Posts Tagged ‘richard donner’

The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies (1985)
Back in the early and mid-80s my provincial grade school offered its pupils membership of a great film club, where us kids could see all the latest, greatest movies at the local theatre house. That’s where I saw, at an impressionable young age, all sorts of sci-fi, fantasy and other movies, from Raiders...
December 5th, 2013 | Film Reviews | Read More

Superman At The Movies

Superman At The Movies
He may have been overshadowed recently by both Batman and Spider-Man, but it’s worth taking the time to remember just how prolific, and downright enjoyable, Superman has been in terms of onscreen adventures over the years. Here’s a very brief overview of the character as he was sold to viewers...
April 17th, 2013 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Scrooged (1988)

Scrooged (1988)
A modern retelling of A Christmas Carol, Scrooged is a film as fondly remembered for the many enjoyable comedy moments as it is also dismissed for the overdose of schmaltz that fills up the grand finale. But this is A Christmas Carol, a tale that does have moments of schmaltz, especially at the end,...
December 5th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Omen Pentology (1976 – 2006)

The Omen Pentology (1976 – 2006)
I don’t think I need to say too much about The Omen before moving on to review the movies in the series. It’s a very particular type of horror movie but it’s quite possibly the best of that type and stands tall as yet another classic of the genre. So let me just begin with […]
October 31st, 2011 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More