With the 2017 89th Academy Awards a mere hours away, it felt like the right time to post a new Oscar centric list. With this one, I thought I’d tackle the Top 10 Best Actor Winners given that this year’s Best Actor category looks to be an interesting one between Casey Affleck (“Manchester By The Sea”), Denzel Washington (“Fences”), Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”). It must be said that this was a tough list to write. I could have easily put Dustin Hoffman (“Rain Man”), anything by Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kinglsey (“Gandhi”), Rex Harrison (“My Fair Lady”), George C. Scott (“Patton”), Yul Brynner (“The King And I”), Alec Guinness (“The Bridge On The River Kwai”) or Ernest Borgnine (“Marty”), but at the end of the day, I went with 10 actors whose iconic performance are a huge part of film history. On with the list (which is in no particular order)! Continue reading
With the 2017 NBA All-Star festivities starting tonight, it felt like the right time to draft up a list of the best basketball movies. Surprisingly, there aren’t as many basketball movies as one might think and there are even less good ones. With that said, I still managed to come up with 10 that are certainly worth your time. Continue reading
With Valentine’s Day a few days away, couples everywhere are watching romantic films together in droves. In order to prevent people from seeing some truly bad ones (of which there is many), I thought I’d help readers out by offering up my own personal favorite romantic films in no particular order. On with the list! Continue reading
One of CJ Entertainment’s latest home video releases is a 2016 South Korean film titled “Battle For Incheon: Operation Chromite.” The Korean War film (which is based on true events) involves General MacArthur (played by Liam Neeson) launching an 8 man mission dubbed X-Ray (led by Lt. Hak-soo Jang). The men are tasked to infiltrate North Korea to gather intelligence and help set-up MacArthur’s surprise battle at Incheon to help save South Korea.
While well paced, don’t expect greatness from “Battle For Incheon: Operation Chromite.” The film takes liberties with real events, contains some truly hokey dialogue, has budgetary limitations during action scenes, and succumbs to Hollywood blockbuster clichés. Still, war film junkies might at least want to give it a look as the subject is not something that has been explored much in cinema.
Presentation: Widescreen 1080p
Audio Track Options: English (a dub) Dolby Digital 5.1, Korean Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 and Korean Dolby Digital 2.0. It’s best to go with the original language Korean track.
Extras: 6 CJ Entertainment and a making of featurette which contains set footage, story discussions, and interviews.
With the announcement of yesterday’s 2017 Academy Awards Nominations, I thought I’d throw in my two cents about what should have made the cut. On with the list! Continue reading
With the hit Broadway show “Hamilton,” the live-action musical events on TV, and new movie musicals such as the smash hit “La La Land,” musicals have unquestionably become popular again. What better way to celebrate the resurgence of the genre than with a list of my personal favorite movie musicals? While I could have easily included films starring Julie Andrews, “The Court Jester,” or any number of Disney animated or live-action musicals, they just missed the cut. Anyway, enough of yammering, on with the list! Continue reading
With 2016 now at an end, it’s time to look forward to the films of 2017. While there will undoubtedly be plenty of film festival gems, surprise movies, or films not yet scheduled that will take the film world by storm, the 10 films listed below are the ones that I know are coming out (at least for the time being). They also happen to be the films I am most looking forward to at the moment. Of course there are plenty of other anticipated films that just missed the list ala “Logan,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” and so forth. Anyway, enough of my yammering, on with the list! Continue reading
From a film perspective, 2016 was even more of a letdown than 2015 as most of what I saw was overrated, forgettable or downright awful. With that said, there were a number of films that were worthy of praise. Below I have listed those praise worthy films in my personal top 10 list and a notables list. Continue reading
Top 10 Worst Films Of 2016
2016 was a rough year for numerous reasons and it was certainly no prize for the world of cinema either. Sure, there were stand-outs (the best of list will be coming soon), but there were plenty of films that were downright painful to endure. While I was fortunate enough to avoid several of the films critics and audiences despised such as “Zoolander 2,” “Gods of Egypt,” and “Independence Day: Resurgence,” I still saw and reviewed plenty of stinkers. The 10 films listed below were the ones that personally crushed me the most. On with the list! Continue reading