Tag Archive | dvd

Review: We Bought A Zoo (2011)

*****  This one most likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re looking for a movie to watch on a rainy day. But it’s a good movie for those kinds of days, cloudy days where things just seem hopeless and sad. One of those that you watch to put yourself in a […]

Movie of the Week: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

***** A reboot sounded like a horrible idea, didn’t it? After Sam Raimi redefined the superhero genre with his adaptation of a particular comic book superhero, Spider-Man (2002) became the standard that all comic book films had to live up to. And when he released Spider-Man 2 (2004), it seemed that the genre could not be bettered. And then […]

One of Those Great Little Scenes: Rocky (1976)

If you haven’t heard the story of how Sylvester Stallone’s knockout came to fruition, it’s a story as epic as the film itself. In many ways, Stallone wrote the film about himself; he was a nobody whose wife left him, who was so poor that he had to sell his dog for food money, and […]

Movie of the Week: Smoke Signals (1998)

***** We all love indie movies, right? Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and the like. And of course, there is the iconic Napoleon Dynamite. But all (or just about all) of these films were made within the last decade. What about before the Indie movement? When small-studio films didn’t get any attention? I’d like to take […]

One of Those Great Little Scenes: Smoke Signals (1998)

Not a lot of people know Smoke Signals, which is really quite a genius little film penned by great American Indian author Sherman Alexie, based on his novel, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. For those of you who have seen the film, I don’t have to tell you how truly great it is. But for those […]

One of Those Great Little Scenes: Batman Begins (2005)

It is Batman day. At least, for me it is. It is also my birthday. And four years ago today, Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece The Dark Knight was released to critical and audience acclaim. But some people forget that before there was a Dark Knight, Batman had to begin. And he did just that in 2005’s Batman Begins, which breathed […]

One of Those Great Little Scenes: A Time to Kill (1996)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktGSct-_HH4

This is an older movie, not as widely known as other films, and normally I wouldn’t say that Matthew McConaughey is often a good actor. But this scene is one of the most dramatic 5 minutes I’ve watched. In this scene, the lawyer Jake (McConaughey) presents his closing argument for his client (Samuel L. Jackson) who murdered the men who murdered his daughter. Be warned, this could be considered graphic.