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My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

A Hologram for the King

Washed-up salesman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) goes to Saudi Arabia to secure a major IT contract with the King, but runs into both practical and personal obstacles. Dave Eggers’s novel is a comment on life and realities after the Great Recession, but this film adaptation pays little interest in those themes, settling for well-staged but … Continue reading A Hologram for the King


A MESSAGE FROM DEEP SPACE. WHO WILL BE THE FIRST TO GO? A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE UNIVERSE. When Eleanor Arroway (Jodie Foster) suddenly hears a signal coming from the star Vega while working for a program that is exploring extraterrestrial life, the U.S. government quickly takes control of this historic event. Based … Continue reading Contact

Top Gun

UP THERE WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST.  Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) attends the Navy’s Fighter Weapons School, but his reckless performance as a fighter pilot and his romance with one of the instructors (Kelly McGillis) could ground him forever… One of the most popular blockbusters of the 1980s is impressively staged with golden-hued … Continue reading Top Gun


When John was a kid, his beloved teddybear came alive thanks to a Christmas wish; as an adult, Ted is still his best buddy… but also an obstacle in John’s four-year long relationship with Lori (Mila Kunis). Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directing debut will please every fan of that show, as both … Continue reading Ted

Wild Rovers

THEY WERE DAMNED GOOD COWBOYS, UNTIL THEY ROBBED A BANK.  When two cowboys (William Holden, Ryan O’Neal) find themselves in an economic pinch, they decide to rob a bank and head for Mexico. It may be best known for the behind-the-scenes drama where the studio took the movie out of director Blake Edwards’s hands and … Continue reading Wild Rovers

Path to War

BEYOND THE BATTLEFIELDS OF VIETNAM. INSIDE THE HALLS OF POWER. A DIFFERENT KIND OF WAR WOULD DECIDE THE FATE OF A NATION. Director John Frankenheimer’s last film is an impressive TV drama about those fatal steps toward the Vietnam War that were taken by President Lyndon B. Johnson and his administration. Johnson was focusing on … Continue reading Path to War

Alien: The Deadly Stowaway

IN SPACE, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM! The most famous sequence of this horrifying classic takes place about thirty minutes into the story. Everyone is relaxing after a somewhat gut-wrenching experience. They’re all enjoying breakfast together and spirits are high. Suddenly, one of them is choking and starts convulsing violently. Something explodes inside his … Continue reading Alien: The Deadly Stowaway

MASH: Indecency At Its Best

M*A*S*H GIVES A D*A*M*N. Everyone knows and loves M*A*S*H*, the wonderful TV show that made Alan Alda a star. Most people also know that the series was based on a movie. But an argument could actually be made that the impact of the film is greater than that of the series. After all, this was allegedly … Continue reading MASH: Indecency At Its Best