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 […]

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 […]

Movie Montage: 77 Dance Scenes Starring Travolta, Carrel, Myers, Astaire

I love movie montages, and this is a good one. It takes short snippets of dance scenes and puts them together to the 9184 hit song "Safety Dance". It is pretty awesome.    

Prediction Time: Star Trek, Red Sox, iPads, and HBO

It seems like it is a good time to lay out some near, and far term predictions for some reason. So here you go… The success of the Star Trek movies (Into Darkness coming in May) will lead to a new series being created. This one less campy and more like Battlestar Gallactica than old […]

Preview: “This Is The End” — Seth Rogen and Friends Face the End of the World

This movie looks like it is going to be hilarious or terrible. There is no in between. It has Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, and Johan Hill playing themselves as the world is coming to an end. Here's the description I found: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth […]

Cary Grant: From An Acrobat and Vaudeville to Hollywood’s Biggest Star

Cary Grant in the timeless screwball comedy "His Girl Friday"  In his day, Cary Grant was arguably the biggest movie star in the world, and although he always seemed to be playing Cary Grant at some level he's still the most entertaining actor I've ever seen. He was a top box office draw for 30 […]

The GOP Anthem: Groucho Marx’s “Whatever It Is I’m Against It!”

There's been many reports on how the GOP strategy of being against anything Obama proposed came about. The Book "The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era" by Michael Grunwald is one of a few sources that have outlined how the strategy was conceived and exectued. Here's a snippet Grunwald wrote […]

Underrated Movies: “A Time To Kill” – A Tense, Atmospheric Courtroom Drama

"A Time to Kill" was a movie that really stuck with me after I saw it in the theater, and every time I've seen it after that. It is based on John Grisham's first novel and stars Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Donald Sutherland, and Oliver Platt. It came […]

The Fall Movie Lineup Looks Great With Affleck, Spielberg, Bond, Ang Lee and Alex Cross Coming Soon

This looks to be one of the best Fall lineups for movies in quite some time. Here's some previews of some of the most interesting. Life of Pi Director Ang Lee ("Brokeback Mountain", "Sense and Sensibility") brings the international best selling book to the screen. The early buzz on this is great.   Skyfall I […]