I want to King Richard without much confidence. A Will Smith-led biopic that was so obviously shooting for “inspirational” seemed to me as likely as not to hit “cheesy” or “obvious” or “contrived” instead…or some combination of all of the above. But King Richard ends up working well, as legitimately compelling drama.Continue reading King Richard
So as explained previously, we are again playing a seeded tournament-style elimination game amongst each of the US domestic box office champion movies from the last 32 years, but this time with all-female judges. Seeding was done via Rotten Tomatoes scores, with ties broken with Metacritic scores. Three of our five judges will vote on each match-up of two films, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser skulking off into obscurity, until we have our overall Champion!
So, I am approaching my 47th birthday, and as 47 is my favorite number, I wanted to do a few things on this blog this year to celebrate. Earlier, I did a 47 day run of blogging on Doctor Who. Today, I begin a 47 post series about movies! I don’t promise these will be 47 consecutive days – Real Life is busy and will soon involve some traveling (Movies on a Plane!), but the idea is that I’m going to try to get 47 of them in before I turn 47, on the 7th of June. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #1 – Four Genuinely Successful Romantic Comedies
Men in Black is not my favorite franchise–I get a little tired being grossed out by all the random aliens with their weird tentacles and long tongues and whatever else. But this installment was pretty imaginative and an overall good time. Continue reading Men in Black 3: Entertaining, yet not Entirely Satisfying (and so not really surprising)