31 Scary Movies: ‘Event Horizon’

“Event Horizon” (1997) – Director W.S. Anderson’s film is set near the planet Neptune in the year 2047.  Capt. Miller (Laurence Fishburne) leads his team to recover the deep space research ship Event Horizon which disappeared without a trace seven years earlier. For Capt. Miller and his team, rescue missions are nothing new. “(When) someone drops the ball, we get the call,” he says. This particular job, however, is most unique, due to the whereabouts (for reasons that this critic will not reveal) of the Event Horizon over the last seven…

‘The Dinner’ serves up an intriguing, tense drama

“The Dinner” – Look up “dinner” in the dictionary, and it reads “the principal meal of the day” and “a formal feast or banquet”.  For most households, however, dinner has a larger meaning.  It is a time when families congregate to share their experiences and feelings while also – functionally – breaking bread.  Sometimes laugher fills these caucuses, but many times, family members toss issues on the table and either productively work through them or dive deeper into valleys of conflict. For decades, television shows have featured American experiences at…