Showing posts from August, 2014

R.I.P. Robin Williams

To say I am devastated by the loss of Robin Williams is an understatement. He was always a favorite of mine from my childhood with films like "Hook", "Aladdin" and "Toys" to when I discovered his stand up material and more serious films later on in life.

His performances had the energy and excitement of a child at times, so much so that it was hard to not love each and every one of them. It hurts me to know that the man who could always make me laugh was battling depression.

My sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.

Netflix Recommendations (August 9th 2014)

It's time for another round of Netflix recommendations.

Get the Gringo- Just when people had written off Mel Gibson, he came back with this fantastic film. It tells the story of a career criminal who learns to survive in a Mexican prison with the aid of a young boy. It's a well rounded film with great actors and an entertaining script, and has a nice blend of action, comedy and drama.

Romancing the Stone- This is the film that Siskel and Ebert said was "The first 'Raiders of The Lost Ark' rip off that was actually good", and I agree 100%.  When a romance writer goes to South America to rescue her sister, she gets wrapped up in a wild adventure and runs into a ton of crazy characters. The chemistry between Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas is outstanding and it makes the film that much more fun. If you're looking for some adventure you can't go wrong with Romancing The Stone.

Night of The Living Dead- The zombie film that invented the genre, Night o…