Tintin and the Temple of the Sun

Over the holidays, I told my wife that I wanted to take the family to see Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Adventures of Tintin.”  She didn’t know much about the movie, but knew it was about a dog.  I had to explain that this wasn’t Rin-tin-tin…this was Tintin.  Now, in all fairness to her, I think…

Tentacles

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.”  That was the tag line on posters for “Jaws 2” in 1978.  Truth is, copycats had already given several other reasons not to go back in the water by this point.  Of course, one of those films came to us courtesy of…

Three O’Clock High

I was a teenager in the 80’s, and in the 80’s teen age movies were king.  There were tons of them!  John Hughes and his many copycats ruled the box office.  I admit to having a special place in my heart for the 80’s teen films, especially the Hughes movies which, like my own life,…

Critters

When you end up with a hit movie, chances are good that someone is going to try and copy your success.  After Jaws made you afraid to go into the ocean there came Piranha, Tentacles, and Orca: The Killer Whale.  So…after Joe Dante’s Gremlins was a hit in the summer of 1985, we saw a…