Waingro Made HEAT’S Plot Grow

Waingro Made HEAT’S Plot Grow

HEAT, starring AL PACINO and ROBERT DENIRO, is MICHAEL MANN’S GODFATHER. It’s a brilliant, colorful, moving masterpiece. In HEAT, Neil McCauley, played by DE NIRO, runs a professional, precise, tight-as-a-piano-wire crew, which includes Chris Shiherlis, Michael...
Channing Tatum’s Gambit Is Still Happening

Channing Tatum’s Gambit Is Still Happening

Looks like Channing Tatum’s Gambit is still in production, even after years of delay. While promoting Kingsmen: The Last Circle at San Diego Comic Con 2017, Tatum was asked by ComicBook  if he was still playing Gambit in the movie. This is what he had to say...
Impossible Plot Aspect of Starship Troopers

Impossible Plot Aspect of Starship Troopers

STARSHIP TROOPERS, directed by PAUL VERHOEVEN, is a hugely-entertaining, light-speed-paced thrill ride to the opposite side of the galaxy, but there is one aspect of the plot I find incredibly stupid. If you don’t know what aspect I am talking about, and you’ve...
Impossible Scenes in Back To The Future Part III

Impossible Scenes in Back To The Future Part III

I said in the last post that BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III was my personal favorite of the trilogy. And I wasn’t lying. But there are some scenes in the movie that are completely implausible. Listed below are four implausible scenes. EMMETT BROWN throws his own version...
Retro Review: Back To The Future 3

Retro Review: Back To The Future 3

BACK TO THE FUTURE is, hands down, the greatest trilogy ever made. It is something that comes around only once in a man’s lifetime. The first BACK TO THE FUTURE is the best made in the series, but the third is my personal favorite. In BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III,...
Another T2, TRANSFORMERS comparison

Another T2, TRANSFORMERS comparison

I was ten years old when I saw JAMES CAMERON’S TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY for the first time. MINKOWSKI and I found a copy of the movie at BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO. We didn’t have money for it right then, so we hid it under a pile of older movies and came back for it later....
True Romance

True Romance

TRUE ROMANCE, starring CHRISTIAN SLATER and PATRICIA ARQUETTE, is a 1993 film written by QUENTIN TARANTINO. Married couple CLARENCE WORLEY (SLATER) and ALABAMA WHITMAN (ARQUETTE) attempt to sell cocaine to a HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR, but the coke-owning Mafia boys are hot...
Armageddon

Armageddon

ARMAGEDDON, starring BRUCE WILLIS and LIV TYLER, is a decent MICHAEL BAY movie. It’s better than THE ISLAND and the TRANSFORMERS MOVIES. And when it isn’t blowing up human beings with meteors, it evokes a strong love for mankind (well, sort of). The explosions are...
Avatar and Miscegenation

Avatar and Miscegenation

MINKOWSKI hasn’t watched all of JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR, and that is saying a lot, because MINKOWSKI will sit through just about anything, including Eight Legged Freaks starring David Arquette.  I’ve seen AVATAR a couple times—I guess because the special effects were...
Johnny Depp Was Nearly in Face/Off

Johnny Depp Was Nearly in Face/Off

Forget Travolta. The news here is that Johnny Depp would have played opposite Nicholas Cage in Face/Off except for one little fact, a fact that seems rather silly when you think about it. 20 years after its release, Shortlist  explored the making of the action...