I Wanna Hold Your Hand

1978                          Universal Pictures Directed by Robert Zemeckis Produced by Tamara Asseyev and Alex Rose Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg Written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis The time is February 1964 and the world doesn’t know it yet, but an event is about to take place in New York City that will change the course of history.  […]

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Highlander

1986 20th Century Fox/Cannon Films/Highlander Productions Limited/EMI Films Directed by Russell Mulcahy Produced by Peter S. David-William N. Panzer-E.C. Monell Written by Gregory Widen-Peter Bellwood-Larry Ferguson Music by Michael Kamen/Songs by Queen Cinematography by Gerry Fisher Edited by Peter Honess Here’s a perfect example of what people mean when they use the expression ‘milking it […]

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Toothless

1997 Walt Disney Directed by Melanie Mayron Written by Mark S. Kaufman Produced by Joan Van Horn There is one reason and one reason only I would even consider watching a movie like TOOTHLESS and the reason is Kirstie Alley. I’ve been a big fan of hers ever since “Star Trek II: The Wrath of […]

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Hanna

2011 Focus Features Directed by Joe Wright Produced by Marty Adelstein Screenplay by David Farr   HANNA is a movie that I fear I may be doing a disservice to as I wasn’t in the mood for the type of movie it is.  It’s an espionage/revenge film with some nifty fight scenes (Eric Bana has […]

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Valdez Is Coming

1971 MGM/United Artists Produced by Ira Steiner Directed by Edwin Sherin Screenplay by Roland Kibbee and David Rayfiel Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard Music by Charles Gross Cinematography by Gabor Pogany Edited by James T. Heckert/George R. Rohrs When you hear the name Elmore Leonard you might think of the current hit television […]

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The Seat Filler

2004 Magnolia Home Entertainment Directed by Nick Castle Executive Producers: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Produced by Nia Hill-Duane Martin-D’Angela Steed Written by Mark Brown-Duane Martin-Tisha Campbell-Brown One of the best things about watching movies with my wife Patricia is the unpredictability of what she’ll pick for us to watch.  She’s not as snobbish […]

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Beyond The Sea

2004 Lion’s Gate Films/Trigger Street Productions Produced by Jan Fantl-Andy Paterson-Kevin Spacey Directed by Kevin Spacey Written by Kevin Spacey-Lewis Colick I think Bobby Darin’s version of “Mack The Knife” is one of the greatest songs ever recorded and it never fails to crack me up at the look on people’s faces when I tell […]

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Hercules, Samson & Ulysses

1963 MGM Directed and Written by Pietro Francisci Produced by Joseph Fryd Before I get to the movie review I ask you kindly to indulge me for a bit while I explain what influenced me to write this review, okay? Thank you kindly. Back when I was growing up in Brooklyn during the late 60’s […]

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Shock Corridor

1963 Allied Artists Written, Directed and Produced by Samuel Fuller Music by Paul Dunlap Cinematography by Stanley Cortez Edited by Jerome Thoms Samuel Fuller is one of my heroes.  A man of staggering talent as a novelist, screenwriter and director, his films are among my favorite because they’re flat out pulp.  Sometimes lurid pulp, sure.  […]

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Source Code

2011 The Mark Gordon Company/ Vendome Pictures Directed by Duncan Jones Produced by Mark Gordon Written by Ben Ripley Duncan Jones directed one of my favorite movies of recent years: “Moon” which stars Sam Rockwell. If you’ve never seen it, “Moon” is well worth checking out.  It’s the best Stanley Kubrick movie Stanley Kubrick never […]

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