Immortals

2011 Universal Pictures Directed by Tarsem Singh Produced by Mark Canton and Ryan Kavanaugh Written by Vlas Parlapanides and Charley Parlapanides When I first saw “The Cell” way back in 2000 I knew right there and then that Tarsem Singh was a director I’d be watching.  When so many directors are content to offer us […]

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Lost Highway

1997 October Films Produced by Deepak Nayar, Tom Sternberg and Mary Sweeney Directed by David Lynch Written by David Lynch and Barry Gifford Music by Angelo Bandalamenti Cinematography by Peter Deming Edited by Mary Sweeney The word genius is thrown around far too often for my taste but in the case of David Lynch I […]

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The Fifth Element

Columbia Pictures 1997 Directed and Written by Luc Besson Screenplay by Luc Besson/Robert Mark Kamen Produced by Patrice Ledoux Music by Eric Serra Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast Edited by Sylvie Landra Is there any doubt that whenever a list of the coolest guys on the planet is compiled, Bruce Willis is somewhere on it?  Right […]

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Tommy

1975 Columbia Pictures/RSO Records Directed by Ken Russell Produced by Ken Russell and Robert Stigwood Screenplay by Ken Russell and Pete Townsend Music by The Who Cinematography by Dick Bush/Ronnie Taylor Edited by Stuart Baird TOMMY is absolutely nuts. There’s no other way to describe this movie, which might best be seen today as a […]

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Pennies From Heaven

1981 MGM Directed by Herbert Ross Produced by Herbert Ross & Nora Kaye Screenplay by Dennis Potter based on the BBC miniseries Music by Ralph Burns/Con Conrad/Marvin Hamlisch/Billy May  Cinematography by Gordon Willis  Edited by Richard Marks In 1979 Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters teamed up for what is one of The Ten Funniest Movies […]

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Flash Gordon (1936)

1936 Universal Pictures Directed by Frederick Stephani Produced by Henry MacRae Written by Basil Dickey, Ella O’Neill, George H. Plympton Based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond Say whatever you want about The Internet.  It’s done all right by me so far.  It’s a never ending source of delight to me that I can […]

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Ghost Rider

2007 Columbia Pictures Written and Directed by Mark Steven Johnson Produced by Avi Arad, Michael DeLuca, Gary Foster and Steven Paul Based on the Marvel Comics character created by Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich and Mike Ploog Music by Christopher Young Cinematography by Russell Boyd Edited by Richard Francis-Bruce When it comes to visuals, The Ghost […]

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Thor

2012 Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures Directed by Kenneth Branagh Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne Based on a story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protsevich Based on The Marvel comic book THOR created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber Music by Patrick Doyle Cinematography by […]

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Highlander

1986 20th Century Fox/Cannon Films/Highlander Productions Limited/EMI Films Directed by Russell Mulcahy Produced by Peter S. David-William N. Panzer-E.C. Monell Written by Gregory Widen-Peter Bellwood-Larry Ferguson Music by Michael Kamen/Songs by Queen Cinematography by Gerry Fisher Edited by Peter Honess Here’s a perfect example of what people mean when they use the expression ‘milking it […]

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