MYMNK: “All Is Lost”
The newest addition to my Movies You Might Not Know list is a 2013 drama in which Robert Redford plays a man alone on a yacht that’s sinking in the Indian Ocean. Here’s my review.
A few thoughts about a “Beetlejuice” sequel, supersized reality shows, a useless “Jeopardy!” innovation, the game show spinoff no one’s been waiting for, the wrong Renaissance tour, and more.
Two Noir Classics
Before directing “Rounders” and other really good movies & TV shows, John Dahl made two noir classics that are on my Movies You Might Not Know list. Read about them here.
“Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant”
It’s been almost a decade since we had a good, successful war movie. Does this new one starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dar Salim end that drought? Read my full review here.
“Somewhere In Queens”
I enjoyed Ray Romano’s directorial debut, in which he stars as a schlubby guy — with Laurie Metcalf as his wife — just trying to help his basketball-playing son through life. Read my full review here.
Netflix Is Done With DVDs
I just received an email from Netflix announcing that, after 25 years, it will stop shipping DVDs by mail later this year. Here are some details and backstory.
Toni Colette has made some very good movies over the years, but her newest is not among them. In fact, it will likely top my Worst Movie Of 2023 list. Read my scathing review here.
The Man That Got Away
Judy Garland singing “The Man That Got Away” is one of the greatest vocal performances I’ve ever seen or heard. Here’s some back story on the movie it’s from (the first remake of “A Star Is Born”) and the people who helped make it happen.