Category: Movie Recommendations

Movie Recommendation: The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Quote from The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll: “You’re growing up.  And rain sort of remains on the branches of a tree that will someday rule the Earth.  And it’s good that here is rain.  It clears the month of your sorry rainbow expressions,…

Today is Bryan Cranston Day

Quote from Trumbo by Dalton Trumbo: (challenging John Wayne) “If you’re gonna talk about World War II as if you personally won it, let’s be clear where you were stationed – on a film set, shooting blanks, wearing makeup, and if you’re going to…

10 Random Movies from My Collection

I randomly picked ten movies from my shelves.  Here they are without any order and with very short summaries. 1 Nine (2009) is a musical drama about an egotistical Italian film director who tries to find balance with his personal and professional lives.  Daniel…

Movie Recommendation: Paddington (2014)

Quote from Paddington by Aunt Lucy : “Mrs. Brown says that in London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in.  I think she might be right – because although I don’t look like anyone else, I really do feel at home. …

Movie Recommenation: Hush (2016)

Quote from Hush by Man : “I can come in anytime I want.  And I can get you, anytime I want.  But I’m not going to.  Not until it’s time.  When you wish you’re dead… that’s when I’ll come inside.” Producers: Jason Blum, Philip…

Movie Recommendation: Ex Machina (2014)

Quote from Ex Machina by Ava: “You learn about me and I learn nothing about you.  That’s not a foundation on which friendships are based.” Producers: Eli Bush, Caroline Levy, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Tessa Ross, Scott Rudin, Jason Sack, Joanne Smith, Jarle Tangen…

Bad Ones! Hardly Good Ones! Oh, the Horror!!!

As October 31st comes creeping around the dark corner, here are 10 horror movies  decent to watch for either their cheesiness, gore, hilarity, and in a few cases suspense.  Not everyone needs to die and blood doesn’t need to be shed to be a…

Movie Recommendation: Borg vs McEnroe (2017)

Quote from Borg vs McEnroe by John McEnroe: “You can’t be serious!  You cannot be serious!  The call was on the line!  Chalk few all over, man.  The chalk flew up!  He saw it.  That’s why he’s walking all over it.  Everyone saw it…

1990s Were How Long Ago? One Movie for Each Year!

I look back at the 1990s with some fondness. There were many good movies that poured out of the studios in this decade. Here are my ten movie picks, one for each year, that are still great to watch. Misery (1990) Paul Sheldon should…

TV Movie Recommendation: Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)

Quote from Bastard out of Carolina by Narrator: “The day I was born started off bad and only got worse.  I guess I was lucky I got born at all.” Producer: Amanda DiGiulio and Gary Hoffman Director: Anjelica Huston Writers: Dorothy Allison (book) and…

Movie Recommendation: Trade (2007)

Quote from Trade by Jorge: “Yes.  All Mexicans are Americans, and all my friends are Mexicans, so all my friends are Americans.  It’s North America, Central America, and South America.  That’s America.  Not just you ignorant gringos up here in gringo land.” Producers: Ashok…

Movie Recommendation: The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Quote from The Men Who Stare at Goats by Lyn Cassady: “Once you understand the linkage between observation and reality then you begin to dance with invisibility.” Producers: George Clooney, Barbara A. Hall, Grant Heslov, James Holt, Paul Lister, Alison Owen, Luillo Ruiz, and…

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