Indiana Jones 5: John Williams Returns, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Signs On

Ahead of Indiana Jones 5, fans got some exciting news with John Williams returning and Phoebe Waller-Bridge signing on to star. It was already confirmed that Harrison Ford would be reprising his role as legendary archaeologist Indiana Jones. James Mangold will be directing the fifth installment, taking over the director’s chair from Oscar winner Steven Spielberg What we didn’t know during Disney Investor Day was anything about the cast. Given Shia LaBeouf’s legal troubles, I…

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Air Force One: A Classic Presidential Action Thriller

Air Force One holds up almost 25 years later and the film remains one of the greatest presidential action thrillers to grace the big screen. Three weeks after the Russian-American capture of General Ivan Radek, President James Marshall (Harrison Ford) attends an event in Moscow.  At the dinner, Marshall also states unequivocally that the United States will not negotiate with terrorists.  Marshall makes the trip with his wife, Grace (Wendy Crewson), and daughter, Alice (Liesel…

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the long-awaited fourth film, takes the iconic hero well into the Cold War years. The film moves forward almost in real time after an 18-year layoff.  It’s 1957 and given the Cold War at hand, the KGB also replaces Nazis as the villains.  Leading this particular group of villains is Soviet agent Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett).  Spalko kidnaps Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and George “Mac”” Micale…

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Following the second outing, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is able to re-capture the magic that made us fall in love with Indiana Jones. What’s that they say?  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Forget the second film.  The third Indiana Jones film takes us back to familiar territory.  It’s honestly for the best.  Both Marcus Brody (Denholm Elliott) and Sallah (John Rhys-Davies) return.  We’re back on familiar ground with Indiana in the…

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom may have some impressive features but it’s nowhere near as classic as Raiders or the Last Crusade. Listen, I don’t like to pan films.  I really don’t.  However, this film doesn’t quite feature the same magic as Raiders.  It’s actually a prequel to Raiders and the Nazis are not the villains like the other two 1980s films.  I mean, this is also the same film that forced the…

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford became the face of a new franchise in the iconic Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark from Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Many filmmakers in New Hollywood either collaborated on projects together or would offer their advice to one another.  In this instance, the brains behind both Jaws and Star Wars teamed up to give us an American sort of James Bond.  This film has everything: action, adventure, and yet…

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The Call of the Wild: Buck Will Steal Your Heart

Buck will steal your heart as Jack London’s 1903 short novel, The Call of the Wild, comes to the big screen this weekend. Where prior adaptations have been from the human POV, this is very much Buck’s film.  The St. Bernard/Farm Collie mix, digitally created for the film by way of a St. Bernard/Shepherd mix named Buckley, steals the show regardless of the fact that he’s CGI.  This film takes us on his journey and…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Road to IX

Star Wars: The Force Awakens features the long-awaited return of fan favorites while introducing us to a new generation of characters. Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) are back but Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) has gone missing.  The Resistance has a new band of heroes leading the way for a younger generation.  Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and BB-8 are certain to take Star Wars into the…

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Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi brings about the end of original trilogy with a crushing defeat of the Galactic Empire. It’s back to Tatooine to rescue Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba the Hutt.  Rescuing Han is not going to be a one person job and I love how they manage to include everyone.  From C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) to Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew)…

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Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back continues the saga by giving audiences a new thrilling adventure with our favorite heroes. Darth Vader certainly has it out for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).  Meanwhile, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) take refuge in Cloud City.  It just so happens that Han’s friend, Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), is the administrator of Cloud City.  The Millennium Falcon is in dire need of…

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