Movie Review: Starship Troopers

I can’t figure out whether this was the worst movie of all time or the best movie of all time.  I’m thoroughly torn. This was a science fictiony movie about future humans fighting insect aliens.  It’s not that serious. It’s in the mold of the movie Robocop, but simpler and light-hearted. The gore is thick, but not Read More …

Movie Review: The Thin Red Line

Should be called The Long Boring Movie. I guess this was the formula in 1998.  Make a movie about WW2.  Make it long.  Include a bunch of famous actors.  Like Saving Private Ryan. Except Saving Private Ryan was good.  It had a plot.  It had a build up.  It had a climax.  Basic cinematic elements. Read More …

Movie Review: Schindler’s List

Now this is what movie making is all about! Yes, I am probably one of the last person’s who had not seen Schindler’s List.  I don’t know why.  Maybe the long 3 hour 15 minutes length scared me off.  And the black and white. But really those did not deter from the masterpiece this was Read More …

Movie Review: The Shallows

I knew the entire plot after I saw the first preview.  That’s not normally a good sign.  But Rotten Tomatoes critics were 73% in favor.  They are normally tough on movies that lack production quality.  “So it probably isn’t terrible.” I said.  Fans are 70% in favor.  “So it’s probably somewhat entertaining.”  I said. Both were Read More …

Movie Review: The Rage (Carrie 2)

The sheer delight a movie can induce. This is not a remake of the original 1976 version.  There have been 2 remakes of that version, a made for TV version in 2002.  More recently the big screen remake in 2013 starring A-listers Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore: All 3 versions are excellent.  Stephen King Read More …

Movie Review: Patton

Patton won best picture in 1971.  I just saw it on pay per view in 2016.  A 45 year gap in movie innovation there. I’ll try to take that into consideration in the review. The special effects looked like they were out of the old Batman show. Maybe not that extreme.  It’s well-done Batman show special effects. Read More …