BlackBerry is a dramedy that explores the rise and fall of Research In Motion, the company behind one of the world’s first smartphones. From their outside appearances, Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton are unrecognizable as Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, respectively. However, they’re both able to disappear into the roles. Baruchel’s Lazaridis is completely gray as far as his hair goes. Meanwhile, Howerton is wearing a bald cap. But wow, the two of them are…"BlackBerry: The Rise and Fall Behind the Crackberry"
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The Oscar-nominated Twister follows a group of storm chasers on a dangerous mission to deploy a tornado research device during a storm. I still remember watching the film while on vacation in St. Louis back in 1996. It’s one of at least two Steven Spielberg films that I saw while my family was on vacation–the other being Saving Private Ryan while vacationing in Detroit in 1998. Maybe it’s because I saw this during a pivotal…"Twister: One Of The Best Disaster Thrillers"
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre could have been a run-of-the-mill action comedy but the genius comes in casting the film. Plus, Aubrey Plaza steals the show. “Ruse de Guerre” is a term that continually comes up throughout the film. It is a French team meaning an unorthodox approach to warfare. Naturally, he’s the only spy good enough for the job. The fun part in watching the film is that they find the tone early on.…"Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre Is A Fun Time"
Even though the 54th Massachusetts lost half of their numbers during the climactic battle, Glory remains one of the best Civil War films. The film mixes both real and fictional people in their efforts to tell the 54th’s story. Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is the 54th’s commanding officer. His letters also help to inform the film’s script. Shaw is joined by friend Major Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes) in his efforts to command the…"Glory: One of The Best Civil War Movies"
No Strings Attached, directed by Ivan Reitman, was the first of two sex friends romantic comedies to be released in 2011. With everything going on in early 2021, you couldn’t blame me for missing the tenth anniversary. Same goes for Friends with Benefits. The other film opened six months later but it’s the better of the two films. No Strings Attached turned out to be the penultimate film directed by Ivan Reitman. It’s in the…"No Strings Attached: Another Sex Friends Rom-Com"
Days of Thunder, which is now available digitally in 4K Ultra HD, is the first of three films to star Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cruise stars as race car driver Cole Trickle, who is the burning need to win. Businessman Tim Daland (Randy Quaid) discovers him and teams him up with legendary crew chief/car builder Harry Hogge (Robert Duvall). The goal is to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. After a…"Days of Thunder Gets Remastered In 4K Ultra HD"