Van Helsing (2004) – Stephen Sommers

After his fairly positive success with two Mummy movies, and the cult favorite Deep Rising, Stephen Sommers looked to do an homage to the Universal Monsters and hopefully launch a new tentpole franchise with the Hugh Jackman led Van Helsing. This is the next recommendation from DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies by John Landis,…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) – Chris Columbus

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my return to the family genre and my screening of The Fellowship of the Ring is another franchise that captured hearts and imaginations. Looking back, as I rewatch this film, there is no way that this movie could fail. It’s based…

Trailer Tracks: Krull (1983) – Peter Yates

This movie has terrible acting, some cheesey special effects, but a mostly cool idea, and I totally crushed on Lysette Anthony in this film! It has a score by James Horner, and features some very recognizable names and faces… Ken Marshall, Freddie Jones, Francesca Annis, Alun Armstrong, Robbie Coltrane and Liam Neeson!

GoldenEye (1995) – Martin Campbell

  Welcome back to the 101 Action Movies list 007. After a number of years that had Pierce Brosnan’s name bandied about for taking over the role of James Bond, he finally takes on the coveted role and makes it his own. It also features one of my favorite pre-credit sequences in the Bond saga,…

Krull (1983)

Apparently I was a goofy kid when I was younger, because this movie does not stand up well to the test of the time. It was one of those ones that I had the Scholastic novel for (by Alan Dean Foster) as well as the big super-size Marvel comic. And I thought the glaive was…