Cory has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    I love the cinematography and the visuals.  I was surprised by how far they went with the horror elements.  I didn’t really care for the story though.  Having not seen either Wandavision nor the first Doctor Strange, there were things that weren’t explained very well for a person new to the Doctor Strange saga..

  • The Running Man

    The Running Man

    ★★★

    This is a solid B grade action sci-fi film starring Schwarzenegger.  Though I can’t help but wonder how much better this would be if Paul Verhoeven had directed it.  It has similar vibes to Total Recall & Robocop.

  • The Nutty Professor

    The Nutty Professor

    ★★★

    Eddie Murphy is so convincing as all of these characters he plays.  From Sherman, to Buddy, to his family and especially as the fitness guru Lance Perkins which Murphy is completely unrecognizable. Being a remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy of the same name - which itself was a loose adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, this film manages to hold its own as a 90s comedy staple thanks to Murphy’s…

  • House II: The Second Story

    House II: The Second Story

    ★★★

    This was a lot of fun.  They decided to switch from a horror comedy to a fantasy adventure comedy, which worked really well!  The make up effects and puppetry were greatly improved from the first film.  The writing is probably better for the first film, but I preferred the ride this film took me on.