Tag: Kurt Russell

Fading Glories (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, 2019)

And so here we are at Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film (Apparently Death Proof does not count?).  A pretty loving homage to the Hollywood of the 60’s, Tarantino weaves a tale of fading actor Rick Dalton and his best friend Cliff Booth and their place… Continue Reading “Fading Glories (Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, 2019)”

Hunky Clause Is Coming to Town (The Christmas Chronicles, 2018)

Teddy and Kate grew up in a happy home with joyful parents and a truly festive father. Through a series of home videos we meet the family, first Doug and Claire, then Teddy and soon Kate. But by the time we reach the present,… Continue Reading “Hunky Clause Is Coming to Town (The Christmas Chronicles, 2018)”

Making Memories All Over Again (Overboard, 2018)

I suppose it was inevitable that somebody was going to go and remake Garry Marshall’s beloved Overboard. This time around, they try to counter the creepy factor by switching the roles.  Leonardo is a rich Spanish playboy who has never worked a day in… Continue Reading “Making Memories All Over Again (Overboard, 2018)”

Making Memories (Overboard, 1987)

The self absorbed and rich Joanna hires carpenter Dean Profitt. She is obnoxious and genuinely mean. But after an accident leaves her with amnesia, single parent Dean convinces her they are married and she is the mother to his four boys. Wow. This sounds… Continue Reading “Making Memories (Overboard, 1987)”

In Their Prime (Tombstone, 1993)

Wyatt Earp arrives with his wife Mattie in the town of Tombstone during the silver boom.  He meets with his brothers Virgil and Morgan and their wives.  Shortly after taking over work in the local saloon running the poker table, his friend Doc Holliday… Continue Reading “In Their Prime (Tombstone, 1993)”

Speed Racers Pt 8 (The Fate of the Furious, 2017)

If prizes were awarded for the most inconsistently named franchise?  Pretty sure this franchise would own that.  If George Lucas was involved, they would all get renamed something like Dom Toretto and the  Fast and The Furious (Who care if Vin is in every… Continue Reading “Speed Racers Pt 8 (The Fate of the Furious, 2017)”

Speed Racers Pt 7 (Furious 7, 2015)

The seventh film in the series that has not apparently run out of gas (and fifth film directed by Justin Lin) finds the team no longer on the run and being a family.  Dom and Letty are working on their relationship, as she has… Continue Reading “Speed Racers Pt 7 (Furious 7, 2015)”

Father-Son Bonding (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, 2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy was a bit of a risk for Marvel Studios.  It was really their first film that had little name recognition.  It also was their first film not closely tied to the Avengers.  And yet, under the guidance of James Gunn,… Continue Reading “Father-Son Bonding (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, 2017)”

I Love L.A. (Escape From L.A., 1996)

John Carpenter’s first sequel.  Escape From L.A. brings back Snake Plissken.  The setup here is that in the late 20th century, a Presidential predicts a major earthquake will hit California and Las Vegas because of their sinful ways.  Unlike Pat Robertson, his prediction comes… Continue Reading “I Love L.A. (Escape From L.A., 1996)”

Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen (Big Trouble in Little China, 1986)

The fourth outing for Carpenter and Russell is an entertaining blending of genres.  Big Trouble In Little China is part action film, part Kung Fu, Part fantasy and all comedy.  Russel is the cocky but lovable Jack Burton.  Jack’s favorite person is himself and… Continue Reading “Nobody Knows the Troubles I’ve Seen (Big Trouble in Little China, 1986)”