The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) – G, Historical Drama

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Writers: Victor Hugo, Tab Murphy

Starring: Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay

There’s one scene in this movie that you need to see: the villain’s magnificent musical number.  Other than that, although it has its highlights and a decent story, this is a movie you can pass up. Continue reading

Contact (1997) – PG, Sci-Fi

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt

Should you watch it? No.

Mishandling a false dichotomy with bumbling insults to the intelligence of scientists and as well as religious folk, this movie tries and fails to be profound, and overall it feels better suited to a mindless action-adventure premise. Continue reading