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)

38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Written and directed by John Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, and Tim Holt as three men looking to strike gold in Mexico. But, the film easily becomes about the corrupting influence of greed. Bogart plays Fred C. … Continue reading 38. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Timeless Films: Jurassic Park (1993)

I recently realized that I needed something to balance out the negativity of my “Films That Have Not Aged Well”. As much as I love writing those posts, they can bum me out, especially when there’s a realization that a film I enjoy is definitely problematic. So, to counteract that feeling, I’ve decided to also look at films that have endured the test of time. … Continue reading Timeless Films: Jurassic Park (1993)

44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. I love a good black and white, 20th century romantic comedy. I especially love it when that black and white, 20th century romantic comedy stars Jimmy Stewart. Lucky for me, The Philadelphia Story is exactly that.  Directed by George Cukor, The … Continue reading 44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. If there’s one thing to know about me through all this, it’s that Elia Kazan is, hands down, one of my favorite directors of all time. From On The Waterfront to Baby Doll to A Face in the Crowd to this … Continue reading 47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

The Invisible Man (2020): A Classic Movie Monster Preying on Modern Fears

Universal deciding to scrap their “Dark Universe” idea and stick to individual storytelling may be one of the smartest moves they have made in a long time. To kick this plan off with an updated version of one of their classic, but not necessarily big-named, movie monsters was clever.  The film overall was good. It was suspenseful and tense right from the first scene, and … Continue reading The Invisible Man (2020): A Classic Movie Monster Preying on Modern Fears