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Alien: Covenant Review and Analysis

Alien: Covenant Review and Analysis


Alien: Covenant – The road to hell is paved with poor decisions. As a massive Alien fan (and to an almost imperceptible lesser degree, an Aliens fan) I’m always excited […]

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Retro Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)


Mainstream moviegoers will find the entertainment in Bram Stoker’s Dracula but might be off put or lost in the dark love and blood themes throughout. It leans the genre back in the direction …

Shadow of the Vampire

Retro Review: Shadow of the Vampire (2000)


This is an independent film. It’s not for everyone, nor will it be a major hit. But I do feel that Shadow of the Vampire will become a cult classic in …

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.

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