Varsity Blues (1999)

Sports movies have had a mixed reception amongst film critics. This type of genre can prove either good or bad movies. And 1999’s “Varsity Blues” is an example of a bad sports movie. Mainly downplaying the game of American football. The film has a good, strong cast, but is easily tampered by a cliched story. […]

Thor (2011)

Comic book movies are becoming the norm these days, with examples like “The Dark Knight” and “Iron Man 2”. And this year’s “Thor” is no exception to the comic book movie. The movie is an exciting action film filled with wonderful set pieces that leave the viewer entertained. Although the writing does suffer a bit […]

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

The 1970s were a time of radical change. From the Vietnam War to having three U.S. Presidents, the decade was full of turmoil. But the biggest change that came out of this decade was from the film industry. And 2003’s “A Decade Under the Influence” is a documentary that shows what kinds of movies came […]

Rio

Blue Sky Studios has always made some leaps in the field of animation with their movies. With the “Ice Age” franchise, we took a look at how world was like thousands of years ago. And with “Robots” and “Horton Hears a Who”, we saw fantasy and science fiction collide. But with their recent film “Rio”, […]

High Society (1956)

In 1940, Hollywood made a movie called “The Philadelphia Story” that was a romantic comedy and became a huge success. Nearly 16 years later in 1956, Hollywood remade “The Philadelphia Story” as a musical entitled “High Society”. What we get here is a remarkable with some catchy songs, and a fun experience. With a cast […]

Rango (2011)

These past couple of years, Hollywood has made movies that are appropriate for adults that would seem suitable for children. This has mainly occurred with the horror genre in films like “Monster House” and “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”. Now, they are going after the western genre with the animated film “Rango”. […]

Hawaii (1966)

I have seen numerous movies in my entire lifetime and whether they are good or bad, the movies that I have watched always include some entertaining value. But with 1966’s “Hawaii” I get a movie that really bored me out of my skull. Based off the novel of the same name by James A. Michener, […]

UHF (1989)

In 1983, the comedian known as “Weird Al” Yankovic released a music record that contained parodies of popular songs. For example, the song ‘I Love Rocky Road’ is a parody of the song ‘I Love Rock’N’Roll’. He then released more albums containing more parodies as well as making music videos to go along with the […]

Gulliver’s Travels (1939)

In 1937, Walt Disney released “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” creating the first animated feature film in cinematic history. And with this movie there were hundreds of animated films to follow in its footsteps. One of the next animated movies to follow “Snow White” was 1939’s “Gulliver’s Travels” made by Max and Dave Fleischer. […]

The Great Race (1965)

This is a very enjoyable comedy. With 1965’s “The Great Race”, we get an excellent romp that spans across the entire globe that makes use of its humor to a great extent. In the film, we have stars like Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, and Jack Lemmon that shows comedy hasn’t aged a bit. And even […]

Borat (2006)

This is easily considered a comedy classic. Sacha Baron Cohen created the character of Borat Sagdiyev, a journalist from Kazakhstan, on the cult HBO sketch-comedy TV series Da Ali G Show. In 2006, Cohen brought the character to the big screen in “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” And […]

The Court Jester (1956)

This movie is a comedy classic. And by this I mean the entire humor that’s presented in the film is timeless. With 1956’s “The Court Jester”, we get a fantastic tale that spoofs the adventure genre that’s definitely for a more mature crowd. And for good reason, Danny Kaye, the star of this production, really […]

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

This is a great drama adapted from a powerful stage play. With 1958’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, we get adult drama at its finest. We have stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives giving some of the best performances ever put on film. Even though the movie strays a little bit […]

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

There’s a reason why epics are so powerful when viewed in their entirety. And 1915’s “The Birth of a Nation” directed by D. W. Griffith is a clear definition of the word epic. Now, when the movie was first released, it sparked a great deal of controversy due to its depiction of black slaves and […]

Tron Legacy (2010)

In 1982, Walt Disney Pictures released a movie called “Tron”. It was a revolution in film history as it was the first motion picture to incorporate computer graphics. And even though the movie flopped upon release, it has gained a cult status and many of the fans have wanted a sequel. With “Tron Legacy”, we […]

The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

This is a really bad movie. With 1965’s “The Beach Girls and the Monster” you get a mess of a film that has your typical B-movie formula. Terrible acting, horrible music, and awful production values is certified bad entertainment. The film tries to present itself as one of those beach/horror movies that were popular in […]

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

This is why classics are made, so that they can be enjoyed for years to come. With 1930’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” we get a look at one of the greatest war films of all time. It brilliantly showcases war from the mind of a youth, and it keeps getting better with each […]

An Affair to Remember

I’m probably among many to say this: I just don’t care for romance movies. Such is the case with 1957’s “An Affair to Remember”, a movie that gets off to a good start, but by the end becomes a disappointment. Now, this film is mostly recognized for Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr’s relationship on screen, […]