GUNFIGHTERS OF ABILENE [1960] movie review

March 30, 2014

Not really a feature length movie at only 66 minutes, GUNFIGHTERS OF ABILENE [1960] was good enough that I wanted to make a proper movie review for it anyway. It did not feel short and told a full story in its limited screen time. [Read more]

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY [2013] movie review – recommended

March 29, 2014

It was a real wakeup call watching THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY [2013].  Walter is a guy who cannot complete a dating profile because the only thing he has ever done was visit Arizona and he does not even remember why.  Thus, he daily life is filled with elaborate daydreams where he does what he actually wants.  He changes and becomes more adventurous and even he does not realize he stopped daydreaming in that time.  I am the reverse of that.  My life before now was all adventure, very similar to Walter in that I explored a volcano and even rode the one good bike available in a remote place.  I never daydreamed then.  The past few years, no adventures, and I daydream constantly.  Like I said, this movie was a wakeup call of the highest order. [Read more]


March 22, 2014

The Mechagodzilla movies have been some of my favorite in the series, so I was very excited for the Millennium Series take on the giant robot in GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA [2002]. Like much with the Millennium Series, its Mechagodzilla installment was very different from past interpretations. [Read more]


March 16, 2014

This is perhaps the last really famous western I have yet to see, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID [1969]. Thanks to a Netflix recommendation and recently watching Robert Redford in ALL IS LOST [2013], and a Sunday afternoon sports doldrum, I finally remedied that. It was both what I expected and not. I thought it would have a playful feel to it, which it did. I did not expect it to also feel so continuously tense and feel epic in nature. [Read more]


March 15, 2014

I was prepared for GMK to be a step up in the quality of Godzilla films from in the Millennium series bringing back familiar and favorite monsters. I was totally taken by surprise though by the complete change in tone of this movie from pretty much every other Godzilla movie. From the roles and looks of the monsters, to the editing, to the complete dismissal of all previous Godzilla movies except the original, GMK was a very different installment and not necessarily the better for it. [Read more]

FLIPPED [2010] movie review – recommended

March 14, 2014

Only by absolute random looking through a list of movies did FLIPPED [2010] come on to my radar this week.  I had never heard of it at all before.  Directed by Rob Reiner I will be recommending this movie so it gets the attention it deserves.  For those looking for a pure film, one free of malice and one with clever story telling, this coming of age story about young romance set in the early 1960s will amuse and entertain you. [Read more]

GODZILLA VS MEGAGUIRUS [2000] movie review

March 8, 2014

Continuing the Millennium Series Godzilla marathon this afternoon with GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS [2000], a somewhat mediocre installment in the franchise. The music was good, the acting by the human characters was better than usual, and there was a very good final monster battle, but as with GODZILLA 2000, Godzilla himself was off screen basically the entire movie until the final act. [Read more]

THE SPECTACULAR NOW [2013] movie review

March 7, 2014

Really only toward the end of the movie and thinking about it afterwards did I realize that the main character, a high school senior, was an alcoholic and that no one in his life called him on it in a serious way ever.  He routinely drove drunk, worked his part-time job drunk and in his free time drank.  I guess since he was always so cheerful and not belligerent he could get away with it.  It’s just something in hindsight that could ruin THE SPECTACULAR NOW [2013] for me, as it was otherwise an intimate coming of age drama. [Read more]

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