So lately I have been on a little bit of an Arnold Schwarzenegger (Red Sonja) kick lately… So far I have checked out Commando (1985)… A great movie that also stars Alyssa Milano (Crash Course) and Rae Dawn Chong (Quest For Fire)! A great action film about a former special forces officer who goes after the guys that kidnap his daughter!
That was a great movie that I actually hadn’t seen in a fair number of years. Another one… This one I recently picked up that I haven’t seen since I was a kid that is also really good is: Kindergarten Cop (1990).
Written by: Murray Salem (The Spy Who Loved Me), Herschel Weingrod (Twins) & Timothy Harris (Trading Places). Directed by: Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) & Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller (Awakenings), Pamela Reed (Bean), Joseph Cousins (Critters 3), Christian Cousins (Twin Sitters) & Richard Tyson (Kingpin).
“Get some rest and don’t worry. I’ve been working undercover for a long time. They’re six-year-olds. How much trouble can they be?” A quote from the movie: Kindergarten Cop (1990)!
If you are looking for Arnold’s usual kick-ass action extravaganza, this isn’t it… But it is still a fun, feel good movie about an undercover cop by the name of John Kimble (Schwarzenegger), who in his efforts to locate and put away a lowlife by the name of Crisp (Tyson)… Goes to a small town with his partner to find the lowlifes wife...
So these days when you think of western movies, you probably are thinking about, The Hateful Eight (2015), or the True Grit remake… Or possibly even the tv show, ‘Deadwood’ with Ian McShane (Hercules) and Timothy Olyphant (Scream)…
But for those of us born before 1990, alot of us used to watch the classic sphagetti westerns that Clint Eastwood (A Fistful Of Dollars) did, or Yul Brynner (Westworld) did when he did Magnificent Seven (1960)… Or even better, all of the classic John Wayne (Stagecoach) did!
And so I was talking to a friend of mine one day and we were talking about the modern day western movie seems like it is a lot more polished and has nice shine to it… Basically good, but dull… And how the modern western movie is missing that dirt and grit that really made the classics so amazing!Mads Mikkelsen was fun as, ‘Hannibal Lechter’…...
Ok, so Arnold Schwarzenegger (Commando) & Sylvester Stallone (Cobra)… Beyond the fact that it is kind of cool the fact that both of them are friends, and used to be co-owners of Planet Hollywood… I always thought that it would be kind of cool to see them do a movie together!
Unfortunately, for most of my life I never really got to see them work together… It was not until the last few years when Sylvester Stallone kind of basically did a series that brought a lot of the greatest action stars from about the 1970s on up to the 1990s… That movie of course being The Expendables (2010)!
That was a great film that got to see almost a sort of big push by some of the true greats from back in the day to finally come together for a real nice come back notice!
And Escape Plan (2013) is another great one!
Written by: Miles Chapman (Cybergeddon), Jason Keller (Mirror Mirror) & Directed by: Mikael Håfström (1408). Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jm Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Faran Tahir (Star Trek), Amy Ryan (Goosebumps), Sam Neill (Event Horizon), Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black), 50 Cent (Spy) & Caitriona Balfe (Money Monster).
“Heh heh. You hit like a vegetarian!” – A quote from the movie, Escape Plan (2013)!
This movie told the awesome story of Ray Breslin (Stallone), and the one prison he may not...
Ok, so one of the things that for whatever reason the studios seem to do in earnest… Instead of rebooting, or leaving classic franchises the way they are… They seem to remake them! This sucks… Because often times the remakes are no where near as good as the originals and sometimes actually bring down the popularity of the originals a little bit… With that said I thought you guys might find these five sci-fi movies great to watch, but should never ever be remade!
5: Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope (1977):
4: Logan’s Run (1976):
At 3: Damnation Alley (1977):
2: Star Crash (1979):
1: Soylent Green (1973):
There are more, but these are 5 great ones that I personally hope the studios never remake and ruin!
Ok, so if you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching the popular fox TV series, ‘Gotham’ with Ben McKenzie (88 Minutes)! It is a fantastic show that tells the story of how Bruce Wayne got set on his path toward becoming the Dark Knight! You know what? It is alot of fun!
And speaking of: Ben McKenzie and Batman, there is another Batman vehicle that Mr. McKenzie is apart of that was a ton of fun to, that I think you guys are really gonna like called: Batman: Year One (2011)!
