The Big Year (2011)

The Big Year (2011) – In his retirement, my father has collected hobbies. One of the more recent ones is bird-watching, or rather “birding” as it is apparently called by those in the know. I like birds and will take a moment to look at them if I’m in the vicinity, but I never quite … Continue reading

Winnie the Pooh (2011)

Winnie the Pooh (2011) – Man oh man, this movie just made me happy. When I was a little kid I used to love watching The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh every Saturday morning. I love that as the head of Disney’s animation department, John Lasseter is trying to bring back traditional 2D animation. … Continue reading

Life of Brian (1979)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979) — From the Shirley Bassey-esque opening credits song to the crucifixion sing-along at the end, there really is a whole lot to love about this movie.  I know it encountered a lot of protests when it first came out but watching it, there really isn’t anything offensive about Christianity, … Continue reading

And Now For Something Completely Different (1971)

And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) — The very nature of the film defies the traditional idea of film criticism in any conventional sense so all I can really say in the way of a review is that I laughed my ass off.