White Savior, the Movie – I mean, The Phantom (1996)

I figured the best way to introduce myself would be two hallmarks of my personality: a weird obsession with Billy Zane, and disillusionment. Ha! Silly, disillusionment isn’t a personality trait. Anyway, since the premier of the most excellent Black Panther this...
The Abominable Snowman (1957)

The Abominable Snowman (1957)

Peter Cushing and Forrest Tucker join forces in this early Hammer horror film based on one of Nigel Kneale’s television dramas, “BBC Sunday-Night Theatre: The Creature” from 1955. The result is a well-paced, eery little horror adventure with...
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

As far as I know, Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) is the first cinematic version of Jules Verne’s 1884 novel Voyage au centre de la terre. The book, which has not held up as well (scientifically) as Verne’s other efforts, is the adventurous...
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

I enjoy this film so much it’s almost embarrassing how much I could write about it. I’ll restrain myself. The basic premise introducing the film can be lifted from the Wikipedia article on Jules Verne’s source book: “In the year 1866, ships of...