#ThrowbackThursday – The Fourth Kind

Original US release date: November 6, 2009 Production budget: $10,000,000 Worldwide gross: $47,709,193 I originally caught The Fourth Kind shortly after its home video release, missing it during its theatrical run.  One of my students at the time had caught it and said that I had to see it, so I followed his advice.  I... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Captain Phillips

Original US release date: October 11, 2013 Production budget: $55,000,000 Worldwide gross: $218,791,811 Ahhh, is there anyone more appropriate for portraying the everyman hero character than the great Tom Hanks?  Years before Hanks portrayed Captain Chesley Sullenberger in 2016's Sully Hanks portrayed Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, which was infamously hijacked by Somali... Continue Reading →

106. Jackie

There's been a lot of buzz around Natalie Portman's performance as Jackie Kennedy in the appropriately-titled Jackie.  In fact, there's been so much buzz around the performance that I've heard very little else about the movie.  Obviously, I was aware that it follows Jacqueline Kennedy in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination, but, beyond that, I... Continue Reading →

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