Smokey And The Bandit

    1977 Rastar/Universal Pictures Directed by Hal Needham Produced by Mort Engelberg/Robert L. Levy Screenplay by James Lee Barrett/Charles Shyer/Alan Mandel Story by Hal Needham/Robert L. Levy Music by Bill Justis/Jerry Reed There’s a scene early on in SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT where Bo Darville/The Bandit (Burt Reynolds) is outrunning the police in his […]

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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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Ant-Man and The Wasp

2018 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Peyton Reed Produced by Kevin Feige/Stephen Broussard Written by Chris McKenna/Erik Sommers/Paul Rudd/Andrew Barrer/Gabriel Ferrari “Ant-Man” created by Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/Larry Lieber “The Wasp” created by Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/Ernie Hart I don’t know about you but after the downright horrifying conclusion of “Avengers: Infinity War” I could use […]

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Baywatch

2017 Paramount Pictures Directed by Seth Gordon Produced by Ivan Reitman/Michael Berk/Douglas Schwartz/Gregory J. Bonann/Beau Flynn Screenplay by Damian Shannon/Mark Swift Story by Jay Scherick/David Ronn/Thomas Lennon/Robert Ben Garant Based on the television series “Baywatch” created by Michael Berk/Douglas Schwartz/Gregory J. Bonann I can’t say that I was much of a fan of the “Baywatch” […]

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Silver Streak

1976 20th Century Fox Directed by Arthur Hiller Produced by Thomas L. Miller/Edward K. Milkis Written by Colin Higgins Music by Henry Mancini For most people “The” Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder Movie is “Stir Crazy.” But lemme ask you this: outside of the “Dat’s right, we bad, we bad” scene, how much of the movie’s plot […]

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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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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 It’s five years after the events of “Ghostbusters” and they haven’t been entirely good years for […]

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