“The Andromeda Strain” (1971) is a timely reminder that it can always be much worse…

Exposure. I swore that I would do my best to stay away from plague movies like “Contagion” (2011) and “The Andromeda Strain” (1971) during the current coronavirus pandemic, because I thought that going there would be too depressing.  But with a gentle nudge of encouragement from my wife, I decided to tackle “The Andromeda Strain” because…

“Jurassic Park” (1993) loses none of its bite 25 years later…

When I think of game-changing special effects movies, a handful of my favorite titles come to mind; movies such as “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)  “Star Wars” (1977),  and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (also 1977).   Others include James Cameron’s “The Abyss” (1989), and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991), as they are landmarks in the advancement of computer-generated imagery…