Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a lighthearted comedy that takes us through an eventful day in the life of high school’s most popular slacker. It’s a uniquely charming coming of age story with lots of heart and plenty of laughs. Just sit back and enjoy the ride! Pros: Matthew Broderick’s gives an unforgettably engaging performanceContinue reading “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)”

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)”

Ad Astra (2019)

Ad Astra has been a polarizing film for audiences and critics alike, but if you’re a fan of sci-fi or Brad Pitt, this movie just might be worth your time. At it’s core, Ad Astra is a dour voyage and return story following a conflicted astronaut’s mission to uncover the truth about his father andContinue reading “Ad Astra (2019)”

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)”

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)”

Willow (1988)

Willow is an ambitious tale following a young farmer’s perilous journey to become a sorcerer, protect a special baby, and overthrow an evil queen. The 80’s epic struggled to wow audiences in theaters, but has since won over many people’s hearts through the power of home video, nostalgia, and I’ll say it: Magic. Pros: WarwickContinue reading “Willow (1988)”

Escape Room (2019)

Escape Room isn’t a horror movie you have to watch through the cracks in your fingers. Instead, it goes for a high concept approach that will either keep you on the edge of your seat or leave you wanting more… Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: The meticulous production design of each escape roomContinue reading “Escape Room (2019)”

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean was Disney’s first PG-13 rated release, so it’s only natural that this swashbuckling action flick made some waves! Although none of its successors were able to recapture the magic of this movie, Curse of the Black Pearl easily stands on it’s own and still serves as an entertaining popcorn flick. Pros:Continue reading “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)”

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)”

Hancock (2008)

Hancock is a harmless yet entertaining superhero flick that struggles to live up to the potential of it’s premise. Don’t let that deter you from seeking this movie out though! With a PG-13 rating and clocking in at 1 hour and 32 minutes, Hancock is fun for the whole family and is a breeze toContinue reading “Hancock (2008)”