It’s been forty years since Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam masterpiece Apocalypse Now graced American cinemas and brought with it a gritty, realistic view of the horrors of the Vietnam War.
Licence To Kill, the last Bond movie to feature Timothy Dalton celebrates it’s 30th anniversary, but has this gritty version of Bond that was a head of its time held up three decades later?
On June 15, 1994, people around the world were introduced to “The Lion King”, an awe inspiring fictional tale taking place on the plains of Africa.
In 1973 George Lucas wrote The Adventures of Indiana Smith and while on vacation in Maui in 1977 George pitched it to Steven Spielberg and Indiana Jones was born.
In a day and age where every movie is trying to set up the next great franchise, 1999’s The Mummy was a fun action-adventure that wasn’t worried about what comes next.
I can’t remember when I last saw The Matrix, but it’s been a number of years. I remember the black trench coats, Hugo Weaving’s disconcerting Agent Smith, and the bullet-time sequences, but the story beats were lost on me.
Right from the start we’re told “Not many people know what their life’s worth,” and in Payback, Mel Gibson’s antihero character knows exactly what that amount is.
Mel Brooks’s satirical take on the American West celebrates its 45th anniversary, but is it a movie for generations or just a generational comedy that’s out of time?
It’s been 25 years since Jim Carrey became a true Hollywood actor. Oh sure, he’d been in a few things here and there: mainly comedy clubs trying to get discovered.
Schindler’s List is a film everyone should watch at least once. A film that is bleak without joy and 25 years later is as relevant today as it was in 1993.
In 1978 Christopher Reeve made us believe a man could fly when he took flight as Superman and opened the door to today’s modern superhero films as Superman The Movie celebrates forty years.
It’s been 20 years since Saving Private Ryan rattled audiences everywhere. Its realistic, relentless violence, emotional story line & unflinching brutality still holds up as one of the finest war films ever made.
Thirty-years ago the (fictional) Nakatomi building was taken over by German terrorists who would be thwarted by a barefoot off-duty New York cop becoming one of the best action movies of all time.
In 1988 director Robert Zemeckis asked the movie audience to believe in a world where humans and cartoon characters could co-exist together in 1947 Hollywood.
“Hold on to your butts.” As one of the best action adventure movies of all time putting dinosaurs and man together after 65 million years celebrates its 25th anniversary.
After the success of the first Crocodile Dundee movie in 1986, Paul Hogan returned as Mick Dundee in 1988 to take on a Colombian Cartel leader in Crocodile Dundee II.
Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich wowed movie audiences with “Independence Day”, but could they take on one of Japan’s most recognizable symbols of popular culture and succeed?
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When an arrogant weatherman is sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney he finds himself repeating the same day in what has become a timeless comedy is celebrating twenty-five years of laughs.