Tag: film

Doctor Strange

17 Through ’17: Doctor Strange

Here’s our list of 17 not to be missed movies to see starting next month and through the end to 2017.  Each day we will bring you the next on […]

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 […]

Retro Review: Dungeons & Dragons

The look on their faces is exactly how I felt while watching Dungeons & Dragons back in 2000. Part of me was smirking in disgust, another part of me was screaming in frustration. [Original publication: Dec 8, 2000]

Retro Review: Seven Samurai

Here’s another non-science fiction offering re-posted from my deep and dusty archives. I often strip irrelevant bits and pieces out of old DVD when I post them. In this case I decided to leave the entire review intact, for the main reason that I was reviewing a very expensive Criterion Collection edition of Seven Samurai. [Original publication: Mar 5, 2000]

2001: A Space Odyssey

Retro Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

If you’re a fan of the genre, this is required viewing. Maybe not for the sake of viewing it just to see it, but to realize what an influential piece …

Chicken Run

He Said, She Said: Chicken Run Review

Though slowly paced at times for our tastes, Chicken Run is a fun, humorous, and entertaining claymation classic for audiences of all ages. References to other film (and television) classics are …

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Retro Review: Dracula 2000

There are a few very scary moments in Dracula 2000. Overall, the film is a flaccid adaptation of the classic Dracula story. I started disliking the movie halfway through, when it seemed Lussier …

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Retro Review: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

If you think I am giving the film too much praise, go see the film for yourself. This film possesses layers upon layers of quality and skill. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is near …

Battlefield Earth

Retro Review: Battlefield Earth

The makers were trying to create a serious science fiction movie. They succeeded. Battlefield Earth is a seriously shitty science fiction movie. I suppose you could watch it as both science fiction and …

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

He Said, She Said: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

While not as bad as The Desolation of Smaug, nor as good as An Unexpected Journey, this “defining” installment falls squarely in between its two predecessors. Again, as a translation of the book comparisons can barely be made . . . The Hobbit is in there, somewhere, we think.

Retro Review: A.I. Artificial Intelligence

I really enjoyed Artificial Intelligence, and found it very deep and symbolic. I also enjoyed the moralistic/scientific paradox. Some people won’t get it, and those are the people that won’t like it. …

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