Writtenb by: Tab Murphy (Tarzan) & Directed by: Sam Liu (Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths) & Lauren Montgomery (Justice League: Doom). Starring: Ben McKenzie, Bryan Cranston (Argo), Eliza Dusku (Wrong Turn), Jon Polito (Barton Fink), Alex Rocco (The Godfather) & Katee Sackoff (Battlestar Galacitica: Razor)
“Gotham City. Clean shafts of concrete and snowy rooftops. The work of men who died generations ago. From here, it looks like an achievement. From here, you can’t see the enemy.” – A quote from, Batman: Year One (2011)!
This fun movie tells the story of not how Bruce Wayne got started on his path toward becoming the Batman, but the first year when he actually became the Batman… But not just the first year of the Dark Knight (McKenzie), but the first year leading up to when a young Lieutenant James Gordon (Cranston) goes...
So if you are as big of a fan of having been able to stream the Star Wars movie and Marvel Cinematic Universe… Well there is good news and bad news with all of that…
What I mean by this is that according to the New York Post, that the deal that Netlfix has with Disney to stream all of their most recent content is supposed to be up in 2019… But talks are underway to extend the contract…
If it doesn’t work out though… The reason being is because Disney may start up their own streaming service… Which would mean another streaming service that you would have to sign up for to continue to get the same great MCU and Star Wars movies!
Stay tuned for more information as we get it!
So for most people, even a ton of the more younger horror fans that I have talked to seem to not really seem to relish the idea of watching some of the older classics… But really the newer stuff!
That is a shame! I mean honestly, there are so many great horror movies that have come out in the last almost hundred years! And honestly, the horror movies of today are starting to get good again… But nothing like it was before!
I mean for example, let’s take the, ‘Halloween’ series… This first movie, I am going to be blunt… I freaking love this movie… It is one of my favorite movies! And it is not one of my favorite movies for the blood and the gore, it is not one of my favorite movies for the gratuitus nudity… There is almost no gore in Halloween (1978), and not very much gratutitus nudity…A great suspense/horror movie!
What makes Halloween so great, is the suspense… You don’t know where Michael Myers is going to be coming from next… And you pretty much know who his body count is going to...
Ok, so you wouldn’t think it… But a lot of the time these days, Western movies are generally, ‘B’ movies…
Now before you started demaning my head for attacking western movies… The truth is, is I am not… A lot of the time people think when you say, ‘B’ movie… People generally tend to make these movies out to be pretty horrible, but the truth is… Is they are actually really pretty good!
A great example of a truly awesome B movie is the movie, Soylent Green (1973)… Now this movie created literally one of the most famous sayings in pop-culture history, “Soylent Green is people.” The truth is, is if you actually saw the movie… A lot of people maybe shocked, and think this movie is pretty bad… The truth is, is this movie is great… And more often then not when I talk to people who have seen this movie, they say this movie is actually pretty good!
So when I say that a lot of the modern western movies are pretty much, ‘B’ movies… Well a lot people maybe shocked and appaled by my saying that… But I think most people may still want to see these movies, and I think even more would want to see these types of movies because they are, ‘B’ movies! I know sometimes I do!
And Django Unchained (2012) is no different!
Written & Directed by: Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)....
Apparently these Nazis never got the memo that the war is over…
That’s right folks, according to JoBlo.
Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), who brought the Nazi’s back from the dead in the, ‘Dead Snow’ series and who is currently working on bringing back Hansel & Gretel once again for a TV series, was recently approached regading the next and possibly final movie in his epic Dead Snow series!
This is what Mr. Wirkola had to say about the next Dead Snow movie:
“Just so you know, if you’re a fan of the Dead Snows, we’re hoping to make a third one in a few years. We’ve got to finish the trilogy, so I’m very excited about that. We’ve got to finish what we started, all of us! We have some ideas. I think it’s natural to maybe put some of the story in South America, where a lot of the Nazis fled, of course. We’ve got to top what we’ve done before, we have to bring back Hitler as well. Zombie-Hitler. That just feels natural.”
This concept sounds pretty interesting… But till the next movie is out, please enjoy the trailers for the first two movies!
1996So I don’t get to do this very often, but I have to admit that I am a huge fan of family movies, rather they are animated movies, or Disney movies, or other such movies! They are just a ton of fun! I hope someday that I will be able to get the opportunity to watch these types of movies when I have kids… But till then I thought that you guys might find these top 5 great drama movies that would be great to watch with the whole family fun!
At number 5: My Girl (1991).
4: Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993).
Half way at number 3: Stand By Me (1986).
2: Max Dugan Returns (1983).
And finally at number 1: Tin Cup (1996).
There are a ton of other great movies to watch with your kids out there, but these movies are fun, and would be great to watch with your family!
