Author: Brian

Meditations on Movies: James Cameron and ‘Titanic’

    Release Date: December 19, 1997 Runtime: 194 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox / Paramount Pictures Director: James Cameron Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio; Kate Winslet; Billy Zane; Kathy Bates; Frances Fisher; Victor Garber; Gloria Stuart In the spirit of Oscar season, I thought I would revisit some previous Academy Award winners in the

Roman Holiday

    Release Date: September 2, 1953 Runtime: 118 minutes Rating: N/A Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: William Wyler Cast: Gregory Peck; Audrey Hepburn; Eddie Albert In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to go romantic. I didn’t want a weepie, nor did I want some saccharine Nicholas Sparks adaptation (“Safe Haven” – now playing). So

What are you doing for the #Oscars?? Let The 4th Reel know how you are planning on spending Oscar night!! — The 4th Reel (@The4thReel) February 13, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty*

    Release Date: January 11, 2013 Runtime: 157 minutes Rating: R Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Jessica Chastain; Jason Clarke; Kyle Chandler; Jennifer Ehle; Chris Pratt [POSSIBLE SPOILERS, I guess…] Goooooooood movie!! The search for Osama Bin Laden took a really long time. While most of the American public wasn’t aware

Silver Linings Playbook*

    Release Date: December 25, 2012 Runtime: 122 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: David O’Russell Cast: Bradley Cooper; Jennifer Lawrence; Robert DeNiro; Chris Tucker; Jacki Weaver This movie is faaaaantastic!  A romantic movie for grown-ups, teeming with brave, brilliant performances from the leads right down to the support.  I was astonished