People have said that if you really want to act in movies you need to live in Los Angeles because that’s where movies are filmed. Although some other states like Georgia and New Mexico are […]
Category: Cinematic Ramblings
from the big screen to the small screen
Recently, I saw something that I never thought I’d see. It was the teaser trailer for “FUBAR” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger which is coming this summer. I reason that I never thought I’d see it is because […]
academy award predictions, saidi style
Now that all the other awards have been handed out and the voting has ended for this weekend’s Academy Awards, the only thing left to do is to join the hundreds of others that are […]
gREAT mOVIES yOU mIGHT hAVE mISSED fROM a-z, pART four
It’s been a couple months since my last list of recommended “Movies You May Have Missed That Start With…” because it took a pretty long time for me to find a movie that starts with […]
should roman polanski be in jail?
In 1977, acclaimed director Roman Polanski was arrested for drugging, sexually assaulting, and raping 13-year-old Samantha Gailey. At first, he plead not guilty to all charges. Then a plea bargain was arranged where 5 of […]
is it time for the academy to update their rules?
Andrea Riseborough is an up-and-coming actress. She has already worked with several prominent directors including Mike Leigh (“Happy-Go-Lucky), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”), and David O Russell (“Amsterdam”), and prominent actors including […]
is it time to ban guns from movie sets?
I was a huge fan of actor Brandon Lee. Although he was the sidekick in the movie “Showdown in Little Tokyo” (1991), I thought he stole the whole movie. It seemed like others did too […]
why are the golden globes still around?
A few days ago, the “Golden Globe” awards returned to network television to a resounding whimper. It was one of the lowest ratings ever for the show. Some nominees and winners didn’t show up and […]
Does the box office predict awards?
Don’t confuse a successful box office movie with an award-winning movie. It seems like some people are thinking that a movie that made a lot of money at the box office in 2022 is the […]
best movies to watch on new year’s eve
If you end up not going out this New Year’s Eve, you probably won’t be interested in watching the usual romantic kiss at midnight movies. So, here are my top 5 non-romantic New Year’s Eve […]
merry christmas and a happy new movie list
A List of My Favorite Christmas Movies It seems like every December a very similar list of “best holiday movies” comes out. Some lists try to add new movies like this years “The Guardians of […]
is die hard a christmas movie?
There are a lot of debates that may never be resolved because they’re based on people’s perceptions or opinions. Is “gif” pronounced with a g like “gift” or with a j like “jiffy”? Should toilet […]
Franchise Films: Would You Like A Sequel With That?
It looks like it’s official. Sequels are taking over the box office. For the first time ever (as far as I know), the top 9 movies of the domestic box office in 2022 are sequels […]
Great Movies You Might have Missed From A-Z, Part three
Continuing my list of recommended movies you may have missed that starts with the letter…” This time it’s the letter K thru O. I nicknamed this group the “night movies”. K: There really isn’t a lot […]
‘Tis the Season to Get To Work!
Do movie theaters need to be open on holidays?? It’s Thanksgiving time so once again there are stories about the employees at retail stores complaining that they work on Thanksgiving Day. Every year, those stories […]
Turkey Day Round-Up! Best-Of Holiday Movies
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is it’s one of the only holidays where you don’t have to buy a gift for people – unless you consider buying some food for Thanksgiving dinner a […]
A Michael J. Fox Film Festival
I’ve been seeing Michael J Fox in the news recently and it got me thinking about my favorite Michael J Fox movies. The second thing I think of – after the “Back to the Future” […]
Much ado about Movie Trailers
Everyone is crazy about “trailers” Recently, I’ve been hearing rumors that a preview for the still untitled “Indiana Jones 5” movie – scheduled to be released June 2023 – will be released soon. This rumor […]
Great Movies You Might Have Missed From A-Z, Part Two
Continuing my list of recommended movies you may have missed that starts with the letter…” This time it’s the letter F thru J. F: There are a lot of great movies that start with the letter […]
Hollywood Advertising, I Mean, Awards Season
Every year it seems to start earlier and earlier. This year, Halloween was just a week ago and we are barely into November, but it’s already started. I’ve started seeing the advertisements, commercials, and articles. […]
Are Movie Theaters Dying?
I have always said there is no way that movie theaters will ever go away due to one simple reason: Money. The only way for a movie to make up to $357 million in 3 […]
‘Tis the Season For Scares!
Every Halloween season the lists of the scariest movies come out. So, I thought I’d add a list of the movies that scared me. I want to preface this with two things. The first is […]
Great Movies You Might Have Missed From A-Z, Part One
When you search for the “best movie that starts with letter…” a lot of lists have similar names at the top. The following movies aren’t on many lists except for mine. A thru E. A: If […]
Lights, Camera, Annoying! LiFe in Los Angeles
When people talk about the worst things about Los Angeles, they often mention earthquakes, traffic, smog, the seasons don’t change, etc. Most people don’t mention one of the things I personally hate the most – […]
Singers that Became Actors
There seems to be a current trend of singers getting into acting such as Lady Gaga (“A Star is Born” (2018), “Joker: Folie à Deux” coming in 2024), Harry Styles (“Don’t Worry Darling”, “My Policeman”), […]