This is the second part in an ongoing series where I discuss a few of my favorite scenes in cinema. You can read part one of this series here. The Final Scene Big Night (1996) Directed By: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci There's nothing more important in life than family. In Big Night, two Italian immigrant brothers (played … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Scenes In Cinema – Part II
2009 was an interesting year. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was in its infancy with Iron Man and Hulk coming out the year prior, jazz choir popularity was at an all time high thanks to Glee, and adults and children alike wept real tears within the first 5 minutes of Pixar's Up. 2009 was also the … Continue reading Avatar: The Forgotten Blockbuster: My Hill to Die On.
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back and from the looks of his new trailer, he can still do everything a spider can. After his debut in Captain America: Civil War and a particularly harrowing trip to the airport, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is back home in Queens just trying to do some good. Much like the … Continue reading Evolution of A Spider: Spider-Man Through the Years
In a new Hollywood age of shared universes and feature length cock teases for the next mega movie, every studio is grasping at every property to craft a vast cinematic tapestry of sequels and set ups. WB managed to look to the past to tackle one that was already kinda done for them. All that’s … Continue reading Let Them Fight: Godzilla (2014) vs Skull Island
Ever since his very public meltdown in 2006, Mel Gibson has had a very hard time trying to get back into the movie making game. Every time he would pop his head back up to make a potential comeback, the same routine would play out. The world would debate about when it was ok to … Continue reading Connecting The Art To The Artist: Mel Gibson’s Cinematic Atonement
X-Men came on the scene in 2000 like a surprise attack and showed everyone that comic book movies weren’t impossible to make anymore. Technology had moved forward enough to make the translations as faithful as possible, without coming off as cornily as some of the worst moments from the first 4 Superman movies. That and … Continue reading He Was The Best At What He Did: Saying Goodbye To Logan
The Canarsie Theatre on Avenue L. Brooklyn, New York. In the summer of 1998, my cousin snuck me into a showing of Steven Spielberg's newly released Saving Private Ryan. I was eight. Set during the invasion of Normandy during World War II, Saving Private Ryan opens with the storming of Omaha Beach. During one part, a soldier looks for … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Scenes in Cinema