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

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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

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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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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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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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20 Years Later ‘Batman & Robin’ Is Best Viewed As a Comedy

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If at first you don’t succeed with a sequel, try not to change a goddamn fucking thing and up all the bad things that made the previous film so awful. It’s a formula that seems to work really well with many of today’s films, so why believe that films from the late-90s would be any different? After all, one could easily make the case that because of franchises like this or other films that came out during this time, audiences are saddled with the same repetitive shit we get today. Certainly the general formula for making them and the model for marketing them.

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20 Years On: “Anaconda”

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When it comes to films about creatures terrorizing innocent people, there’s no shortage of the fun you can have. Even if it’s not coming directly from the film itself, somehow you can’t help but enjoy yourself. If you’re lucky, the film will have already tried to meet you half way, but sometimes, the best kinds are the ones that achieve high levels of awesomeness by complete accident. Continue reading

20 Years On: “The Relic”

The creature feature has been a Hollywood staple for decades. Some are better and more memorable than others, but the one thing that they all have in common, they tend to be a lot of fun. No matter the true level of good or bad, you can always rely on being thoroughly entertained. While the Paramount Pictures film “The Relic”, based on the novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, may not fall squarely in one camp or the other, depending on who you ask, it’s still worth another go around. The reason is mainly because the film is now entering it’s 20th year since being released. Or, which could very well be the case, a first viewing is now in store as the discovery of this film could be happening at this very moment. Continue reading