The Core may be among the worst disaster thrillers as far as realism is concerned but the the film’s cast keeps it entertaining. I had hoped to watch the film in time for its 20th anniversary in March. Unfortunately, Paramount Home Entertainment did not make the 4K UHD release available for review. Had they done so, I’d have worked with a terrible depression to try my best to get a viewing in. As such, I…"The Core: A Delayed 20th Anniversary Viewing"
Ten years after its theatrical release, the Oscar-nominated Flight still holds up as Denzel Washington turns in one of his best performances. Veteran airline pilot Captain William “Whip” Whitaker (Denzel Washington) crash lands a MD-80 series aircraft and somehow survives the event. It’s a miracle that even made it beyond the departure, what with a storm and all. After that, things went from a sigh of relief to G-d help us all in a matter…"Flight Holds Up Ten Years Later"
Star Trek Into Darkness contains as much action-packed fun as its predecessor but the problem lies in using Khan as a villain again. It’s going to come up at some point so better to get it out of the way sooner than later. We need to talk about Khan. Why was it so necessary to bring him back instead of coming up with a new villain? There’s such a big canvas to come up with…"Star Trek Into Darkness Has A Khan Problem"
Star Trek, the 2009 reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, is among the best Star Trek movies in the franchise’s cinematic history. For a few years there, the future for the franchise looked bleak. Following the box office and critical failure of Star Trek: Nemesis, a planned fifth Next Generation movie installment was scratched. Ratings plummeted quickly for Star Trek: Enterprise and the eighteen year franchise run on TV came to an end in 2005. Cut…"Star Trek: One of the Best Star Trek Movies Ever"
It’s been sixteen years since the theatrical release in 2006 but Eight Below is a testament to the challenges of survival and friendship. After watching a number of disaster thrillers over MLK weekend in January, I was in the mood for a film about dogs. Upon noticing that I missed last year’s 15th anniversary, I figured it would be better late than never. Given the film’s themes of survival and friendship, I knew the adventure film…"Eight Below Is Still Heartwarming 16 Years Later"
Thirteen Days may have been critically acclaimed but the film takes some major dramatic licenses in revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis. If we want to get technical with the anniversary, the wide release didn’t come until January 12, 2001. But for the sake of Oscar qualification, New Line released the film on December 25, 2000. There weren’t many critics groups giving the film many awards. The Critics Choice Awards were among the few to honor…"Thirteen Days Marks 20th Anniversary"
National Treasure: Book of Secrets suffers from the same problem that seems to plagues many sequels by offering more of the same. The film does manage to up the stakes and increase the action. This time, the legacy of the Gates family is on the line. But rather than keep it simple, the clues take Benjamin Gates (Nicholas Cage) and company overseas to Paris and London. The film’s prologue puts Thomas Gates on the scene…"National Treasure: Book of Secrets ups the action"