#ThrowbackThursday – The Departed

Original US release date: October 6, 2006 Production budget: $90,000,000 Worldwide gross: $291,465,034 If you've read enough of my work, you know that crime movies generally aren't my thing.  I have no issue with them in concept but, much like war-based films, they often share the same themes, plot points, as well as characters that... Continue Reading →

Review – Blockers

It was a busy weekend and I have a lot of catching up to do (with more busy weekends, ahead.  How will I ever manage to catch Isle of Dogs?!).  The catching up begins with this comedy from first-time director Kay Cannon.  Following a trio of parents who are determined to keep their children from... Continue Reading →

Review – A Quiet Place

How far John Krasinski has come since his breakout role as Jim Halpert in NBC's "The Office" . . .!  Once an inexperienced actor who seemed destined to spend a career being typecast as the accessible everyman, Krasinski now finds himself as not only a versatile leading man, but a director, as well.  A Quiet... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Adaptation.

Original US release date: December 6, 2002 Production budget: $19,000,000 Worldwide gross: $32,801,173 Write what you know. Spike Jonze's Adaptation. is one of those highly regarded films that I just never took the time to watch until now.  Nominated for four Academy Awards and winning one (Chris Cooper for Best Supporting Actor), the film has a... Continue Reading →

Review – Ready Player One

I read Ernest Cline's Ready Player One because of Robin Williams.  Shortly after Williams's passing, I caught a radio replay of an interview with him that was conducted by Whoopi Goldberg.  At one point in the interview, she simply asked him, "What are you reading?"  His response: "Ready Player One."  If I remember correctly, she, like... Continue Reading →

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