The X-Files: I Want To Believe

2008 20th Century Fox Directed by Chris Carter Produced and Written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz Based on the television show “The X-Files” To be totally fair with you guys I think I should say right up front that I was never much of an “X-Files” fan. Dana Scully’s stubborn refusal to believe in […]

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Flash Gordon (1936)

1936 Universal Pictures Directed by Frederick Stephani Produced by Henry MacRae Written by Basil Dickey, Ella O’Neill, George H. Plympton Based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond Say whatever you want about The Internet.  It’s done all right by me so far.  It’s a never ending source of delight to me that I can […]

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Con Air

1997 Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Directed by Simon West Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg The surest sign that a movie is boring me or isn’t making sense to me is this: I start rewriting it in my mind while I’m watching it and recently I watched CON AIR for the […]

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Green Lantern

2011 DC Entertainment/De Line Pictures Directed by Martin Campbell Produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti Screenplay by Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg Based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics The superhero summer of 2011 was one that didn’t disappoint me.  Out of the all the superhero movies I […]

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The World’s Fastest Indian

2005 Magnolia Pictures Directed, Written & Produced by Roger Donaldson Based on the documentary: “Offerings To The God of Speed” Sir Anthony Hopkins has been around for so long that I think it’s easy to forget just how really good he is as an actor. Most people only became Anthony Hopkins fans when they saw […]

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The Aviator

2004 Warner Bros. Directed by Martin Scorsese Produced by Michael Mann/Sandy Climan and Charles Evans, Jr. Written by John Logan THE AVIATOR doesn’t compare with past Scorsese masterpieces such as “Goodfellas” or “Taxi Driver” of course, but it’s a tremendously entertaining piece of work that is a good example of the storytelling power of Martin […]

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Super 8

2011 Paramount Written and Directed by J.J. Abrams Produced by Steven Spielberg and Bryan Burk Upon hearing that J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg were going to collaborate on a movie together, my reaction was the same as million of other movies goers: handsprings and doing the funky chicken victory dance.  I figured that with these […]

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