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  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams

    Cave of Forgotten Dreams


    A notably restrained Herzog waxing poetic about something I find endlessly fascinating. He starts to lose focus at the end but the first 85 minutes are good.

  • Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

    Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds


    This is an excellent primer on Herzog's masterful ability to lose focus on the subject of his own documentary and his knack for finding the most awkward people to interview. I don't suppose you're necessarily here to learn anything other than the unorthodox ways Herzog approaches a topic--in this case, asteroids and meteorites. Even if this doesn't do much for you, stay for the brutal shade Herzog throws at the town of Chicxulub, dogs, and film school studies. And then stay a little longer for his take on Deep Impact.

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  • The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter

    The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter


    So, The Neverending Story, the first one, that was a fantastic piece of childhood nostalgia. When I read the book years later, I was sad that only the first half of the book ended up in the movie, especially since there's some awesome stuff in the second half. Well, some of that second half ended up in this movie and I was even sadder.

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.