Going to the well one too many times

Do too many sequels hurt a film’s franchise?  Let’s take a look at some examples, shall we? 1. The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), & Terminator: Salvation (2009) – The Terminator was a great movie as it was about a seemingly indestructible machine (T-800) who was sent from […]

127 Hours (2010)

The old saying, “Stuck between a rock and a hard place” never rang more true than the nightmare that mountain climber Aron Ralston had to endure.  Stuck within the confines of Blue John Canyon, 127 Hours stars James Franco and is directed by Danny Boyle.  The film takes place around April 25, 2003 in Utah’s […]

Tyson (2008)

Once known as “the baddest man on the planet”, the 2008 documentary film Tyson delves into the highly publicized life of one of the most controversial figures of all time, former heavyweight champion of the world, “Iron” Mike Tyson.  Directed by James Toback, the film stars Mike Tyson as it takes a look at his […]

Back to the Future 25th Anniversary

Recently, the cast of the classic 1985 film Back to the Future reunited to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  The film was so successful that it would spawn two sequels, Back to the Future Part II in 1989 and Back to the Future Part III in 1990.  In Back to the Future, Marty McFly (played by […]

Jackass 3D (2010)

Four years after Jackass Number Two comes Jackass 3D, the fourth installment of the popular MTV franchise.  The film is a comedy which stars Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, Preston Lacy, Dave England, and Ehren McGhehey; and is directed by Jeff Tremaine. The plot of Jackass 3D […]

Roger Ebert presents At the Movies

The good news is, Roger Ebert is bringing back the show At the Movies in January 2011 to the place where it all started, public access television station PBS with new co-hosts Christy Lemire and Elvis Mitchell.   The bad news is, it won’t be on KION/CBS or ReelzChannel and won’t have Roger Ebert’s former […]

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

After playing good, old fashioned, dimwitted, simpleton Woody Boyd on the hit television sitcom Cheers for eight seasons, Woody Harrelson decided to break away from possibly being typecast as he began taking on more serious roles on the big screen.  Even though he was nominated for five MTV Movie Awards (Three for best kiss: White […]

At the Movies airs its final show on 8/14/10

After being on the air for over twenty years, it appears that the balcony has closed forever.  That’s right, the show originally created by Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel aired its final show ever on August 16, 2010.    Created by Siskel & Ebert, the show has seen many changes throughout its history.    Gene […]

Super Size Me (2004)

With all of the controversy going on surrounding fast food & how it is apparently leading to the obesity epidemic here in the United States, American independent filmmaker Morgan Spurlock decided to take a further look at it in the 2004 film Super Size Me, a documentary film directed by & starring Spurlock himself.  The […]

Preview of A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

When Hollywood remade the horror film, Friday the 13th, last year, it only seemed inevitable that Hollywood would want to capitalize on that by remaking another classic horror film, which, much like Friday the 13th, went on to have many sequels.  That’s right, the film, which came out April 30 is A Nightmare on Elm […]

3-D: The Future of Films?

With Avatar becoming not only another box office blockbuster for Director James Cameron, but also becoming the highest grossing film of all-time, it seems to have set the bar for future films to be in 3-D since it was in 3-D.  Of course, this is not the first time that an idea has been copied. […]

Roger Ebert on Oprah (3/2/10)

I remember, growing up, watching the classic show Siskel & Ebert, hosted by the late Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert, & seeing how much passion each of them had for the movies they reviewed.  As a matter of fact, there were times when their arguments got so heated; you would have thought they wanted to […]

Selena (1997)

Following in the footsteps of La Bamba comes another biographical film about a musical artist who was destined for superstardom, but had it taken away unfortunately.  Just like in La Bamba, this film also features a Mexican musician who was about to make it big.  Directed by Gregory Nava, the 1997 biographical film Selena stars […]

Hotel Hell Vacation (2010)

With the 2010 fourteen minute short film of the Griswold’s on their Hotel Hell Vacation, which premiered during the Super Bowl, I was excited to see Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprise their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold.  After all, it’s been 13 years since we have last seen the Griswold’s, which was in […]

La Bamba (1987)

Fifty one years ago on February 3, 1959 was the fateful day when a plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa which killed three rock & roll singers: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & J.P. Richardson a.k.a. The Big Bopper.  This day would later be referred to as ‘The Day the Music Died’ by singer Don McLean.  […]

Groundhog Day (1993)

With it being Groundhog Day today, I only figured it would be appropriate to review the 1993 comedy movie by the same name.  This film stars Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Brian Doyle-Murray.  It takes place in Pittsburgh as well as in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on February 2, Groundhog Day.  Finally, this […]

The Late Shift (1996)

With all of the controversy surrounding Jay Leno & Conan O’Brien, I thought this would be the perfect time to look back at an HBO original movie called The Late Shift, which came out in 1996.  This film stars John Michael Higgins, Daniel Roebuck, Kathy Bates, Rich Little, & Treat Williams.  Also, this dramatic film […]

15 Memorable Movie Quotes

One of the ways to get people to remember a movie is by having a character say something that not only sticks out to us, but will also make it stick to our brain so that way whenever we hear or see that quote, we automatically remember that film.  Having said that, here are 15 […]