Movie Review: Elysium (2013)

ElysiumThumbby Brad Nelson   1/3/14
Unless a truly egregious bit of cultural pollution comes along (such as James Cameron’s Avatar), I’ve gotten out of the habit of reviewing bad movies. Life is just too short. If one had to comment on all the noise in this degraded Leftist culture, there wouldn’t be much time to do anything else. More » • (1849 views)

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All Things Hedy

HedyThumbby Brad Nelson   1/2/14
I’ve been trying to find a good Hedy Lamarr movie. She’s a favorite of mine — a mild infatuation — if only because she is one of the most beautiful women ever to grace the silver screen. More » • (1965 views)

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Movie Review: Tombstone (1993)

Tombstoneby Brad Nelson   1/1/14
Hicks and Hudson (Bill Paxton and Michael Biehn) from 1986’s Aliens reunite in this retelling of the O.K. Corral story. My favorite film of this event is 1957’s Gunfight at the O.K. Corral with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. But the Russell/Kilmer effort is a close second. More » • (3878 views)

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The “G”-Men (1935)

GMenThumbby Brad Nelson   12/29/13
This time Jimmy Cagney is on the right side of the law in this film about the early days of the FBI. The days are indeed early; the “G”-men don’t even carry guns. They’re just getting organized in the fight against crime where crossing state lines has been the criminal’s best friend. More » • (2291 views)

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Movie Review: White Heat (1949)

WhiteHeatThumbby Brad Nelson   12/27/13
Gangster movies are an old Hollywood standby. And when turning back the clock to watch some of these old black-and-white wonders, it is often the case that nostalgia makes up for what is sometimes a lack of cinematic expertise and artistry. But that is not true of White Heat with James Cagney which sizzles. More » • (2430 views)

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Movie Review: Dean Spanley

DeanStanleyby Brad Nelson   12/23/13
If you’re looking for a light movie to watch over the holidays, this might not be the one. And yet, with patience, there is a surprisingly good story that unfolds. More » • (3208 views)

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Movie Review: White Christmas

WhiteChristmasby Brad Nelson   12/20/13
I don’t like this film simply because it’s directed by one of my favorite directors, Michael Curtiz (Casablanca). And I really should dislike it because I’ve never, for some reason, been able to stomach Danny Kaye. More » • (3147 views)

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Let It Stream, Let It Stream…

WarriorsRainbowby Brad Nelson   12/16/13
Let me give you a roundup of my latest streaming adventures on Netflix. Netflix rightly gets criticized for its rather lame selection. But if you are adventurous, you can dredge up some good movies here and there that are in the category of “nobody has ever heard of.” Here are a few. More » • (936 views)

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Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

Guardiansby Brad Nelson   12/13/13
This film came to my attention yesterday when I heard Glenn, Stu, and Pat talking about their favorite Christmas movies on The Glenn Beck Show. Glenn listed this as one of his top three, so I thought I’d take a shot. More » • (791 views)

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Movie Review: Gifted Hands, the Ben Carson Story

BenCarsonThumbby Brad Nelson   12/11/13
The film is titled “Gifted Hands,” but I’m afraid I’m not gifted enough to do this movie justice. But I’ll struggle to do my best just as Ben Carson did and does. More » • (6543 views)

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Movie Review: Parkland

Parklandby Brad Nelson   12/9/13
And odd little movie that has Seinfeldian implications of being “a movie about nothing.” But there is, of course, nothing funny about the events surrounding Parkland Hospital in November of 1963. More » • (1071 views)

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Movie Review: Road to Zanzibar

RoadToZanzibarThumbby Brad Nelson   12/3/13
The follow up to The Cat and the Canary, on my Bob Hope retrospective, was Road to Zanzibar, the second of the seven “Road” movies.
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