Category: Film

Retro Review: The Mummy Returns (2001)


The Mummy Returns just didn’t do it for me. I wanted more; I wanted something different; I wanted something original. Instead, I got the exact same thing as the first film, but …

The Blair Witch Project

Retro Review: The Blair Witch Project (1999)


Somewhat tense and engrossing: yes. Unique and genre-breaking: yes. Scary: ummm…No. Making the creators rich: yup. Definitely worth checking out, but the casual movie goer will probably ask themselves: “I paid …

Hollow Man

Retro Review: Hollow Man (2000)


Want to see great special effects? Fine, watch Hollow Man. Wanna be entertained? Then stay away. The film does have its moments, but I found myself waiting for the credits to come …

Goodfellas

Retro Review: Goodfellas (1990)


“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Just don’t watch the television edited version of Goodfellas. There’s no point.

The Decline of Popcorn Movies

The Decline of Popcorn Movies Part II


The text below the break is part one of an opinion piece originally published on June 5th, 2000. Here are some updated thoughts:  Some of the words ring very true in […]

The Decline of Popcorn Movies

The Decline of Popcorn Movies Part I


As a public service to fellow movie fans, I offer you the following group of warning signs that point to a modern ‘popcorn’ movie. Does having one or two of them mean the movie you rented or went to see is south of cheese? Not necessarily, but having more than three should raise immediate suspicion.

Top 10 Favorite War Films


Roughly each day I will post the next installment until #1 is reached. For those impatient souls out there, I have included a list with direct links to each movie. [Original publication: May 25, 1999]

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan (1998)


If you’re a fan of the genre, or history in general, you have no excuses not to see this movie making triumph. A sobering and moving experience to say the least, with images that will probably stick with you the rest of your life.

The Great Escape

The Great Escape (1963)


The Great Escape stands out as one of the coolest and most fun WW II movies to ever come out of Hollywood. A true classic!! Heck with the AFI, it’s #2 on my list! [Original publication: June 5, 1999]

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Apocalypse Now (1979)


The opening scene showing virgin palm tree groves being torched by napalm as The Doors’ song The End lilts away in the background, is truly haunting and sets the mood for the entire experience. [Original publication: June 3, 1999]

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Patton (1970)


Patton is listed as #89 on the American Film Institute’s top 100 movies. I think it should be much higher than this, it’s ranked behind Tootsie . . . TOOTSIE! [Original publication: June 3, 1999]

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai


The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WW II masterpiece based on Pierre Boulle’s novel of the same name, garnering eight Academy Awards nominations and winning seven. [Original publication: June 2, 1999]

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