The DCEU… Ok, so this movie series has been the attempt by DC to do with DC what Marvel did with the MCU, and the truth is, is this movie series, unlike Marvel’s MCU, has been in somewhat trouble… I mean the movies are good but are not great… If you are thinking that they are going to be like the movies that Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands) did with, ‘Batman’, or what Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon) did with Superman… You are probably going to be disappointed…
But if you look at these movies for what they are in the modern sense… Then you will see some light at the end of the tunnel, and that is why I do actually feel quite comfortable recommending: Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)!
Written by: Chris Terrio (Argo) & David S. Goyer (Green Lantern Corps). Directed by: Zack Snyder (Man Of Steel). Starring: Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting), Henry Cavill (The Tudors), Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Diane Lane (Unfaithful) & Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman).
“There was a time above… a time before… there were perfect things… diamond absolutes. But things fall… things on earth. And what falls… is fallen. In the dream, it took me to the light. A beautiful lie.” – A quote from Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016).
This movie is the story of what happened during...
That’s right folks… Skyline… The movie that came out in 2010 to almost universally bad reviews, about a group of people that are trapped in an apartment during an Alien invasion… Should have stayed dead and burried… Or so you might think!
Despite how bad the movie did with both the audience and the critics, this movie actually did produce enough capital that the studios decided to make a sequel to it! And you know what? It doesn’t look half bad!The original may have tanked, but the remake is supposed to be pretty good!
Starring: Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) & Iko Uwais (The Raid)… This movie has a same basic premise regarding an Alien invasion (don’t worry, despite it’s sequel status… It is only very loosely connected to the original movie…)
Well during this alien invasion, Frank Grillo’s son is kidnapped by the aliens, and in exchange for getting him back Frank Grillo’s character offter to help the resistance to the Alien threat, in exchange for them helping to get his son back!
This movie is set to be released later this year… But...
Ok, so this one is kind of a personal one for me… In the years before my grandfather past away, he got really in to watching movies… Especially older movies from back in the day when he was still a younger man… Anyway… When he passed away he left his entire DVD collection to my Dad… And one of the movies that he left for me was the movie, Firefox (1982).
Written by: Alex Lasker (Doublecrossed) & Wendell Wellman (Double Impact). Directed by: Clint Eastwood (Rawhide) & Starring: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones (Dune), David Huffman (F.I.S.T.), Warren Clarke (Shhh! Top Secret), Ronald Lacey (Raiders Of The Ark) & Stefan Schnabel (Houdini).
“Yeah, I can fly it. I’m the best there is.” – A quote from the movie, Firefox (1982)!
This movie tells the story of how at the height of the cold war, the Soviet Union creates a new warplane that is not only faster, but is thought controlled!
Of course this makes the allies outside of the iron curtain really nervous… Their choice… retired Major Mitchell Gant (Eastwood), a former war plane pilot who had left the military after Vietnam and has decided to become a hermit due to the fact that he was taken as a POW and has almost crippling post war trauma!
But with his being the best most qualified person to go in to Russia, it will be up to Gant to...
Passengers (2016)… This movie was an interesting one… You either seemed to really like it… Or not… It was one of those movies that did well in the box office, with a great story idea, and a great cast that included: Chris Pratt (Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2) and Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Apocalypse)… In the end… You might almost say that it was the sleeper hit of 2016!
Well, when the movie first started making waves… Like Waterworld (Another movie that apparently was more hype then success…) As well as, The Blairwitch Project (both movies that were better in their promotion then the actual movies themselves… Passegners really seemed to have made more waves in the PR then in the movie itself…
Anyway for the most part Jennifer Lawrence has been really quiet in her comments about the movie… But she recently spoke out about ut, and you can read it in the article from SYFY Wire or what she had to say at this recent, Hunger Games panel!
Ok, so I have to say that being a huge fan of the works of Stephen King (It), it is most of the time a ton of fun watching the different vision of the various filmmakers and how they perceive the works of Stephen King vs how it is like when I am reading them myself… Sometimes I have to say that they are pretty insanely spot on… Sometimes though… Not quite…
A great example is the movie, The Stand (1994)! A great film… And I have to say that the filmmakers were pretty true to the book… The only one who did not quite add up was Corin Nemec (Stargate SG1) as, ‘Harold Lauder’… Don’t get me wrong, he did a great job… But in the book Mr. King makes him out to be more of a heavy set pimple faced kid, instead of a skinny pimple faced adult…
With that said though, another great movie that I have to say that I am pretty quite impressed with is the adaption of the Stephen King novel, ‘Misery”
Written by: Richard Farnsworth (The Natural) & Directed by: Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap). Starring: James Caan (El Dorado), Kathy Bates (Fried Green Tomatoes) & Richard Farnsworth.
