The Last Samurai

BBB.5 (out of 5) After participating in a number of Civil War battles (many of which helped decimate the populations of natives in North America), an embittered, drunken veteran (Tom Cruise) follows his superior officers to Japan in search of big money. He has been hired by the emperor to train the country’s army in…

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Pitch Black

BBB (out of 5) Terrifying futuristic thriller about a prison-shuttle ship marooned on a distant planet inhabited by killer creatures that only come out at night. So you only have to worry about the sun going down once a day right? WRONG! A solar eclipse is coming along to shroud the entire planet in darkness…

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Terminal Velocity

BB.5 (out of 5) The rare pleasure of seeing Nastassja Kinski starring in a film is a good reason to check out this silly action film, but be warned, it also stars Charlie Sheen.  He plays a skydiving instructor who initiates this lovely lady into her first sky jump, one that she doesn’t survive thanks to…

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Snow White: A Tale of Terror

BB.5 (out of 5) An attempt to bring a little bit more fear to the Grimm Brothers story of generational warfare is admirable but, frankly, unnecessary in this unimpressive thriller. Monica Keena is such a washout in the lead role that it is hard to feel sorry for her when she is made the object…

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