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  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★

    Ewoks! I remember one sad scene involving an Ewok that my stepmother cried over in the theater. For some reason, this is my primary theater watching memory. Saw this in the theater in Appleton, Wisconsin.

    Princess Leia chained to an obese alien named Jabba The Hut. Speeding through the forest. Ewoks! Death Star in reconstruction mode. This is the Star Wars sequel that ties up the loose ends in the trilogy and honestly, at the time, the last Star Wars…

  • Iron Man

    Iron Man

    ★★★★½

    My two favorite Marvel comics growing up were Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, so it's no surprise I was totally stoked to see Iron Man being made into a live action movie. Even more stoked when Robert Downey Jr. was cast. Have liked many of his movies. He just had all the sardonic wit, the cockiness that was Tony Stark of Stark Industries. Playing the gorgeous Stark assistant Pepper Potts is Gwenyth Paltrow. And who is playing the villain but…

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★★★

    At the end of this movie the early screening audience started clapping.

    Video Review - just left the theater (no spoilers)

    Perhaps the best horror movie sequel I've ever seen because it doesn't try to be a significant rehash of what came before, it draws inspiration and excitement from the source material but it isn't a clone.

    I hoped I'd like this, because I loved The Shining novel and movie. A young, ferocious Stephen King writes a masterful novel, then…

  • Casino

    Casino

    ★★★★½

    Robert Deniro as pro gambler Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Joe Pesci as the mob thug heavy Nicky Santoro that protects Rothstein and Sharon Stone as Ginger, Rothstein's sexy love interest (and Stone looks stunning in this film) and working girl.

    This is Martin Scorsese's riveting drama of the rise and fall of an old Mafia-run Las Vegas casino fictionally named The Tangiers. The setting is in downtown Vegas and those familiar with the landmarks will recognize Frontier Street and other real…