Maleficent (2014)

Let’s get this out of the way. Disney’s Maleficent was no where as good as we were made to believe. The character of Maleficent has captured the imaginations for decades. The film goes from Once Upon a Time moments… Read More

Jaws (1975)

Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benckley, Jaws did something that no other film had done. In the careful and deliberate hands of director Steven Speilberg, Jaws is an action flick and a scary thriller, making use… Read More

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

A ship sails across the Atlantic from Great Britain to the Caribbean. The ship is transporting the new governor of Port Royal and his young daughter, who is fascinated by pirates. The others on the ship, however, are… Read More

Noah (2014)

At the sound of his name, Noah has become quite a controversial figure these days. The film has been declared “unbiblical” by many, while deeply theological by others. (For example, there is this YouTube video that someone thought… Read More

Superman III (1983)

Roger Ebert called Superman III a “cinematic comic book,” and he didn’t necessarily mean that in a good way. Richard Lester’s direction took the film series from complex, thoughtful elements to more campy, silly moments. Ebert is correct in his… Read More

The Great Escape (1963)

It is 1943. Europe is now five years into what will be known as the  Second World War. Germany establishes a number of prison camps to house the growing number of war prisoners. At the same time, there… Read More

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

In the third installment of the Terminator films, we find a John Connor (Nick Stahl) who is no longer 13, and “lives off the grid.”  John is a young adult living on the streets, no phone, no home,… Read More

Dick Tracy (1990)

On June 15, 1990, Entertainment Weekly writer Owen Gleiberman wrote this in his review of Dick Tracy: “For over a decade — ever since Star Wars, in fact — American movies have been edging closer and closer to comic books. So perhaps… Read More

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

“You’re not here to kill me?” the thirteen year old boy asked. “I’m here to protect you,” the man said in a deadpan voice. “Who sent you?” “You did. 35 years from now.” “This is deep.” The 13-year-old… Read More

The Terminator (1984)

The inception of artificial intelligence in the early part of the 20th century triggered a nuclear war in 1997. The war between man and machine would progress into the 21st century and would all but leave humanity wiped… Read More

Alex Cross Trailer

James Patterson’s Alex Cross has to be one of the best characters developed in pop-fiction.  Cross is a Washington D. C. native and detective.  In Patterson’s novel Cross, Alex investigates the murder of one of his family members. … Read More

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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If you have not seen Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, you should before you see Rises.  Nolan brilliantly weaves themes and characters from the first two films into Rises, much to the delight of Bat-fans. Rises picks… Read More

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