Movie of the Week

Movie of the Week: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

***** A reboot sounded like a horrible idea, didn’t it? After Sam Raimi redefined the superhero genre with his adaptation of a particular comic book superhero, Spider-Man (2002) became the standard that all comic book films had to live up to. And when he released Spider-Man 2 (2004), it seemed that the genre could not be bettered. And then […]

Movie of the Week: Smoke Signals (1998)

***** We all love indie movies, right? Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and the like. And of course, there is the iconic Napoleon Dynamite. But all (or just about all) of these films were made within the last decade. What about before the Indie movement? When small-studio films didn’t get any attention? I’d like to take […]

Movie of the Week: (500) Days of Summer (2009)

How many movies do you see that completely out dare the incredulous stereotypes that plague today’s movies? How many movies to you see that are so fresh and so original that, when the credits roll, you sit and think about what you just watched? That, my friends is the effect that  (500) Days of Summer has […]

Movie of the Week: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

***** In the opinion of this writer, it’ s the best fantasy movie ever made. It’s an epic drama filled with iconic heroes, and even more iconic villains. How can we forget the first time we ever heard the Imperial March? Or when we saw our favorite bandit encased in carbonite right in front of […]

Movie of the Week: Titanic (1998)

Titanic is probably the most underrated overrated film in history. Yes, it is a great film. And yes, everyone who actually sits through it will say that. But there are not a whole lot of people who acknowledge all that James Cameron’s masterpiece did for Hollywood an the progression of film (whether the effects be […]

Movie of the Week: King Kong (2005)

***** There are a lot of remakes out there. Some are good, some are horrible. Few are great. However, I have stumbled upon a remake that I would definitely say is great. Truly great. As you may or may not know, the original King Kong was released in 1933, and it was a special effects marvel of […]

Movie of the Week: American Graffiti (1973)

***** The teen movie genre was still blossoming and showing faint signs of its true potential in the early 70’s. And then a new director named George Lucas emerged, before the epic Star Wars saga was even conceived. teaming up with Francis Ford Coppola, he and his team of gifted cast and crew produced a landmark film […]