Cloverfield

Paramount Pictures 2008 Directed by Matt Reeves Produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk Written by Drew Goddard The premise behind CLOVERFIELD is a simple one: what if a giant sized Godzilla or King Kong type monster attacked Manhattan one night and the story was told not through the eyes of the military or scientists […]

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Death Proof

2007 Dimension Films/Rodriguez International Pictures/Troublemaker Studios Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Produced by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Erica Steinberg Once upon a time there was this street in Manhattan.  42end Street.  Now before you jump up and say; “It’s still there!” Let me say that no.  It’s not.  Oh, 42end Street is there.  […]

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Planet Terror

2007 Dimension Films/Rodriguez International Pictures/Troublemaker Studios Written and Directed by Robert Rodriguez Produced by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan Once upon a time there was this street in Manhattan.  42end Street.  Now before you jump up and say; “It’s still there!” Let me say that no.  It’s not.  Oh, 42end Street is there.  […]

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Real Steel

2011 Touchstone Pictures  Directed by Shawn Levy Produced by Susan Montford and Don Murphy Screenplay by John Gatins Story by Dan Gilroy Based on “Steel” by Richard Matheson Ever since I first saw the trailers for this movie I have refused to call it by its actual name of REAL STEEL.  Far as I was […]

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The Ides of March

2011 Columbia Pictures Directed by George Clooney Produced by George Clooney, Brian Heslov and Brian Oliver Screenplay by George Clooney and Brian Heslov Based on the play “Farragut North” by Beau Willimo A movie like THE IDES OF MARCH couldn’t have come along at a better time.  What with the country being so politically divided […]

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Mary Reilly

1996 TriStar Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Norma Heyman, Nancy Graham Tanen and Ned Tanen Screenplay by Christopher Hampton Based on the novel by Valerie Martin I’ve never been much impressed by Julia Roberts in terms of her looks as she resembles her brother Eric Roberts way too much for my tastes. As an […]

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BiTD Basement of Horrors!

It was probably our most popular tradition–around Halloween, The Boys Outta Brooklyn always discussed horror films you might not have considered when planning your movie marathons for the spookiest holiday of all. During the time Tom Deja and I were doing BETTER IN THE DARK we built up a graveyard full of spooktacular episodes focusing […]

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