#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 →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Simpsons Movie

Original US release date: July 27, 2007 Production budget: $75,000,000 Worldwide gross: $527,071,022 The Simpsons is my favorite television comedy of all-time (and my second-favorite television show, altogether, after Lost).  From day one, it's been a sharp-tongued, envelope-pushing, quick-witted cornucopia of one-liners, sight-gags, satire, and the most memorable characters ever created and designed for in-home... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Drive

Original US release date: September 16, 2011 Production budget: $15,000,000 Worldwide gross: $76,175,166 It's been a while since I watched Drive.  I remembered liking it pretty well, but not being in love with it, the way many others were.  More immediately in mind was my reaction to The Neon Demon, the most recent film by... Continue Reading →

53. The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets jumped out at me as soon as I saw the first trailer.  That must have been six months ago, but it left an impression and I never forgot about it.  It was so unique and flat-out funny that I knew I couldn't miss it.  Disney and Pixar have completely dominated... Continue Reading →

44. Finding Dory

If anyone were to ask me what the greatest film trilogy of all-time is, I might give an unexpected answer.  In my mind, it's not Star Wars.  It's not The Godfather.  It's not Indiana Jones.  Or Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.  Nor is it Spider-Man.  Or Back to the Future.  No, no.  I feel that the... Continue Reading →

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