August: Sunshine

Danny Boyle’s 2007 film Sunshine seemed to kick off a new sub-genre of reality based space movies. It wasn’t the most successful movie of 2007, especially in the US, Boyle’s reputation from Trainspotting and 28 Days Later was more celebrated in the UK and his imprint on American audiences was more in a cult capacity at the time. The movie cost $40 million to make, earned just over $3.6 million in the US and $28.3 million internationally. It didn't make much of an impact in theaters at the time, but for me it kicked off an excitement for space movies. Sunshine is the story of a spaceship crew tasked to reignite the sun with an atomic bomb the size of Manhattan Island. The crew comes at odds w

Catching Up With 2017

Last year was a great year for movies and it took me into July of 2018 to finally catch up with everything I was curious to see. It's hard to contain this list to 20 or 25 entries so I'm going a little nuts and listing my top 30 of the 82 movies I saw that were released in 2017. 1. Thor: Ragnarok For me, this is a perfect movie. Taika Waititi has directed some of my absolute most favorite movies of the last few years including What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople as he has established himself as an uproarious comedic voice. Ragnarok isn't just funny, doesn't just establish itself as a great episode in the MCU, but it is a visual and special effects feast, and imaginative s

161st and Jersey Part 1: The Yankees (gulp) Are Good Enough

This is part one of a two part miniseries in the Hall of Good Enough about the Red Sox and Yankees. The name 161st and Jersey comes from the addresses of Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park creating a cross street for the fans of the two teams. I grew up half way between Boston and New York and a Yankee fan co-worker, Tom Parkman, came up with the cross street name for an idea for a bar. I have to admit that I might be a little pissed at him for making me appreciate so many Yankees players through the research for this post after I've invested a few decades as a Red Sox fan. I tried to find players from the most prominent eras of Yankee history that haven't made it to the Hall of Fame yet: the 19

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