Ah, the ‘90s. I have much love for the decade during which I graduated both high school and college. Which means I also have much love for movies that are set in the ‘90s. Here are 5 that’ll make you say “Dude … sweet.”
I write a lot about how you can participate in various unofficial national “holidays,” and so I am majorly excited that we have come to one of my favorites: National Cuddle Up Day.
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:
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.
If you’re like me, sometimes you want to get the ol’ heart pumping but are too lazy to actually work out. Thankfully we have action movies to assist in such situations. Here are 4 that will satisfy even the most hardcore adrenaline junkie:
This is it, guys and gals: the end of 2018 is nigh. I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted … and the most intense part of the holiday season isn’t even here yet.
When you’ve been a film critic as long as I have (10 years! WHUT), at the start of every screening you hope — nay, you yearn — for something new. Something you haven’t seen before. It doesn’t have to be a new story or plot, necessarily.
Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing color and falling, and there’s most definitely a chill in the air as winter quickly approaches. That’s why the timing is right for a date night — cuddling together during a movie is a surefire way to stay warm.
‘Tis the season to give thanks, and one thing I’m always thankful for is the ability to escape into another world for a few hours while enjoying a movie. Here are 4 I’ve watched recently that I’m especially grateful for.
When Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out in 2016, I have to admit I wasn’t that into it. I was still carrying a torch for Harry, Ron, Hermione and the other characters we’d all come to know and love over the course of a magical (pun intended)
When my son was 4, he was obsessed with sharks. There wasn’t a piece of clothing he owned without a shark on it — he was even a shark for Halloween that year.
When I learned that Disney’s Christopher Robin was coming to the Box, I immediately thought, “What to do, what to do, what to do?” The movie stars Ewan McGregor and is all about the little boy who used to pal around with Winnie the Pooh
As a mom of two young kids, I must admit that whenever I hear a new animated or otherwise family-friendly movie is about to be released, I experience a brief moment of dread.
Last night I watched our video monitor in amazement while my three-year-old daughter, in bed for the night, rolled around with her stuffed animals singing, “We will … we will… ROCK YOU!” I kid you not.
Enjoy that downtime with one of these movies that are new to the Box and On Demand in November.
Ever since I had kids I’ve had mixed feelings about Halloween. Sure, little ones love to dress up and go trick-or-treating and all that, but what they do NOT love is when someone in the neighborhood chooses to turn their yard into a horrifying scene that looks like it’s straight
I know it’s a risky move to make a bold statement that includes the words “everyone,” “no one,” “always” or “never,” but I’m still going to do it because I honestly believe this: Everyone loves John Krasinski.
My theory is that it’s because most of us watched the US version
Every year around this time, I get a little down in the dumps. I’m sure it’s a combination of the cold weather sweeping in, my kids inevitably picking up some illness from school, and holiday dread.
But then I’ll watch a movie that features a woman so kick-butt that
I’ve said it before and I know I’ll say it again: I’m a sucker for “true story” films. I recently watched two (the first two on the list below) that blew my mind, and now I feel compelled to spread the word.
Three Identical Strangers – I have several
A lot of movie fans still associate Jonah Hill most strongly with his hilarious performances in comedies like Superbad and 21 Jump Street. It’s easy to forget that he’s actually an Academy Award nominated actor for not one, but two films: Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. And this
Can you think of any celebrities you wouldn’t want to run into in real life because you’d be too disappointed if they ended up being rude or dismissive? I have a few such stars on my list.
But someone who I’d loooooove to meet in person is Sterling K. Brown
Over the course of my life to date, I have witnessed only two things that can bring large numbers of drastically different people together with positive, uplifting results: movies and music. (OK fine and maybe cat videos.)
That’s why I go to as many concerts as my budget will allow
At San Diego Comic-Con this summer I was lucky enough to get to see The Predator panel featuring writer/director Shane Black and cast members Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Augusto Aguilera, Thomas Jane and Jake Busey. Truth be told, I didn’t have much interest in the