Movie omnivore, librarian, IT instructor, Clevelander.
Favorites listed below are recent five-star watches.
The more I think about this the dumber it seems, but I still find it hard to dislike. I like the music, and think Sharon Stone is pretty. I don’t remember her acting being this bad though. I read the book a few years ago and frankly didn’t think it was much better than this, except the ending made sense.
A cross between Tommy Boy and Glengarry Glen Ross. I really liked how it portrays the world of sales; something I know little about other than I would hate it and be horrible at it. The non-sales storylines are less interesting and probably the main reason for the poor ratings. Still, it's nice to see Lithgow carry a film. He is in almost every scene and I don't think any other film can boast that. I found a copy in the library but it is on the YouTube:
In June of 2021 I wrote “I’m almost certain to wish Scorsese did this instead of Spielberg. Can you imagine?”* When I saw the trailer it looked as though it was going to be an earnest respectful remake, but very similar to the original. I wondered why Spielberg would do such a thing, and now that I’ve seen it I’m still wondering. Sure; he is such a great craftsman he made a good movie out of it. I’m sure he could…
I never thought I could walk into my local theater and choose from E. T., Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the original Fast and the Furious, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and The Fellowship of the Ring all at the same time. Then some guy in China eats an undercooked bat* and now here we are. I can't say I'm suffering. I love watching this stuff. I've never seen the original Wonka in a theater, or even in High Def. I did…