Review – Rampage

Here we are with another new video game adaptation in the form of Rampage from director Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.  The Rampage video game came along in the eighties, when video games were simpler (and arguably more fun, in many cases).  In the game, the player chose one of three massive monsters -... Continue Reading →

#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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