Tag Archives: special effects

A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000) Rated PG

In this take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a pop singer gets a reality check by the three spirits of Christmas. Starring Vanessa Williams, Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, and John Taylor. This is a VH1 made-for-TV movie, so they acquired all … Continue reading

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Ghost (1990) Rated PG-13

A banker is murdered by a corrupt colleague, and to warn his girlfriend of the danger, his spirit tries to find ways to communicate. Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Tony Goldwyn. This is a film about love and how … Continue reading

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Tulsa (1949) Rated NR

When a rancher dies during a feud with an oil company, his daughter decides to take over the business. Starring Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, and Pedro Armendariz. This film takes on the oil industry. We have big oil companies who … Continue reading

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Pompeii (2014) Rated PG-13

A slave turned gladiator must save his love, who is betrothed to a Roman Senator, as Mount Vesuvius erupts. Starring Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Emily Browning. This is one of those films with a “great” love story surrounded by … Continue reading

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Oblivion (2013) Rated PG-13

 A veteran is assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources. Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko. The CGI and special effects are the true stars of this film, and Cruise seems made for his role. Unfortunately, the story lacks cohesion and … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland (1999) Rated PG

 Alice falls down a rabbit hole and enters the world of Wonderland. Starring  Robbie Coltrane, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley. This film combines the stories Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Now, most Alice in Wonderland films … Continue reading

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Black Lightning (CW) Rated TV-14

 A retired superhero becomes  an avenger for justice. Starring William Catlett, Gregg Henry, Cress Williams. A couple of observations from the first episode:  1. I love Cress Williams. I’m glad he’s back on TV. 2. I really dislike how they are … Continue reading

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Henry’s Crime (2010) Rated R

Released from prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Henry plans to rob the bank he went to prison for. Starring Keanu Reeves, Judy Greer, Fisher Stevens, James Caan, Vera Farmiga. This film takes all of that you previously knew about bank robbery and turns … Continue reading

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Ghosted (FOX) Rated TV-PG

A skeptic is forced to work with a believer in paranormal activity to work on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles. Starring Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Ally Walker, Adeel Akhtar, Amber Stevens West. This is the silliest, stupidest show on TV.  It has potential, but it … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) Rated R

 A  centuries’ old vampire heads to London to seduce his lawyer’s fiancée. Based on the book, Dracula by Bram Stoker. Starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Cary Elwes, Billy Campbell, Sadie Frost. Francis Ford Coppola used old film techniques for his special effects, trying to … Continue reading

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