12 Years a Slave Released November 8, 2013 A FILM OF SUBSTANCE/A REVIEW. Mounted handsomely and richly literate, reminiscent of films in the 1980s, 12 Years a Slave is already a classic.
Circa 1996. The scene: At the local multiplex, inside one of the cinemas. The action: I am sitting down in the back seat, watching Dead Man Walking. Reaction: I am seeing its worth. Consequence: I write a review. Context: As a reviewer. Background:….Overall story: Circa 1995….
Dead Man Walking Released December 29, 1995 (Certificate R16) My star rating in 1996: FILMS OF SUBSTANCE/AN OLD REVIEW OF Dead Man Walking (1995). Oscar nominee Sean Penn, portrays a man who commits rape and murder and is sentenced to death by lethal injection. A Catholic nun (played by Susan Sarandon in a convincing, powerhouse… Read More Compassion in a film about a contentious issue
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Released March 30, 1979 OLD REVIEW/A CRITQUE OF Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979). This theatrical edit, a pilot episode for the television series, was executive produced by Glen A. Larson.
I said in an earlier post that film was down on the life list, and this would be true because when it comes to writing about film and other things as well, it’s just all too much in one go. The solution is doing one form of writing at a time — until the goals… Read More Film: down on the life list? Really?
PRODUCER’S TALK. I haven’t seen or read a good comedy in ages. I don’t think I have guffawed for a while. Truly let out a belly laugh — except in real life. I was watching a comedy the other day and it was witty and smart, you know the kind, but did not make me… Read More Have you seen a good comedy lately?
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Released December 20, London, England, 1973 OLD REVIEW/A REVIEW OF The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973). This Arabian Nights tale is just that. A tale. A tale about good versus evil.
LOOKING BACK/WHAT I THOUGHT. I’m sorting through the family films of 1973, of which I have seen one and on retrospect would take my pick of the family films that year. Although I have only seen one but get the gist of the others and one fits better personally. I list them all here:
What did 1993 hold in terms of kid’s or family movies?
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Puss in Boots Released October 28, 2011 OLD REVIEW/A REVIEW OF Puss In Booots (2011). There are two reasons why audiences saw Puss in Boots. Shrek 2 and the character Puss in Boots.
Thousands of hits for internet evangelism site 2004. The advertisement in the entertainment section of the newspaper asked whether you ever had a spiritual experience at the movies. You are not alone, the ad continued. “You are invited to discuss your favourite movies with others! Free Popcorn, coffee, and a ton of Hollywood movie clips.”
Beethoven Released April 3, 1992 WHOLESOME PICKS/A REVIEW OF Beethoven (1992). Released in 1992, Beethoven was a popular family comedy from America. Beethoven is the name of the St Bernard puppy that becomes one of an American family, the Newton’s.
Some films from the past that sound good:
Reflections on “Bruce Almighty” 2003. It is a cliché that won’t die whatever can go wrong will. The comedy Bruce Almighty exploits this contrivance proving that this cliché is not dead, at least not in the movies and more so with human nature.