Twister

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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A Boy And His Dog

1975 LQ/JAF Written and Directed by L.Q. Jones Produced by Alvy Moore Based on the novella by Harlan Ellison Music by Tim McIntire/Ray Manzarek/Jaime Mendoza-Nava Cinematography by John Arthur Morrill Edited by Scott Conrad Science Fiction movies made today may be a lot of flash and spectacle, stuffed full of plastic characters with shallow motivations […]

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Contagion

2011 Warner Bros. Directed by Steven Soderbergh Produced by Michael Shamberg and Stacy Sher Written by Scott Z. Burns Music by Cliff Martinez Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh (credited as Peter Andrews) Edited by Stephen Mirrione I like Stephen Soderbergh as a filmmaker because of his unpredictability.  He makes films that obviously are personal projects because […]

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The Core

Paramount Pictures 2003 Directed by Jon Amiel Produced by Sean Bailey, David Foster and Cooper Layne Written by Cooper Layne and John Rogers Music by Christopher Young Cinematography by John Lindley Edited by Terry Rawlings I suppose that in order to properly appreciate a movie like THE CORE one would have to have been brought […]

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Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea

1961 20th Century Fox Directed and Produced by Irwin Allen Written by Irwin Allen and Charles Bennett Music by Paul Sawtell/Bert Shefter Cinematography by Winton Hoch Edited by George Boemler  Not too long ago I was in a discussion with some friends who asked me if I had a chance to remake any movie with […]

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