#ThrowbackThursday – Girl with a Pearl Earring

Original US release date: December 12, 2003 Production budget: $17,461,000 Worldwide gross: $31,466,789 Based on Tracy Chevalier's novel of the same name, Girl with a Pearl Earring had a rather tumultuous journey to the big screen - far more tumultuous than is typical for low-budget independent Oscar bait such as this.  Originally, Mike Newell was slated... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Green Hornet (2011)

Original US release date: January 14, 2011 Production budget: $120,000,000 Worldwide gross: $227,817,248 The Green Hornet was director Michel Gondry and co-writers Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg's take on a character first created for a radio serial in 1936.  Most modern audiences had little to no significant exposure to the character before the release of this film,... 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 →

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