Category Archives: Movies

Movie Review: Titanic

TitanticBy Robert Gillis
Published in the Foxboro Reporter 2/1998

Disaster movies have been popular for years. Take many big name (and not so big name) celebrities, place them in a dangerous setting, add incredible special effects, then watch them survive (or die trying).

There were disaster films set in airplanes (“Airport” and its many sequels) capsizing ships (“The Poseidon Adventure,”) burning buildings (“Towering Inferno,”) cities destroyed by things from outer space (“Meteor,” “Fire in the sky,”) as wells as floods, fires, earthquakes and all kinds of other celluloid catastrophes.

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Review: Star Trek: First Contact

Star Trek First Contact
by Robert Gillis
Published in the Foxboro Reporter, 11/1996

“They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn HERE!”

–Captain Jean-Luc Picard

As part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Star Trek, Paramount Pictures has just released the eighth Star Trek motion picture and the second to feature the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” (ST:TNG). The movie is “Star Trek: First Contact,” and it stands on its own as one of the best Star Trek movies in the series.

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