The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006) “You Want Something, Go Get It. Period.”

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: Gabriele Marcino Everyone has dreams and aspirations. What one does to pursue that dream and how much strength of character is needed is examined in The Pursuit Of Happyness. Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a salesman trying to sell bone density scanners to no avail, he has a young son Christopher (Jaden … Continue reading The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006) “You Want Something, Go Get It. Period.”

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Star Wars VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983) – Understanding The Audience

RATING: 4/5 DIRECTOR: Richard Marquand Return of the Jedi has the most fun with its story. Any person who you talk to about the film will no doubt bring up the Ewoks within a breath and say how they destroyed the film. Dare I say it, George Lucas knew how to capture an audience. Firstly take all the … Continue reading Star Wars VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983) – Understanding The Audience

Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) – Who Has A Chip On Their Shoulder?

RATING: 3.5/5 DIRECTOR: George Lucas So this is the film everyone has been waiting for. The film in which Anakin Skywalker is turned to the Dark Side and becomes Darth Vader. This film is the most successful of the prequel trilogy perhaps because of the above statement or because it finds pace, adventure and tension … Continue reading Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) – Who Has A Chip On Their Shoulder?

Star Wars II: Attack Of The Clones (2002) -The Film Is On Repeat

RATING: 2/5 DIRECTOR: George Lucas Ten years have past in the Star Wars Universe since Episode I and you watch the film and if you're like myself , you wonder if Lucas should just call his franchise over. Yes, it's space opera but the opera is what happens behind the camera. George Lucas can not separate … Continue reading Star Wars II: Attack Of The Clones (2002) -The Film Is On Repeat

Star Wars I : The Phantom Menace (1999) – The House Of Cards

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: George Lucas Everyone writes off the prequel trilogy and  you read fanboy sites that say "Don't bother, it sucks."  The Phantom Menace isn't telling the same story as the original films nor does it want to do that.  A librarian told me " It's eighteen years ago people, get over it!"  George Lucas … Continue reading Star Wars I : The Phantom Menace (1999) – The House Of Cards

Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – “The Rebel Film”

RATING: 5/5 DIRECTOR: Irvin Kershner Watching Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back makes me ponder and ask myself were some of the story elements intentional and would a few more acting lessons enhanced a certain performance. So at the start of the film left the characters are helping The Rebellion against the Empire. Young … Continue reading Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – “The Rebel Film”

Star Wars IV A New Hope (1977) – A Space Opera Fantastic!

RATING: 5/5 DIRECTOR: George Lucas A long time ago in a galaxy far far away there was one film that began it all. Star Wars is not only a set of films but a complete movement and religion unto itself. In 1977 George Lucas created an ambitious space opera story that any man could follow … Continue reading Star Wars IV A New Hope (1977) – A Space Opera Fantastic!

Up In The Air (2009) “I’m Fired?”

RATING: 3.5/5 DIRECTOR: Jason Reitman Ryan Bingham is the antithesis of Tyler Durden in the executive business world. He represents a craving to have it all, be alone and not needing any help from anyone. If in Fight Club Tyler Durden created the moral code that consumerism was wrong then here Ryan Bingham's belief in … Continue reading Up In The Air (2009) “I’m Fired?”

Looper (2012)

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson The year 2044. The year is also 2074. Time travel is available but is illegal. In Looper Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Joe, a contract killer and Bruce Willis plays the same character but older. A looper in young Joe (Levitt) works for a company that exists thirty years in the … Continue reading Looper (2012)

The Terminator (1984) “Why It Still Works”

RATING: 4/5 DIRECTOR: James Cameron A robotic organism cyborg called a Terminator (Schwarzenegger) sent back in time to 1984 to terminate Sarah Connor (Hamilton) because what her future son means to the future world. A soldier named Reese (Biehn) sent back from the same world to protect Connor  from the Terminator while local Police try … Continue reading The Terminator (1984) “Why It Still Works”