#ThrowbackThursday – The Departed

Original US release date: October 6, 2006 Production budget: $90,000,000 Worldwide gross: $291,465,034 If you've read enough of my work, you know that crime movies generally aren't my thing.  I have no issue with them in concept but, much like war-based films, they often share the same themes, plot points, as well as characters that... Continue Reading →

Review – All the Money in the World

As of right now, Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World is best known as That Movie That Had Kevin Spacey In It But Doesn't, Anymore.  Scott hopes to change that narrative and those efforts began with that very decision - the decision to completely remove Spacey from the finished film and replace him with Christopher... Continue Reading →

Review – Daddy’s Home Two

I just saw the original Daddy's Home for the first time, less than two weeks ago, and I thought it was fun and somewhat charming. The main reason I wanted to see it to begin with is because of how much I loved the trailer for the film that I'm talking about today, Daddy's Home Two.... 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 →

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 →

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