The Last Unicorn

A solitary unicorn discovers that all the rest of her kind have disappeared, and she sets out on a journey to find them, aided by a clumsy wizard and a bandit’s wife…

The Last Picture Show

This week I say goodbye to that old friend, Chunky’s Cinema Pub in Pelham, NH…

Under the Tuscan Sun

Being a creature of habit and tradition, I like to watch this movie in early February, bringing in Valentine’s Day in the best way I know how…with happy sighs and chocolate hearts. I guess this isn’t a romance movie per se, at least, it doesn’t have a traditional love story. Rather, Under the Tuscan Sun is about a woman, Frances, who divorces her husband after he…

Tron 1982

TRON (1982) Rated PG Directed by Steven Lisbergere      Walt Disney Pictures Starring Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan, David Warner, Dan Shor  A computer programmer is sucked into a digital world of his own design where he must defeat a devious artificial intelligence intent on taking over the whole system. Opening Thoughts This is […]

8-Bit Christmas

The movie begins in the present day with an adult Jake showing his cell-phone obsessed daughter his Nintendo gaming system. He then proceeds to share the story of a boyhood Christmas when…

Red Dawn

It’s an ordinary September day in Calumet, Colorado. High schoolers Matt, Aardvark, Daryl, Robert, and Danny are in a history class when paratroopers start to drift down from the sky. The troops begin slaughtering teachers and students alike as Matt’s brother Jed rescues them from the attack, speeding them away in his truck…

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret

Margaret, your average 1970’s twelve year old, arrives home from camp to find that she and her parents are moving from New York City to the suburbs of New Jersey…

Forged in Film Anniversary

Hey everyone! I’m here at Realm Makers in St Louis, but I wanted to drop in really quick and share how happy I am that so many of you (both here and at home) have been interacting with my blog birthday all week! By the way, if you don’t know what Realm Makers is, it’s an annual conference for Christian authors of fantasy and science fiction. This is my…

Superman

Hey Forgers! Welcome back as we discuss what I consider to be the father of today’s epic superhero films, Superman: The Movie! Made in 1978, I think my first introduction to this film was actually through the sequel, Superman II, which came out in 1980. My brother and I used to chase each other around, screaming, “Come, son of Jor-El! Kneel before Zod!”

Ladyhawke

I was also always very amused by Matthew Broderick’s character Philippe and how he was always talking to God with great familiarity, and often wondered what it would be like to be on such friendly terms with God…it seemed so irreverent…little did I know! And Michelle Pfeiffer is ethereal in this role, at one point Philippe describes her as having skin like…