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)”

Breakthrough (2019)

Breakthrough is based on the incredible true story of an adopted boy’s near death experience and the miracles witnessed by his parents and community, which save his life. It’s an especially religious film that will either reaffirm your faith or send heathens running for the hills. Whether you’re spiritual or not, lets consider the prosContinue reading “Breakthrough (2019)”

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)”

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)”

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)”