The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Retro Review: The Lost World: Jurassic Park

I dug this old review up because I recently watched Jurassic World on Blu-ray. One thought that kept crossing my mind was “Don’t these people ever learn!!!” It goes all the way back to The Lost World when humans first re-opened Pandora’s genetic box and tried to control natural mutation. [Original publication: Nov 29, 2000]

Jurassic Park

Retro Review: Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park does have it’s plot holes and can strain credibility at times. Pfffft, who am I kidding?! Jurassic Park is an amazing, groundbreaking adventure film filled with…

Retro Review: Red Planet (2000)

Retro Review: Red Planet (2000)

In Red Planet a team of astronauts makes the first manned expedition to the Mars and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities.

Retro Review: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

I was, of course, disappointed by Book of Shadows. I knew that this film would be different from the original. The original was groundbreaking because it was able to scare us without any blood or cheap camera tricks.

Blade Runner (1982)

Retro Review: Blade Runner (1982)

The visually lush Blade Runner explores and asks the question: What makes us human? It repeatedly strides right up to that reflection in the dystopian rain puddle . . . but never steps in it.

Movie Review: Space Cowboys (2000)

Movie Review: Space Cowboys (2000)

Who would have thought that one of summer’s best flicks would be about a bunch of geezers in space? Sure, this isn’t Eastwood’s best. Unforgiven and In the Line of Fire were better, but it’s still one of Eastwood’s better films.

Movie Review: X-Men (2000)

Movie Review: X-Men (2000)

To be honest, I enjoyed this movie just as much as Gladiator, and that’s saying a lot. Excellent plot, believable characterizations, witty dialogue, outstanding acting, and amazing special effects earn X-Men a high rating …

The Green Mile

Retro Review: The Green Mile (1999)

This is a fantasy movie, remember that. Don’t go into The Green Mile looking for a fast-paced racetrack of a movie. It’s more a drive down a lovely country road, deliberately paced …

Retro Review: Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Conan has been a fantasy staple for nearly 80 years, and this movie could have been the start of a great movie franchise, but someone screwed up when making the sequel and reboot. This version of Conan is definitely one of the better fantasy flicks out there.

Movie Review: Gladiator (2000)

Movie Review: Gladiator (2000)

Get that adrenaline pumping and prepare to transport yourself to ancient Rome to witness the brutal fights and strategic battles that made the city and empire famous.

Mission to Mars (2000)

Retro Review: Mission to Mars (2000)

Mission to Mars is a film worth renting for science fiction fans to either enjoy or mock . . . depending on your tastes. And for some of us it’s okay to do both.