Alan has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★ .

  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    ★★

    I was a guest on this week's episode of Blank Check, drawing the short straw on the John Carpenter miniseries and being forced to revisit Memoirs of an Invisible Man. Griffin, David, and I discussed the movie at length on the pod. Well, really, we discussed Chevy Chase's career at length on the pod, and then periodically remembered that this movie exists. Which more or less says it all. A classic neither fish nor fowl kind of project, with Chase trying to go serious but doing it in a very half-hearted way.

  • The Tomorrow War

    The Tomorrow War

    A dumb but not unpleasant movie most notable for being a reminder of what "Chuck" viewers saw every week: you can hand Yvonne Strahovski the most ridiculous, silly, even hacky material, and she will make it feel absolutely real and somehow emotionally grounded.

  • Star Trek: Generations

    Star Trek: Generations

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Over seven seasons, Star Trek: The Next Generation featured appearances by three core characters from the original show: Bones McCoy as an old man comparing Data to a Vulcan, Scotty as a relic of a bygone era who still had some miracles in him, and Spock as an aging diplomat devoting his final years attempting to reunite the Vulcans with their estranged Romulan cousins. The torch had been successfully passed, multiple times, and the only reason to do it again…