“Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island” Is Enjoyable Enough and Still Brings Family Fun 20 Years Later

Warner Bros.


Note: This piece was originally created and published as part of MovieRob’s Genre Grandeur with this month’s theme being Favorite Zombie films, as chosen by Darren of Movie Reviews 101.

When you think of cartoons, especially classic children’s cartoons, the ones you watched on Saturday mornings, you don’t think of many frights. Those didn’t seem to exist, but perhaps I missed those. For a spell cartoons weren’t big in the house. But there are some that stand out and any iteration or new adventure (film in this case), is worth getting excited about and watching again and again, even as they age.

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“Urban Legend” Is Not Much More Than an Entertaining Slasher 20 Years Later

TriStar Pictures


It’s well known that with the mid-90s came a spate of fresh slasher films. A revived interest in them, which, of course, only brought about many fast churned out films that slightly resembled the previous one. Sure they were each different enough to warrant seeing, and to end up being fun, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t too much of a good thing. As time has gone on, it’s more or less up for debate how useful this time period really was for the horror genre.

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“Halloween H20: 20 Years Later” Isn’t Just a Funny Title 20 Years Later

Dimension Films


A film franchise comes and goes. As time goes on it builds a legacy and is remembered for all the ups and downs. However, in this day and age, what with a certain rebootquel (which is what it is no matter what the makers say) now in theaters (unavoidable shoutout), it makes you ask, does it even matter? I guess we’ll have to see, but seeing as I don’t remember hearing squat about it back in August, not even a slight peep, I feel we already have the answer.

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‘George Wallace’ Still Offers Up A Fascinating Portrait Of A Polarizing Political Figure 20 Years Later

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

When it comes to biographical movies it’s never predictable what you’ll get. What might look interesting and engaging in a trailer or TV spot, might be less than that when seen as a whole. There’s also the general fact that with biopics it’s tough to balance the need and/or desire for a factual portrayal, and the drama that must come from telling an interesting narrative. Some can manage all this pretty well, and others can’t weather the storm that comes from taking too much creative license.

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‘Event Horizon’ Offers Up Fear And Scares 20 Years Later

Paramount Pictures


Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

When it comes to horror films, it’s tough to figure out where genuine scares and thrills will be found. What will it take to get you to respond? How would you respond? How do you hope to respond? I guess it all depends on what type of horror film you’re seeing. Perhaps it also depends on when the film was made. Some films, no matter how old or how much hype surrounds them or doesn’t in some cases, just can’t be effective. You can try all you want, but you’ll never find it scary. And others can flat out surprise you.

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20 Years Later ‘Hercules’ Is Still As Entertaining And Fun As Ever

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

When it comes to animated films, I’m pretty bad with them. Not that I don’t see them or get excited for new ones, but I just get behind on recent ones or don’t revisit those from my childhood, like everyone else no doubt does. It’s because of this that I can never fully figure out what I think of them. Yes, some may genuinely stand out as ones I enjoyed and liked a lot, but then the rest are ones that keep me guessing. Or, which is probably the case here, I’ve just been under the impression that I disliked it or hated it. Thank god for a certain anniversary.

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‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Is Charming And Funny Enough 20 Years Later

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Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

I can’t believe I’ve done it. I’ve now seen this film twice. It’s not that I said I’d never watch this film again, but since it’s been less than five years since my first viewing, it’s kind of surprising. It seems too soon. I guess this goes to show just why I enjoy celebrating films that reach milestones. For this one, obviously, it’s now been 20 years since it was released. So, an additional viewing was most definitely in order.
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