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)”

8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is based on the novel from J.K. Rowling and the eighth and final movie of the series. The story continues with Harry, Ron and Hermione desperately trying to destroy the remaining Horcruxes and defeat Lord Voldemort. Let’s consider the pros and cons of the final film… Pros:Continue reading “8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)”

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is based on the popular young adult novel from J.K. Rowling and the fifth film of the series. The story follows a perplexed Harry, as his warnings about Lord Voldemort’s return have been ignored, and the bureaucratic takeover of Hogwarts. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)”

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is based on the young adult novel from J.K. Rowling and is the third book in the series. It’s worth noting that the two previous stories are considered middle grade, while this story launches Harry Potter into a more grown up world with ever increasing stakes. Let’s considerContinue reading “3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)”

Ford v Ferrari (2019)

Ford v Ferrari is anything but your typical racing movie. Not only is it full of heart and adrenaline educing scenes, but it’s also an inspiring story about friendship and partnership. You don’t have to know everything about cars to enjoy this movie, but it might help. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: TheContinue reading “Ford v Ferrari (2019)”

The Help (2011)

The Help is an incredibly important and impactful film that should be a required viewing for everyone in America. It can be easy to ignore real problems until a movie like this comes along and forces us to consider another group of peoples’ perspective. This country has a troubling past and the Help is notContinue reading “The Help (2011)”

V for Vendetta (2006)

V for Vendetta, based on the graphic novel with the same name, is set in a harrowing future wrought with disease, fear and political corruption. The story follows two protagonists: a Guy Fawkes clad freedom fighter named V and a traumatized young woman that serves as our window into this tyrannical world. Let’s consider theContinue reading “V for Vendetta (2006)”

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs is generally considered to be one of the greatest suspenseful thrillers in cinema history. A year after it’s February release, it swept the Oscars in the top 5 categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Whether you’re fascinated by psychological horror or looking for aContinue reading “The Silence of the Lambs (1991)”