“We gotta take Fight Club up a notch.”

A line from the great Tyler Durden. And here's a preview of the movie just in case you were missing it.    

The Top 40 Disaster Movies of All Time With Grades and Rank

Mt. Vesuvius erupting in "Pompeii" 2015 was a good year for disaster movies and after seeing a bunch of "Best Disaster" movie lists I decided to create my own. Shortly after starting the list I realized I needed to make some rules to clarify which movies qualified as disaster movies and come up with a grading system to sort […]

I Really Liked “Straight Outta Compton”

I first learned of N.W.A. when they showed up on "MTV Raps" one afternoon. They hit the scene like a gut punch. They held nothing back and created the original "Gangster Rap" controversy that went right up to the White House.  The movie they just put out "Straight Outta Compton" is a pasteurized look at their […]

The Trailer for the “The Martian” Looks Great!

The book was great and the trailer for the movie is looking pretty good.

Recommended Stuff Spring 2015: The Martian, a Netflix Helper, Chef

  Here's the Spring 2015 recommendation list! TV Series – "Wolf Hall" on PBS from the BBC If you are looking for some high quality TV, "Wolf Hall" on PBS is worth your time. It is based on the Hilary Mantel book and covers the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn. It is one of […]

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Deconstructing Speilberg’s Genius in the “Jaws” Beach Scene

Julian Palmer does a great job of breaking down all the details that make the beach scene in "Jaws" so suspenseful. Palmer shows us how Speilberg was inspired by some of Hitchcock's work in "Vertigo" and "Rear Window". The Discarded Image: Episode 01 – Jaws (Spielberg, 1975) from 1848 Media on Vimeo.

A Supercut of Wes Anderson’s Symmetrical Style

I love Wes Anderson's unique style and one important aspect of it is the use of symmetry to create memorable shots. Here's a supercut of shots from all his movies. Its fun to watch for Anderson fans. Wes Anderson // Centered from kogonada on Vimeo.   Some folks feel that Anderson's style is heavily influenced by Stanley […]

The Best Movies: “Bringing Up Baby” – Grant and Hepburn Bring The Crazy

"Bringing Up Baby" is one of my favorite screwball comedies of 1930's… and is probably the zaniest of that time. It is led by the fantabulous duo of Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn and is directed by the screwball master Howard Hawks. This was one of two comedies Grant and Hepburn made that year. The other, "Holiday", […]

One of the Best Oscar Show Performances I’ve Seen: Jackman, Hathaway and the Cast of Le Mis

I have never been a huge fan of musicals, but I do like a few. I didn't love "Le Mis" but I did like it quite a bit. The 2013 Oscar show was going along at its usual pace of bad jokes, boring performances, and some predictable awards when the Le Mis cast came on […]

“Chasing Ice”: A Spectacular Look at Glacier and Climate Change

I watched "Chasing Ice" last week and the scenery of Arctic and other areas is spectacular. Its a must see just for that. But it also tells the story of what is happenig on those areas which is also very interesting. Here's a description of the film from  IMDB: 'National Geographic' photographer James Balog was […]