Apr 052020
 
Biggs' Top 5 90s Comedy Movies

Comedy is probably my favorite genre of movie, and since I have so many favorite comedies I chose the top 5 90s comedy movies for the month of April. In a future Top 5 post I will post 80s comedy movies. I was born in the 80s so many of those films I couldn’t watch until it was well into the 90s. Picking a favorite comedy is tough. A couple of these on the list have sequels. Any move with a sequel is inclusive. So here they are, in no particular order: Grumpy Old Men – Both movies. Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon and Burgess Meredith [… Click to Continue …]

Mar 052020
 
Biggs' Top 5 Drama Movies

This month I chose the top 5 drama movies. This list is a little easier as drama isn’t really my favorite genre, but there are some great drama movies. I still chose non-franchised movies to make the list easier to filter as well as a few other parameters. The soundtrack plays a big role as well as surprise plot twists and caliber of acting. A Beautiful Mind – I’m a sucker for a biopic and I love the soundtrack! Fight Club – I love the twist ending and Edward Norton is amazing V for Vendetta – I watch this every November 5th. I just love [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 242020
 
Movie Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Directed By: Marielle Heller Starring:  Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys Release Date: November 22, 2019 My Rating: I know this movie isn’t exactly a recent release; last November in fact. However a movie about someone as iconic as Mr Rogers cannot go without commenting. The man defined an entire generation; my generation. The trailer for this film had me choked up with nostalgia and Tom Hanks seemed like the perfect cast. And he was! However, this movie isn’t actually about Fred Rogers, its about the man writing a profile on Mr. Rogers; Lloyd Vogel. This movie is a true story. [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 062020
 
HMDYK About Peter Cushing

How Much Do You Know about Peter Cushing? Star Wars fans know him as Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin from A New Hope. If you’re not quite “Star Wars savvy” to know which one is Tarkin, he is the Imperial leader that ordered for the termination of Leia and the destruction of Alderaan (see picture on the right). “I try to consider what the audience would like to see me do and I thought kids would adore Star Wars.” – Peter Cushing I’m sure it’s a generation thing but Tarkin is the only role I know Peter Cushing played. Granted, he was 64 years old when [… Click to Continue …]

Feb 052020
 
Biggs' Top 5 Action/Adventure Movies

I am a huge movie buff so picking my favorite top 5 action/adventure movies is very difficult. In fact, in order to even whittle the list down to 5 I have to set some further qualifications. So for this top 5 list I chose movies that are non-franchised. A “non-franchised” is any movie that is not part of a trilogy or large collection of related films (ex: James Bond or the Marvel movies that make up the Infinity Saga). It’s also based on if I were channel surfing and these movies came on, I would be inclined to continue watching without starting over. This list [… Click to Continue …]

Jan 032020
 
Star Wars Is More Than A Movie

This Is Not A Review I’m not going to write a review for The Rise of Skywalker. My loyalty to the franchise creates a bias which doesn’t provide you with accurate incentive. The only suggestion I have is to ignore everything you read on Facebook and Twitter. As with any movie you need to try to go in with open eyes and open expectations. I know that’s hard to do with so much toxicity from myopic fans and critics. Also, as with any Star Wars film, I think this movie falls under the “critic proof” classification. It wasn’t made to win an academy award. It [… Click to Continue …]