Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs is a Hulu original that took this year’s Sundance Film Festival by storm, garnering positive reviews from both audiences and critics alike. In a Groundhog Day-esque story, one man is forced to relive the same day over and over until a few unsuspecting bystanders join him along the way. Let’s consider the prosContinue reading “Palm Springs (2020)”

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Monsters, Inc. is a charming little movie with unique animation, a wild premise and a lot of heart. It shows us monster life when they’re not scaring children in their bedrooms, although there is some of that as well. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Monsters, Inc…. Pros: The voice acting is superb, especiallyContinue reading “Monsters, Inc. (2001)”

The Perfect Host (2010)

The Perfect Host follows a bank robber’s desperate attempt to avoid capture by laying low at an unsuspecting homeowner’s address for the evening. The many twists and flashbacks will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat in this contained indie thriller. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This is an independentContinue reading “The Perfect Host (2010)”

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Galaxy Quest follows a cast of washed up actors who are hilariously mistaken for their TV space crew characters by real aliens. Galaxy Quest found a rare balance between poking fun at and simultaneously respecting its subject matter. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This movie is an absolute delight from start to finish.Continue reading “Galaxy Quest (1999)”

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Adventures in Babysitting is a uniquely exciting comedy with a ridiculous premise, but it’s also filled with fun and memorable moments. Elisabeth Shue stars as the likable babysitter who is unavoidably thrust into this crazy adventure in downtown Chicago. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: Adventures in Babysitting is the directorial debut of ChrisContinue reading “Adventures in Babysitting (1987)”

School of Rock (2003)

School of Rock is a delightful little movie starring Jack Black and a cast of talented young musicians. The story follows a washed up rocker, Dewey Finn, that seizes an opportunity to pay his rent while simultaneously following his dreams to make it big as a rock star. This family friendly musical comedy has aContinue reading “School of Rock (2003)”

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Dodgeball is slightly better than your average comedy. Starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, the story follows two rival gym owners and their ridiculous feud that spills over into a dodgeball tournament. It’s a short fun watch, but it does have it’s flaws. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This movie has no rightContinue reading “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)”

Baby’s Day Out (1994)

Baby’s Day Out follows an active toddlers adventure through downtown Chicago after getting kidnapped by 3 terribly inept criminals. Pros: The physical comedy displayed by the klutzy kidnappers is amusing and reminiscent of a modern day Three Stooges. What works best though is the playful score. A reassuring melody that confirms everything is going toContinue reading “Baby’s Day Out (1994)”

Good Boys (2019)

Good Boys flew under a lot of people’s radar, but it’s not without it’s charms. Three 6th graders get invited to a kissing party, which leads them on an epic journey to learn how to kiss, in this raunchy coming of age flick. Pros: I was impressed with the chemistry of the three leads. ChildContinue reading “Good Boys (2019)”

Clue (1985)

Clue has withstood the the test of time as one of the cleverest comedies to ever hit the big screen. Although it was a box office flop upon release, Clue has since turned into a cherished cult classic, and for good reason. It’s certainly a whodunit for the ages! Let’s consider the pros and cons…Continue reading “Clue (1985)”