Release: Friday, January 15, 1993 [Netflix] Written by: John Patrick Shanley Directed by: Frank Marshall I love a good survival story and while Alive certainly fits the description of survival story it's neither a good movie nor one that I will ever love -- a would-be toe-curling drama watered down by perhaps the softest R-rating in the history of cinema. … Continue reading February Blindspot: Alive (1993)
Last time we were here, Paul was rocking a sweet silver hairdo, the trademark of famed music producer Jerry Heller whom he portrayed in his second collaboration with director F. Gary Gray. Let's actually take a look at his first experience working with him in the excellent crime/hostage thriller The Negotiator, where Paul takes on … Continue reading Paul G — #5
Release: Thursday, April 14, 2016 [Netflix] Directed by: Erin Leyden; Gentry Kirby What happens when big money and even bigger egos obscure a clear path to victory? You get This Magic Moment, a documentary filled to the brim with 'what-if's and 'what-could-have-been's. In it, the flashy Orlando Magic finds itself under scrutiny for handling the Shaquille O'Neal-Penny Hardaway … Continue reading 30-for-30: This Magic Moment
We have another first-time contributor to Decades ’16, and it’s Maddison from The Final Scene. Head on over to Three Rows Back for her review of The Craft! Thanks!
It’s the penultimate day of the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition – hosted by myself and Tom from Digital Shortbread! I’ll say it again, make sure to check out Tom’s blog; it’s the best you’ll find around these parts. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the sixth year of the decade. Tom and I are running a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog the other’s post) and it’s time to welcome Maddison from The Final Scene. Maddison casts her spell on the 1996 teen horror The Craft.
I can’t express how badly I wanted to be a witch in my early teen years. I surrounded myself with purple crystals, burning candles and glittery spell books from the marked down book bins.
The 1990s seemed to be the idyllic age of witchcraft in pop culture, welcoming such films and shows like Hocus Pocus, Practical…
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Welcome back around to the second week in Decades, a blogathon in which me and my good friend and inspiration Mark from Three Rows Back are asking bloggers to weigh in on their favorite films from decades past, films that were released in a year ending in '6.' We've been posting a review per day, … Continue reading Decades Blogathon – Scream (1996)
Last time we were here, Paul had plunged himself into a truly despicable role as a slave trader in Louisiana who played a fundamental role in the fate of Solomon Northup, a free man abducted in Washington D.C. to be sold into slavery in the south, where he'd remain for 12 years. Given that we've … Continue reading Paul G — #4
Release: Sunday, March 14, 2010 [Netflix] Directed by: Dan Klores When people talk about Reggie Miller, arguably the greatest to ever put on a Pacers uniform, they only seem to focus on two things: the New York Knicks and Knicks superfan Spike Lee. It's never about Indiana, the very state and legacy Miller's cold-blooded three-point shooting was designed … Continue reading 30-for-30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks
The spotlight turns to another actor I consider quite the chameleon. It's Paul Giamatti, of course, a guy who could do pretty much anything. Hand him some oranges and he'd make some delicious apple juice out of it. The 48-year-old New Haven, Connecticut native has contributed his talents to an impressive range of films of … Continue reading Paul G — #1
Release: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 [Netflix] Directed by: Jesse Vile The Prince of Pennsylvania, a collection of testimonials about the life and times of Pennsylvania-based professional wrestlers who were wooed by eccentric millionaire John du Pont with promises of pristine training facilities and room-and-board to go along with the unique prospect of honing their skills without distraction, will go … Continue reading 30-for-30: The Prince of Pennsylvania
Given that today is a holiday I don't really celebrate being British and all, I figured now would be as good a time as any to go back and visit an absolute classic from the mid-90s. Upon reading up on the film I realized it is also the 20th anniversary of the release, which by all accounts … Continue reading TBT: Toy Story (1995)