#ThrowbackThursday – The Muppets Take Manhattan

Original US release date: July 13, 1984 Production budget: $8,000,000 Worldwide gross: $25,534,703 Much to my surprise, my #ThrowbackThursday columns on the Muppet films have been surprisingly popular, so I'm back with another installment.  Following the original (and wildly successful) The Muppet Movie (#TBT column) and its sequel The Great Muppet Caper (#TBT column), The Muppets Take... Continue Reading →

94. Rules Don’t Apply

It's been fifteen years since Warren Beatty acted in a film and eighteen years since he directed one.  It's extremely cool that I get to include him for both in my March to 100.  Rules Don't Apply isn't the first film to feature a major Hollywood actor portraying eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio prominently tackled... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Dragnet (1987)

Original US release date: June 26, 1987 Production budget: $20,000,000 Worldwide gross: $66,673,516 With all of the success that Tom Hanks has achieved in the world of film due to his dramatic roles, it can be easy to forget that he started out as a comedian.  Twelve of his first fourteen films were flat-out comedies,... Continue Reading →

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