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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Happy Death Day 2U

2019 Blumhouse Productions/Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Christopher Landon Produced by Jason Blum Based on characters created by Scott Lobdell Cinematography by Toby Oliver Edited by Ben Baudhuin Music by Bear McCreary One thing I love about the two “Happy Death Day” movies is that they are not ashamed of or try to hide […]

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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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The Family

2013 EuropaCorp/Relativity Media Directed by Luc Besson Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese Produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Virginie Silla and Tucker Tooley Written by Tonino Benacquista based on his novel “Malavita” Music by Evgueni Galperine/Sacha Galperine Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast Edited by Julien Rey  If you’ve seen the trailer for THE FAMILY then perhaps like me, you […]

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Zero Effect

1998 Columbia Pictures Directed and Written by Jake Kasdan Produced by Lisa Henson Cinematography by Bill Pope Edited by Tara Timpone Music by Stewart Copeland/The Greyboy Allstars “TV pilot on steroids” is a phrase you’ve probably heard me throw around either here at The Ferguson Theater or on an episode of Better In The Dark. […]

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Tower Heist

2011 Universal Pictures Directed by Brett Ratner Produced by Brian Grazer and Eddie Murphy Screenplay by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson Story by Adam Cooper In the interest of full disclosure there are a few things I should get off my chest before getting into the review.  First, there’s the director Brett Ratner.  I thoroughly […]

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The Stunt Man

1980 20th Century Fox Directed and Produced by Richard Rush Screenplay by Richard Rush Based on the novel by Paul Brodeur There’s a whole boatload of actors I respect.  An army of actors I like.  Many I love. A few I totally love.  And a very small handful that I LOVE.  And then there’s Peter […]

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