In 1990, Universal Studios bought the rights to Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park before it was even published. The idea of dinosaurs being cloned and brought into our modern world just works. Starting with 1993's Jurassic Park and across several follow-ups, including 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World 3, announced for 2021, people can't seem to get… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Jurassic Park

STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Tommyknockers (1993)

While known primarily as a horror writer, the novel The Tommyknockers was a rare science fiction novel from Stephen King. However, the novel was written while King was struggling with addiction and is packed with metaphors for dealing with substance abuse. The writer said, "The Tommyknockers is an awful book. That was the last one I wrote… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Tommyknockers (1993)

Dark Waters (1993)

After the death of her father, Elizabeth travels to a remote island, where a convent may hold the secret to the death of her mother. There, she finds nuns who conduct strange rituals in the catacombs beneath the building in an attempt to hold the evil there at bay. One of the first Western films to… Continue reading Dark Waters (1993)


Between Hollywood Shuffle and his HBO specials, Robert Townsend was a major force in comedy in the 1980's and 90's. This early attempt at showing what an African-American superhero would be like is sorely overlooked. Jefferson Reed (Townsend, who also directed, produced and wrote the film) is a high school teacher who dreams of playing jazz,… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: Meteor Man (1993)

WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 3

After years of hating the franchise, Paramount finally decided to give the Friday the 13th series a higher quality of budget and directors. Hey -- it only took six movies! Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood - 1988 Associate producer Barbara Sachs helped dream up several concepts for this film and according to writer Daryl… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 3

VIDEO GAME WEEK: Super Mario Brothers (1993)

My wife has never played Super Mario Brothers. She first saw this film at the now Hollywood Theater in Dormont as a child and it became one of the many films she rewatched over and over again as she grew up. I've never seen the movie Super Mario Brothers, but the Mario character was a big part… Continue reading VIDEO GAME WEEK: Super Mario Brothers (1993)