Film Review: Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1959)

SYNOPSIS: “In 1880 Sir Oliver Lindenbrook, just knighted, is a renowned scientist teaching at the University of Edinburgh. He inadvertently discovers evidence pointing to Arne Saknussem, an Icelandic scientist from a few centuries earlier, having found a pathway from the volcanoes in Iceland to the center of the earth. He writes to Swedish Professor Peter Göteborg, an expert in world volcanoes, with his findings before proceeding with an expedition to the center of the earth. … Continue reading

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Film Review: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916)

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SYNOPSIS: “Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver, the man who caused the death of Princess Daaker. Seeing what he had done, Denver took the daughter to his yacht and sailed away. He abandoned her and a sailor on a mysterious island and has come back after all these years to see if she is still alive and if … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Trip To The Moon (1902)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of astronomers study the way to travel to the moon. When they conclude their project, the president selects five other astronomers to travel with him. They embark in a shell and they are shot from a giant cannon to the moon. When they land, they seek shelter in a cave to protect from the snow. They meet the Selenites, the alien inhabitants of the moon, and they are destroyed by the astronomers … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mysterious Island (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1874 novel “The Mysterious Island”, the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the war by hijacking a hot air balloon! Drifting through the night, they wake to find themselves marooned on a desert island, but they aren’t alone… Littered with wreckage, the island is home to cast of survivors … Continue reading

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Film Review: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

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SYNOPSIS: “The oceans during the late nineteenth century are no longer safe, and many ships have been lost. Sailors have returned to port with stories of a vicious narwhal (a giant whale with a long horn) which sinks their ships. A naturalist, Professor Aronnax, his assistant Conseil, and professional whaler Ned Land join a US expedition which attempts to unravel the mystery.” (thanks to IMDB for that elaborate synopsis) REVIEW: I had always assumed that … Continue reading

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