10 Classic ’80s Sci-fi Moments: ‘The Terminator’

#3 – “The Terminator” (1984) – “I’ll be back.” – If one is compiling any type of Top 10 List involving science fiction films from the 1980s, James Cameron’s seminal picture “The Terminator” has, has, has to be included on the list.  Have no fear, we are following the “rules”, and it just so happens that this is Cameron’s second feature on our Top 10, back-to-back actually. Well, time travel, cybernetic beings, gunplay, violence, and hair-raising chase scenes are all thrown together into a bastion of action-packed thrills, concepts and…

10 Classic ’80s Sci-fi Moments: ‘The Abyss’

#4 – “The Abyss” (1989) – Bud desperately attempts to revive Lindsey – Ed Harris seems to always bring an intensity to every role, whether he’s a mobster in “State of Grace” (1990) and “A History of Violence” (2005), an astronaut in “Apollo 13” (1995) or a legendary painter in “Pollock” (2000).  Intensity might as well be Bud Brigman’s middle name in James Cameron’s dramatic sci-fi masterwork “The Abyss”. In a scene that will trigger tears in the most hardened of hearts, Bud desperately tries to revive his wife Lindsey…

Five sequels that are better than the original films

Twenty-six years ago, director James Cameron’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” dazzled movie audiences, and on Friday, Aug. 25, this film returns to the big screen at AMC Theatres everywhere.  This time, however, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, and Edward Furlong will appear in 3D. With mind-bending special effects and a wild premise, the sequel to the seminal original, “The Terminator” (1984), became 1991’s highest grossing film and influenced science fiction for a generation.  Looking back, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is one of those rare movies that is better than…

‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ drops the hammer in theatres on Aug. 25

Twenty-six years ago, director James Cameron’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” dazzled movie audiences everywhere, and in the process, granted Arnold Schwarzenegger a chance to redefine himself from an unrelenting cybernetic bad buy to a good guy.  With mind-bending special effects and a wild premise, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” became the highest grossing film of 1991 and influenced science fiction films for a generation. On Aug. 25, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” drops the hammer and returns to the big screen (AMC Theatres), and this time, Arnie, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, and Edward…