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Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

Review: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

There’s little doubt that Kim Stanley Robinson crafted Aurora to be a cautionary tale about the tremendous risks involved with space travel and the settling of alien planets. The takeaway seems to be that humans are …

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 …

Primordia Review

Review: Primordia

I spent (and still spend) a lot of time immersed in books and storytelling during the late 1980s and early 1990s, so I naturally migrated to the burgeoning genre of adventure […]

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.

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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