Posts in category "Movies"

#TBT Hammerle's Movie Madness 1995

#TBT Hammerle's Movie Madness 1995
Julie just wrote about the bag of gifts that my sister, Courtney, brought over to our house last Friday.  The bag is full of random items my parents wanted to give to us before they moved to Dubai.  There were presents for the kids, a U.S. map placemat (naturally), and some old articles and newspaper... Read more »

Hammering Out... Pitch Perfect 2

Hammering Out... Pitch Perfect 2
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: PITCH PERFECT 2. JOHN: I love the first Pitch Perfect.  It came out in 2012 and if I recall correctly, I named it my third favorite movie of the year, after Skyfall and The... Read more »

Hammering Out... Mad Max: Fury Road

Hammering Out... Mad Max: Fury Road
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. JOHN: Die Hard. Terminator 2. Speed. The Road Warrior. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Aliens. The Raid 2. The Matrix.  For my money, these are the greatest action movies of... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Avengers: Age of Ultron

Hammering Out... Avengers: Age of Ultron
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. JOHN: As I write this, the sequel to the third-highest grossing movie of all time (2012′s The Avengers) will have made about $187 million in its opening weekend with millions... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2015

Summer Movie Forecast 2015
With Avengers: Age of Ultron just around the corner, we are officially entering my favorite movie time of year: Summer!  I love prestige Oscar pics as much as anyone, but there’s nothing quite like the anticipation and huge expectations that surround big studio releases in the summertime.  Sure, many of these movies fail to live... Read more »

Family Movie Night Vol. 2

Family Movie Night Vol. 2
With everyone getting busier and schedules filling up as the year progresses, we didn’t knock out too many movies in February and March, so it made sense to do away with the monthly format and just combine the two months for maximum impact.  There’s really no rhyme or reason to any of these flicks (that’s... Read more »
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Furiously Ranking All Seven Fast & Furious Movies

Furiously Ranking All Seven Fast & Furious Movies
About a month ago, I took it upon myself to re-watch all six previous films in the Fast & Furious franchise in preparation for this weekend’s much-anticipated (by me at least) release of Furious 7. The Fast & Furious movies aren’t perfect, and all of them are dumb in varying degrees, but I find myself... Read more »

Movie Review: Insurgent

Movie Review: Insurgent
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT Genre: YA Sci-fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 118 mins. Premise: Picking up right where last year’s Divergent left off, Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Peter (Miles Teller), and Caleb (Ansel Elgort) are on the run from a militarized sect of the Erudite faction.  When a mysterious box turns up... Read more »

Hammering Out... Cinderella

Hammering Out... Cinderella
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: CINDERELLA. JOHN: Disney really has this movie thing figured out.  They only release a handful of movies each year, which are either animated in-house, Marvel, Pixar, feel-good sports dramas, or live action remakes of... Read more »
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Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?
Yesterday, it was reported that Sony would be making a new all-guys Ghostbusters to be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, written by Drew Pearce, and produced by and starring Channing Tatum.  If this news caught you a bit off guard, that’s to be expected.  After all, it comes hot on the heels of Sony’s... Read more »