74 – To Be or Not to Be

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 74 – To Be or Not to Be

Rewatching Angel – Episode 101

Welcome to Rewatching Angel, the part of the blog where I rewatch the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off: Angel. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love these shows so many years ago. Why We Fight Somewhere in the Atlantic in 1943...The men on board a … Continue reading Rewatching Angel – Episode 101

A to Z Challenge – Valiant

Valiant 2005 Directed by Gary Chapman Quick synopsis... The whole world is looking for a hero, and it's up to a little pigeon named Valiant to bravely step up. Valiant and his friends take to the sky on a wing and a prayer to prove it's not your wingspan but the size of your spirit that … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Valiant

Kill Baby Hitler?

I know... that picture really has nothing to do with the title of this post. But I didn't want to use a picture of a random baby. I sure didn't want to use a picture of Adolf Hitler. So... yeah. It's the classic philosophical question... If you had access to some kind of time travel … Continue reading Kill Baby Hitler?

My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer 1991 Directed by Joe Johnston Quick synopsis... In this stylish action-adventure, a stunt pilot stumbles across an experimental Nazi jet pack that transforms him into a one-man air force -- and soon becomes a target for mobsters, spies, FBI agents and millionaire Howard Hughes. How quietly majestic is this movie's score? Welcome to The … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan 1998 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick Synopsis... As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger Capt. John Miller and seven of his men are ordered to penetrate German-held territory and bring the man home. I'm pretty sure Saving Private … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own 1992 Directed by Penny Marshall Netflix says... Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field. Remember how I'm doing … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

My Favorite Movies #78 – Casablanca

Casablanca 1942 Directed by Michael Curtiz Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - the woman who broke his heart - to walk through his door. Ilsa hopes … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #78 – Casablanca

AFI #3 – Casablanca

Casablanca 1942 Directed by Michael Curtiz Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman)--the woman who broke his heart--to walk through that door. Ilsa hopes that with Rick's help, … Continue reading AFI #3 – Casablanca

AFI #8 – Schindler’s List

Schindler's List 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz. To say this is a great film … Continue reading AFI #8 – Schindler’s List