True Lies

True Lies Review

I don’t know if this is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best action movie, but I believe it may be my personal favorite. This is a good example of a very smart dumb movie. Arnold plays an American version of James Bond by night, and a normal loving boring husband by […]

That Thing You Do

That Thing You Do! Review

I’m a sucker for good coming of age movies, and for music history movies, and this is another one, like Almost Famous that is directly in my wheelhouse. This movie tells the story of the fictional one hit wonder band known as the Wonders (originally the Oneders—not pronounced […]

Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr. Banks Review

As a former employee of Walmart, watching this movie gave me vague flashbacks to those awful corporate brainwashing “orientation” videos we were forced to watch in our first few days on the job that basically informed us that A: unions are the devil and will kill your children, […]

Into The Woods

Into The Woods Review

* BE WARNED: THERE ARE SPOILERS CONTAINED IN THIS REVIEW * I watched this movie the other night completely unaware that it was a musical. I’m not typically a fan of musicals, and Broadway really isn’t something that interest me all that much (there are some that I […]

Stand By Me

Stand By Me Review

Some of my most sacred childhood memories involve walking the local railroad tracks, most of the time with my dad trailing not that far behind. I grew up in the early to mid 90s, so it was not quite the same odyssey that the characters in this movie […]

The Dead Pool

The Dead Pool Review

It had completely escaped my memory that both Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey (in yes, their only movie together) appeared in the fifth and final installment of the Dirty Harry franchise known as “The Dead Pool”. Those are two of my favorite actors for very different reasons, and […]

Sudden Impact

Sudden Impact Review

This was the first Dirty Harry movie to be made in the 1980s, and as such the change in tone was very noticeable. This was a time when marketing and product placement became much more obvious in movies, and these kinds of movies more or less became vehicles […]