Review – Game Night

Though I've been looking forward to seeing this film, it was not my first choice for tonight.  My plan was to see Alex Garland's Annihilation, but my local theater didn't get it and I didn't want to go way out of town for it on a weeknight.  I have a busy weekend ahead, so it will... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Juno

Original US release date: December 5, 2007 Production budget: $7,500,000 Worldwide gross: $231,411,584 Squeezed out at the end of 2007 in order to be eligible for the 2008 awards season, Juno was a rare example of a small little independent film that caught fire with general audiences and became a bit of a phenomenon at... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Horrible Bosses

Original US opening: July 8, 2011 Production budget: $35,000,000 Worldwide gross: $209,638,559 I've talked about how hard comedies can be to review, yet here I am, reviewing another.  This time, it's the 2011 hit, Horrible Bosses.  This was Seth Gordon's sophomore outing as a director (after Four Christmases) and starred a rejuvenated Jason Bateman and a... Continue Reading →

99. Office Christmas Party

I feel like going into a deep explanation of the premise behind Office Christmas Party would not only be a waste of time, but also a little insulting (though I once had someone legitimately, in all seriousness, ask me what Snakes on a Plane was about).  You've probably seen the trailers and/or television spots.  And, even... Continue Reading →

49. The Family Fang

Here we go again.  Here we have another movie that, much like A Hologram for the King, would have had pretty strong mainstream appeal if not for its virtually nonexistent shoestring budget and, therefore, invisible marketing campaign.  The Family Fang has everything casual moviegoers like in their lowkey alternatives to big-budget fare.  It's got comedy, drama, mystery, recognizable... Continue Reading →

45. Central Intelligence

Here's something about me: I've been a huge wrestling fan for the majority of my life.  Along the way, I watched the development of a man who was then (and sometimes is still) known as The Rock.  It wasn't immediately evident that he was bound for stardom - not in the wrestling industry, much less... Continue Reading →

13. Zootopia

Ever since Wreck-It Ralph, Disney has been engaging in a new Golden Era for themselves relating to their animation division.  Following the financial and critical success of Ralph, the studio made a return to form with the extremely well-received princess story Tangled, and then far surpassed themselves with the instant classic Frozen.  There was no way to match... Continue Reading →

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