Tag Archives: Warner Bros.

Untimely Movie Review: Lethal Weapon

The next stop in my meandering, years-long journey through the Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection is Lethal Weapon, a film that walks a thin line between wildly entertaining (if absurd) action movie and borderline-self-parody buddy-cop trope-fest.  Man, that was a lot … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: The Color Purple

The Color Purple has the distinction of being the most-nominated film not to win an Oscar.  The 1985 adaptation of the Alice Walker novel earned an impressive 11 nominations, but failed to win a single Academy Award, tying the record … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Amadeus

There are two vital pieces of insight I’ve learned about Amadeus in the years since I first saw it. The first was Milos Forman’s observation that the film had not two brilliant stars, but three: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Risky Business

Risky Business is a weird movie. It gets a lot of things right, but, even within the context of 80s teenage-themed films, I don’t think it holds up particularly well.  It’s not as entertaining as the John Hughes canon.  It’s not … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Chariots of Fire

Watching a Best Picture winner typically leaves me with one of two reactions.  Either, “I completely understand why this won Best Picture,” or “This is a decent / interesting movie, but the field must have been weak that year.” Chariots … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: The Shining

The genius of Stanley Kubrick is readily apparent in the opening “segment” of The Shining, in which Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) painstakingly drives to, arrives at, and participates in an almost-real-time job interview. The exquisitely slow burn takes the audience … Continue reading

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Halfway Home

I purchased the Warner Brothers 90th Anniversary blu-ray Collection over six years ago.  It took me quite a while, but, as I’ve been on a pandemic-fueled review flurry of late, I’ve finally been able to finish the first half of … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Superman

Approaching the turn in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, I encounter a familiar face: Superman. I’m too young to have seen the 1978 movie in a theater, but I’m the perfect age to have experienced the film’s frequent showing as … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the third film in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection that revolves around a central struggle of the individual against institutionalization. Like Cool Hand Luke and A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: The Exorcist

The Exorcist provides another example of a cultural touchstone film that, somehow, I’ve never seen. That’s right—despite owning about 500 movies on disc, and seeing perhaps hundreds more over the years, this one escaped my view.  This is the next … Continue reading

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