Second Breakfast: Death, Dinosaurs, and Disaster

In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park hit theaters. I just re-watched that movie a few weeks ago, and my goodness, it has aged well. What a perfect blockbuster. I do consider it Spielberg’s best. What makes that such a good movie, though? Obviously, an engaging story, likable characters, groundbreaking special effects, and a fabulous sense…

Rooster Recap: Oscar Nominations 2015

So, about those Oscar nominations… We go through this every year, and mostly the Oscars fail to interest. This year is no different. Nothing all that interesting happens at the Oscars. Perhaps the biggest snubs were in the Best Leading Actor category, which was an admittedly tight race this year. The nominees are Michael Keaton…

Second Breakfast Gets Wild (and Crazy(?))

“True story” movies have always been popular. Three of the last four Best Picture-winners were based on true stories. Nonetheless, I feel like there have been a lot more than usual this year. We’ve got The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Foxcatcher, Selma, American Sniper, Big Eyes… uhm… Exodus (?), and the movie I’m…