Welcome back to the movie page. It's been a very long time since this, or any other page on this site, has been updated. I've been busy with work and getting the family settled.
48 Hours starred Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy. This was one of the best buddy flicks of the `80s.
An excellent film. This is not for the faint of heart. Drug addiction, withdrawl trauma,despair, poverty and desperation push four young men to the brink, and beyond. Watch it with someone you trust.
As with most other mediums, films have types, or genres. There are comedies, dramas, action flicks, romances, fantasies, science-fiction tales, war films, sex flicks, animated stories, horror flicks and even films set in the recent or the distant past.
One of the newer actresses is Neve Campbell. Neve has made her mark on television's 'Party of Five', and in the Scream series.
Scream 1 and Scream 2 ... and then came Wild Things. Next up ... SCREAM 3.
Hey, Neve's from Canada.
Films are often inspired by other mediums. A good example is Wesley Snipes' new movie, Blade. Wesley is the half human,half vampire hero. He hunts his full-blooded brethren. Blade is based on a recurring character in Marvel Comic's classicTomb of Dracula series.
Blade's mother was attacked and killed even as she gave birth to Blade.
Clint Eastwood and Don Rickles in Kelly's Heroes "Let's get something straight Kelly, ... I ain't some computer geek." "What the hell is a homepage anyway?"
Ghost is a romantic, fantasy/adventure/comedy starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore ...
Ghost also features Whoopie Goldberg. Local Hero concerns the adventures of a hotshot oilman who finds out about real life in a small Scots village. This one has a few surprises. The perfect antidote for the jaded moviegoer. Stars Peter Reigert and Burt Lancaster.
John Wayne defined the way the world thought of movies,war and cowboys. This self-described ugly man' had, and continues to have,an effect on generations. His influence has been both positive and negative. We hope to have a page spotlighting the Duke and his works soon. Visit the linked sites, and enjoy.
I always enjoy work by Michael Douglas. He's a solid actor and a very capable producer.SeeGhost and the Darkness. It's a period piece set in Africa. Val Kilmer is an engineer assigned to build a bridge. Douglas is the big game-hunter. He's hired to destroy the Ghost and the Darkness.Some experiences are sad, some are exciting,some are pleasurable, and some are traumatic. Some experiences, like some movies, are just DUMB.Hey, I think Demi is a darn good actor. She's also proven herself to be a competent producer. I just think both her and ex-husband Bruce should let other people pick their projects.... Just a thought.What do you think? Okay, ... it's time to apologize. I'm sorry Bruce.My wife and I just saw Mercury Rising and Armageddon. Hey, you're 'da' man. These are great action flicks. In Mercury, Bruce is a haunted FBI agent, supposedly at the end of his rope. He gets sent to investigate a routine missing person's case. He discovers ... well, I'm not going to tell you.In Armageddon, Bruce is a rough, tough oil driller. Bruce enters the film driving golf balls onto the deck of a Greenpeace ship. Somehow we end up with this guy, and all his rowdy buddies in space. Bruce in Space. It's darn fine entertainment. You also get to see Liv Tyler.
"This is too weird". Michael J. Fox and Leigh Thompson in Back to The Future
Movies are the ultimate time machine. You can take a leisurely trip to the past or a high-powered joyride to the future. You can view yesterday through rose-colored glasses,or see tomorrow in the cracked surface of a hellish mirror.
Whether you see Roddy McDowell's early work in How Green Was My Valley, or Arnold's earlier work in Terminator, movies allow you a vantage on another world.
... This slow talking, but decisive actor epitomized a nation's ideal of itself. He was patient, generous, helpful, and strong. With his 'gee-shucks' modesty, and slow delivery he might have seemed at first to be dismissible. Yet, he was strong-willed, heroic and funny. He was also charismatic. Whether as the naive country senator John Smith or as young lawyer in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,Stewart essayed the fears and hopes of generations of movie-audiences.
Clint Eastwood has been an actor in over 40 films, a director of more than 20 films, and a legend whose abilities shine outside of the theater.
TOMBSTONE A great western.
This is the better of the Wyatt Earp movies. The other starred the usually interesting Kevin Costner, and it was a major yawn. If you want to see Costner in peak form, watch '3,000 Miles To Graceland' Tombstone stars Kurt Russell, Sam Elliot, Dana Delaney, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Jason Priestly, Val Kilmer, and Powers Booth. Sharp-eyed viewers may recognize Billy(Phantom, Titanic,Dead Calm)Zane. Veteran actor Charlton Heston also makes an appearance.The language in the subtitle is Bahasa Indonesian. Mr. Hooker(Heston)is telling Wyatt Earp(Russell)what to do with the very sick 'Doc' Holiday(Kilmer). "Bring him to the house. You're only staying for one night."
Some films, like Casablanca, will always stand the test of time. A good story, interesting characters, good actors,and wonderful black and white photography are all this movie needs to transport you to a time when a kiss was just a kiss. Don't waste your time with colorized versions.
Chris Hogan has been making independent films for a few years now. With his partner Nick Hagen he's made Decisions, and Cold Fear. He's also made a TV pilot called White Trash Cafe Chris and I wrote a screenplay that will likely never see the light of day, but it was a good experience. ....WHO AM I KIDDING !?! Someone give us the money and we'll produce the thing ! I was able to do some voice-over work while I was in China. I recorded voices for various ESL tapes, as well as a locally produced cartoon series called Mimi Lamb. I also did three commercials. One for the school,
one for cooking oil; in which I played a foreign CEO.
My last project to date was narrating a car promotion.
I'll try to get Chris to post some synopsis of his various projects here.
Ball's in your court Mr. Hogan.