Movie Review: The Natural – Every Man Has a Weakness

Written by Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry, and Bernard MalamudDirected by Barry Levinson Ah yes, it’s that time of year when hope springs eternal: spring training. What better way to get myself motivated for the next season of baseball than to take in a flick that’s always been one of my favorites: The Natural. There areContinue reading “Movie Review: The Natural – Every Man Has a Weakness”

THX 1138: The George Lucas Director’s Cut – A Sci-Fi Geek Looks at George Lucas’ First Film

Written by George Lucas and Walter MurchDirected by George Lucas First released in 1971, THX-1138 draws on Orwellian themes in creating a futuristic society where people are stripped of individuality and identity. All are assigned numbers, hence the lead character’s name – THX-1138 (portrayed by Robert Duvall). His roommate is LUH-3417 (portrayed by Maggie McOmie).Continue reading “THX 1138: The George Lucas Director’s Cut – A Sci-Fi Geek Looks at George Lucas’ First Film”

Movie Review: A Review of the film M*A*S*H

Written by Richard Hooker and Ring Lardner Jr.Directed by Robert Altman I have to wonder just how many people actually think of the movie first when they hear the word MASH spoken. How many people even know that it was originally a movie? The television series was a hit for eleven years, but it allContinue reading “Movie Review: A Review of the film M*A*S*H”

John Q – The Sorry State of Health Care in This Country

Written by James KearnsDirected by Nick Cassavetes I remember I accidentally received this movie in error back in the days when Netflix mailed you discs. I had no intention of watching it at the time, but what the heck, I’d watch it before sending it back. That is one of the best errors I canContinue reading “John Q – The Sorry State of Health Care in This Country”