MASH (1970) – Robert Altman

“And then there was Korea…” Robert Altman’s classic war comedy, MASH, is the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Apocalypse Now. The movie remains very funny, and it’s anti-war commentary is just as important today. That being said, this is not the MASH I grew…

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: Contact (1997) – Robert Zemeckis

  I read this novel by Carl Sagan a long time ago, and was very eager to see the movie when it was released. For me it was well worth the wait, it was a very human story, set against the backdrop of possible contact with an alien species. With a well-rounded cast including Jodie…

Trailer Tracks: Alien (1979) – Ridley Scott

  Another classic trailer! This one runs for only 2 minutes, and the first minute doesn’t even include any footage from the film, but it so sets a creepy tone for what is essentially a sci-fi riff on the old dark house routine… I love this movie, and after having watched THIS trailer, I think…

At Middleton (2013) – Adam Rodgers

  Available now from Anchor Bay Canada, is this delightful film, At Middleton, starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga. It’s a tale of regrets, life, choices, love, second chances, and a perfect day. So of course it takes place at the symbolic crossroads of life… a university. Andy Garcia is George Hartman, Vera Farmiga is…

Top Gun (1986) – Tony Scott

The 101 Action Movies brings this flag-waving American classic back into my life. With Tony Scott’s typical super colour-saturated framing, quick editing, fantastic rocking score, Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise), struggled to prove his the best of the best at the fighter pilot school known popularly as Top Gun. Tons has been said about…

Alien (1979) – Ridley Scott

I love this movie, and I’m so glad the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brought it to me! Any excuse to throw this on the blu-ray is a good one, so I was quite happy to spend some time with the ill-fated crew of the Nostromo again. Alien is essentially a haunted-house story, and nothing really scary…