Phantom of The Paradise

1974 20th Century Fox Written and Directed by Brian DePalma Produced by Edward R. Pressman Mention the name Brian DePalma and most people will probably cite him as the director of Hitchcockian style thrillers such as ‘Dressed To Kill’, ‘Blow Out’ or ‘Sisters’. I myself would be more apt to mention ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Scarface’ or […]

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Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

2005 Warner Bros. Directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson Produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate Written by John August, Pamela Pettler and Caroline Thompson There’s only two types of filmmakers that would do a stop-motion animation film these days: one who is either insanely patient or one who has a genuine and deep […]

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Popeye

1980 Paramount Pictures/Walt Disney Productions Directed by Robert Altman Produced by Robert Evans Written by Jules Feiffer Based on the “Thimble Theater” comic strip created by E.C. Segar POPEYE is kinda like the bastard child that nobody talks about or even acknowledges at family reunions. Whenever discussions about movies based on comic books or comic […]

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

20th Century Fox 2010 Directed by Oliver Stone Produced by Edward R. Pressman and Eric Kopeloff Screenplay by Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff Curious thing about WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.  The whole movie is about money.  People in this movie talk about it constantly, obsess over it, worship it, and revere it.  But never […]

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Batman (1966)

1966 20th Century Fox Directed by Leslie Martinson Written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Based on BATMAN created by Bob Kane Most moviegoers today are mostly familiar with the Tim Burton film version of Batman in which The Caped Crusader was re-invented as the grim and somber guardian of a Gotham City that looked as if […]

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The Whole Wide World

1996 Cineville, Inc./Sony Pictures Directed by Dan Ireland Screenplay by Michael Scott Myers Based on “One Who Walked Alone” by Novalyne Price Ellis Here’s a romance movie that I think is wonderful for a couple to watch but it’s not exactly the first movie that would come to mind when you and your sweetie want […]

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Westward The Women

1951 MGM Directed by William Wellman Produced by Dore Schary Written by Charles Schneer Based on a story by Frank Capra Here’s a movie that even fans of movies in general and westerns in particular have told me they’ve never seen or heard of when I mention it and I can well understand why.  WESTWARD […]

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