Ranking the ‘Jurassic’ Movies

The latest entry in the “Jurassic” series is out, meaning another trilogy in the franchise is complete.

All of the films have been commercially successful, raking in cash at theaters. However, when it comes to quality, it varies.

Having watched the sixth installment, it’s a good time to rank all six films, from worst to best.

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Great (fictional) coaches in sports movies

The NCAA Final Four and Frozen Four both take place in the next week.

Then, the NBA and NHL playoffs are right around the corner. As is the NFL Draft, with the Super Bowl in the rear view. Simply put, there are a lot of sports events taking place this time of year.

With that in mind, I decided to take a look at some of the best fictional coaches featured in sports movies. I mean completely fictional, too, so no made up coaches for films inspired by true stories.

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A collection of caped crusader cars: Ranking the Batmobiles

The Batmobile has been through a lot of changes in just over three decades

From modified cars to full on armored vehicles for war, Batman’s main mode of transportation through the years has been a diverse mix. The latest Batmobile was featured in the new 2022 film, “The Batman.”

With a new car added to the mix, it seemed like a good opportunity to rank the Batmobiles I’ve seen in movies. Here’s my ranking from worst to best.

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Top 10 Movies of 2021

After playing some catch-up in the month of January, I now, finally, feel comfortable to rank the best that 2021 had to offer.

It was definitely good to get back to the theaters more often in the last year, and I’m happy to say that six of my top 10 were seen the big screen.  The variety in 2021 was enjoyable, too, with a great mix of dramas, period pieces and more.

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Ten Worst Movies of 2021

It felt really great to get back to the movie theaters in 2021, after having been away for most of 2020 because of the pandemic.

Like always, though, there were a good deal of bad movies in 2021, too. They weren’t confined to the theaters, either.

Here were my lowest rated movies from the last year.

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Ranking the Craig’s Bond Films from Worst to Best

Daniel Craig’s stint as James Bond has come to a close with the film “No Time to Die.” With his era now in the rearview, it gives an opportunity to take a look at Craig’s five Bond films and see where they rank.

Overall, Craig’s run as Bond was a pretty damn good one, even if there were some films that fell short in quality. Here’s how I place the Craig era Bond flicks, from worst to best.

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Seven non-scary films to enjoy during fall

Autumn has officially started and horror movie season is approaching with Halloween on the horizon.

With that said, not all films watched during the fall months have to be scary. There are plenty out there from other genres that are great to watch in September, October and November, and I’ve included some of my favorites here.

Just as a note, one of my favorite parts of fall is the sport of football being played. However, I didn’t want to get this list too bogged down and have it become a sports movie column. I did write a piece about good college football films, though, which you can read here.

With that said, here’s the list.
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Eight Great Black Widow Moments

In the last decade, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, has appeared in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films. After her career as a spy, she joined the superhero team the Avengers and was integral in several battles during the Infinity conflicts.

There have been a lot of superb spy moments in the Marvel movies, but these eight are my favorite. I’m of course going with eight because of spiders having eight legs. Seemed appropriate.

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16 Superb Summer-Related Flicks

After a rather chilly May, a heat wave has been hitting Minnesota in the month of June.

It has been hot here. Maybe not reaching the temperatures that our neighbors in the southern states experience, but up north, anything above 80F feels like a scorcher. 

The warm weather certainly makes it feel truly like summer, though, and plenty of fine films have been set during the hottest season. This is a list including some of my favorite movies set between spring and fall.

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Top 10 Best Movies of 2020

The coronavirus pandemic delayed many things, including the release of several movies. Subsequently, my Top 10 list was also pushed way back to March.

This list does include a couple movies that were released in the last few weeks. However, like award organizations, I’m making an exception because of the pandemic. Plus, it’s not my fault that it took forever for “The Father” to come out.

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