Tag Archive | Robert Zemeckis


The “Back to the Future” trilogy, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, “Forrest Gump”…that’s some resume. But then Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis steered his career towards motion-capture animated features, for the first decade of this century. Upon returning to live action films–his box office dominance of the 1980s and 1990s suffered a bit. 2012’s “Flight” DID end […]

The Walk IMAX 3D

I’ve never been more frightened sitting in a movie theater. Now, when I was in my early teens, I sneaked into 1978’s gore-fest “Dawn of the Dead”, with my friend, Leon. Not long after that, it seemed that my entire high school freshman class jumped out of their seats, when young Jason Vorhees emerged from […]

Talking “The Walk”

Can I take it?…round two. Last week, I queried whether I could stand the stomach-in-your-throat thrills, of the just-released 3D IMAX “Everest”. Well…here we go again. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Philippe Petit, in the latest creation by Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, “The Walk”. Mr. Petit, a French high-wire artist, famously walked between the two twin towers […]


Two main reasons to see it: the plane crash and Denzel. It’s all Mr. Washington here, in case you’ve forgotten what a fantastic actor he is after a few years of mediocre actioners. It’s also effectively directed by a live-action returning Robert Zemeckis, after a decade of helming overblown cartoons. He still has a decent […]