Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Like most people, as a kid, I loved dinosaurs.  Unlike most people, as I got older, my fascination with them never tempered.  While I don't have the encyclopedic knowledge of a career paleontologist, my dinosaur IQ is solidly above average.  When I was younger, I had didactic dino books that I devoured daily.  My two... Continue Reading →

Review – Avengers: Infinity War

We weren't ready. Here we are.  We have arrived at one of the most anticipated films of all-time, if not the single most-anticipated.  Ten years ago, the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with Iron Man.  Over the course of the next four years, Marvel Studios built to what, at the time, we thought was their end game - The... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Moneyball

Original US release date: September 23, 2011 Production budget: $50,000,000 Worldwide gross: $110,206,216 Moneyball was the second directorial outing for Bennett Miller (Capote) and was a bit of an awards season darling at the end of 2011/beginning of 2012.  The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and four Golden Globes - including Best Picture... Continue Reading →

101. Passengers (2016)

I'm pretty sure I've seen the trailer for Passengers before almost every film I've seen for the last three months.  That's okay, though, because I've been looking forward to it.  It made my list of 10 Fourth Quarter 2016 Films to Be Excited About for a reason, you know.  Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are both genuine... Continue Reading →

76. The Magnificent Seven

The latest from director Antoine Fuqua is The Magnificent Seven, the remake of John Bridges's 1960 classic starring Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, and Charles Bronson. That, in and of itself, was an adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film Seven Samurai (so I guess Hollywood was "out of ideas" even back in 1960, huh, message board... Continue Reading →

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