Guardians of the Galaxy

As I may have told you fine readers before, I have a relatively new appreciation for comic book movies. I’ve never liked Christian Bale as Batman, and I’ve all but given up on Spiderman (there are just too many movies), but the latest Marvel movies are really something special. Vol. 1 I enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy almost as much … More Guardians of the Galaxy

Logan

It appears as though I have cut in half the number of movies I see per year, and that makes me a little sad. It’s just so darn EXPENSIVE to see them in the city, and you can usually “rent” them on Amazon while they’re still in theaters for half the price from the comfort … More Logan

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

***SPOILER ALERTS!*** To all the Harry Potter fanatics out there who are expecting an amazing, mystery-solving, majorly “connected” prequel: Beware, and lower those expectations. Fantastic Beasts is an enjoyable movie — mostly because Eddie Redmayne is so gosh darn lovable as a twitchy, nerdy Englishman — but it’s definitely not your average HP film. Set in New … More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Jungle Book

I am the type of person who can’t even think about Marley & Me without having a panic attack about the fate of my own dog. That Budweiser commercial with the horse LITERALLY makes me cry every single time I see it (I watched it again for the purpose of this post and I just … More The Jungle Book

Deadpool

Now that my Oscar movie mission is complete (or abandoned, whichever way you look at it), it’s time to get back to good ol’ blockbuster comic book flicks. Deadpool has been getting all kinds of swell reviews, and I can definitely see why. It pokes fun at its very genre — Ryan Reynolds makes snide remarks about what … More Deadpool

The Big Short

I am taking my mission to see as many Oscar-nominated films as possible more seriously this year than any other year. So far I’ve seen Creed (adorable), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (what you’d expect), Mad Max: Fury Road (ew), The Martian (surprisingly good), and now The Big Short, probably my favorite to date. While the many … More The Big Short

Creed

There are a lot of truly classic movies I’ve never seen — The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Forrest Gump, and, up until recently, Rocky, or any of its sequels. Soon after my Rocky education began, I was helplessly taken with the main character — so lovable, so kind, so very dumb. This much-needed cinematic education began right around when the first Creed trailers came … More Creed