Young Guns II (1990) – Geoff Murphy

The amount my life changed between the first Young Guns, released in 1988, and Young Guns II in 1990 makes the movies themselves feel years upon years apart. Seeing that there was only two years between them is rather shocking seeing how many things happened in the space of that time. Rewatching it now Young…

Fringe (2011) – Subject 13, and Os

Subject 13 serves as a bit of a sequel to last season’s ‘Peter’ episode. Written by Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman, and Akiva Goldsman, this story was first broadcast on 25 February, 2011. We plunge back to 1985, with opening titles to reflect that, and we see what happened following Walter’s (John Noble) abduction of young…

Star Trek: Generations (1994) – David Carson

  As the blog has no doubt demonstrated, I’m a bit of a Trek fan, and while I have loved, to varying degrees, each iteration of the format, even I can admit when one of them isn’t quite up to snuff. But that won’t stop me from watching it again for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book….

Trailer Tracks: Twister (1996) – Jan De Bont

  This movie was like a ride in a theme park. It didn’t claim to have much of a story, just some interchangeable characters, some pretty impressive special effects, and a good solid two hours of entertainment. Filled with recognizable names and faces like Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cary Elwes…

Speed (1994) Jan De Bont

  Jan De Bont’s┬ádirectorial debut lands him squarely on the 101 Action Movies list as well as garnering Oscars for Best Sound and Sound Effects Editing. Keanu┬áReeves is back, this time he’s Jack Traven, a LAPD cop playing a dangerous game with a bomber, Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) who’s making things personal after Jack foils…