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Free Willy (Escape from Pirate’s Cove): Brief Review

Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove, directed by Will Geiger (2010), is a film about a girl, a young orca that gets stuck in a shallow pool after a storm, and the girl trying to free the orca from her grandfathers “theme park” called Pirate’s Cove. It’s a cheap reimagining of the original Free Willy. Far lessContinue reading “Free Willy (Escape from Pirate’s Cove): Brief Review”

Explorers: Brief Review

Explorers, directed by Joe Dante (1985), is a film about three kids making contact with an alien species that take them into space to meet the humans they’ve been watching for some time through television, radio, and films. This is a fun and playful 80s family film. You have all the tones and humor of the TheContinue reading “Explorers: Brief Review”

The Vow: Brief Review

The Vow, directed by Michael Sucsy (2012), is a film about a woman that deals with memory lose after a car accident which leaves her and her husband to rediscover each other as people and as partners. With these romantic dramas I usually break a few tears at the overwhelmingly sensitive parts, especially with Rachel McAdams, butContinue reading “The Vow: Brief Review”

Silent Hill: Brief Review

Silent Hill, directed by Christophe Gans (2006), is a film about the horrors that ensue due to a child murder gone wrong. It’s an interesting film based on the games from the franchise of the same name. The play on horror dimensions, would be murderers plots and justification, and a victims pursuit of pursuing her tormentors isContinue reading “Silent Hill: Brief Review”

Tempted: Brief Review

Tempted, directed by Maggie Greenwald (2003), is a film about a woman mainly dealing with the lose of her surrogate mother to cancer. The lose of the woman who raised her just serves as a catalyst to her going to Hawaii and meeting her birth mother through an extended stay. While she’s in Hawaii she tries toContinue reading “Tempted: Brief Review”

MegaFault: Brief Review

MegaFault, directed by David Michael Latt (2009), is a film about a super earthquake, the aftermath of the quakes, and the woman tasked with overseeing the minimizing the damage. The sacrifice of other characters while the main character and her family constantly escape danger with no consequences betrays the integrity of the direness of the situation. TheContinue reading “MegaFault: Brief Review”

Twice Born: Brief Review

Twice Born, directed by Sergio Castellitto (2012), is a film about a couple living in a war to support their friends and gain a child but not all survive the war. Wars disrupt and erase generations of people. Thinkers, innovators, entertainers, mothers, brothers, etc. All gone in one long moment that lasts years. War is a twistedContinue reading “Twice Born: Brief Review”

Black Gold: Brief Review

Black Gold, or otherwise known as Day of the Falcon, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (2011), is a film about two warring leaders, a Sultan and Emir, and their dispute about land then oil. It is a story about how Americans first caused disruptions over oil from an Arab perspective told by European writers and director. So,Continue reading “Black Gold: Brief Review”

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We are Grizzly Era Studios. We review and do thorough examinations of the films that we choose to talk about. We talk about the history behind the films, the locations used for the films, in-depth analysis of characters and stories, breakdown of scenes, the legacy they have or will leave behind for future audiences, and much more.

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