Review – The Equalizer 2

You may or may not know that this franchise from director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington is based on a television series of the same name from the eighties that starred Edward Woodward.  In each version, the main character, ex-intelligence agent Robert McCall, seeks to strike a balance between right and wrong through vigilantism,... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Crimson Tide

Original US release date: May 12, 1995 Production budget: $53,000,000 Worldwide gross: $157,387,195 Tony Scott's Crimson Tide was one of two (that I can recall) movies from the nineties that centered around a submarine crew amidst hostilities between the United States and Russia, with the second of those films being 1990's The Hunt for Red October from... Continue Reading →

#Throwback Thursday – Philadelphia

Original US release date: December 24, 1993 Production budget: $26,000,000 Worldwide gross: $206,678,440 Released at the end of 1993 (just in time for awards season), Philadelphia was director Jonathan Demme's theatrical follow-up to his acclaimed - and now classic - Best Picture winner The Silence of the Lambs.  To this day, this film remains the... Continue Reading →

105. Fences

(Disclaimer: Yes, I know it's now 2017.  But if you look at the way I worded my goal for the 2016 March every single time, I stated that it was to see at least 100 2016 films in the theater, not to see at least 100 films in the theater in 2016.  They are two very... 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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