Avatar Movie Review

A new “Avatar” movie was apparently released recently, but as I haven’t seen it yet on streaming services or digital download, reviews of it will have to wait.

I have, however seen the original Avatar movie from 2009 because I have it both on DVD and on Digital Download. I may have also seen it by streaming it on Amazon Prime, but I can’t remember now as I don’t think it’s available on there free with the monthly subscription any more.

I first finally obtained Avatar on DVD from a charity shop (or Poundland, I can’t remember now). Then in November 2020 I picked up a Digital download from the UK iTunes store while it was cheap to see if it would display any better in that format with HD Quality.

Didn’t really notice any difference. Continue reading “Avatar Movie Review”

Top Gun: Maverick – Movie Review

In January 2-years ago I came up with the idea of adding movie reviews to the blog, and in March 2-years ago I wrote a movie review. Having since created a dedicated user account for movie reviews some time later, I figured it was about time in March 2023 to start trying to write a few more reviews to pop on the blog.

After many years of anticipation, in May 2022 the “Top Gun 2” movie, better known as “Top Gun: Maverick” was finally launched, and smashed it out of the ballpark.

Not long after it was released to digital download, and later to DVD/Blu-Ray, and I got hold of a copy for £13.99 from iTunes UK at the end of September 2022, and finally found time on 6th October to watch the whole 2hrs 11minutes of it.

The movie starts much like the first Top Gun movie, with shots of aircraft taking off and landing on a US Navy Aircraft Carrier. Naturally updated to include the F-18 Hornet and F-35 Lighting II. Continue reading “Top Gun: Maverick – Movie Review”

Le Mans ’66 (2019) Review

The movie “Le Mans ’66” or “Ford vs Ferrari” (depending on which market it’s being sold in) is the story about how the Ford GT-40 became a thing.

It’s not often fairly recent movies catch my attention, but this one somehow did through a combination of preview clips on YouTube and trailers on both Amazon Prime and iTunes.

I was originally hoping to catch it on Amazon Prime, but I didn’t get chance to preview it on there because it left Prime before I got chance to watch it. Continue reading “Le Mans ’66 (2019) Review”

AlltheInterweb Movie Reviews

In the on-going quest to Make AlltheInterweb Great Again, I have started contemplating making better use of the Entertainment section of this blog with Movie Reviews.

Being the first month of the year I’m once again starting to see fresh flickers of life in my quest to become one of the more successful content creator type people here on the interweb. Continue reading “AlltheInterweb Movie Reviews”

Best movies of the 1990’s

After the booming 80’s came the 1990’s, and more great movies, and here they are…..

1) Star Wars: Episode1: The Phantom Menace (1999)…. just when you thought Star Wars was done with the original 3 movies, back it came with this, the first of the Prequel trilogy.

2) Star Trek: First Contact (1996)… The 8th(?) of the original 10 `proper` Star Trek movies, and worth it just for the soundtrack alone.

3) Braveheart (1995)… stars Mel Gibson as Scottish hero William Wallace, though it is rather long at 2hrs 58minutes.

4) Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)… the 3rd and my favourite of the Die Hard movies.

5) Backdraft (1991)…. Ron Howard movie about 2 brothers in the Chicago Fire Department

6) Home Alone (1990)… the original and best of the Home Alone films, with Macaulay Culkin as Kevin.

7) Back to the Future: Part III (1990)…. the 3rd and final Back to the Future movie, this time set in the Wild West, in 1885.

8) Pretty Woman (1990)… doesn’t need too much introduction, the one with Julie Roberts as a hooker, who hits it off with Richard Gere as a rich business man.

9) Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)… the last major outing of the original series crew in a movie, the one where the Federation negotiates peace with the Klingons.

10) Flight of the Intruder (1991)…. a maybe somewhat under-rated film, about the crew of a Grumman A-6 Intruder tactical bomber onboard a US Navy Aircraft carrier during the Vietnam war.

11) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992).. a Muppets version of the story of Scrooge.

12) Arachnophobia (1990)… story about a small town in America that gets over run with deadly little spiders.

13) Forest Gump (1994)… Tom Hanks film about the life of Forest Gump, a not too bright guy who lucks his way to success.

14) Apollo 13 (1995)… a Ron Howard movie, starring Tom Hanks, following the tale of moon mission Apollo 13, which went a bit wrong, but they safely made it back.

15) Days of Thunder (1990)… stars Tom Cruise as a NASCAR driver.

16) The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)… Leslie Neilson, returning as Detective Frank Drebin…. the 2nd of The Naked Gun movies based on the Police Squad tv series.

17) Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)… the 2nd of the `proper` Home Alone movies, and the last with Macauley Culkin as Kevin.

18) Men in Black (1997)… first of the Men in Black films with Will Smith.

19) Mrs Doubtfire (1993)… stars Robin Williams as a Divorced Dad who tries to spend more time with his kids by dressing up as an old lady to act as their babysitter.

20) Beverley Hills Cop 3 (1994).. the 3rd and so far final adventure for Eddie Murphy as Detective Axl Foley, a Detroit Cop who takes his investigation to Los Angeles.

20 of the best movies of the 1980’s

The 1980’s eventually turned into one of the best decades ever, it was my first full decade…. Margaret Thatcher was British Prime Minister…. Ronald Reagan was American President…. Home computers started to become feasable…. VCR’s started to become common, and a deluge of some of the best movies ever made were made and released.

Here’s the ones you should make sure to have in your DVD/Blu-Ray disc collection (or via iTunes or Amazon Instant Video if you can’t wait for it)…………..

1) Crocodile Dundee (1986): The movie with Paul Hogan as Mick `Crocodile` Dundee from the Australian Outback, who then goes back to New York with a woman journalist after he showed her around the outback.

2) Ghostbusters (1984): The cult-classic comedy sci-fi about a group of university scientists who go into business catching ghosts after getting the boot from their college lab.

3) Back to the Future (1985): The cult classic movie that recently celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary, with Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, and the time travelling DeLorean.

4) Crocodile Dundee II (1988): The sequel to the original movie, where Mick goes back to the Australian outback to fight a drugs gang on his terms.

5) Stand by Me (1986): The tale of a group of boys who go on an adventure to look for a dead body.

6) Die Hard (1988): The first of the 5 Die Hard movies made so far, with Bruce Willis as Detective John McLane.

7) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980): The 2nd of the original Star Wars movies, and now known as “Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”.

8) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983): The 3rd of the original Star Wars movies. and now known as “Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi”…. one of the first movies I ever had rented on video.

9) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): First of the Indiana Jones movies

10) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): 2nd of the Indiana Jones movies.

11) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): 3rd of the Indiana Jones movies.

12) Back to the Future Part II (1989): The sequel to Back to the Future.

13) Top Gun (1986): The cult classic movie with Tom Cruise as a US Navy Fighter Pilot.

14) Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)…….. the 2nd of the `proper` Star Trek movies

15) The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)… the first of the 3 “Naked Gun” movies with Leslie Neilson as Detective Frank Drebin, from cult classic comedy detective show “Police Squad: In Color”.

16) Turner & Hooch (1989): Stars Tom Hanks as a Police Detective who has to take care of a Dog to find the people who murdered it’s owner.

17) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989): A Christmas adventure featuring The Griswold Family, headed by Chevy Chase as Clark W Griswold.

18) ET: The ExtraTerrestrial (1982): Another cult-classic movie from the 1980’s, made by Steven Spielberg, and of course features an Alien left behind on Earth, waiting to go home.

19) The Great Outdoors (1988): movie starring John Candy & Tom Hanks, with a pair of families going on Holiday (one of which, the in-laws, weren’t exactly invited).

20) Gremlins (1984): The movie about cute little creatures, who when fed after midnight or exposed to water turn into mischievous little creatures who cause havoc.