The Lost World: Jurassic Park 2 (1997)

With Jurassic Park being such a huge success, how can you make a sequel? This film was actually based loosely on a sequel novel, The Lost World, that Michael Crichton wrote. This one was really over- hyped, and unfortunately, it succeeded in recruiting an army of haters that trash it with their reviews. But haters are always going to hate, as youngsters like to say on the internet. However, I’d rate this movie as being even more entertaining and satisfying than the original. I’ll tell you why I think that (mainly because there is only one child this time around & we get more moody night time photography) but I’ll give a plot summary first. [Read more…]

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Rebecca (1997 United Kingdom)

rebecca_03With this superb 1997 adaptation, you are able to see a more deeper version of both Max and the second Mrs. DeWinter’s characters played by Charles Dance and Emilia Fox. You see that they are in love in this version whereas in the Hitchcock version, it’s not so obvious. You also get a better sense of Mrs. Danvers’ character who you almost feel sorry for in this adaptation. Additionally, you’ll see a few glimpses of what the beautiful Rebecca might look like. [Read more…]

The Odyssey (1997 USA )

The-Odyssey-1997A decent cast and some tight writing make this a pretty good spectacle. Poor Odysseus (Armand Assante). He spends ten years fighting for the Greeks in the Trojan War, and it takes him another nine years to survive the return trip and reach his kingdom in Ithaca. As Supertramp might say, he took “the long way home.” [Read more…]

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