Category: Movies

Dune: Then, now, and beyond

There’s a saying about the topics of religion and politics, and how they may make polite dinner table conversation trickier. Maybe so, but they do make great topics for science fiction, as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5

Halloween Kills (2021)

Perhaps no film series has retconned itself as much as the Halloween series. Heck, three of the entries in the series are simply titled Halloween: the 1978 original from John Carpenter that started it all, the 2007 redo by…

Visiting Hours (1982)

It’s not surprising that there are countless film trailers that prove to be more exciting than the movies they’re advertising. The same can be said for movie posters. Visiting Hours is a case in point, as its cool poster of…

RoboCop 2 (1990)

Disappointing sequels to classic movies are certainly nothing new. Often, the knock against sequels is that they simply redo their predecessors without offering anything dramatically different. In the case of RoboCop 2, however, its crime isn’t that it simply…

The Goonies (1985)

With the recent passing of director Richard Donner, I decided to take a look at a classic film of his, The Goonies. The film, produced by Steven Spielberg, begins with a prison breakout.  Specifically, a counterfeiter named Jake Fratelli…