Corpse Bride (2005)

Following “Edward Scissorhands”, “Beetlejuice”, and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” comes Tim Burton’s 2005 “Corpse Bride”.  Created using the same stop-motion animation as “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, Burton has created two fantastical worlds: the world of the living and the world of the dead.  The film centers on young Victor and his unintentional marriage to a […]

Inglorious Basterds (2009)

Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, “Inglorious Basterds [sic]”, is set in a Nazi-occupied France during World War Two.  Starring Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, and Christoph Waltz, this film is a wildly violent account of the German occupation and those who opposed it.  The violence and witty dialogue are characteristic of Tarantino’s films, sure to please any […]

Basic Instinct (1992)

“Basic Instinct” is a 1992 film about a storybook-perfect murderer and the detective out to solve it.  Starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone, this film has become a classic suspense thriller since its release. With great acting and a unique plot, this film hooks its audience and keeps them guessing until the final scene. Set […]

Deception (2008)

One of the most fascinating abilities of a film is its power to affect our emotions. Films make us laugh, cry, yearn, and fear. One of the more intriguing emotions, though, is that of uneasiness. Many films take advantage of that, and build suspense by leaving its viewers confused. 2008’s “Deception” plays on this idea, […]

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

In 2001 Hollywood produced one of its most powerful movies: “A Beautiful Mind”. Starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, this movie tells the life story of brilliant mathematician John Nash. With superb supporting actors such as Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, and Paul Bettany, the story also follows the struggles that Nash’s wife, Alicia, endured. Set […]

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)

“Ice Age 2: The Meltdown” features the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary, and John Leguizamo as the eclectic herd of creatures that starred in the first film, “Ice Age” (2002). Introducing Sean William Scott, Josh Peck, and Queen Latifah to the group adds a brand new style of humor. In this movie, the world […]

Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

“Sleepless in Seattle” is a classic romantic comedy from 1993 starring Hollywood’s favorite couple: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Set in both Seattle and Baltimore, this film captured the hearts of people all across the country.The film opens with Sam Baldwin (Hanks) and his son Jonah (Ross Malinger) standing at a fresh grave. Sam’s wife […]