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Red Dawn

IN OUR TIME, NO FOREIGN ARMY HAS EVER OCCUPIED AMERICAN SOIL. UNTIL NOW.  When joint Soviet-Cuban forces invade the United States after a nuclear strike, a group of teenagers in Colorado flee into the woods and organize armed resistance. Criticized for its violence after the premiere, this film has much greater problems than that. The … Continue reading Red Dawn

Back to the Future Part III

THEY’VE SAVED THE BEST TRIP FOR LAST… BUT THIS TIME THEY MAY HAVE GONE TOO FAR.   Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is stuck in 1885 and will be murdered, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) learns, unless he can travel back in time from 1955 and warn the good Doc. The final chapter in this time-traveling trilogy … Continue reading Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part II

GETTING BACK WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING. Immediately upon returning from 1955, Marty and Doc Brown (Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd) go to 2015 in order to stop disastrous events from ruining the future for Marty’s family. Director Robert Zemeckis portrays the future in an artificial and silly way without the kind of love and credibility that … Continue reading Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future: Party Like It’s 1955

17-YEAR-OLD MARTY MCFLY GOT HOME EARLY LAST NIGHT. 30 YEARS EARLY.   Robert Zemeckis’s highly entertaining movie Romancing the Stone (1984) obviously borrowed a lot from Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), although its hero wasn’t quite as noble as Harrison Ford. So I guess it was no big surprise to see Spielberg agreeing to executive-produce Zemeckis’s … Continue reading Back to the Future: Party Like It’s 1955