Did You See That One?

Jimmy Stewart: Next Time We Love (1936)


Made in 1936, this is a classic story of love which pairs Jimmy Stewart alongside Margaret Sullavan as Christopher and Cicely. As a young couple their life together is tested when he is assigned to work overseas and she finds fame on the stage. Despite diving into marriage, the couple find that they’ve got aspirations on opposite sides of the globe which create an emotional rollercoaster.

Jimmy Stewart: An American Film Legend


From 1934 to 1991, James Maitland Stewart stood out as one of the most popular and prolific actors of his time. Known by many as George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart was so much more than that singular, iconic role.

The Crow


In 1994 I was sucked into the myth and mystique of The Crow. The rumors circulated about the accidental death of Brandon Lee and morbid curiosity led my friends and I to see this film on opening night. What we saw was an amazing film which was way ahead of its time in both style and story

What’s coming in the winter film season…. (Part I)


In the remaining days of 2011 there are a large number of films coming to theaters. Some of these films seem destined for greatness while the rest seem destined for a quick weekend at the box office before they find their way to the store shelves. In between there are a lot of films that I expect will do well and leave people happy that they spent their time and money to watch them. Here are some of those films yet to be released in 2011.

Ken Burns: The War


When Ken Burns puts his name on something it means that tireless research was involved. This effort was put into The War in a way never before seen in documentary film-making. It’s an unimaginable task to summarize the events of World War II but Burns took up the task and produced the definitive series on the effects of the war on the people of the United States.

The Switch


From Arrested Development to The Kingdom Jason Bateman has proven to be pretty versatile. Now comes The Switch starring Bateman opposite Jennifer Aniston in this comedy with a hint of romance. The movie was released in the summer of 2010 to mixed reviews and only recently did I get around to watching it. In the end I was pleasantly surprised.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence


This is a film that caught me by surprise. The nature of human beings and the long-term results of actions taken are both investigated throughout the movie. Bowie does a wonderful job playing a man ruined but looking for salvation. Tom Conti is amazing as Mr. Lawrence. His emotional portrayal of a man who is isolated from everyone around him is perfect.