Solomon Kane

2009 Davis Films Directed and Written by Michael J. Bassett Produced by Samuel Hadida Based on the character “Solomon Kane” created by Robert E. Howard Cinematography by Dan Laustsen Edited by Andrew MacRitchie Music by Klaus Badelt Robert E. Howard is known mainly as the creator of Conan but as all us fans of his […]

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Rock & Rule

1983 Nelvana Directed by Clive A. Smith Produced by Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert Screenplay by John Halfpenny and Peter Sauder Cinematography by Lenora Hume Edited by G. Scott LaBarge Back in the 1980’s there were three notable animated movies that hit the theaters. Well, actually two of them as the movie we’re talking about […]

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Excalibur

1981 Orion Pictures/Warner Bros. Produced and Directed by John Boorman Screenplay by John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg Based on “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Malory Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by John Merritt Music by Trevor Jones The 1980’s was a rich and fertile time for heroic fantasy/sword and sorcery films. The original “Clash of […]

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The Man With The Iron Fists

2012 Universal Pictures Directed by Rza Produced by Eli Roth and Marc Abraham Written by Rza and Eli Roth Cinematography by Chi Ying Chan Edited by Joe D’Augustine Music by Rza/Howard Drossin It’s not necessary for you to have watched 1970’s Kung Fu movies as obsessively as I did and still do to enjoy THE […]

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Under The Cherry Moon

1986 Warner Bros. Directed by Prince Produced by Robert Cavallo, Stephen Fargnoli and Joseph Ruffalo Written by Becky Johnston Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus Edited by Eva Gardos/Rebecca Ross Music by Prince and The Revolution As long as UNDER THE CHERRY MOON stays with being a playful, goofy romantic musical set in the south of France […]

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Hulk Vs.

HULK VS. 2009 Marvel Animation/Lionsgate Home Entertainment It’s taken me some time to finally get around to watching this one, I know.  Especially since it’s been around for so long.  I’ve been  prompted by the long-awaited “Avengers” movie which will be hitting theaters in a week to devoting time to watching the animated Marvel superhero […]

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True Legend

2010 Shanghai Film Group Focus Features Directed by Yuen Woo-ping Produced by Bill Kong Written by To Chi-long If you’ve been hanging out here with me or over at Better In The Dark then you’ve probably heard me going on and on about how much I miss Manhattan’s 42end Street of the 70’s and 80’s.  […]

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Ganja & Hess

1973 Kelly/Jordan Enterprises Directed and Written by Bill Gunn Produced by Chiz Schultz Music by Sam Waymon Cinematography by James E. Hinton  Edited by Victor Kanefsky If you’ve been reading my reviews here at The Ferguson Theater or listening to me pontificate over at Better In The Dark then you know full well that one […]

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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

1982 Universal Pictures Directed by John Milius Produced by Buzz Feitshans and Raffaella De Laurentiis Written by John Milius and Oliver Stone Based on the character/stories created and written by Robert E. Howard I knew that director John Milius and his screenplay co-writer Oliver Stone got the character of Conan five minutes into the movie.  […]

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Clash of The Titans (1981)

1981 MGM Directed by Desmond Davis Written by Beverley Cross Produced by Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer Back in the 1960’s and 70’s us movie lovers didn’t have the CGI laden epic  motion pictures that you see nearly every week opening in the local cineplexes nowadays.  In fact, back then the success of a […]

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