Dune preserves the source novel's integrity, preserving the political intrigue and character depth via clear, carefully defined script.
Author: Matt Paprocki
Matt Paprocki has critiqued home media and video games for 20 years across outlets like Washington Post, Variety, Rolling Stone, Forbes, IGN, Playboy, Polygon, Ars, and others. His current passion project is the technically minded DoBlu.com. You can follow Matt's body of work via his personal WordPress blog, and follow him on Twitter @Matt_Paprocki.
Late '70s era slasher crud, The Toolbox Murders struggles to make any point as it exploits women for its cause.
The Great Escape remains one of the great WWII movies for its showcase of bravado, perseverance, and endlessly entertaining characters.
A joyous, flawlessly done tone highlights the playful Dirty Ho.
Other than a moment of public panic, Halloween Kills provides nothing other than dull formula and nothing to enhance Michael Meyers' maniacal persona.
While initially a playful marriage tale, Heroes of the East soon becomes an aggressively nationalist film favoring Hong Kong styles.
A mix of contemporary culture, fish-out-of-water comedy, crime, and kung-fu, Chinatown Kid is an entertaining Shaw Brothers offering.
Conceptually clever, Crippled Avengers follows the kung-fu formula of revenge and righteousness, albeit with an enjoyable twist.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is more than a technical marvel. It's a genuinely observant send-up of both animation and detective noirs that appeals to both audiences.
As a kung-fu fairy tale, The Five Venoms plays with the genre in unique ways, if stifled by meandering political and judicial corruption.
Malta looks great, but that's the only positive in the infinitely dull Final Justice.
Kung-fu in a domestic setting creates an enjoyable romp, then countered by Executioners of Shaolin's violent drama about overthrowing corrupt leaders. It works.