#ThrowbackThursday – Driving Miss Daisy

Original US release date: December 15, 1989 Production budget: $7,500,000 Worldwide gross: $145,793,296 Here I am with another classic film that I had never seen before.  It's been on my radar since . . . childhood, I guess?  I've even retained Hans Zimmer's memorable theme in my head throughout all of these years.  For those... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Shawshank Redemption

Original US release date: September 23, 1994 Production budget: $25,000,000 Worldwide gross: $28,341,469 Based on Stephen King's novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont's more-succinctly titled The Shawshank Redemption is one of the most beloved films in all of cinematic history.  Released in 1994, and garnering a plethora of award nominations in 1995,... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Batman Begins

Original US release: June 15, 2005 Production budget: $150,000,000 Worldwide gross: $374,218,673 Not too long ago, I did a #ThrowbackThursday on Tim Burton's franchise starter, Batman.  Well, here we have Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, the film that started the next Batman franchise.  Unlike the franchise before it, this one ended up belonging entirely to a... Continue Reading →

41. Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me was a bit of a surprise hit back in 2013, earning $333 million worldwide on a $75 million budget.  Combining a unique premise with a varied, appealing cast, the film not only got people to the theater but gave them an enjoyable experience once they got there.  Most of the time, even... Continue Reading →

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