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 …

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

The new Rogue One trailer has arrived . . . and it looks epic!  Only 4 more months until the official release in theaters worldwide. Enjoy! Words © 2016-2020, Neal […]

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 Legend of Drunken Master

Retro Review: The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

If you like Jackie Chan and can’t get enough of that awe-inspiring action, you will love the The Legend of Drunken Master. If not, I suggest you go anyway just to witness the unusual “Drunken Boxing” fighting style. It’s a refreshing break from traditional martial arts films.

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.

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 …

Aliens

Retro Review: Aliens (1986)

Aliens is an instant classic, rife with memorable scenes, heat pounding action, and quotable one liners. It transformed the stalking and sinister xenomorph into a Colonial Marine slaying monster. If you don’t own it, …

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.

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