Tag Archives: 3 Stars

All Creatures Big and Small

Getting a straight answer on just what this film is appears to be a difficult task. It was a free film given away in June 2015 on Google Play (which I watched via YouTube on a day when my ‘net … Continue reading

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127 Hours

2010 Best Picture Nominee There’s a problem with yes or no questions. They look simple. They’re meant to be simple. There are, after all, only two answers, diametrically opposed, clearly defined. And yet the truth of the matter is they … Continue reading

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Chronological Bond: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Year: 1969 Series Number: 6 Director: Peter R. Hunt James Bond: George Lazenby On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is not one of the non-canonical entries in the James Bond franchise, but I sometimes get the impression that fans wish it … Continue reading

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Movie Microscope: Drop Dead Fred

There are a lot of reasons why a film may become a cult classic, but it’s always easy to spot one. Find a title that isn’t talked about often, particularly not among critics or awards shows or all time sales … Continue reading

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Dreamscape

The poster looks like something out of Indiana Jones. As Dreamscape was released in 1984, in the middle of the Indy era and the same year as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, perhaps it’s not surprising that the … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Whatever my thoughts on Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, I had expected I’d be watching and reviewing these films for years to come. After all, Sony had already scheduled dates for the third and fourth films even before the second … Continue reading

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Thor: The Dark World

The first Thor movie came out a few months before I started blogging, so I never had a review of it up here. But I found it to be a fun, exciting film and its generally light-hearted tone made it … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

I’ll give the producers of the Friday the 13th series credit for one thing: they seem to have been at least somewhat aware of the need to do something to keep the series fresh. Even though “Jason Voorhees chopping up … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

There’s an art to doing sequels, and there are enough critical essays on the subject to be classified as their own genre. One common topic in such essays is a sort of “sophomore slump” for series, where the second movie … Continue reading

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Trancers

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a bit of cheese. And for cheese with a bit of a science-fiction flair we turn, as ever, to the 1980s; in this case, to 1985, with Trancers. The film was directed by … Continue reading

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