The Top 10 Things I Watched During COVID Quarantine

First, let me address the fact that I am writing this as if the mandatory COVID quarantine is now subsiding for the most part. I realize that many of you would still consider yourselves in quarantine. However, I am from Indiana, and we went into Phase 5 of reopening on July 4th. Which essentially means…

The Gentlemen

They just don’t make movies like The Gentlemen very often anymore. It marks Guy Ritchie’s return to the R-rated universe after directing more family-friendly films such as Aladdin, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Sherlock Holmes in recent years. While many people have different opinions about his recent films, most…

1917

Director Sam Mendes jumped back in the directors’ chair for the first time since taking on the previous two bond movies of Skyfall and Spectre. The former of those two movies is phenomenal while that latter left a bit more to be desired out of the beloved action star 007. As a result, Mendes decided…

Doolittle

When I first saw a trailer for Doolittle, I saw what looked like a hilarious action-packed adventure feature the acting talents of the amazing Robert Downey Jr. and a great cast of voices. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie that was more misrepresented by its trailer than this one. Doolittle is directed…

Weathering With You

Weathering With You is Makoto Shinkai’s first film since his 2017 hit Your Name, which I still need to see. It tells the story of a 16-year-old runaway named Hodaka as he meets and falls in love with a special girl named Hina. They live in Tokyo during a season of constant rainfall. Hina is…

Frozen 2

In 2013, Frozen took the world by snowstorm and proved that love can thaw even the coldest of hearts, my own. It introduced an incredible ensemble of lovable characters in an action-packed film with plenty of drama, humor, and heartwarming moments. For the first time in what seems like forever, all of those characters are…

The Lion King

When The Lion King came out in 1994 it quickly took the world by storm. It was just the heartwarming story that grabbed the attention of its viewers, but also the incredibly innovative animation for the time. It blended classic hand-drawn animation with 3D animation beautifully and for that reason and others, it was extremely successful in…

Mary Poppins Returns

I may be a little too young to be able to fully appreciate the greatness that is the original Mary Poppins from 1964. Though I have seen it, I admit it has been a long time and I probably should’ve refreshed my memory before watching Mary Poppins Returns. Regardless, when I heard Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda…

My Top 10 Movies of 2018 + Awards

This has been an interesting year in the movies and a very tough year to rank my top ten. It’s not because of a huge wealth of fantastic movies, but actually because of the opposite. My top few movies were head and shoulders above the rest, which made it very difficult to decide which movies…

A Star is Born

I have been a big fan of Bradley Cooper since his duo of unrelated “American Movies” came out in 2013 and 2014 (American Hustle, American Sniper). His latest film A Star is Born is not only a soulful and emotional experience to watch, but it also represents Cooper’s directing debut. Alongside Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott, Cooper takes us…

A Simple Favor

Based on the Darcey Bell Novel, A Simple Favor brings us a Comedy/Mystery like none I have ever seen before. Anna Kendrick plays single mom and enthusiastic vlogger Stephanie Smothers, as she tries to get to the bottom of the disappearance of her best friend Emily Nelson (Blake Lively). The problem is the Emily was a secretive…