D.C. Cab

  1983 Universal Pictures/The Guber-Peters Company/RKO Pictures Directed by Joel Schumacher Produced by Topper Carew Screenplay by Joel Schumacher Story by Topper Carew/Joel Schumacher Music by Giorgio Moroder Cinematography by Dean Cundey Edited by David E. Blewitt Recently I was involved in a discussion in a Facebook group about the animated television show “Archer” where […]

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Hopscotch

1980 Avco Embassy Pictures Directed by Ronald Neame Produced by Edie Landau/Ely A. Landau Written by Bryan Forbes/Brian Garfield Based on the novel “Hopscotch” by Brian Garfield I have always been impressed by the genius of Walter Matthau in that he’s equally at home in comedic and dramatic roles. It’s a gift he shared with […]

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Freebie and The Bean

1974 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Richard Rush Written by Robert Kaufman/Floyd Mutrux You ask most people what’s a Buddy Cop Movie and I’m willing to bet you next month’s rent they’ll say; “Lethal Weapon.” And actually I got no problem with that. The “Lethal Weapon” series is without a doubt The Gold Standard […]

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Ghostbusters II

1989 Columbia Pictures Directed and Produced by Ivan Reitman Written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd Based on characters created by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis “On Our Own” written by L.A. Reid/Babyface/Daryl Simmons and performed by Bobby Brown Music by Randy Edelman Cinematography by Michael Chapman  Edited by Donn Cambern/Sheldon Kahn It’s five years […]

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Ghostbusters (1984)

1984 Columbia Pictures Directed and Produced by Ivan Reitman Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Music by Elmer Bernstein “Ghostbusters” written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr. Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs Edited by David E. Blewitt/Sheldon Kahn Parapsychologist Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) is conducting important ESP research at Columbia University (which involves tricking […]

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Stripes

1981 Columbia Pictures Directed by Ivan Reitman Produced by Daniel Goldberg/Ivan Reitman Written by Len Blum/Harold Ramis/Daniel Goldberg Music by Elmer Bernstein Cinematography by Bill Butler Edited by Harry Keller/Michael Luciano/Eva Ruggerio Ask most people what they consider THE Definitive Bill Murray Comedy and you’re going to get many answers. Some will go all the […]

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Into The Night

1985 Universal Pictures Directed by John Landis Produced by George Folsey, Jr and Ron Koslow Written by Ron Koslow Music by Ira Newborn Cinematography by Robert Paynter Edited by Malcolm Campbell INTO THE NIGHT is one of those movies that when I describe the plot and name the actors in this movie even my highly […]

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Back To School

1986 Orion Pictures Directed by Alan Metter Produced by Chuck Russell Screenplay by Steven Kampmann, Will Porter, Peter Torokvei and Harold Ramis Story by Rodney Dangerfield, Greg Fields and Greg Snee Cinematography by Thomas E. Ackerman Edited by David Rawlins Music by Danny Elfman Rodney Dangerfield will always be renowned as one of the true […]

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Sunset

1988 TriStar Pictures Directed by Blake Edwards Produced by Tony Adams Screenplay by Blake Edwards Story by Rod Amateau Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond Music by Henry Mancini Edited by Robert Pergament Some movies I can just never figure out why they become major hits at the box office while a movie like SUNSET goes […]

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Under The Cherry Moon

1986 Warner Bros. Directed by Prince Produced by Robert Cavallo, Stephen Fargnoli and Joseph Ruffalo Written by Becky Johnston Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus Edited by Eva Gardos/Rebecca Ross Music by Prince and The Revolution As long as UNDER THE CHERRY MOON stays with being a playful, goofy romantic musical set in the south of France […]

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