“ALIENS” (1986) took a lone monster and turned it into an army…

Haunted House In Space. Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece “ALIEN” took a simple, 1950s ‘monster on a spaceship’ B-movie story and wrapped it in glossy, A-movie production design and quality. Its status among fans has since become legendary, on a par with horror films such as “The Exorcist” and “Psycho” as well as sci-fi…

“Mulan” (2020) is a Disneyfied, but timely tale of gender equality…

Another At-Home Movie Night. With theaters remaining closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and the hunger for fresh entertainment more keen than ever, my wife and I decided to check out Disney’s new adaptation of its own 1998 animated feature “Mulan” which, for full disclosure, I have never seen but I was familiar with the broad…

Re-assimilating “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996)…

Making Contact. In late November of 1996, I took my non-Trekkie sister with me to see the new Star Trek movie, “First Contact.” I salute my sister for her open-mindedness since 1994’s “Star Trek: Generations” received a lukewarm response, despite my own fondness for it ( In defense of “Star Trek: Generations”). For “First Contact,”…