I appear to be a sucker for a good underdog story. I mean, as a teacher I am constantly having to undo the brainwashing of “I can’t,” “You’re not good enough,” or “It is impossible,” in order to help my students reach their full potential. As a person, I’ve always been a bit of an […]
I saw a lot of movies in 2015. No where near as many as I’m going to watch this year, but I’d say 2015 was a good year. This list is not saying they are the best, but they are the films that I enjoyed the most. Some are well regarded and some are not […]
I’ve seen all 8 of the best picture nominations and you can read all of my reviews here: Mad Max: Fury Road Brooklyn Spotlight Bridge of Spies The Martian Room The Revenant The Big Short I am hoping that Spotlight or Room is able to win best picture tonight. However, it’s likely that The Revenant […]
The last of the Oscar best picture nominees to be reviewed, but the first one I saw as I went opening night last year. I loved the film then and have been wanting to watch it again ever since. I convinced my wife to sit and watch it and she loved it. Mad Max: Fury […]
Brooklyn, which has a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes, was the last of the best picture nominations that I hadn’t seen so it was the obvious choice for the movie tonight. It’s one that my circle of film podcasts was split on. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it, but it definitely didn’t disappoint.
Some kids play football in high school. Some join band, or theater. I was a journalist. I loved being a reporter so much I jumped into college without ever looking at the job market or the average salary. The idea of what a reporter can do with a pen and paper, fingers to the keyboard, […]
Bridge of Spies, which has 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, wasn’t a priority on my watch list, but I decided I want to at least see all the Oscar Best Picture nominations before the awards on Sunday. I’d heard mixed reviews about how good this film was on my usual channels, and I wasn’t sure if […]
I grew up using mIRC and AOL instant messenger as the best parts of having dial-up internet. I remember hearing about Napster for the first time and thinking it was the coolest thing a young musician like myself could ever have. When I first heard about Downloaded, which has a 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, on […]
The Witch was barely on my radar until I noticed that it had an 88% Critic Score on Rotten Tomatoes. After checking to see how R-rated it is, my daughter and I ventured out to the theater to see what all the hype was about.