Welcome to BlogHub: the Best in Veteran and Emerging Classic Movie Blogs
You can rate and share your favorite classic movie posts here.
234567891011

Happy October!

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Oct 1, 2016

For the past few Octobers I have enjoyed binging on horror movies and writing new reviews here at The Best Picture Project.  However, this year my October is going to be very different.  My husband and I are having our first real family vacation with our 2 year old son at Disney World!  And just read more

Kubo and the Two Strings

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Sep 14, 2016

Great filmmakers and true film lovers are fierce advocates for sharing stories.  There is real power and legacy in storytelling, whether we reminisce about loved ones over dinner.  Or we read our old favorite picture books to children.  And of course we tell everyone we can to go see this movie or read more

Taking a Toddler to the Movie Theater

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Aug 15, 2016

Accurate depiction of toddlers after midnight. This summer I have enjoyed taking my son to the local movie theaters to see cheap kids movies they play on weekend mornings.  It sounded like paradise at first; sit in a comfy air conditioned theater with my 2 year old as we share popcorn and enjoy some read more

Zootopia

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jul 29, 2016

Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) is a young, optimistic rabbit who dreamed her whole life of being a police officer.  She’s the daughter of a carrot farmer from her little country town and plans to move to Zootopia, where anyone can be anything.  But there are big obstacles for this little read more

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jul 21, 2016

When I first heard that there was going to be a film based on Disney World’s classic ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, teenage me had some doubts.  What kind of silly story could be told based on animatronic pirates who plunder, pillage, auction off women and sing?  But under the direction of Gore read more

Finding Dory

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jul 1, 2016

For the past thirteen years Dory (voiced by the wonderful Ellen DeGeneres) has been the world favorite forgetful fish.  Between speaking whale, befriending sharks and forgetting the whole thing, she stole the show in Finding Nemo.  And let’s face it, Marlin wouldn’t have gotten far without her. read more

Tarzan

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jun 24, 2016

Many of Disney’s films feature anthropomorphic animals.  In most we are either completely in an animal world (The Lion King) or a in human’s world with animals who band together (101 Dalmatians, The Aristocats).  While The Jungle Book comes close, 1999’s Tarzan beautifully bridges the human read more

Sleeping Beauty

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jun 17, 2016

In 1959, after nearly ten years in production and Disneyland’s castle named in its honor, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty was finally released.  It was the first film animated in 70mm and a true feat of artistic achievement.  To this day, many consider it to be the visual high point of animation in the read more

The Good Dinosaur

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jun 10, 2016

In The Good Dinosaur, the minds at Pixar have imagined a world where the meteor that killed the dinosaurs has missed Earth.  The result, a few million years later, are more evolved dinosaurs.  They farm the land, are ranchers, or sometimes just scavengers.  And the humans that have come along the read more

Hercules

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jun 3, 2016

When my mom took us kids to see Hercules in the summer of ‘97, I had already picked up a few mythology books and was well versed in the story of Hercules. I let out a few early eye rolls, especially at Hera being portrayed as Herc’s loving mother, but it didn’t take the film long to win me read more

Summer of Disney

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on May 30, 2016

Grab your mouse ears and stock up on pixie dust, because The Best Picture Project is going to dive into some Disney films!  Over the summer I’ll post my reviews of classic and new Disney (and Pixar) films. I’ve been putting off a lot of these classic and modern Disney films for years and now seems read more

The Story of Louis Pasteur

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Apr 7, 2016

In our modern world, it can be baffling the way people used to think about modern medicine.  Over and over in The Story of Louis Pasteur we hear doctors and scientists scoff and laugh at Pasteur’s ideas.  Washing your hands after treating a sick patient?  Silly!  Boiling your surgical tools between read more

Oscar Predictions 2015

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 25, 2016

Oscar Sunday is almost here!  Which means we are all making our guesses and predictions on what films will go down in history as Oscar winners.  Personally, I think this year has been a bit bland, but let’s have fun with it anyway. First off, let’s have some fun and pretend this is before 2010 read more

Bridge of Spies

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 18, 2016

Steven Spielberg’s newest film, Bridge of Spies, lands us in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the tense Cold War.  When Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) is arrested for supposedly being a Soviet spy, Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) takes the case to defend him.  Donovan quickly realizes the read more

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 15, 2016

To say I enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road is an understatement.  I was thrilled, enthralled, mesmerized and by the end, freakin’ pumped up!  This film is an intense, fun and sprawling modern epic that lands us in a crazy, yet surprisingly beautiful post apocalyptic world.  Usually, I like most best pictu read more

Brooklyn

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 11, 2016

Much like Brooklyn’s main character, Eilis, this film is fairly quiet, sad at times, but so naturally charming, beautiful and elegant.  Unfortunately, I doubt many movie-goers put Brooklyn on their must-see lists.  It’s a very level headed film from the UK, it isn’t flashy or pandering to Hollywood’ read more

The Revenant

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 8, 2016

The other night, a storm rolled through.  There are a few trees in my yard I always worry about falling over.  With the wind gusting and the rain pouring down, theses trees were shaking every which way.  But then I remembered a line in The Revenant.  “When there is a storm. And you stand in front read more

The Big Short

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 4, 2016

Let me first say that I know next to nothing about big banking terms or the housing market and unless that knowledge impacts a major life decision, I don’t care to learn much about it.  The filmmakers behind The Big Short realize that many people feel as I do, and they work with it.  They take what read more

Room

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Feb 1, 2016

Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, Room is the story of a young woman and her son.  The young woman, Joy, or Ma (Brie Larson), was kidnapped when she was seventeen.  Her captor, she only knows as Old Nick (Sean Bridgers), locked her in a shed in his backyard.  After two years trapped there, she read more

Ex Machina

The Best Picture Project Posted by Alyson on Jan 28, 2016

In Ex Machina, it is too simple to ask ourselves if a man is falling in love with a robot, though she is a remarkable and beautiful work of machinery.  However, does the fact that Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is a human, flawed, heterosexual male cloud his judgement when Ava (Alicia Vikander) confides read more
234567891011