Flashback Review: Shrek 2

Shrek 2 was officially released in 2004. (same year The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie came out) It received universal acclaim from critics, families and movie goers alike. Plus, it became the high grossing film of 2004 beating my favorite film of the year, “The Incredibles” & “Spider-Man 2.” Two sequels were released in 2007 and 2010. […]

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Flashback Review: Happy Gilmore

In 1995, six years after making his film debut in “Going Overboard” labeled as a miscalculation, Adam Sandler starred in “Billy Madison.” At the time, critics hated it, but movie goers loved it. Overtime, it gained a cult following. As a fan of Mr. Sandler, it was pretty funny. After Adam got fired on “SNL” […]

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Flashback Review: Shrek

In 1994, former Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen & Steven Spielberg founded their own production company known as DreamWorks. They produced their first live-action films including “The Peachmaker,” (has nothing to do with the DC Comics character) “Mouse Hunt,” “Amistad,” “Small Soldiers” & “Saving Private Ryan.” The trio ventured into animation territory starting with […]

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Bottle Rocket

In 1994, an aspiring director from Texas named, Wes Anderson and two brothers, Owen & Luke Wilson made a short film called, “Bottle Rocket.” Story is about three quirky pals plan a heist. Two Years Later, the trio expand the short into a full-length feature film with James L. Brooks (The Simpsons, Broadcast News, As […]

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Police Story

“Police Story” was officially released in 1985. (same year Brazil came out) It received positive reviews from critics and made enough revenue at the box office. The film spawned three sequels and two reboots with Jackie reprising his role in every single one. The Criterion Collection included the first and second film as spine numbers […]

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Bullet Train

Set in Japan, faster than a bicycle, more powerful than a Lamborghini, able to go from point a to point b, deadly spies/assassins aboard a “Bullet Train” to retrieve a briefcase, only to face off with each other. David Leitch’s latest film starring Brad Pitt, earned mixed reviews from critics. As of August 2022, it […]

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