Category Archives: Movies

Song of the South: Disney’s Bad Conscience

WE’RE HEADIN’ FOR THE LAUGHIN’ PLACE! It’s not like this classic Disney flick is banned. Since its premiere, Song of the South has been rereleased in theaters on several occasions, the last time in 1986. It has been made available for home viewing in Europe and Japan. But that still hasn’t happened in the U.S. … Continue reading Song of the South: Disney’s Bad Conscience

Annabelle Comes Home

POSSESS THEM ALL. Judy (Mckenna Grace), the ten-year-old daughter of famed demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren (Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson), is being watched by a babysitter and her friend when they accidentally set Annabelle free… At this point in the Conjuring universe there is a pleasant familiarity over meeting the Warrens again. Farmiga and Wilson … Continue reading Annabelle Comes Home

Shock and Awe

THE TRUTH MATTERS. Shortly after 9/11, a group of Washington reporters find out that the Bush Administration is preparing to attack Iraq based on lies and faulty intelligence. This story is interesting as a reminder for reporters to always dig deeper and not just blindly trust the most obvious sources. But as a movie it … Continue reading Shock and Awe

Sense and Sensibility: Thompson’s Triumph

LOSE YOUR HEART AND COME TO YOUR SENSES. On a November day in 1993, Emma Thompson came rushing over to her friend Stephen Fry. She was in the middle of writing her screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s ”Sense and Sensibility”, but the file had become corrupted. Her work had been rescued, but all the formatting … Continue reading Sense and Sensibility: Thompson’s Triumph

Murder Mystery

FIRST CLASS PROBLEMS. SECOND CLASS DETECTIVES. New York beat cop Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) takes his wife (Jennifer Aniston) on a trip to Europe where they become suspects in a high-profile murder case. A prominent screenwriter lies behind this very conventional whodunit comedy that has a likable American couple clashing with a colorful bunch of … Continue reading Murder Mystery

The Hummingbird Project

EVERYTHING IS ON THE LINE. When the ambitious Vincent Zaleski (Jesse Eisenberg) convinces his brilliant but socially awkward cousin (Alexander Skarsgård) to join him for a bold project that will have Wall Street’s attention, he has no idea what awaits him. A drama set in the world of trading where speed means everything – in … Continue reading The Hummingbird Project

Holmes & Watson

THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE.  While attending a surprise birthday party at Buckingham Palace, Sherlock Holmes and dr. Watson (Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly) find a corpse hidden inside a huge cake, the work of Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes). A spoof of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s perennial detective that borrows from the 2009 Robert Downey, Jr. … Continue reading Holmes & Watson