48 – The Great Escape

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 48 – The Great Escape

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51 – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 51 – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Die Hard Is a Christmas Movie

What makes a movie a Christmas movie? The answer is really in the eye of the beholder. It all depends on the standard by which one measures the Christmas in the movie. Is it because the movie happens to take place at Christmas time? Is it because Christmas decorations are obvious in many of the … Continue reading Die Hard Is a Christmas Movie

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I’m trying to take cover behind a wrecked Corvette. Yeah, I’m the one that wrecked it. But that’s not really important right now. What is important is the heat from the explosions that are rocking my world right now. I sneak a peek over the hood of the car and see little more than balls … Continue reading Action

My Favorite Movies #30 – National Treasure

National Treasure 2004 Directed by Jon Turteltaub Quick synopsis... Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. Honestly, I think this was the Indiana Jones movie we deserved. And then we got Kingdom of … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #30 – National Treasure

My Favorite Movies #52 – Die Hard

Die Hard 1988 Directed by John McTiernan Quick synopsis... NYPD cop John McClane's (Bruce Willis) plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #52 – Die Hard

A to Z Challenge – Under Siege

Under Siege 1992 Directed by Andrew Davis Quick Synopsis... Director Andrew Davis's Oscar-nominated, action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix (Tommy Lee Jones), his assistant Krill (Gary Busey) and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned for every contingency but ignore the ship's cook, … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Under Siege

A to Z Challenge – Tag

Tag 2018 Directed by Jeff Tomsic Quick Synopsis... One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry "You're It!" This year, the game coincides … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Tag

A to Z Challenge – The Other Guys

The Other Guys 2010 Directed by Adam McKay Quick Synopsis... While an elite pair of New York City cops nabs headlines for their amazing heroics, fellow boys in blue Allen and Terry toil in obscurity as lowly desk jockeys, until a big break finally gives them a chance to tackle real police work. Can someone explain … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Other Guys

My Favorite Movies #73 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Directed by James Cameron Netflix says... A reprogrammed Terminator arrives from the future to protect young John Connor from a relentless shape-shifting cyborg in this sequel to Terminator. On the run, John and his guardian seek John's mother, Sarah, who is locked away in an insane asylum. This is one of … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #73 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day