Tag Archives: Daniel Stern

My 12 Favorite Christmas Movies

We’re one week away from Christmas and everybody’s making lists of their favorite movies. As always, some are debating whether or not Die Hard belongs on the list. Don’t be silly, of course it does. What says Christmas more than “Now I have a machine gun, ho, ho ho”…? Here are my 12 favorites, a mix … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Christmas Movies

Stardust Memories

Famous film director Sandy Bates (Woody Allen) is attending a retrospective of his work, while also recalling the women who inspired him over the years. A lot of people saw a lot of Woody in the director who’s constantly tormented by fans who consider his earlier, funnier movies better than the ones he’s making now. … Continue reading Stardust Memories

Hannah and Her Sisters: Saved by the Marx Bros

There’s every reason for Mia Farrow not to enjoy watching this movie. Some of it was shot in her actual apartment, and she has talked about the creepy effect of sitting in one’s apartment flipping through channels and finding a movie that takes place exactly where you’re sitting. Then there’s also the fact that her … Continue reading Hannah and Her Sisters: Saved by the Marx Bros

Whip It

BE YOUR OWN HERO. Small-town Texas girl Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page) is tired of her mother’s (Marcia Gay Harden) attempts to turn her into a beauty queen and falls in love with the roller derby culture. Drew Barrymore’s directing debut offers a charming take on an offbeat sport – but it is above all a … Continue reading Whip It

The Next Three Days

WHAT IF YOU HAD 72 HOURS TO SAVE EVERYTHING YOU LIVE FOR? Three years after his wife (Elizabeth Banks) was jailed for life on a murder charge, John Brennan (Russell Crowe) devises a plan to spring her free. A U.S. remake of the French thriller Anything for Her (2008) that makes few changes but is … Continue reading The Next Three Days

Home Alone: Christmas With a Kick

A FAMILY COMEDY WITHOUT THE FAMILY. I love everything about Christmas. Most people would pick It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) as their favorite Yuletide-themed film, and it certainly is a wonderful classic. However, most Christmas Eves my brother and I have ended up watching another kind of blockbuster. Not because it’s the best Christmas movie ever made … Continue reading Home Alone: Christmas With a Kick

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

HE’S UP PAST HIS BEDTIME IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS. Kevin’s (Macaulay Culkin) family is ready for another vacation, but this time he gets lost in New York and runs into some familiar burglars… If I were a member of this family I’d think we were stuck in Groundhog Day; this is virtually a remake of … Continue reading Home Alone 2: Lost in New York