There’s an old saying in Hollywood that the only thing the public wants to see is the same story on a larger scale. For some, the characters and the story have little importance. It’s about the excitement. The value of production. The twist. The action. The crash, and the explosion.
Of all the movies I was looking forward to in 2016, “The Light Between Oceans” was at the top of my list. Not the tippy top, but up there with “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” and “The Nice Guys,” which is why this good movie was still a bit of a disappointment.
Stranger Things” is a love letter to all of the fantastic sci-fi movies that I grew up watching. It’s equal parts “Goonies,” “ET” and Stephen King that make for one of the best sci-fi/horror series out there.
After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, representatives announced the nominees for 89th Academy Awards Tuesday morning, thousands of movie buffs and industry workers from across the world got on their phones and computers to check out the list.
For those like my father who constantly complain about the lack of decent movies that are suitable for audiences of all ages while still being thoughtful and entertaining, "La La Land" is your kind of movie.