Smokey And The Bandit

    1977 Rastar/Universal Pictures Directed by Hal Needham Produced by Mort Engelberg/Robert L. Levy Screenplay by James Lee Barrett/Charles Shyer/Alan Mandel Story by Hal Needham/Robert L. Levy Music by Bill Justis/Jerry Reed There’s a scene early on in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT where Bo Darville/The Bandit (Burt Reynolds) is outrunning the police in his […]

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Hopscotch

1980 Avco Embassy Pictures Directed by Ronald Neame Produced by Edie Landau/Ely A. Landau Written by Bryan Forbes/Brian Garfield Based on the novel “Hopscotch” by Brian Garfield I have always been impressed by the genius of Walter Matthau in that he’s equally at home in comedic and dramatic roles. It’s a gift he shared with […]

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Crazy Rich Asians

2018 SK Global Entertainment/Color Force/Ivanhoe Pictures/Electric Somewhere/Warner Bros. Directed by Jon M. Chu Produced by Nina Jacobson/Brad Simpson/Penotti Screenplay by Peter Chiarelli/Adele Lim Based on “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan Music by Brian Tyler I knew that director Jon M. Chu knew what he was doing in the first five minutes of CRAZY RICH […]

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The BlacKkKlansman

2018 Blumhouse Productions/Monkeypaw Productions/40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks/Focus Features Directed by Spike Lee Produced by Jason Blum/Spike Lee/Raymond Mansfield/Sean McKittrick/Jordan Peele/Sean Redick Written by Charlie Watchtel/David Rabinowitz/Kevin Willmott/Spike Lee Based on “Black Klansman” by Ron Stallworth When I first heard about this movie I thought it was going to be a remake of the […]

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Solo

2018 Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Ron Howard Produced by Kathleen Kennedy/Allison Shearmur/Simon Emanuel Written by Jonathan Kasdan/Lawrence Kasdan Based on characters created by George Lucas The way I see it, SOLO (or if you want to be picky about it; SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY) is exactly the Star Wars movie we needed right […]

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The Last Jedi

2017 Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios Directed and Written by Rian Johnson Produced by Kathleen Kennedy/Ram Bergman Based on characters created by George Lucas Music by John Williams If you’ve been reading my reviews for any reasonable length of time then you know I do not like to waste your time or mine. So here it […]

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Rogue One

2016 Lucasfilm Ltd./Walt Disney Studios Directed by Gareth Edwards Produced by Kathleen Kennedy/Allison Shearmur/Simon Emanuel Screenplay by Chris Weitz/Tony Gilroy Story by John Knoll/Gary Whitta Some of you have heard/read me say this before in private conversations on in a Facebook post somewhere but since this my official review I feel justified in saying it […]

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