Tron 2.0

In 1982 I was in middle school when I first saw Tron. I knew way back then that I was seeing something incredibly special, unique, and technologically magical. I remember seeing the commercials on TV and SO wanting to see this movie. When I emerged from the theater, I was blown away by the computer graphics up on the screen. I just didn’t think it could get better than this. The story for me took a back seat however. A genius computer programmer and video game creator gets zapped into the very world he helped create. In that world, populated … Continue reading Tron 2.0

Release the Kraken!

The 1981 remake of Clash of Titans finally hit theaters this weekend and I’m already predicting that it will be the number 1 movie dominating the box office. It will do well not because it’s  yet another 3D movie released this year nor because Sam Worthington is in it (a 3D “veteran” already with Avatar under his belt). I think this movie will do well because we all love a good yarn involving the battle between man and the gods. It’s filled with action, mythical monsters and high adventure. The theater I went to was packed with many enthusiastic movie-goers … Continue reading Release the Kraken!

How to Train Your Dragon

Last week I went to see How to Train Your Dragon with my daughter on her birthday on an IMAX screen. I had been looking forward to seeing this movie ever since Avatar premiered. I had not seen any previews and the only thing I had to go by was the postersand the fact that it was made by DreamWorks, the studio responsible for the equally excellent Kung Fu Panda. The movie is based on author Cressida Cowell’s books of the same name. I didn’t know anything about the books before going in. I would’ve definitely purchased the first book … Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon

Alice in Underland

Is it me or am I the only one not drinking the Tim Burton Cool-Aid when it comes to his take on Alice in Wonderland? I know that there are a lot of Tim Burton Haters out there. I’m not one of them. I know that he is a supremely talented individual who manages to create worlds where both adults and children can get lost in and marvel at. With the exception of a couple of duds in my humble opinion (anyone remember Planets of the Apes? Don’t get me started on the Batman films either), his dark, artistic vision … Continue reading Alice in Underland

Avatar, the IMAX Experience…

I saw Avatar with my wife, 7 year old daughter, and older brother on Christmas day on an IMAX screen. I had chosen Christmas day because I figured that the crowds at the Palisades Mall in west Nyack, NY would be a lot less than usual (with the stores being closed and all) and the exorbitant fees IMAX charges for buying tickets online were cut in half to $2 per ticket on that day (please don’t get me started on that!), bringing the total for one ticket at $16. Mind you, I paid for the whole group. My wallet had … Continue reading Avatar, the IMAX Experience…