#ThrowbackThursday – The Big Lebowski

Original US release date: March 6, 1998 Production budget: $15,000,000 Worldwide gross: $17,451,873 Okay, I'll admit it: this is my first time seeing this movie.  Honestly, it just never appealed to me.  I was under the impression that the film was a litany of drug humor, which is something that has never struck a chord... Continue Reading →

Review – Atomic Blonde

Based upon the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, Atomic Blonde undergoes a change of title (for the better) and delivers on every level I was praying that it would.  Set during the Cold War, the film follows MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) as she endeavors to recover a... Continue Reading →

Review – Transformers: The Last Knight

I have a feeling this is a wasted column.  Let's be honest; you've already made your mind up about this movie.  Most of you probably did so without even seeing it.  So, why should I bother?  Maybe there's one person out there who actually cares what I think, regardless of their own opinion?  Probably not.  But... Continue Reading →

Review – Kong: Skull Island

I've been a pretty big King Kong fan for most of my adult life.  The original 1933 classic was the first special-effects blockbuster that broke every established rule and opened up the world's collective mind to the potential of film as a storytelling medium.  Peter Jackson's 2004 remake was a brilliant and poignant love poem... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Artist

Original US release date: November 25, 2011 Production budget: $15,000,000 Worldwide gross: $133,452,856 There are some films that - while popular and well-received - are never really given their full due.  I feel like Michel Hazanavicius's The Artist is one of those films.  I'm not so much referring to his peers and those within the industry. ... Continue Reading →

109. Patriots Day

When I first saw the opening seconds of the Patriots Day trailer, I briefly thought it was another, late-running trailer for Deepwater Horizon.  Of course, it became clear that it was a film about the Boston Marathon bombing in fairly short order, but the similarities shouldn't be surprising.  Both films star Mark Wahlberg and are... Continue Reading →

15. 10 Cloverfield Lane

I'm going to brag.  Years ago, there was a soap opera on NBC called Passions.  It was somewhat (though not entirely) different from standard soap opera fare as it invoked the supernatural in much of its storytelling.  There was a witch named Tabitha who had a talking doll named Timmy, for example.  And I've always... Continue Reading →

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