Hello again! Our Atomic Film Fest continues this evening with 1959's movie On The Beach. There was also a remake in 2000 (which I'll discuss soon), but I think this must be one of the earliest movies made that contains a nuclear scare, although the "scare" is fairly mild.
The idea is that The US and The USSR have bombed each other to hell, and there's not much left of the northern hemisphere except a cloud of radiation that's slowly making its way south. The bulk of the story takes place Read more [...]
As I mentioned in my last post, a couple months ago I got on a kick of watching movies related to nuclear scares and post-nuclear-apocalypse tales. WarGames was a bit goofy but entertaining overall, but that movie stands in contrast to another movie from the same year which kicked off my film fest, The Day After.
The Day After is a 1983 made for TV movie that apparently made a huge impact when it was released, although I was only three when it came out, so I guess I wouldn't know. What I do Read more [...]
Hello! It's been a while since I rapped at ya, but I've been busy. You know, baby and all. I've also not watched too many movies lately. But I've been doing Blogtoberfest throughout all my websites, and I thought it was high time for a new review on Cinematic Attic.
Let me explain the idea of the Atomic Film Fest. A few months ago I read an article that mentioned a 1983 made-for-TV movie called The Day After. It was supposedly about an atomic attack on the US, and it followed a bunch of people Read more [...]
The movie is also visually very beautiful, and the acting is generally good. When I read the book, I got the impression that Harrer was a bit of a D.B., and Pitt absolutely conveys that with his performance. The kid who played the young Dalai Lama does good work, too. Read more [...]
The other night I convinced Angela to watch Rock of Ages with me. I should maybe rephrase that. The other night I tricked Angela into watching Rock of Ages with me. There, that sounds more accurate.
See, Angela used to claim that she didn't like musicals, but with Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia!, and now this one, I think she may finally have put that claim to bed. We both surprisingly liked this movie.
Yes, it's cheesy, but it's supposed to be. It's also embarrassing in the same way that Read more [...]
Oh, and then there's Skeletor (played by Marc Anthony). In fact, he's in the opening shot of the movie. I guess I should have maybe taken that as fair warning. I don't know if he's done anything of note ever (except somehow getting Jennifer Lopez to sleep with him), and in this movie he's just about as useless as an Alpenhorn at a funeral. Read more [...]