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THE PATRIOT

Although The Patriot is ostensibly about the American Revolution, director Roland Emmerich’s film actually has very little to say on the subject. Instead we’re treated to yet another story of a man out to revenge the cold-blooded murder of his… Continue Reading →

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Where to begin? Going in, I’d heard some of the scenes were very graphically violent. I imagined some brief bloody scenes dealing with the crucifixion, among lengthier uplifting sequences surrounding the life of Christ. Big mistake. Instead, this movie is… Continue Reading →

THE CORE

Screw the planet. Things are going wrong. Thirty-two people wearing pacemakers in New York City all drop dead at once, and it’s not because the warranty just expired. In London’s Trafalgar Square, chaos ensues when people are pelted by pigeon… Continue Reading →

THE BEAST OF GEVAUDAN

The Beast was a mysterious creature which suddenly appeared in the rural mountainous region of Gevaudan, France, in 1764. Although witnesses described it as wolf-like, it also exhibited non-lupine characteristics, not the least being it was allegedly the size of… Continue Reading →

STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Summary: Another very tired entry in the series. I’ve said before that I avoid reading reviews prior to seeing the movie and writing my own. However, in the case of a Star Wars film, it’s pretty flogging impossible not to… Continue Reading →

SUBLIMINALS IN JFK?

Several years ago in a bookstore, I came across a tome which listed supposed “subliminal” images in Oliver Stone’s film JFK. Although I’ve long since forgotten the book’s title, the list stuck in my memory such that on later viewings… Continue Reading →

THE LONG SHIPS

Some of the acting is hammy, and some of the dialogue deliberately corny, but The Long Ships is the type of adventure film you see as a kid and never forget. If, like me, you bother to hunt it down… Continue Reading →

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