#ThrowbackThursday – Enchanted

Original US release date: November 21, 2007 Production budget: $85,000,000 Worldwide gross: $340,487,652 I missed Enchanted during its theatrical run.  I caught it upon its DVD release after hearing so many good things about it and I found it to be one of my more surprising viewing experiences in memory.  Like a modern Who Framed Roger Rabbit... Continue Reading →

Review – Justice League

It's taken a very long time to get here, but we finally have a live-action Justice League movie.  The road to the film hasn't been the smoothest, but DC and Warner Brothers got the job done, one way or another, and now it's time to sit back and take it in.  The marketing has felt a... Continue Reading →

98. Nocturnal Animals

Sometimes, a film takes your mind in so many different directions that even Robert Frost wouldn't know which path to follow.  For me, Nocturnal Animals was one of those films.  This is director Tom Ford's second film, after 2009's A Single Man.  I never saw that one, but Nocturnal Animals makes me think that he's... Continue Reading →

88. Arrival

And here we are, burning through my list of 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About.  This is the fifth film on that list, meaning that we're halfway through it, already!  Arrival was a can't-miss movie for me, personally.  Amy Adams is my favorite actress and good, sophisticated sci-fi à la Ex Machina has been... Continue Reading →

18. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I'm going to say this with pride: I loved Man of Steel.  It was exciting (those fight scenes . . . THOSE FIGHT SCENES!!!), intelligent, emotional, memorable and resonant.  People are still talking about it.  And they're talking about it for reasons other than the fact that it leads directly into Batman v Superman.  They're... Continue Reading →

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