The Film Side of the Force: Tis the season of TURKEY

Oh November! You are stuck in between October and December. Everyone is either packing up there Halloween costumes or sucking down their eggnog lattes. But don’t fret because I’m here to give you my top five favorite Thanksgiving films to watch with the family!

1) Places, Trains, and Automobiles

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious shower ring salesman as his only companion.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is an absolutely wonderful movie. Yes, it is regarded as a comedy, but I think of it as more of a drama. This film deals with so many aspects of what it means to be human, especially the whole concept of friendship. The jokes don’t get old. This is probably my favorite comedy of all time. Hughes takes the traveling nightmare genre to a whole new level, and the screenplay alone is a triumph. Continue reading

The Film Side of the Force : I’ll Have Eggs and Benedict Cumberbatch With That

You may have heard of him. He is undoubtedly sexy. He may not sing like Bruno Mars or have looks like Brad Pitt, but he has a classy demeanor and an accent to die for. He is Benedict Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch was born on July 19, 1976 in Hammersmith, a borough of London, England. He stole the audience’s attention in his role as Khan in Star Trek: Out into Darkness and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as Peter Gilman— but have you heard of his other films? Benedict is an exceptional master of drama and these films reflect this. Continue reading