47 Great Movie Moments #31 – The Player

Continuing with this series of 47 moments in film that I love (Why 47?), today, for #31, we hit a film by Robert Altman that may boast more celebrity cameos than any other that I know.

The Player (1992)

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Wonder (2017)

This is a great time to be alive for geeky superhero sci-fi movie lovers.  Star Wars:  The Last Jedi is approaching fast, and Justice League is just behind us.  It’s not that all of these movies are good, it’s just that there is always something to see.  And chances are, some of it will be good.

But in the midst of these back-to-back spectacles, it’s easy to overlook other sorts of projects–more modest films that are just as worthwhile, or more so, even for the type of young teen family that I’m part of.  In this case, I’m grateful that we didn’t overlook Wonder.

Wonder_(film)

Not Wonder Woman, right?  That was a good movie too.  Continue reading Wonder (2017)

47 Movie Blogs #43 – “Chick Flicks” That Guys Should Watch for Their Educational Value

So, right off the bat, I guess I should say that I don’t really believe in “chick flicks”.  I mean, I do, of course.  I understand the idea that some films are marketed more at a male audience and some are marketed more at a female audience.  And sometimes, for some people, that it is a really important difference.  “Chick flick” is a term generally reserved for movies that focus primarily on romantic or sentimental topics, and usually have a female lead character. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #43 – “Chick Flicks” That Guys Should Watch for Their Educational Value

Movies on a Plane: Teen Dystopias, Super-Heroes, Unsatisfying Sci-Fi, and Surprisingly Good Mark Twain Update

I’ve recently done a trip across the world (and am still recovering from the jet lag), which means it’s time for another edition of Movies on a Plane, where I surf through Emirates @247 channels of television viewing to find the films that I’ve been curious to see, but which I didn’t want to pay for.  (I’m still waiting for GI Joe: Retaliation to show up on one of these trips.) Continue reading Movies on a Plane: Teen Dystopias, Super-Heroes, Unsatisfying Sci-Fi, and Surprisingly Good Mark Twain Update