Film Review: Independence Day (1996)

SYNOPSIS: “On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jurassic Park (1993)

SYNOPSIS: “On Isla Nublar, a new park has just been built with genetically engineered dinosaurs. Tragedy strikes when one of the workers is killed by a velociraptor. The founder of the park John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) requests paleontologist Doctor Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and his assistant, Doctor Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) to come to the park and ensure that it is safe. Also joining them are Hammond’s lawyer Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) and chaos theorist … Continue reading

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Film Review: Jurassic Park 3D (1993/2013)

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SYNOPSIS: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. REVIEW: I remember the excitement I felt when I bought tickets to see “JURASSIC PARK” for the first time in 1993. Back then it was THE movie to see, with effects like no film before it. Steven Spielberg (with the help of some cutting edge CGI) made the world believe that dinosaurs could … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fly (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. REVIEW: “Be Afraid. Be very afraid” So went the tagline to director David Cronenberg’s “The Fly”, more a re-imagining than a remake of the original 1958 shocker. I remember seeing the posters for this film all over back in 86′ and the excitement I felt as I bought a ticket and saw it … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sentinel (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: When filmy spores fall from space and take root in San Francisco, the city is beautifully transformed by spectacular and exotic flowers. But these lovely extraterrestrial blossoms have gruesome plans for their earthly admirers: to slowly clone their bodies and then dispose of the originals! “A first-rate suspense thriller” (Newsday), this sci-fi adventure is a “chilling” (Leonard Maltin), “dazzling” (The New York Times) and “stunning” (Cosmopolitan) thrill ride that will send your pulse rate … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mister Frost (Mr. Frost) (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Frost is arrested and committed for murder after he is apprehended burying his victims in the garden. However, even while under psychiatric care and tight hospital security, it becomes obvious that Mr. Frost is not all he seems to be, but he is dangerous nonetheless. REVIEW: Mr. Frost….Jeff Goldblum plays the devil. As a long time favorite of mine, I can honestly say I’ve reviewed this film 3 times and each time, something goes … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hideaway (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: While traveling on the road with his wife Lindsey and his daughter Regina, Hatch Harrison has a car accident, hitting a truck and falling with his wife in a river. He dies for more than two hours, but the specialist Dr. Jonas Nyebern successfully brings him back to life. Hatch has some weird premonitions and becomes able to see through the eyes of the psychopath serial killer Vassago, a young man that killed his … Continue reading

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