Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016)

A Little Background: I didn’t go see this film in theaters for several reasons. First, I did not like Man of Steel at all. Second, I am just sick and tired of Hollywood superhero movies. Third, the early critical reaction was pretty rough. And lastly, because I knew there would be a director’s cut and I…

Mel Brooks

Born: June 28, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY Notable Works: The Producers (1968) Blazing Saddles (1974) Young Frankenstein (1974) Academy Award Nominations: 1969 Best Original Screenplay for The Producers (won) 1975 Best Adapted Screenplay for Young Frankenstein 1975 Best Original Song for Blazing Saddles Personal Favorite: The Producers (1968) One of the greatest American comedy filmmakers,…

Meryl Streep

Born: June 22, 1949 in Summit, NJ Notable Works: Kramer vs. Kramer (1972) Sophie’s Choice (1982) The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Academy Award Nominations: 1979 Best Supporting Actress for The Deer Hunter 1980 Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (won) 1982 Best Actress for The French Lieutenant’s Woman 1983 Best Actress for Sophie’s…

John Goodman

Born: June 20, 1952 in Affton, MO Most Notable Works: Barton Fink (1991) The Flintstones (1994) Monsters, Inc. (2001) Personal Favorite: The Big Lebowski (1998) One of the greatest acting professionals in the last 30 years. And maybe one of the most underrated as well. Goodman regularly plays supporting roles, many of them very minor….

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

A Little Background: Yes… sometimes my former twelve-year-old self chooses what movie to watch. To be honest, my motivation for going to see this was to distract myself from a certain local sports team. A certain local sports team that just won a certain championship after digging themselves out of a hole in historic fashion….

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

A Little Background: I waited way too long to write this up and now it’s been over two weeks since opening night. My apologies, hopefully it’s still fresh enough in my mind. Wolverine and Deadpool spin-offs aside, this was the sixth entry to the long running X-Men film franchise. Apocalypse marks the fourth X-Men film that…