Back in November, I watched the original Mamma Mia! film for the first time for a #ThrowbackThursday column that basically everyone ignored (but you can read it, now, by clicking here). That was good timing as I didn't even realize that this sequel was on the way, meaning my homework was already done for its... Continue Reading →
#ThrowbackThursday – Adaptation.
Original US release date: December 6, 2002 Production budget: $19,000,000 Worldwide gross: $32,801,173 Write what you know. Spike Jonze's Adaptation. is one of those highly regarded films that I just never took the time to watch until now. Nominated for four Academy Awards and winning one (Chris Cooper for Best Supporting Actor), the film has a... Continue Reading →
Review – The Post
I've said it numerous times before, but I'll state, once again, that Tom Hanks is my all-time favorite actor. There's absolutely no way I would miss any of his films in the theater, but team him up with Steven Spielberg and Meryl Streep and I don't see how anyone with decent taste could resist. If that... Continue Reading →
#ThrowbackThursday – Mamma Mia!
Original US release date: July 18, 2008 Production budget: $52,000,000 Worldwide gross: $609,841,637 Before watching the film for this column, I had more knowledge about Syrian Aramaic than I did regarding the plot of Mamma Mia!. I knew who comprised the majority of the cast and I knew that it was an adaptation of the musical... Continue Reading →
68. Florence Foster Jenkins
What's a year of 100 movies without Meryl Streep, right?! Truth be told, though, director Stephen Frears is the main attraction for me, here. That's not a knock on Meryl Streep. I enjoy her work as much as the next guy. It's just that Frears's Philomena was easily one of my favorite films of 2013... Continue Reading →