68 – Mary and Max

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 68 – Mary and Max

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Question of the Week #212

Ignoring all financial considerations, would you rather spend the next five years confined to the city of New York or to the environs of Morro Bay, a beautiful, isolated town on the California coast? I mean, I pretty much ignore all financial considerations as it is... why is this different? Just kidding. "Confined" makes it … Continue reading Question of the Week #212

A to Z Challenge – The Other Guys

The Other Guys 2010 Directed by Adam McKay Quick Synopsis... While an elite pair of New York City cops nabs headlines for their amazing heroics, fellow boys in blue Allen and Terry toil in obscurity as lowly desk jockeys, until a big break finally gives them a chance to tackle real police work. Can someone explain … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Other Guys

A to Z Challenge – Big

Big 1988 Directed by Penny Marshall Quick Synopsis... A 12-year-old yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a fortunetelling machine, he awakes the next morning as a 30-year-old man. He lands a job at a toy company, but despite his success, he finds himself pining for all he left behind. What … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Big

Question of the Week #101

An eccentric millionaire offers to donate a large sum to charity if you will step--completely naked--from a car onto a busy downtown street, walk four blocks, and climb back into the car. Knowing that there would be no danger of physical abuse, would you do it? If I have learned anything from my puritanical upbringing, … Continue reading Question of the Week #101

AFI #41 – King Kong

King Kong 1933 Directed by Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack Netflix says... Delivering action, adventure, chills and thrills, this precedent-setting monster movie tells a timeless tale of man vs. beast. While shooting in the jungle, filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) discovers an awe-inspiring marvel of nature: a 50-foot gorilla dubbed Kong. Subduing the … Continue reading AFI #41 – King Kong

AFI #43 – Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy 1969 Directed by John Schlesinger Netflix says... To earn cash as a freelance sex stud and work toward his dream of becoming a kept man, hayseed hustler Joe Buck heads to New York City, where an improbable friendship blossoms when he meets seedy con man Ratso Rizzo. I'm gonna go ahead and say … Continue reading AFI #43 – Midnight Cowboy

A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Giselle

Next on our list of Disney Princesses is another princess who does not make the official list of Disney Princesses. Giselle, from 2007's Enchanted, gets ignored for one simple reason: Disney doesn't want to pay Amy Adams every time her likeness could possibly be used for the Disney Princess line of merchandise. Could you imagine … Continue reading A Dater’s Guide to Disney Princesses: Giselle

AFI #52 – Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver 1976 Directed by Martin Scorsese Netflix says... Martin Scorsese crafts a violently prophetic, gripping vision of urban decay and insanity in which mentally unstable Vietnam vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) drives a cab through the sleaziest streets of pregentrified New York City and befriends a child hooker (Jodie Foster). The groundbreaking film … Continue reading AFI #52 – Taxi Driver

Where Am I Going?

Do you realize that I have not been on an actual vacation since 2008? Don't get me wrong, I've taken time off here and there. But all that time off ends up being spent at home because I'm never able to afford to leave town. The staycation has been played out for this guy. I … Continue reading Where Am I Going?