Twister – Quickie Review

I first saw this movie at a midnight screening, opening day. Initially, I thought it was pretty awesome. It effects blew me away, but upon further viewings the effects fade and you start the hear the terrible dialogue. My least favourite character, Dusty. Because of this role, it took me a long time to come …

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Mission: Impossible – Quickie Review

The original that kicked off the series that will be going to least 6. For me, it’s a toss up between this one and the second film for my least favourite in the series. It’s not to say I don’t like it, just not as much as the later ones. The action is top-notch, but the …

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Arrival, The – Quickie Review

An engrossing science fiction thriller about an astronomer who discovers the existence of alien life and then gets embroiled in a conspiracy as the aliens try to stop him from discovering their secret. Smart and very underrated. I saw this in the theatre only because I’d pretty much seen everything else released at the time. …

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Hard Core Logo – Quickie Review

This is a mockumentary that follows a punk band during a reunion tour. A darkly comic, endlessly entertaining and ultimately tragic tale. One of my favourite music films and easily one of the best Canadian made films, right up there with the other Canuck classics: Ice Flow Jungle, Maple Syrup Blues and Hockey Homicide.

Scream – Quickie Review

Upon hearing the news of Mr. Craven, I rewatched this having not seen it for many years. I did it with a bit of trepidation caused by the multitude of meta movies that have come out since its initial release. I found in the past that too many copies can lessen the original. I’m happy …

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Rock, The – Quickie Review

Easily in my Top 5 action films of all time. This was early in Michael Bay’s career and this is where he peaked. Great action sequences, strong ensemble and actually a very believable villain with fairly realistic motivations. A classic Simpson/Bruckheimer production. I saw this bitch 5 times at the theatre.