Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets • director Chris Columbus
While the followup to The Sorcerers Stone is a vast improvement on the style and tone set up there, it’s still lacking any character or grit that is so important to make the magical world real. Having read these books, there is no doubt in my mind that there was content that Columbus became afraid of, which isn’t a diss of any form. I’ve come to realize as a writer I cannot write certain dark and violent themes that I would love to, my brain simply doesn’t go to those places - and I am sure Columbus realized the same as he removed himself from the directing chair after this film and yet stayed on as producer.
What happened down in the dungeon between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret. So, naturally, the whole school knows.Dumbledore ~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone • director Chris Colombus
Independence Day • director Roland Emmerich
On July 4th I once again played remote roulette, and of course this movie was playing - probably on more than one channel. Time does not make this movie improve…except of course if we’re talking about cheeseball factor. The best part of this movie still remains Jeff Goldblum & Will Smith whenever they share the screen.
As much as I don’t really enjoy this movie, it was wildly popular and I am still amazed that it did not spawn a huge alien invasion franchise.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture • director Robert Wise
I love Star Trek. That being said, I am so glad that Star Trek: The Motion Picture was not the final imprint Star Trek left on audiences.
Tattoo on the lower back? Might as well be a bullseye.Jeremy ~ Wedding Crashers • director David Dbkin
Ultimately, Chef is a movie that we can all relate to. It’s not a niche film about an industry a select few of us are a part of. It’s a journey of self-rediscovery. Sometimes we get the opportunity to do what we love, and that love burns out as we’re beaten down by the rigors of daily life. That’s the thing that makes this the best kitchen film ever made: it’s truthful with the hardship of being in a life where you work while the world plays. Where you serve everyone, and no one knows the grind of the day to day world of the chef.
5 Reasons Chef Is The Best Kitchen Movie We’ve Ever Seen by Steve West.
Chef • director Jon Favreau