Welcome to Screen Gems!

Hello. I'm Kennie Bass. Thanks for stopping by the page. I'm very glad you're here.

I've had a life-long love affair with the movies.

Since I was a little kid, I've been mesmerized by the adventures I've watched unfold on the big screen. Whether it was seeing 'Star Wars" at the St. Albans Mall Twin Cinemas, "Blazing Saddles" at the Valley Drive-In, "True Grit" at the Walnut Grove Drive-In, "The Empire Strikes Back" at the Keith-Albee Theater or "Superman II" at the Camelot Theater, the journey has been amazing.

Action flicks, science-fiction tales, romantic comedies, musicals, westerns, dramas, mysteries, funny films, horror movies, foreign films and documentaries have been my ticket to bigger and more fantastic worlds.Name a movie genre, and I enjoy something about it.

I started reviewing films on WVAH-FOX 11 in 2000. Since then, I've talked about more than five hundred movies. On this page, you'll find more than 300 of my reviews. Feel free to scroll through and check some of them out.

It's important to let you know I'm a movie reviewer, not a critic. I haven't had any formal training in directing, cinematography, lighting, sound or costumes. I didn't major in Film Crtiique nor am I a movie expert. What I am is a fan, just like you. I try to give you an honest opinion about movies and the reasons I feel the way I do about them.I hope to offer useful information which could help you decide what films to see, and maybe even urge you to watch something you otherwise might have missed.

In addition to reviewing movies, I'm also the voice of the Marquee Cinemas at Southridge Movie Hotline at 304-744-FILM (3456) and the Marquee Cinemas at Pullman Square Movie Hotline at 304-525-SHOW (7469). Give those numbers a call if you want to know what's playing in the Charleston and Huntington areas. You can always visit their website for movie times and information at

To give you an idea of my movie tastes, I've included a list of my 100 favorite films. This is a living document, changing as new movies come out and bump old ones off of the list. And from time to time, I may even revisit a film and change my mind about it.

If you have questions about a specific film or just want to discuss movies, send me an email at

Until next time, let's pop some popcorn, grab a drink and some candy, sit back and relax as the lights turn low....I'll see you at the movies...

Enjoy the show!

Here are my favorite 100 films. These are the movies I can't click past if I stumble upon them while surfing channels. It's not a list of the films I think are the best ever, just the ones I enjoy the most.

"300" (2006) "This is where we fight, this is where they die."

"Airplane" (1980) "...and don't call me Shirley."

"Aladdin" (1992) "A whole new world."

"Aliens" (1986) "This time it's war."

"Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" (2004) "His news is bigger than your news."

"Ant-Man" (2015) "Heroes don't get any bigger."

"Army Of Darkness" (1993) "Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas."

"The Avengers" (2012) "Avengers assemble!"

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" (2015) "A new age begins."

"Back To The Future" (1985) "He was never in time for his classes . . .Then one day he wasn't in his time at all."

"Batman" (1989) "Only one will claim the night."

"Batman Begins" (2005) "The legend begins."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" (2016) "Who will win?"

"Beauty and the Beast" (1991) "A tale as old as time."

"Big Trouble In Little China" (1986) "It's all in the reflexes."

"Blazing Saddles" (1974) "Never give a saga an even break."

"The Blues Brothers" (1980) "They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God."

"Bull Durham" (1988) "A movie about America's other favorite pastime."

"Caddyshack" (1980) "The Snobs against The Slobs!"

"Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) "When patriots become heroes."

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014) "In heroes we trust."

"Casablanca" (1942) "Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

"Casino Royale" (2006) "The new Bond. Living for Love. Dying for Thrills."

"The Count of Monte Christo" (2002) "Prepare for adventure. Count on revenge."

"The Dark Knight" (2008) "Why so serious?"

"Deadpool" (2016) "With great power comes great irresponsibility."

"Die Hard" (1988) "He's the only chance anyone has got."

"Dirty Harry" (1971) "You've gotta ask yourself one question, do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

"Dredd" (2012) "Judgment is coming."

"Enter The Dragon" (1973) "Boards don't hit back."

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) "One man's struggle to take it easy."

"A Few Good Men" (1992) "You can't handle the truth!"

