Almost Famous Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Almost Famous, an instant classic from writer-director Cameron Crowe, celebrates its 20th anniversary of its theatrical release in 2000. Cameron Crowe draws on his real-life experiences writing for Rolling Stone to tell this semi-autobiographical story.  The things that William Miller (Patrick Fugit) experiences are things that Crowe did in real life.  They say to write what you know, right? In any event, William doesn’t exactly have the best home life.  His mom (Frances McDormand), recently…

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500 Days of Summer celebrates 10 Years

When 500 Days of Summer was released in theaters ten years ago, the film injected a spark into the romantic comedy genre. In the event that you forgot, 500 Days of Summer is an anti-romantic comedy.  The film tells the story of Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel).  The film does not tell their story in a linear narrative This honestly does not matter because it’s not a film that requires you…

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Elf: 15th Anniversary Sing & Cheer Along Edition

Will Ferrell’s over-the-top performance in Elf is one of the reasons why the comedy has managed to stand the test of time. After Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) lets us in on the backstory, the Jon Favreau-directed film gets the ball rolling.  We learn that Buddy (Will Ferrell) is the first human being to set foot in the North Pole.  Unfortunately for Buddy, he doesn’t quite have the same speed as his fellow Elves.  Demoted to…

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