Review – Paddington 2

I had absolutely no interest in seeing Paddington 2.  None.  I saw the first film, just a week or two ago, and didn't love it.  It wasn't poorly made, or anything.  It just wasn't made for me.  The humor and presentation were squarely aimed at kids, with little for adults to enjoy.  And there's nothing wrong... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Village

Original US release date: July 30, 2004 Production budget: $60,000,000 Worldwide gross: $256,697,520 If you're a regular reader, you may know I was once among M. Night Shyamalan's biggest fans.  He lost me after a handful of subpar films, but has recently been winning me back with The Visit and Split.  This particular film, The... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Beowulf

Original US release date: November 16, 2007 Production budget: $150,000,000 Worldwide gross: $196,393,745 2007's Beowulf is a notable film for a number of reasons.  For one, it continued director Robert Zemeckis's experimentation with motion-capture CGI (computer generated imagery) filmmaking (initially utilized by Zemeckis in 2004's The Polar Express).  Also, the changes to the original poem's... Continue Reading →

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