I think it’s safe to say that nostalgia is the only reason Top Gun remains so revered. At least, I hope that’s the only reason, because Top Gun is a really bad movie.
June 22, 2010 | Categories: 4 - 4.5, Action, Drama, Genre, Ratings | Tags: anthony edwards, james tolkan, kelly mcgillis, michael ironside, tom cruise, tom skerritt, tony scott, val kilmer | Leave a comment
Minority Report is Steven Spielberg’s 2002 science fiction film loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. Taking place in a dystopian 2054 when civil liberties and privacy are beginning to seem like mere memories, the film follows Tom Cruise as an officer of the PreCrime division of the Washington D.C. police. As part of this division, Cruise interprets visions from three “Pre-cogs”, and arrests people before they are able to carry out murder.
February 6, 2010 | Categories: 8 - 8.5, Genre, Ratings, Science Fiction | Tags: bonnie curtis, colin farrell, geralrd r. molen, jan de bont, janusz kaminski, jessica capshaw, joel gretsch, john august, john williams, jon cohen, kathryn morris, lois smith, max von sydow, michael doven, michael kahn, mike binder, neal mcdonough, patrick kilpatrick, peter stormare, philip k. dick, samantha morton, scott frank, steve harris, steven spielberg, tim blake nelson, tom cruise, walter f. parkes | Leave a comment
It may be safe to say that Stanley Kubrick is my favorite director. There are plenty who come close to that title, but nobody else has produced so many movies of the highest quality and in such an array of genres as Mr. Kubrick. I finally got around to watching the last film he made, Eyes Wide Shut, and while it wasn’t quite up to par with his usual masterpiece fare, it was still a solid film and definitely Kubrickian.