Liked ‘Em

Here are a few movies I’ve watched or re-watched recently that I enjoyed. I would recommend fellow movie fans to check them out – if they haven’t already.

For the Love of Spock (2016)

For The Love of Spock documentary Leonard Nimoy 2016A documentary about renowned actor, director and renaissance man Leonard Nimoy, directed by his son Adam Nimoy.

For The Love of Spock covers Nimoy life from his early acting struggles, his personal life, his expansive talents in multiple areas and of course his iconic role as Mr. Spock in Star Trek, where he would create one of the most popular characters in history, along with the enduring legacy and appeal he would have. READ MORE

The Window (1949)

The Window 1949 film noir Bobby DriscollA nine year old boy witnesses a murder through a window in his apartment building. He tries to convince everyone about the crime, but after hearing so many tall tales from this overly imaginative kid before don’t believe him about this murder. His parents don’t believe him, the police laugh the kid off, but the couple who did the killing are taking him talking about it very seriously.

As you probably know, witnesses to a murder is not a good thing to have around, so the nasty culprits go about trying to silence this one for good, even if he’s just a little kid. READ MORE

The Sheik (2014)

Iron Sheik wrestler documentary movie 2014The Sheik tells the life and career of Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, better known by wrestling fans as the Iron Sheik.

 The Sheik is one of those independent documentaries that we have seen more and more in recent years. The driving force behind them is a real affection and interest in the subject, by the filmmakers and is targeted to fans who share the same passion for it.

They’re made relatively cheap with the help of fundraising campaigns, they don’t come with a lot of dazzle, they don’t have much polish, but they explore their topic effectively with reverence and offer some insights into it.

The Sheik does that. READ MORE

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 comedy castAround the time of the late 1980’s and the 1990’s a lot of television shows from the 1960’s and 70’s entered into the category of ‘classic television’. Thanks to decades of syndication they were firmly entrenched into nostalgic pop culture adoration. Their names were known by all.

It was time to start revisiting them, redoing them and make reunion movies of them!

A barrage of old television shows came hurtling back with a vengeance. They would hit the big-screen with updated casts and the inclusion of cameos by the original stars OR they would return on the small screen for TV reunion movies of the week with former stars stepping back into the shoes of their beloved characters for fans to reunite with them for a Sunday night.

The Brady Bunch took the former approach in 1995. READ MORE

Innerspace  (1987)

Dennis Quaid Innerspace 1987 sci-fi comedyHotshot pilot Dennis Quaid is on a far out mission!

Or should it be a ‘far in’ mission….hmmm…

Quaid and his space pod get miniaturized to microscopic size for a wild experiment. But through a series of interferences by bad guys he gets injected into the body of hypochondriac grocery store clerk Martin Short! Whoa this wild!

While trying to accept he’s got a miniaturized pod floating around in him and Quaid’s voice in his head, Short has to avoid bad guys that are after this outrageous tech. Plus, the bad guys are now in possession of a vital microchip that is needed to get Quaid back to normal size. And time is running out! Quaid’s air supply will only last for so long, so with the help of Quaid’s girlfriend Meg Ryan, Short has to avoid the bad guys and retrieve that microchip or else the miniaturized Quaid is doomed! READ MORE

Fourteen Hours (1951)

Fourteen Hours 1951 film noir dramaNew York City is gripped by a tense drama that unfolds fifteen stories above the street!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day in New York City when a man (Richard Basehart) steps out onto the narrow ledge of a hotel. Immediately Paul Dunnigan (Paul Douglas) a street cop is on the scene. Rushing to the man’s room he learns the potential jumper doesn’t want the police near him. Quickly ditching his uniform Dunnigan poses as a resident of the hotel in the hope of luring the man back into the room.

Meanwhile, on the streets below panic and curiosity captivate the city by the bizarre scene. Cops scramble to hold back the crowds. The media frantically attempts to get as much information as they can to report the story. The jumper is soon identified as Robert Cosick, but his reasons for wanting to jump remain a mystery. Now only agreeing to talk with Dunnigan, the two strike up a rapport with Dunnigan tasked to save the man. READ MORE

Remember (2015)

Remember 2015 Christopher Plummer Martin LandauMax Rosenbaum (Martin Landau) is an Auschwitz survivor living in a New York nursing home. He has befriended Zev Guttman (Christopher Plummer) whom he recognized from their days at the camp.

After Guttman’s wife dies, Max helps Zev with a promise that he had made – after his wife dies he will set out to find the nazi responsible for the murder of their families. The men know he is now living under a false name and Zev simply has to visit their list of suspects, recognize the man and then kill him.

However, Zev is suffering from dementia and his elderly state will be a huge hurdle to accomplish this task. Undeterred Zev sets out on a cross country trip to visit the four suspects to determine which is the nazi that destroyed their lives and to exact justice on him. READ MORE

The Deadly Tower (1975)

The Deadly Tower 1975 TV movie Kurt Russell as Charles WhitmanA 1975 television movie about the true story of Charles Whitman and the tragic shooting rampage on the University of Texas campus.

It’s August 1, 1966 after killing his wife and mother a mentally disturbed Whitman (Kurt Russell) walks up to the top of the twenty-eight story tower laying in the center of the University and well armed begins shooting down at students, by-standers, police officers and anyone else he can get within his sights.

For the next ninety minutes confusion and panic grip the city of Austin as police try to formulate a plan, the growing number of victims are tended to and everyone tries to make sense as to how something like this could ever happen. Whitman kills fourteen people and wounds thirty-two, before a courageous police officer and civilian make their way up to the top the top of the tower to kill the sniper. READ MORE