“Where were you in ’62?” is the question asked on the movie poster. This movie took a great look at the end of an era through the eyes of two high school graduates the weekend before they leave for college. They take on the town with a last time cruise through the streets in their Southern California suburb, and they know that the times, they are a changin’.
This 1973 movie was the launchpad for many mainstream actors and directors whom we are very familiar with today. The movie was directed by George Lucas, whom made it on a budget of $500,000. The revenue and profits brought in by nostalgic baby boomer movie-goers was most definitely enough to let the studios take on Lucas’ pet project, Star Wars, and we all know where that would lead. Read more...(252 words, 18 images, estimated 1:00 mins reading time)
Featuring Chris Pine and Denzel Washington, this Tony Scott film is one wild ride. Take corporate greed, lazy workers and idiots that wont listen and give them a yard of trains and you get the perfect recipe for this film. It is a comedy of errors and a one thing leads to another eventful film but is in no way a comedy as this film is based on actual events that are described in the film.
It is a time when the railroad is laying off and early retiring its older employees to make way for younger and less expensive workers. They want to make more and more money and are not really concerned for more then that and this attitude filters down to its workers. Your low level menial workers don’t care and are sloppy especially when rushed and mistakes happen. It is just this that causes a train full of hazardous material to go barreling down the tracks as a runaway train running at full throttle. There is nothing that anyone can do to stop this unnamed missile that has its target set on Stanton Pennsylvania along with its hundreds of thousands of residents. Read more...(389 words, 2 images, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)
This all new film about a karate kid stars Jaden Smith as Dre Parker and Jackie Chan as Mr. Han, a man that has lost his family and seems to be trying to hide from himself and the world. It is the problems that Dre has with those at school that spark and begin the journey of self discovery for both man and boy.
This is a heart warming remake and telling of the 1984 film of the same name. Jackie Chan’s Mr. Han is in the same or like role as Mr. Miyagi played by Pat Morita. This is not a word for word remake, this is a retelling of the tale in a different setting completely. While both films had families that had to travel great distances to start again this one goes really far by taking the family all the way to China. Anyone who has seen the first Karate Kid will immediately see the similarities of the 2 but where as the first one was full of teen angst and a desire to do everything faster and faster this one slows things down. It shows the growth of a boy that is mad at the world who just wants to be able to have friends and be friends with a pretty girl that he meets in school. It also shows just how closed in Mr. Han is as he is still grieving for his own lost family. Read more...(400 words, 15 images, estimated 1:36 mins reading time)