The Movie Buff Reviews – “Ford v Ferrari,” “Last Christmas”

The Movie Buff Reviews – “Ford v Ferrari,” “Last Christmas”

Instead of a regular review today, I thought I'd compile a couple of different reviews that I've written for The Movie Buff, which has a new theme going which looks really awesome. The reviews include a pair of new releases - Ford v Ferrari and Last Christmas - as well as four reviews I did for the site's [...]

Jaws 3-D (1983)

Jaws 3-D (1983)

Released: July 22, 1983. Directed by: Joe Alves. Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale. Runtime: 1h 39 min. “Jaws 3-D”, a film so bad that it’s not really even canon in the franchise because of the events of “Jaws: The Revenge,” follows a grown-up Mike Brody (Dennis Quaid) as he’s working at SeaWorld in [...]

Jaws 2 (1978)

Jaws 2 (1978)

Released: June 16, 1978. Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc. Starring: Roy Schneider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton. Runtime: 1h 56 min. The greatness that is the original Jaws is a tough act to follow. Jaws 2 is easily the best of all of the sequels, but it's not an impressive feat. This takes place four years after [...]

Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)

Released: June 20, 1975. Directed by: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss. Runtime: 2h 4 min. I’ve only seen Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece “Jaws” three times. The first time I watched it was when I was 11 years old at school, weirdly enough. The next time was in August 2012 when I was [...]

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Released: January 13, 1989. Directed by: Stan Winston. Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino. Runtime: 86 min. The title might make this seem like a destined Halloween classic. It's a bit unfortunate that the revenge demon is only called Pumpkinhead because the remains of it are buried in a pumpkin patch. The practical effects [...]

Die Hard (1988)

Released: July 15, 1988. Director: John McTiernan. Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia. Runtime: 131 min. This is what great action is all about: Bruce Willis as John McLane, terrorists, and Christmas time. It really brings the family together, doesn't it? John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken [...]

Deliverance (1972)

Released: July 30, 1972. Director: John Boorman. Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty. Runtime: 110 min. Review written on: November 14, 2012. What if your river-rafting trip turned into a ride to hell like this one does? Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on [...]