“I’m your number one fan. There’s nothing to worry about. You’re going to be just fine. I will take good care of you. I’m your number one fan.” – A quote by: Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) from the movie: Misery...
So I wasn’t alive when John Belushi (Neighbors) was making movies… A shame! His last movie came out in 1981 and he died the year I was born… Not thrilled about that…
You might be wondering why I mention this… Well before i go in this part of it, let me explain to those who are just tuning in, and finding out who the awesome filmmaker was! Anyway, John Belushi, was a great comedian and actor who started out in the mid 70s, with, Shame Of The Jungle (1975) and being a member of the original cast of the, ‘Not Quite Ready For Prime Time Players’ on Saturday Night Live!
Although he was a force of nature on Saturday Night Live, it is my opinion that his career really did not start until after he left the show and started a career in films!John Belushi, with: Garrett Morris (The Stuff), Jane Curtin (Coneheads), Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), Larraine Newman (Up), Dan Akyroyd (The Blues Brothers) & Gilda Radner (Haunted Honeymoon). All...
So if you are brave… One of the things you might try doing is a nice little blood chilling marathon of horror movies during an actual dark and stormy night! And well if you are adventurous enough to do so… Here are 5 horror movies that I think are great, that you might enjoy with the lights off on a dark and stormy night!
At number 5: Halloween (1978).
4: The Burning (1981).
At number 3: Se7en (1995).
2: Night Of The Living Dead (1968).
And last, but certainly not least, at number 1: Saw (2004).
So the first time I saw a comedian who had been basically heavily well known for doing comedy… Was when I watched Jim Carey’s The Truman Show (1998) was released… And I have to say that I was really impressed!
I mean don’t get me wrong, It is not like actors who stick to mostly the same genres can’t sometimes switch… But Jim Carey’s Truman Show was a first for me… And I felt like he really, hit an emotional level that really hit home… And really made you think with the concept of a sometimes overdone entertainment industry!
And the most recent one I saw I have to say was a ton of fun as well! That being: Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World (2012)!
Written & Directed by: Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler). Starring: Steve Carell (Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy) & Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)!
“OK, what we’re getting now is – yes, they’re saying it was in fact a fire that erupted inside the external tank of the ship, exactly ninety-eight seconds after it entered the asteroid field. No one is sure what caused the fire which led to the massive explosion, killing all twelve crew members and scientists aboard the space shuttle Deliverance, taking with them our last and only hope. Once again, if you’re just tuning in, the CSA space shuttle Deliverance has been destroyed. The final mission to save mankind has failed. The seventy mile...
Ok, so if you were lucky to have grown up going to the movies when people like Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) was taking out a former South American dictator, like in the classic, Commando (1985)… Then you were pretty freaking lucky!
Being some one who really did get started in watching these movies later, I have to say that I think it would have been fun to see these classic action films on the big screen… Hell I still think it would be awesome!
The fact is, is that by todays standards, we really don’t get to see those types of action movies anymore… There are some good action movies now… But nothing like what Arnold Schwarzenegger (Red Sonja), Sylvester Stallone (Cobra), Chuck Norris (Lone Wolf McQuade) or even Jean-Claude VanDamme (Double Impact) were able to put together! This sort of for one reason or another started to die out in the 90s!
So with that said, I thought that you guys might enjoy these top 5 action movies of the 1990s starring action stars of the 1980s!
5. Executive Decision (1996)
4. Patriot Games (1992)
3. The Last Action Hero (1993)
And next up at number 2: Under Siege (1992)
In 1984, James Cameron (Aliens), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Predator), Michael Biehn (Navy Seals) & Linda Hamilton (Beauty & The Beast) came together to make one of the most hugely popular sci-fi movies of all time!
Since then most have left not to return really… I mean Michael Biehn ended his run when his character died in part 1, and the footage they filmed with him in it for part 2 was not used. Linda Hamilton retired her participation after part 2… And even Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped doing the role, and let others take over the series for awhile…
But with James Cameron taking back the rights to the movie series, and with the most recent sequel having some really bad reviews… There are rumors that James Cameron is coming back to the series!
And with the possible return of James Cameron to direct the next and possibly final installment in the franchise… According to Sciified… An interview was done recently with Michael Biehn in which he floated the possibility that both he and Linda Hamilton could return to the roles that made the franchise great…
Of course with the movie being over 30 years old… To be able to do this… James Cameron will likely have to CGI make them young again… And you...