#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 – I, Tonya

I have been trying my best to see this one for weeks, now.  It seems like it took forever for it to expand into a Theater Near Me and, when it finally did, I was out of town for the birth of my nephew.  I was originally going to catch Insidious: The Last Key, today, but... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Juno

Original US release date: December 5, 2007 Production budget: $7,500,000 Worldwide gross: $231,411,584 Squeezed out at the end of 2007 in order to be eligible for the 2008 awards season, Juno was a rare example of a small little independent film that caught fire with general audiences and became a bit of a phenomenon at... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – American Beauty

Original US release date: September 15, 1999 Production budget: $15,000,000 Worldwide gross: $356,296,601 American Beauty is the 2000 Academy Award winner for Best Picture from director Sam Mendes, in what was his first directorial outing.  I saw the film shortly after its release and I recall thinking it was fine, but I didn't have the... Continue Reading →

80. The Girl on the Train

If you missed it, The Girl on the Train was the first of my 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About.  As I mentioned in that column, I haven't read the Paula Hawkins novel of the same name on which this film is based, but I love Emily Blunt (both her talent and... Continue Reading →

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