Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) – Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Doom was one of three movies that came along when I was a youngster that really started to cement my interest in the way films were made. And they were all thanks to movie magazines that came along at just the right time. In 1982 there was one…

Dreamscape (1984) – Joseph Ruben

Dennis Quaid, Kate Capshaw, Eddie Albert, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, George Wendt and David Patrick Kelly (has this guy ever played a good guy?!) star in Ruben’s 1984 psychic thriller, Dreamscape. Quaid is Alex Gardner, a psychic who has been using his gifts for his own benefit, but gets recruited by Paul Novotny (von…

Black Rain (1989) – Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott remains one of my favourite technical directors, and it’s been awhile since I settled in for this crime thriller, that stars Micheal Douglas, Andy Garcia, Kate Capshaw, and Ken Takakura. Douglas plays Nick Conklin a less than clean New York bigoted cop currently under investigation by Internal Affairs when he and his partner…

Trailer Tracks: Space Camp – Henry Winer

  Now this – THIS movie is what my dreams were made of!  I wanted to go to space – at least to Space Camp – so that I could learn all I needed to know about becoming an astronaut.  The effects were actually pretty good for the time, and don’t look completely ridiculous today. …

Trailer Tracks: Dreamscape (1984) – Joseph Rubin

  Dennis Quaid, Kate Capshaw, Max Von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, George Wendt, Eddie Albert and David Patrick Kelly star in this sci-fi thriller about a young man who can project himself into dreams. But he’s not the only one. Now, he has to face his fears as he tries to avert disaster!

Trailer Tracks: Black Rain (1989) – Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott, alongside Spielberg, has long been one of my favoite directors, and I loved his work with Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Kate Capshaw and Ken Takakura in this crime thriller that moves from New York to Japan. Showcasing the culture clash, the differences in police procedures and justice this one is just a great…

Ridley Scott – My Top 10

I am so pumped for Prometheus, but we know that. So, while I wait very impatiently for June 8 to return to The Company, Lv-426 and learn the secrets of The Engineers I thought it would be very interesting to run down my list of favorite films by Sir Ridley. While some people may not…