Power Rangers (2017): A High Thoughts Revue

So, not too long ago, I had this genius idea: I would get stoned and watch films that were CERTAIN to be offbeat. I would watch films that were either “stoner films” or I would watch films that were bizarre or ridiculous to watch even sober. Surely, the marijuana would enhance that bizarreness. After all, I live in a state where it’s legal. And, sure as … Continue reading Power Rangers (2017): A High Thoughts Revue

90s Flashback: The Net (1995)

Directed by Irvin Winkler, written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, and starring Sandra Bullock and Jeremy Northam, The Net is a film that is only dated by the technology displayed. The overall plot of the film has aged tremendously and it’s, dare I say it, a good movie.  For those unfamiliar with the 1995 film, Sandra Bullock plays a computer programmer named Angela Bennett. … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Net (1995)

90s Flashback: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Talk about a well written film. The Talented Mr. Ripley, released in 1999, was written and directed by Anthony Minghella, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. The film starred Matt Damon as the titular Mr. Tom Ripley, Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf, Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood, Cate Blanchet as Meredith Logue, and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles. The film follows Tom … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)

Honestly, I forgot how fun this stupid movie is. For those that don’t know, Total Recall is a 1990 science fiction film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Quaid, a construction worker who soon finds out that his life is not what it seems. The film also stars Sharon Stone as Quaid’s’ supposed wife, Lori,  Rachel Ticotin as Quaid’s real love Melina, and Ronny Cox as the evil … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)

Films That Have Not Aged Well: Hackers (1995)

You know, the makers of Hackers didn’t even seem to know anything about the internet when they made the film. So, it’s no surprise to literally any body that this film about teenage hackers did not age well.  Hackers is a 1995 crime film that focuses on a group of teenage hackers who unknowingly become involved in a corporate extortion conspiracy. The film stars Jonny Lee Miller … Continue reading Films That Have Not Aged Well: Hackers (1995)

Films That Have Not Aged Well: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Once again, I find myself watching a film I once enjoyed through this lens and really seeing how troubling this movie is. I’m not saying that Jim Carrey’s performance as the title character isn’t iconic. It is. However, the entire last act of the film had me making the cringiest of faces.  Just a refresher for those who have not watched this film in a … Continue reading Films That Have Not Aged Well: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

90s Flashback: Clueless (1995)

The 1995 film Clueless is one that remains popular today. You would be hard pressed to find people who haven’t seen the film even just once. The odd thing, though, about the film, is that it is incredibly dated in terms of slang, clothing, and technology, but it’s had a long lasting societal impact.  Now, I’m not a fan of Jane Austen’s book Emma. However, … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Clueless (1995)

90s Flashback: The Matrix (1999)

The Wachowski’s had a very specific vision for their science fiction action film The Matrix. It’s a look that has inspired the look of sci-fi action films that followed. It’s also a look that has been parodied countless times. Which does, at times, make it hard to take the film completely seriously when watching it now. But, once you get past that, you are left … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Matrix (1999)

90s Flashback: Deep Impact

I’ve been on an “end of the world” movie kick lately (gee, wonder why?). And, if you haven’t noticed, the 1990s are filled with end of the world movies. And 1998’s Deep Impact is currently streaming on Netflix. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s about a comet that is going to hit the Earth and cause an Extinction Level Event. The United States knows … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Deep Impact