Grand Piano (the Movie, not the Instrument)

I told my brother about how much I didn’t like this movie, and afterwards he commented that my description had taken up more time than he wanted to spend on the film.  With that in mind I’m going to try to keep this brief.

Basically, here’s the math.

Phone Booth + Shine = Grand Piano Continue reading Grand Piano (the Movie, not the Instrument)

War of the Worlds (2005) – Not ashamed to like it

Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds – I am a big fan.  I really enjoy that movie.  I’d probably even put it on my list of 100 favorite films, which is a list that some other more revered Spielberg projects, like ET, the Extra-Terrestrial or even Schindler’s List, don’t make it onto.

Waaaiiit a minute – did I just say that War of the Worlds is better than ET?  Better than Schindler’s List ?!?!?  That’s it, I’m outta here… Continue reading War of the Worlds (2005) – Not ashamed to like it

Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Battle [1.8]

The Enterprise is shocked when the Ferengi Daimon Bok, returns a long missing Federation vessel, the Stargazer, which Picard had commanded up until a critical battle forced him to abandon it.  Bok is in reality looking for revenge for the death of his son Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Battle [1.8]

Stories I Like: The Muppets

OK, just to be clear, I am not specifically talking about the film that has just come out, entitled The Muppets, but rather I’m writing about the franchise in general.  And even there, I am only really writing about the aspects that I have seen, and even there, I’m only talking about the parts I really liked.  Specifically, that would be most of the episodes of the original Muppet Show from the 1970’s and 1980’s, and at least the first two films:  The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper.  Also, there was an amazing TV special that was specifically created as a tribute to Jim Henson after his death, and which was the first to feature a non-Henson Kermit voice.  And to a limited degree, we can include the recent movie into this, which I have just come home from seeing at the drive-in with my family! Continue reading Stories I Like: The Muppets