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” Music by Mark Snow Cinematography by Bill Roe Edited by Richard Harris To be totally fair with you guys I think I should say right up front that I was never […]

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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 Music by James Newton Howard Cinematography by Dion Beebe Edited by Stuart Baird The superhero summer of 2011 was […]

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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” Music by J. Peter Robinson Cinematography by David Gribble Edited by John Gribble Sir Anthony Hopkins has been around for so long that I think it’s easy to forget just how really good he is […]

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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 Music by Howard Shore Cinematography by Robert Richardson Edited by Thelma Schoonmaker Based on “Howard Hughes: The Secret Life” by Charles Higham THE AVIATOR doesn’t compare with past Scorsese masterpieces such as “Goodfellas” or “Taxi […]

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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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