Film Review: Dragonslayer (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “A King has made a pact with a dragon where he sacrifices virgins to it, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard and his keen young apprentice volunteer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgin in line – the King’s own daughter.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Sword & Sorcery is a label that is often applied to stories of heroic fantasy, usually set in archaic worlds in which … Continue reading

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Film Review: Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. REVIEW: The monstrous success of “Ghostbusters” in 1984 guaranteed that a sequel would be put on a fast track to get made. Columbia pictures put immediate pressure on original writers Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis to script a sequel as quickly as possible. Pressure was also put on director Ivan Reitman … Continue reading

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Film Review: Battleship (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. REVIEW: What is it with Hollywood & Taylor Kitsch all of a sudden? More importantly, what is it with Taylor Kitsch being cast in not one but TWO movies with $200 million dollar budgets this year? Does Hollywood know something we don’t? Maybe they do…maybe they don’t. Last month’s “John … Continue reading

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