The Time Machine (1960 vs. 2002) review and comparison

1960 rated: 3.5 / 5 2002 rated: 2.5 / 5 So having rewatched this film and the 2002 remake, I figured now would be a good time to compare the two (ie state why this film is better than the remake). So first of all, right from the get-go, the protagonists have completely different motivations … Continue reading The Time Machine (1960 vs. 2002) review and comparison

Vietnam – A Television History (1985) review and comparison to the 2017 PBS documentary

Rated: 3.5 / 5 Introduction So this documentary series was recommended by a reviewer or two after watching the Ken Burns and Lynn Novack PBS documentary from 2017 (which left me wanting, and feeling cheated, by the end). When I found out that this documentary series was censored via its 2004 DVD release (compared to … Continue reading Vietnam – A Television History (1985) review and comparison to the 2017 PBS documentary

Jumanji (1995) and Welcome to the Jungle (2017) dual review

Jumanji is one of my favorite films from the 90s.  It's not just a good kid-flick, but a good film in general.  So when I heard they were making a sequel to it, all I could think was, "Why?"  Then I saw the trailer, and I thought, "WHY!?!?!?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QKg5SZ_35I My second thought was, "So this … Continue reading Jumanji (1995) and Welcome to the Jungle (2017) dual review

The Witcher (2007) review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 Note: I have only played this game with the Full Combat Rebalance (FCR) mod. Any input I provide based on the combat gameplay will be a reflection of this, as this mod does give the game a significant overhaul. Yep, regressed from the 2nd game into the first one. Why? Because … Continue reading The Witcher (2007) review

Ender’s Game review and novel comparison

Rated: 2/5 WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS FOR BOTH THE FILM AND THE NOVEL If I had seen this movie before I read the book, I would have thought it was just ok. But because I saw this after I read the book, I thought it wasn't all that great. The biggest problem this movie … Continue reading Ender’s Game review and novel comparison

It (1990 and 2017) film review

1990 version rated: 3/5 2017 version rated: 3/5 Oh God has it been too long since I've witnessed a film that gives me so much material to work with for my review. So eager to type down my thoughts. Oh, and if you're wondering if there's going to be spoilers, you bet your ass there's … Continue reading It (1990 and 2017) film review

Beauty and the Beast (1991) review

Rated: 4/5 Introduction (aka bitching about the color scheme) So to be honest, I wasn't expecting this review to take this long to make. It's a story that's worth visiting. So, as you may know, Disney has a habit of releasing their most popular films roughly every 10 years, then putting them out of circulation … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast (1991) review