Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

Anacondas, subtitled The Hunt For The Blood Orchid, is a cataclysmic miscalculation. One may have drawn that conclusion from the equally horrid trailers that have been surfacing, but no, I chose to give it a solid chance because I didn’t find its predecessor, 1997’s Anaconda, to be as bad as… Continue reading

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Let it be known right off the bat that I have not seen the original The Manchurian Candidate, which was released in 1962 and directed by the late, great John Frankenheimer. This review will reflect how this update of the film stands in its own right. War stories are among… Continue reading

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Roland Emmerich. Does one really need any information other than this to determine that the film you are about to see features horrendous dialogue, over-the-top special effects, and millions upon millions dying? Not me, and The Day After Tomorrow continues his disaster sagas, starting with the now-infamous Independence Day. Jack… Continue reading

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Terminator said he’d be back! I do not know how many people thought it would take twelve years, however. Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines is a shockingly successful sequel to two films that set the standard for modern science-fiction, each in their own way. T3 is minus mastermind… Continue reading