For every TV-into-movie success like The Fugitive, there are dozens of uninspired films like The Mod Squad. Happily–and surprisingly–this breezy update of the seminal \’70s jiggle show falls into t
Films in the ‘Adventure’ Category
Grab your cutlass, parrot and eyepatch for some seriously swashbuckling adventure! Captain Morgan (Geena Davis) comes by her pirating license honestly – she inherited it from dear old dad, along with one-third of a juicy treasure map. To get the treasure, Morgan must hunt down the other two-thirds and fend off other greedy pirate crews [...]
The original, brilliant, four seasons of Futurama include 72 episodes of 31st century fun, liberally laced with political and social commentary a la Matt Groening. Features one of the strongest women on TV, Leela, a cyclops alien space ship captain, and one of the cutest, klutzy Amy Wong of the Mars Wongs. Fry (cryogenically frozen [...]
The first season of Futurama finds its space-legs quickly, so get into the action from the beginning. Travel 1000 years into the future with Fry in Space Pilot, see the Isaac Asimov homage I Roomate, discover the William Shatneresque Zapp Brannigan in Love’s Labours Lost in Space, wonder at the future’s take on Willy Wonka’s [...]
Stella and Lenni like their laid-back life in their one-horse village. But then Lenni’s bigger-than-life and twice as disapproving mother blows into town and promptly gets herself accidentally killed. Stella and Lenni stuff the body in the trunk, grab the loot and take it on the lam in this fast and furious action adventure.
An incredibly buff Linda Hamilton runs around with Ahnold-bot blowing up stuff and and saving the world yet again in this fast-paced, satisfying classic sci-fi action/adventure. This is one of those rare sequels that actually outdoes the original, with Robert Patrick inhabiting the most menacing, cold-blooded nemesis in cinema history, the implacable T-1000 assassin cyborg.
The definitive girl buddy movie. Thelma is a repressed housewife sick of her domineering husband. Her best friend Louise is an overworked waitress who has had bad luck with love. They take off together on a spur of the moment vacation roadtrip, and find their true selves. A must see.
Fox (Angelina Jolie) is a mysterious action chick who snatches wimpy Wesley from a life of boring bean-counting and plops him down in the middle of a secret society of assassins who can bend time and space in their mission to keep the world in balance. Awesome special FX, and Angie is hot as ever.