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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Skyscraper

2018 Legendary Pictures/Flynn Picture Company/Seven Bucks Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber Produced by Beau Flynn/Dwayne Johnson/Hiram Garcia/Mary Parent See, I’m about to waste your time taking 500 or so words to tell you about this movie when it can be summed up in the nine-word review Patricia gave me when the […]

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From “The Han That Fell To Earth” or “To Boldly Solo Where No Han Has Soloed Before” File…by Sean E. Ali

Before you put time in on what follows, understand I am a casual STAR WARS fan. My canon is simply the first released trilogy and the current trilogy in progress. I don’t care about and never bothered to watch the prequels, the animated shows, never bothered with the comics or prose, barely listened to the […]

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Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay

2018 DC Entertainment/Warner Bros. Animation Directed by Sam Liu Produced by Sam Register/James Tucker Written by Alan Burnett Based on “Suicide Squad” created Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru Based on a story by John Ostrander and Gail Simone I’m beginning to think that people know me far too well. My boy Christofer Nigro hooked me […]

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Shakedown

1988 Universal Pictures Written and Directed by James Glickenhaus Produced by J. Boyce Harman, Jr.  Ask most fans of 1980s Action Movies what their favorite movie of that decade is and I think it’s a safe bet that you’ll get either “Die Hard” or “Lethal Weapon” as an answer. You’ll also get “Predator” “48 Hours” “Rambo: […]

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Black Panther

2018 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Ryan Coogler Produced by Kevin Feige Written by Ryan Coogler/Joe Robert Cole Based on “Black Panther” created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Music by Ludwig Goransson Cinematography by Rachel Morrison Edited by Michael P. Shawver/Debbie Berman The day BLACK PANTHER hit movie theaters was the day I […]

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Proud Mary

2018 Screen Gems Directed by Babak Najafi Produced by Tai Duncan/Paul Schiff Screenplay by John S. Newman/Christian Swegal First off, I should inform you that the movie has absolutely nothing to do with the classic song written by John Fogarty and made famous by Tina Turner. It’s only purpose is to be blasting on the […]

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Bright

2017 A Netflix Original Film/Overbrook Entertainment/Trigger Warning Entertainment/Grand Electric Directed by David Ayer Produced by Eric Newman/David Ayer/Bryan Unkeless Written by Max Landis Music by David Sardy Cinematography by Roman Vasyanov Edited by Michael Tronick David Ayer is the main reason why I said I’d give BRIGHT a viewing. The secondary reason is that since […]

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Baby Driver

2017 MRC/Working Title Films/Big Talk Productions/TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures Written and Directed by Edgar Wright Produced by Nira Park/Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner BABY DRIVER generated a lot of buzz this past summer and a lot of my friends recommended that I go see it but I passed. Even though the cast includes Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon […]

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That Man Bolt

1973 Universal Pictures Directed by David Lowell Rich/Henry Levin Produced by Bernard Schwartz/Philip Hazleton Written by Ranald MacDougall/Charles Eric Johnson Pam Grier is undisputably The Queen of The Blaxploitation Era but you will find some argument as to who was The King. But for me there is no argument. It’s Fred Williamson. There’s no way […]

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