Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

American Vampire

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Last night we watched American Vampire. Mid-90s film involving beaches, vampires, and a darn, bloody ghoul. Released in 1997, it is a bit of a cult classic, especially with fans of the Beach movies from the mid-60s that starred Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, it's actually a pretty good film. The ...

Review – The Last Jedi

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Spoilers abound Okay, I admit it, I am a bit disappointed with The Last Jedi. Question - am I the only person around who thought they were watching a bad remake of The Empire Strikes Back? The parallels between the two films are numerous. Seriously, the Empire has found the Rebel ...

Review – The Greatest Showman

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

I took the family to see The Greatest Showman over New Year's weekend. To start off with, we all enjoyed the film very much. This is the story, fairly well fictionalized (Barnum was not orphaned, whereas is partner, Baily, was orphaned), done for artistic reasons, of P. T. Barnum and ...

Fury, One of the Best WW2 Films in a Long Time

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Last night I went to see the movie Fury with a couple of my friends (Mike and Linda). Fury is the latest film starring Brad Pitt, set in the last days of World War 2. It is the story of a tank crew of a M4E8 Sherman tank, and their ...

Gilligan’s Island Season 1 DVD

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

One of the great things about parenthood is introducing a new generation to the things I loved as a kid, and in many cases, I still love these same things. Gilligan's Island is one of these things, and we recently finished watching season 1 of Gilligan's Island. Without a doubt, Gilligan's ...

The Movie THEM!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Recently on one of the very few groups on Facebook that I participate in, there was a discussion about the movie THEM!, mostly because a very young Leonard Nimoy had a small, uncredited role in the film. I remember watching this film a couple of times as a kid and ...

Review: Soylent Green

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Soylent Green is a long time favorite film of mine, and am glad I had the opportunity to watch it again over the weekend. Based loosely, and I do mean loosely, on the 1966 harry Harrison novel, Make Room, Make Room, we are introduced to a dystopian society where there ...

The Right Stuff Blu-Ray

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Recently we celebrated the 66th anniversary of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier. I was surprised to learn that my wife had never seen the movie The Right Stuff. And I was delighted to learn that there was a new 30th Anniversary (for the movie) Blu-Ray edition out. I am ...

Review – The Ghost in the INvisible Bikini

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

My daughter had requested we watch The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. Sadly, I don’t have this in our video collection, but, as luck would have it, Amazon Prime did have it for streaming video, and there was much rejoicing. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini is a departure from ...

Review: How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

One of the joys of parenthood is introducing your children to the things you loved growing up, and hoping they love them too. So it was the past Saturday night when, after dinner of too many burgers with a couple of friends, we decided to watch a movie to let ...

Review: The Avengers

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Well, I finally got around to seeing Marvel’s The Avengers. I am, unfortunately, sadly disappointed by it. If you love violence, destruction, special effects, and little character development and story, then this is a film for you. If you prefer something with a little more substance to it, then wait ...

Review: Brave

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Having a six year old daughter means being able to go to see animated movies and not feeling out of place. This time we went to see Pixar’s latest film, Brave. It’s hard to pick apart a Pixar film, as each entry seems to get better and better. Brave is ...

Review: Red Tails

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

I went to see Red Tails over the weekend. First off, let me make a couple of things clear: Red Tails is not, nor was it meant to be, a historically accurate portrayal of the 332nd Fighter Group and the Tuskegee Airmen. Lucas makes this clear during the opening with ...

Captain America in Review

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I finally had an opportunity to see Captain America recently. For those of you who haven’t seen it, get out there and do so while you still can. It is best on the big screen, and don’t forget to stay through the credits for the “Easter Egg” scene at the ...

Battle: Los Angeles Rocks!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

I went to see Battle: Los Angeles last night. I had heard very little of the film, in fact I had only recently heard about for the first time. Yesterday I ran across a review of the film by John Nolte over on Big Hollywood and decided that I really ...

True Grit

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Yesterday I committed sacrilege. I went to see the Coen brothers remake of True Grit, one of John Wayne’s most famous films. A lot of people have already tackled the topic of whether or not it is a good idea to remake a classic, so I think I will skip ...

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Friday, December 31st, 2010

It's been awhile since I had last seen The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and I was able to steal away the time to do so this week. This has always been one of my favorite John Wayne films, and for good reason. Shot in black and white, for a ...

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

On Saturday we (Me and the family) went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This is the third movie in the series. It was also a merry adventure getting to and home from the theater as Snowpocalypse Now! was ragging through Minnesota. First off, I would ...

The Expendables

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The other night I attended a private screening of The Expendables. Yes, I am a little late getting to the dance for this Box Office smash from Sylvester Stallone, but better late than never. Oh, and by private screening, I mean that I was the only one there. Not surprising ...

Bug Buster

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Normally I wouldn't do a review of a movie that came out 10 years ago, but, sometimes, there has to be exceptions. And this is one of them. You see, there is a back story to this film review. While cleaning out the downstairs office I ran across a movie script ...