Apollo 13

Apollo 13 (1995) Dir. by Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton and Ed Harris Plot The true story of Apollo 13, the third manned mission to the moon. Three days into the mission, an oxygen tank explodes during a routine procedure, crippling their spacecraft and making a lunar landing impossible. Working without … Continue reading Apollo 13

The Emperor’s New Groove

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000) Directed by Mark Dindal Synopsis Kuzco is a vain and selfish emperor of a South American civilization (heavily based on the Incas). He spends every waking moment having his every whim catered to by his servants, headed up by his top advisor, the elderly Yzma. After making plans to destroy … Continue reading The Emperor’s New Groove

Upcoming Schedule Change

So back when I started this blog, it was right at the beginning of the pandemic lockdown. I pretty much had nothing to do other than sit around, watch movies and write about them. Consequently, I was able to get 3-4 written a week, and built up a buffer of several months worth of reviews. … Continue reading Upcoming Schedule Change

No Reviews Next Week

Just a quick programming note. I’m getting my second COVID vaccine shot today, and given how I felt after the first round I doubt I’m going to be up to doing any writing over the weekend. Regularly scheduled posts will begin again on April 19th


Dinosaur (2000) Directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton Synopsis Aladar is an Iguanadon who is raised by a family of lemurs after his egg is stolen from its nest by predators and abandoned on their island. When a meteor strikes and destroys their home, Aladar and his family must strike out onto the dangerous … Continue reading Dinosaur

Back to the Future

Back to the Future (1985) Dir. by Robert Zemeckis Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Plot Teenager Marty McFly is accidentally transported thirty years into the past when terrorists interrupt the testing of a time machine invented by a mad scientist friend. Now stuck in the 1950s, he attempts to convince the … Continue reading Back to the Future

Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000 (1999) Directed by Kevin Lima and Chris Buck Synopsis As in the original version of Fantasia, there are eight wordless animated sequences set to pieces of classical music.  One segment, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, returns from the original, along with seven new segments, all introduced by various celebrities. Production Notes When the original Fantasia … Continue reading Fantasia 2000

Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf (1985) Dir. by Rod Daniel Starring Michael J. Fox, Jerry Levine, Susan Ursitti and Lorie Griffin Plot Average high school student Scott Howard learns that he is from a family of werewolves when he transforms for the first time after a party.  He uses his new form’s enhanced athletic prowess to become the … Continue reading Teen Wolf


Tarzan (1999) Directed by Kevin Lima and Chris Buck Synopsis In the 19th century, a couple and their newborn son are marooned off the coast of Africa by a shipwreck.  Both parents are killed by a leopard, and a gorilla who’d recently lost her own child finds the orphaned baby and adopts it as her … Continue reading Tarzan

Camp Nowhere

Camp Nowhere (1994) Dir. by Jonathan Prince Starring Jonathan Jackson, Melody Kay, Andrew Keegan and Christopher Lloyd Plot Tired of being sent to boring summer camps by their parents, three teenagers blackmail a former drama teacher into helping them con their parents into sending them to a fake camp that he will “run,” while they … Continue reading Camp Nowhere


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