"Field Of Dreams" (1989) "If you build it, he will come."

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" (2014) "When things get bad, they'll do their worst."

"Ghostbusters" (1984) "Who ya gonna call?"

"Goldfinger" (1964) "No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die."

"Grease" (1978) "Grease is the word."

"The Green Hornet" (2011) "Protect the law by breaking it."

"Happy Gilmore" (1996) "He doesn't play golf...he destroys it."

"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (2011) "It all ends here."

"Hellboy" (2004) "From the dark side to our side."

"Hoosiers" (1986) "They needed a second chance to finish first."

"Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade" (1989) "The man with the hat is back. And this time, he's bringing his dad."

"Iron Man" (2008) "Heroes aren't born. They're built."

"The Jungle Book" (1967) "Look for the bare necessities"

"Jurassic Park" (1993) "An adventure 65 million years in the making."

"Kick-Ass" (2010) "I can't fly. But I can kick your ass."

"Lethal Weapon" (1987) "I'm getting too old for this $%&*."

"Lilo & Stich" " (2002) "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind."

"The Lion King" (1994) "The circle of life."

"The Little Mermaid" (1989) "Part of your world."

"The Longest Yard" (1974) "First down...and ten years to go."

"The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King" (2003) "One ring to rule them all."

"The Martian" (2015) "Help is only 140 million miles away."

"The Matrix" (1999) "Welcome to the real world."

"Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol" (2011) "No plan. No backup. No choice."

"Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation" (2015) "Desperate times. Desperate measures."

"Monty Python And The Holy Grail" (1975) "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government."

"Mystery Men" (1999) "We're not your classic heroes, we're the other guys."

"National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978) "Toga! Toga! Toga!"

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000) "They have a plan, but not a clue."

"Patton" (1970) "Old Blood and Guts"

"Predator" (1987) "If it bleeds, we can kill it.."

"The Princess Bride" (1987) "Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale."

"Raiders Of The Lost Ark" (1981) "The return of the great adventure."

"RIo Bravo" (1959) "They fought back to back. No quarter given. No quarter asked. No way in. No way out...of Rio Bravo."

"Robin Hood, Prince Of Thieves" (1991) "For the good of all men, and the love of one woman, he fought to uphold justice by breaking the law."

"Rocky" (1976) "A true hero goes all the way."

"Sherlock Holmes" (2009) "The question is not if but how. The game's afoot."

"Skyfall" (2012) "Think on your sins."

"Spider-Man" (2002) "With great power comes great responsibility."

"Spider-Man 2" (2004) "A man will face his destiny. A hero will be revealed."

"Starship Troopers" (1997) "Mankind just became an endangered species."

"Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan" (1982) "At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance."

"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986) "The key to saving the future, can be found only in the past."

"Star Trek" (2009) "The future begins."

"Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge Of The Sith" (2005) "The saga is complete"

"Star Wars: "Episode IV-A New Hope" (1977) "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."

"Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) "The adventure continues."

"Star Wars: Episode VI-Return Of The Jedi" (1983) "The Empire falls."

"Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens" (2015) "Every generation has a story."

"Superman" (1978) "You'll believe a man can fly."

"Superman II (1980) "The Man of Steel is back, and better than ever."

"The Sting" (1973) "All it takes is a little confidence."

"The Terminator" (1984) "No pity, no pain, no fear."

"Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991) "Same make. Same model. New mission."

"The Thing" (1982) "Man is the warmest place to hide."

"Thor" (2011) "Courage is immortal."

"Tombstone" (1993) "Justice is coming."

"Top Gun" (1986) "I feel the need, the need for speed."

"Toy Story 2" (1999) "The toys are back in town."

"True Grit" (1969) " Fill your hand, you son of a @#$%&!"

"Unforgiven" (1992) "It's a hell of a thing, killing a man."

"The Untouchables" (1987) "What are you prepared to do?"

"Up" (2009) "Fly up to Venezuela."

"We Are Marshall" (2006) "From the ashes we rose."

"The Wizard Of Oz" (1939) "Follow the yellow brick road."

"X2: X-Men United" (2003) "Evolution continues."

"X-Men: Days Of Future Past" (2014) "His past. Our future."

"Zombieland" (2009) "Nut up or shut up."

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