Several times a year I write about a crop of new movies that are based on true stories. Because as the saying goes, truth is stranger (and therefore more entertaining) than fiction. You can definitely expect another post like this in the new year, since several awards contenders depict
And now it is time for the speech I make every year: What I’m about to list out are my favorite movies. I’m not saying that these are the best movies of the year — these are simply the ones that affected me the most.
To quote a character from my all-time favorite TV show (LOST), “No one does it alone.” That’s probably why some of the most action-packed movies revolve around teams trying to accomplish a goal. Here are 4 with particularly memorable teams:
Karen Allen has played integral roles in some of the most
popular and cherished films of the last 40 years, including National Lampoon’s Animal House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman and The Sandlot, which has become something of a touchstone film for
A journalist becomes the host of an alien symbiote and acquires superhuman abilities – alongside a malevolent and unpredictable alter-ego – while investigating the true nature of the secretive experiments conducted by the Life Foundation, a survivalist group led by an unethical genius.
There are so many beloved Christmas movies. You’ve got your ‘40s classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. Then there are several animated favorites from the ‘60s such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
In anticipation of seeing Mary Poppins Returns, I re-listened to the entire soundtrack from 1964’s Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
What year are we in right now? I feel like I traveled back
in time to the early ‘90s because Julia Roberts is once again everywhere. Not that that’s a bad thing.
It’s important during the busy holiday season to take a little time off and just … relax. A snow day, or a day your family blocks off in order to stay at home and hang together during winter break, is the perfect time to reconnect and unwind.
I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in Chicago my kids get a full two weeks off of school for their winter break. And if we’re not traveling during that time, it doesn’t take too long before everyone catches a serious case of cabin fever.
Yes, you’re reading the title of this post correctly. Even though I write for Redbox, and Redbox in the business of renting and selling movies, and part of my job is to help you find movies you might enjoy, I have my limits.