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You’d never know it looking at it, but Gil Kenan’s Monster House is of the same production pipeline as Robert Zemeckis’ pseudo-photorealistic animated films. They just chose to use a more cartoony look in order to animate the actors’ movements. I have less of a problem with Zemeckis’ use of the technique than most people,… Continue reading Monster House
If you’re going to write a story about war where the actual causes and ideas behind the war, the American Civil War seems like a curious one. Most films about the war have at least one side talking about state sovereignty or ending slavery or at least keeping the Union together, but Ang Lee’s Ride… Continue reading Ride with the Devil
This is comfort watching for me. It’s almost like I’m roughly 30 years older in that way. I don’t remember the Cold War, but there’s something about this Cold War adventure, with its threat of nuclear annihilation and full scale war between two super powers that tickles me. It’s also expertly crafted, a tight thriller,… Continue reading The Hunt for Red October
Okay, it's a franchise that no one cares about, is only four movies long, and is mostly kind of stupid. But, the listicle gods must be appeased with sacrifices. So, instead of goring the bull of James Bond, I shall be disemboweling the sickly chicken that is the Airport franchise. 4. The Concorde...Airport '79 "It’s full… Continue reading The Airport Franchise Ranked: The Definitive Ranking
#1 in my Ranking of the Airport Franchise. We finally come back to it, the movie that started the franchise that ended with George Kennedy rated to fly the Concorde, and I’m shocked to discover that he started the franchise as a maintenance man. Granted, he’s the gosh darned best maintenance man at Lincoln Airport,… Continue reading Airport
#2 in my Ranking of the Airport Franchise. The core of this movie is the danger, and I thought that the danger was only moderately well handled, a limitation of its budget. Outside of that we get our collection of random nobodies that don’t do enough to establish an emotional connection and a strained romance… Continue reading Airport 1975
#4 in my Ranking of the Airport Franchise. Okay, Airport ’77 was ridiculous, but this is both ridiculous and really frustrating. It’s structure is way off, while it still retains all of the problems of the previous film in the franchise. For the first half hour or so, I was actually kind of on board… Continue reading The Concorde…Airport ‘79