Red Dawn (1984) – John Milius

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Dr. Strangelove is John Milius’ dark and violent film, Red Dawn. With an all-star cast including Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson, C. Thomas Howell, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, Powers Boothe and Harry Dean Stanton, the film chronicles an invasion…

Back to the Future: Part III (1990) – Robert Zemeckis

My last stop in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book is the final trip with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in Back to the Future: Part III. From the film’s opening credits you know this will be a different adventure, the triumphant theme by Alan Silvestri gives way to a stirring romantic…

Howard the Duck (1986) – Willard Huyck

  A long time before Marvel Entertainment got their act together to bring us one superhero extravaganza after another, George Lucas (the next stop on the journey through the Sci-Fi Chronicles book), served as executive producer on Willard Huyck’s terrible adaptation of Howard the Duck from the comic series. There are a couple of upsides…

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.  And…

Trailer Tracks: Back To The Future (1985) – Robert Zemeckis

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love this movie, and after all these years there isn’t a thing in this that has changed my love for it. A fun time-travel story, a brillilant cast, including one of my heroes, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. The…

Back To The Future (1985) – Robert Zemeckis

  I love this movie so much! It’s always a joy to watch, and it puts me right back in 1985, I remember seeing it, reading the novel on my way to school, I remember playing the soundtrack over and over until the ink of the track listings was completely faded, I even got myself a…

Back To The Future at the Digital Film Festival

There are few movies guaranteed to plaster a smile on my face every time I see them. Back To The Future is, however, one of them. I actually realized this today when I was watching it for who-knows-how-many-times-I’ve-seen-it. In between mouthing my favorite lines as they came up, there would be a huge grin plastered…