The Scorpion King: A Solid B-Movie

The Scorpion King (2002)
Universal Pictures
Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kelly Hu, and Michael Clarke Duncan
Rated PG-13 for action, sensuality, and peril (why not, it’s as ridiculous as rating something based on smoking)
92 minutes

You’ve got to hand it to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he’s had a pretty successful film career that has been compared to that of Sylvester Stallone’s and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. The former WWE star, turned actor made his first film appearance as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns in 2001. Unfortunately, Continue reading “The Scorpion King: A Solid B-Movie”

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Chris Carter’s Millennium Good Summer Viewing

Millennium
20th Century Fox
1996-1999
Three Season; available now on DVD
2881 minutes

For those who are X-Files fans, and even those who aren’t, Millennium is a worthwhile series that delves into the dark side of human nature and the supernatural. Created by Chris Carter, X-Files mastermind, I found this short-lived FOX series similar if not more intriguing and haunting than anything Mulder and Scully encountered.

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The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Misses the Mark

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Universal Pictures
Starring Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello
Rated PG-13 for language and action
112 minutes

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I really liked the first two Mummy movies, and still do to this day. So I went into The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor with high hopes. I’m sorry to say I was quite Continue reading “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Misses the Mark”

Tiny Toon Adventures a Blast from the Past

Tiny Toon Adventures Season One, Volume One
Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Runtime: 767 minutes (four DVDs)

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I love cartoons. Always have, always will. I can still watch Inspector Gadget, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original series), Disney’s TaleSpin, and Darkwing Duck, and the two other well-known Steven Spielberg Presents cartoon series Animaniacs and Freakazoid. I’m old enough to have watched Tiny Toon Adventures when it was first on TV back in the early 90s. It was funny, amusing, and entertaining when I was younger, and still has its moments today.

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Is “The Dark Knight” Cursed? Five Reasons to Ponder

The latest Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight, is on its way to beating Titanic as the top-grossing movie of all time. But at what cost? Over the course of the production and after its premiere, it seems as if the main cast of The Dark Knight has some sort of curse on them. No, not some voodoo, Magic: The Gathering sort of curse, let’s just say a streak of bad luck.

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