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GHOSTBUSTERS Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Release (Article) - 6/7/2014 9:23:46 AM

Who are you gonna call?!!!

Dan Curtis%u2019s Dracula: Blu-ray Review (Article) - 5/30/2014 7:52:17 PM

In the novel, Jonathan Harker states that Dracula has an accent and also that his english was excellent.

The Summer of '84: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Article) - 5/27/2014 8:18:56 AM

Didn't we already review this movie not so long ago?

Dan Curtis%u2019s Dracula: Blu-ray Review (Article) - 5/27/2014 8:07:40 AM

Hello, Robert, since this is a blu-ray review maybe you could've gotten into more detail about the picture and sound quality of the movie and not just the movie itself!

Anyway, I see what you mean about aspects of this particular Dracula movie, it could've been much better written no doubt about that.  However, I don't think it's the worst Dracula movie either.  It used real world locations as you've mentioned which helped the mood and setting.  Even though I understand that they wanted to do something different with this Dracula and I don't think he was terrible in it, I still think Jack Palance was miscast.  Like virtually all Dracula films I've seen and although this one had a bit more than most, it also could've used some more action.  I liked the scene where Jonathan Harker gets attacked by the vampire women, the scene where Dracula as the wolf attacks Arthur, and (spoiler for those of you who haven't seen this!) the scene where Harker as a vampire attacks Arthur and Professor Abraham Van Helsing.  I didn't mind the scenes with Dracula and Harker after the beginning.  I just think they could've used more excellent dialogue from the novel where Dracula explains more about his background and the past glories of his nation.  But sadly most Dracula films omit that.  It's certainly dated now but overall, I still think that there's enough there to see it, a guilty pleasure.

Halloween The Complete Collection Release Date (Article) - 5/25/2014 2:17:28 PM

Didn't care for the Rob Zombie films!  John Carpenter's Halloween films are much better!!

Gareth Edwards for Star Wars Stand-Alone Film (Article) - 5/25/2014 2:13:44 PM

Interesting news.  There are many things that they could come up with in the Star Wars Universe, among them would be a fan favourite like Boba Fett, which certainly wouldn't be a bad idea.  Another would be Han Solo.  There's a lot they could do with that character as well including how he became a smuggler, how Chebbaca became his companion, how he met Lando and won the Millennium Falcon from him, how his rivilry with Greedo started, and how he got mixed up with Jabba among other things.  I recall bringing this idea up some years ago here on Mania.  I can see it now...THE HAN SOLO SAGA!  Think of the possibilities!

Bob Hoskins Has Passed (Article) - 5/4/2014 10:54:41 AM

A CORRECTION: Bob Hoskins wasn't in Total Recall (1990) (BTW, thanks for pointing that out Redhairs) with Arnold.  I don't know why but I keep placing him in that movie (the two scenes with Quaid's construction buddy).  I guess the similar appearance is what does it.

Indiana Jones Goes to Hell: 30 Years of Defending Temple of Doom (Article) - 5/2/2014 9:46:13 PM

IMO, Raiders will always be the best of the bunch, but I still think TOD and Last Crusade are 4 star films. Despite any faults that they have they still deliver on the overall spirit of what they series is about; the serial adventure action period of the old days so to speak.  I also didn't  think Crystal Skull was a bad movie, despite it's faults (and it had it's share of course).  But in regards to TOD, I always enjoyed that movie, even though I heard from others over and over again that they either didn't like it or that it was the one they liked least in the series.  Yeah, it was dark and perhaps they could've done some more with the story but it was still more than a worthy prequel (I almost wrote sequel!) and a great Indiana Jones adventure.

Bob Hoskins Has Passed (Article) - 4/30/2014 4:34:15 PM

Bob Hoskins, without a doubt one of the best character actors of all-time!  I'll always remember him most for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Shattered, Total Recall, Brazil, and Unleashed.  Haven't seen The Long Good Friday, but plan on doing so!  Condolences to his family and friends.  God be with them! 

Justice League Movie Announced (Article) - 4/28/2014 4:26:41 PM

JTime, I hear you my friend!  I know what you're saying and have myself made a few similar arguments on another thread.  MOS, while not a bad superhero flick IMO, could've and should've been so much better than it turned out. 


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