Back in the Day: “When Harry Met Sally” (July ’89)

Back in the Day: “When Harry Met Sally” (July ’89)

Romantic comedies (rom-coms) have a fairly standard formula: Boy and girl meet, usually by accident Boy likes girl, girl not so much Boy pursues girl,…

“Life Itself” (2014): A Thumb Not So Up (Review)

“Life Itself” (2014): A Thumb Not So Up (Review)

Life Itself, the print autobiography, was a very compelling read for two reasons.  First, it was written by a journalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner who had…

BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)

BACK IN THE DAY: “FIELD OF DREAMS” (APR.’89)

It’s been said that every story needs an audience to accept at least one coincidence, one stretch of the imagination.  Field of Dreams asks for…

BACK IN THE DAY: “BATMAN” (JUNE ’89)

BACK IN THE DAY: “BATMAN” (JUNE ’89)

In Jaws, when Chief Brody is asked why someone who is afraid of the water would live on an island, he says, “It’s only an…

BACK IN THE DAY: “DO THE RIGHT THING” JUNE ’89

BACK IN THE DAY: “DO THE RIGHT THING” JUNE ’89

  Hard to believe it was 25 years ago this June that a much unexpected film was so provocative that, during the Oscars for which…

BACK IN THE DAY: “DEAD POETS SOCIETY” (JUNE ’89)

BACK IN THE DAY: “DEAD POETS SOCIETY” (JUNE ’89)

Comic book pages can look great from a distance.  Just ask Vivek.  However, when you get up close enough, it’s really just a bunch of…

BACK IN THE DAY: “INDIANA JONES & THE LAST CRUSADE” (MAY ’89)

BACK IN THE DAY: “INDIANA JONES & THE LAST CRUSADE” (MAY ’89)

As the story goes, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas were in the planning stages for Raiders of the Lost Ark, but they were still struggling…

“Maleficent” (2014): I knoooow yoooouu… (Review)

“Maleficent” (2014): I knoooow yoooouu… (Review)

First, I’m not thrilled with the live-action remake of animated classics trend, most notably Disney classics. I’m warning you now that Cinderella comes out next…

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