Tag: Timeless Classics

Timeless Classics: The Incredibles 2

Timeless Classics: The Incredibles 2

Like fellow Pixar sequels Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010), The Incredibles 2 (2018) was able to deliver a story that is equally as great as its 2004 predecessor. Set directly after the first film, the Incredibles defend themselves from the Underminer (John Ratzenberger). That is the only plot element I am … Continue reading Timeless Classics: The Incredibles 2

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Timeless Classics: The Last Jedi

Timeless Classics: The Last Jedi

The second film of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi (2017) blew my expectations, much more so than The Force Awakens (2015). Rey (Daisy Ridley) has landed on an ancient planet where Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) lives in isolation. Meanwhile, the Resistance has continued their war against the First Order, Snoke (Andy Serkis) … Continue reading Timeless Classics: The Last Jedi

Timeless Classics: Black Panther

Timeless Classics: Black Panther

Wakanda forever, folks because Ryan Coogler's Black Panther (2018) is a Marvel Cinematic Universe film that prefers to be auteur and for a lot of great reasons. T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), first seen in Captain America: Civil War (2016) has been declared king of Wakanda after the loss of his father. The writers and director are … Continue reading Timeless Classics: Black Panther

Timeless Classics: Pacific Rim Uprising

Timeless Classics: Pacific Rim Uprising

While Guillermo del Toro was busy filming Best Picture Winner The Shape of Water (2017), Steven S. DeKnight directed Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), an indirect sequel to the hit 2013 film. Set ten years after the events of Pacific Rim (2013), the son (John Boyega) of a war veteran decides to join the Chinese government … Continue reading Timeless Classics: Pacific Rim Uprising

Timeless Classics: Pacific Rim

Timeless Classics: Pacific Rim

From the director of Blade II (2002), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and The Shape of Water (2017), Pacific Rim (2013) was made as an effective relaunch of the giant monster films that Clay Martin Croker (1962-2016) admired. The 2013 blockbuster is about the war between the Kaiju (alien monster) and Jaegers (giant machines operated by two … Continue reading Timeless Classics: Pacific Rim

Timeless Classics: The Shape of Water

Timeless Classics: The Shape of Water

Fresh off the successes of Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004-2008), Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Pacific Rim (2013), Guillermo del Toro was able to bring his cinematic vision to greater depths with The Shape of Water (2017). In the early 1960s, a mute woman (Sally Hawkins), who lives with a collector (Richard Jenkins) encounters an Amphibian … Continue reading Timeless Classics: The Shape of Water

Timeless Classics: Underworld

Timeless Classics: Underworld

The film that helped Kate Beckinsale in many action films, Underworld (2003) brought werewolves and vampires to 21st century filmmaking with some neat twists. Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is a Death Dealer, or a vampire who hunts down the rogue vampires and werewolves including Lucian (Michael Sheen). While horror action films have been in the rise … Continue reading Timeless Classics: Underworld