RETRO REVIEW: CENTER STAGE (2000)

  “Whatever you feel, just dance it.”  This week, Center Stage celebrates 20 years since its release in theaters. And speaking as one of the few people who actually went and saw it, I’m really excited to be revisiting it all these years later. Center Stage tells the story of a group of advanced students…

REVIEW: THE SHINING (1980)

“Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. You didn’t let me finish my sentence. I said, I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in!” With the release of Doctor Sleep right around the corner, a continuation of Stephen King’s, The Shining, it’s only fitting that we…

REVIEW: ALIEN (1979)

“Ash, that transmission… Mother’s deciphered part of it. It doesn’t look like an S.O.S.” “What is it, then?” “Well, I… it looks like a warning.” Alien tells the story of the starship Nostromo, and its crew, who after finding what they believe to be a distress signal far out in space, proceed to the unknown…

LITTLE REVIEW: BEETLEJUICE (1988)

“Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!” Beetlejuice tells the story of a recently deceased young couple, who after making their way back into their home, soon find out that a new “eccentric” family has moved in. But in the process of trying to scare away the new family, to which no scare tactics seem to work, the young…

REVIEW: GALAXY QUEST (1999)

“Never give up. Never surrender.” Before the explosion of comic cons and expos, Galaxy Quest showed audiences the thrill of living and breathing a fandom, much like the Trekkies who love their Star Trek. The film tells the story of a group of has-been actors who now go around to conventions, say their signature lines,…

REVIEW: OCTOBER SKY (1999)

“No. Coal mining may be your life, but it’s not mine. I’m never going down there again. I wanna go into space.” Based on the memoir Rocket Boys, October Sky tells the story of Homer Hickam, a young boy whose love for rockets and space is peaked after the news of Sputnik, the first satellite,…

LITTLE REVIEW: INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009)

“You probably heard we ain’t in the prisoner-takin’ business; we in the killin’ Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin’.”  Inglourious Basterds tells the story of a group of renegade militia-type characters called the “Inglourious Basterds” as they, as well as other allies, try to take down the Nazi Party and Adolf Hitler. In true…