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…

REVIEW: GATTACA (1997)

“You want to know how I did it? This is how I did it, Anton. I never saved anything for the swim back.” Written and Directed by, Andrew Niccol, Gattaca tells the story of humanity in one of the most profound ways possible. In this not-so-distant future, people are judged on the basic foundation that…