Review – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Back in November, I watched the original Mamma Mia! film for the first time for a #ThrowbackThursday column that basically everyone ignored (but you can read it, now, by clicking here).  That was good timing as I didn't even realize that this sequel was on the way, meaning my homework was already done for its... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Girl with a Pearl Earring

Original US release date: December 12, 2003 Production budget: $17,461,000 Worldwide gross: $31,466,789 Based on Tracy Chevalier's novel of the same name, Girl with a Pearl Earring had a rather tumultuous journey to the big screen - far more tumultuous than is typical for low-budget independent Oscar bait such as this.  Originally, Mike Newell was slated... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Mamma Mia!

Original US release date: July 18, 2008 Production budget: $52,000,000 Worldwide gross: $609,841,637 Before watching the film for this column, I had more knowledge about Syrian Aramaic than I did regarding the plot of Mamma Mia!.  I knew who comprised the majority of the cast and I knew that it was an adaptation of the musical... Continue Reading →

Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

If you were to have polled comic book readers sometime before 2008 regarding which original story by acclaimed superstar comic book writer Mark Millar would end up as the highest grossing film adapted from his various works, few would have predicted Kingsman: The Secret Service.  I suppose one reason for that would be that the film... Continue Reading →

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