"I'm sure this #ThrowbackThursday will be entirely uneventful and lacking from any provocative statements. After all, that's how meesa like to do things, right?"
Original US release date: November 21, 2007 Production budget: $85,000,000 Worldwide gross: $340,487,652 I missed Enchanted during its theatrical run. I caught it upon its DVD release after hearing so many good things about it and I found it to be one of my more surprising viewing experiences in memory. Like a modern Who Framed Roger Rabbit... Continue Reading →
It hasn't been all that long since Star Wars: Episode VIII: - The Last Jedi stormed into theaters and thrilled most audiences and angered a very vocal few by staying true to the characters in spite of themselves and delivering a surprising story that wasn't quite what anyone expected. How. Dare. They. (That review is here.) ... Continue Reading →
Original US release date: June 12, 1987 Production budget: $22,000,000 Worldwide gross: $63,766,510 George Miller's The Witches of Eastwick is a film I remember hearing quite a bit about as a child, but my viewing of the film in preparation for this column was the first time I ever actually watched it. Despite having heard so... Continue Reading →
As far as A Wrinkle in Time is concerned, I'm a complete noob. I've not seen any previous adaptations, I've not read Madeleine L'Engle's novel, and I've never even met someone else who was enthusiastic and/or familiar enough with the property to initiate a conversation with me about it. I went into this screening knowing only... Continue Reading →
Original US release date: July 21, 2006 Production budget: $70,000,000 Worldwide gross: $72,785,169 M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water was one cog in the wheel of Shyamalan's original fall from grace - not because of him or anything he did or said in his personal life, but simply because audiences and critics alike agreed that... Continue Reading →
Awards season rolls on and Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water has been near the top of my priority list for a while, now. Today is the first day it's made it within reasonable driving distance, so I ventured out to an old-school theater (not even stadium seating!) to catch the first showing and see... Continue Reading →
A Ghost Story is the latest film from the dynamic A24 Studios. If you're a regular reader, you may know that A24 has become one of my favorite studios (pretty much second only to Marvel). They consistently put out thoughtful, ingenious films with ultra-talented casts and crews and are almost singlehandedly reinventing the medium. Just some of... Continue Reading →