Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

2019 Seven Bucks Production/Chris Morgan Productions/Universal Pictures Directed by David Leitch Produced by Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham/Chris Morgan/Hiram Garcia Screenplay by Chris Morgan/Drew Pearce Story by Chris Morgan Music by Tyler Bates Cinematography by Jonathan Sela Edited by Christopher Rouse Two thoughts occurred to me about an hour into FAST AND FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW. […]

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Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

2019 Columbia Pictures/Bona Film Group/Heyday Films Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Produced by Quentin Tarantino/David Heyman/Shannon McIntosh Narrated by Kurt Russell Cinematography by Robert Richardson Edited by Fred Raskin The clue to the whole movie is right there in the title. “Once Upon A Time…” is the classic opening line of all of our […]

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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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