, making... Continue Reading →

Review – Love, Simon

As Black Panther continues to dominate the box office and resonate with audiences all around the world, there's little question that its monumental success is largely rooted in its appeal to the underserved African-American audience.  Their culture and heritage is presented on screen in a major blockbuster film in a way that no one has ever... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Spawn

Original US release date: August 1, 1997 Production budget: $40,000,000 Worldwide gross: $87,840,042 For those who don't remember, Spawn was a big deal back in the nineties.  Created by comic book legend Todd MacFarlane for the Image Comics series of the same name, Spawn was easily the biggest and most popular comic book character of... Continue Reading →

Review – The Hurricane Heist

Once upon a time, a film like The Hurricane Heist would have been a must-see box office phenomenon.  It would have gotten a prime summer release date (though release date hardly matters, anymore, as we've seen), a huge marketing campaign, and the biggest stars who were willing and able to participate.  Money would have been... Continue Reading →

Review – Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds is a buzzy little independent film from first-time writer and director Cory Finley.  Catching my attention, however, is the one-two punch of the headlining duo consisting of Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke.  Since her first feature film role in 2016's The Witch, Taylor-Joy has been a lead in every film in which she has appeared,... Continue Reading →

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