motion picture monday

one. steel magnolias. released: 1989. starring: sally field, julia roberts, tom skerritt. what makes it awesome: i’ve seen this thing i don’t know how many times, and still, after almost two decades and even with the sound off, field can make me BAWL. and skerritt makes me giggle a LOT. it’s damned near perfect. two. dead poets society.… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. robin hood: prince of thieves. released: 1991. starring: alan rickman, kevin costner, morgan freeman. what makes it awesome: alan and morgan. two. sense and sensibility.released: 1995.starring: alan rickman, kate winslet, emma thompson.what makes it awesome: alan, kate and emma. three. die hard. released: 1998. starring: alan rickman, reginald veljohnson, bruce willis. what makes it awesome: alan.… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. the lion king. released: 1994. starring: jeremy irons, matthew broderick, james earl jones. what makes it awesome: the songs. hakuna matata, yall. two. die hard with a vengeance. released: 1995. starring: jeremy irons, samuel l. jackson, bruce willis. what makes it awesome: jeremy. holy toledo, somebody had fun. three. x-men two. released: 2000. starring: ian… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. a few good men. released: 1992. starring: kevin bacon, tom cruise, jack nicholson. what makes it awesome: the story and jack. two. murder in the first. released: 1995. starring: kevin bacon, christian slater, gary oldman. what makes it awesome: the story and this is probably kevin’s best role. three. apollo thirteen. released: 1995. starring:… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. real genius. released: 1985. starring: val kilmer, gabriel jarret, william atherton. what makes it awesome: val. two. top gun. released: 1986. starring: val kilmer, anthony edwards, tom cruise. what makes it awesome: tom and anthony. three. the silence of the lambs. released: 1991. starring: anthony hopkins, ted levine, jodie foster. what makes it awesome: this… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. less than zero.released: 1987.starring: robert downey, jr., andrew mccarthy, james spader.what makes it awesome: rdj’s performance is haunting. two. heart and souls.released: 1993.starring: rdj, tom sizemore, kyra sedgwick.what makes it awesome: it’s kind of silly. and every now and then you need a silly, and sweet, movie in your life. three. only you.released: 1994.starring:… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. deadpool. released: 2016.starring: ryan reynolds, morena baccarin, ed skrein.what makes it awesome: the first time i watched it, i did not think it was awesome. i enjoyed reynolds’ and baccarin’s performances, but i thought the story was stupid. and then i watched it again. and yeah, on the whole story is stupid, but there are… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. the blind side.released: 2009.starring: quinton aaron, sandra bullock, tim mcgraw.what makes it awesome: sandra bullock got that oscar for it. but really? michael oher’s story’s a pretty remarkable thing. two. cinderella man.released: 2005.starring: russell crowe, renee zellweger, paul giamattiwhat makes it awesome: paul giamatti got that oscar nomination for it. but really? james j. braddock’s story’s… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. about a boy. released: 2002. starring: hugh grant, rachel weisz, toni collette. what makes it awesome: i really liked hugh grant’s character in this movie. and the story’s good. two. the devil wears prada. released: 2006. starring: meryl streep, anne hathaway, stanley tucci. what makes it awesome: meryl streep and stanley tucci. three. he’s… Continue reading motion picture monday

motion picture monday

one. charlotte gray.  released: 2001. starring: cate blanchett, billy crudup, michael gambon. what makes it awesome: cate blanchett. and it’s a beautiful story. two. full metal jacket. released: 1987. starring: mathew modine, vincent d’onofrio, r. lee ermey. what makes it awesome: r. lee ermey.  three. the great raid. released: 2005. starring: benjamin bratt, joseph fiennes,… Continue reading motion picture monday