HITCHCOCK Director: Sacha Gervasi Starring: Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock Helen Mirren as Alma Reville Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh Jessica Biel as Vera Miles James D’Arcy as Anthony Perks I am always intrigued to hear and read about the making of Hollywood classics. I am one of those cinephiles that watches the bonus features on the blu-ray and reads books about the movies. What were the stars and directors at the time like? What did it take to get a picture made in those days? Earlier this year I read an intriguing book called “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello.Read More →

MAKING MEMORIES AT THE MOVIES When I first started this blog two and a half years ago, it was not solely focused on movies. In between writing about the movies, posting little reviews, and giving my Oscar predictions, I also wrote about my general thoughts and rants regarding my chaotic life at the time. In my second post, I wrote about my grams. She was an amazing woman that left us last December. Today, October 3, would have been her 88th birthday. I feel like I have come to handle death fairly well. These memories I have with her helped me get through her funeral, andRead More →

FRANKENWEENIE Director: Tim Burton Featuring Voice Work of: Martin Short, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shafer Dogs are widely known as man’s best friend. This couldn’t be truer for Victor Frankenstien (Tahan). Victor is a smart, but unpopular kid who has no friends. He spends his past time playing with his dog, Sparky, and working in his homemade lab in his parents attic. His favorite subject is school is science taught by the mysterious Mr. Rzykruski (Landau). Edgar E. Gore (Shafer) is another outcast kid in Victor’s class who would love to work on the science project with him, but Victor would ratherRead More →