The 1982 Disney sci-fi film Tron plunged viewers into a world unlike anything captured on film before. By mixing traditional cinematography with groundbreaking computer-generated imagery (in a time when such special effects were in their infancy), the movie broke boundaries….Read more →
MovieFanFare’s Summer of Blockbusters
What Are Your Go-To Summer Movies?
Previously on MovieFanFare, I’ve discussed how “it just ain’t summer without Burt” from Hooper is the best movie tagline of all time. But I realize that it also speaks to a larger issue: There are some films that people almost…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: Total Recall
It’s been a minute since we’ve done a new Create-A-Caption for you, so we thought we’d bring the feature back as part of our ongoing Summer of Blockbusters series (which is winding down as the season is nearly over!). This…Read more →
What Are Some Of Your Favorite Summer-Set Films?
I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here on the East Coast we are currently in the midst of some gross humid and hot yuckiness. As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of heat and/or…Read more →
The Most Underrated Song from “The Muppet Movie”
“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. Part heaven, part space, or have I found my place?” As amazing as “The Rainbow Connection” is, The Muppet Movie is full of songs that are equally evocative and…Read more →
What’s Your Favorite Entry in the “Terminator” Franchise?
“I’ll be back” With those words from James Cameron‘s 1984 sci-fi blockbuster The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger became a global superstar. The Terminator franchise itself has seen its ups and downs over the years, never quite reaching the creative or financial…Read more →
“Grease” Remains Perfect Viewing for Summer Nights
Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion, and Grease is the way we are feeling. And probably always will be, because the flick is the ultimate summer fun movie. We know you’ve seen the film countless times…Read more →
Great Movie Scenes: Indiana Jones’ Boulder Run in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
Running away from a gigantic boulder early in Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones (played by the eternally cool Harrison Ford) established himself as a, well, cinematic rock star. Sorry, that is an absolutely terrible joke, but you’ve got…Read more →
Siskel And Ebert Stand Up for Star Wars
Some context: In May of 1983, Return of the Jedi was released, concluding the original Star Wars trilogy and raking in millions of dollars in movie tickets and merchandising. As successful as the film was, it still had some detractors….Read more →
Learning to Appreciate “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”
Last week I rewatched 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, easily the most unfairly maligned film in the franchise. Although the demand for more Trek had been quietly gaining steam through a grassroots campaign ever since the original series…Read more →