Hudson Hawk

1991 Silver Pictures/Tri-Star Pictures Directed by Michael Lehmann Produced by Joel Silver Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza/Daniel Walters Story by Bruce Willis/Robert Kraft There are those that will insist that HUDSON HAWK is a failure, a flop and a misguided project doomed from the outset to failure. I strongly disagree. It is a movie […]

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Dick Tracy

1990 Directed and Produced by Warren Beatty Written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr. Based on the characters and comic strip created by Chester Gould Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro Edited by Richard Marks  Music by Danny Elfman I’m reminded of a conversation my wife Patricia and I had some years back. Before I stopped […]

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1996 Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures Directed by Jan deBont Produced by Ian Bryce, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Kathleen Kennedy Written by Michael Crichton, Anne Marie Martin TWISTER falls into the weird in-between category of it not being a really good movie but it isn’t an especially bad one, either.  It’s not a movie that […]

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1995 Universal Pictures Directed by Kevin Reynolds and Kevin Costner (uncredited) Produced by Kevin Costner, John Davis, Charles Gordon and Lawrence Gordon Written by David Twohy Music by James Newton Howard Cinematography by Dean Semler Edited by Peter Boyle For those of you who don’t know me all that well you should know that I […]

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The Phantom

1996 Paramount Pictures/The Ladd Company/Village Roadshow Pictures Produced by Robert Evans and Alan Ladd, Jr. Directed by Simon Wincer Written by Jeffrey Boam Based on “The Phantom” created by Lee Falk Music by David Newman Cinematography by David Burr Edited by O. Nicholas Brown/Bryan H. Carroll I have absolutely no idea why some movies become […]

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The Rookie

1990 Warner Bros. Produced by Howard G. Kazanjian, Steven Siebert & David Valdes Directed by Clint Eastwood Written by Scott Spiegel and Boaz Yakin Music by Lennie Niehaus Cinematography by Jack N. Green Edited by Joel Cox Clint Eastwood has made film history in two genres: The Western and Police/Cop movies with him either starring […]

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