Solo

2018 Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Ron Howard Produced by Kathleen Kennedy/Allison Shearmur/Simon Emanuel Written by Jonathan Kasdan/Lawrence Kasdan Based on characters created by George Lucas Music by John Powell/John Williams Cinematography by Bradford Young Edited by Pietro Scalia The way I see it, SOLO (or if you want to be picky about it; SOLO: […]

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From “The Han That Fell To Earth” or “To Boldly Solo Where No Han Has Soloed Before” File…by Sean E. Ali

Before you put time in on what follows, understand I am a casual STAR WARS fan. My canon is simply the first released trilogy and the current trilogy in progress. I don’t care about and never bothered to watch the prequels, the animated shows, never bothered with the comics or prose, barely listened to the […]

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Baby Driver

2017 MRC/Working Title Films/Big Talk Productions/TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures Written and Directed by Edgar Wright Produced by Nira Park/Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner BABY DRIVER generated a lot of buzz this past summer and a lot of my friends recommended that I go see it but I passed. Even though the cast includes Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon […]

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Hudson Hawk

1991 Silver Pictures/Tri-Star Pictures Directed by Michael Lehmann Produced by Joel Silver Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza/Daniel Walters Story by Bruce Willis/Robert Kraft There are those that will insist that HUDSON HAWK is a failure, a flop and a misguided project doomed from the outset to failure. I strongly disagree. It is a movie […]

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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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After The Sunset

2004 New Line Cinema Produced by Beau Flynn, Jay Stern and Tripp Vinson Directed by Brett Ratner Screenplay by Paul Zybyszewski and Craig Rosenberg Story by Paul Zybyszewski I strongly suspect that the main reason why AFTER THE SUNSET was filmed was so that the cast and crew could have one hell of a working vacation […]

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The War Wagon

1967 Universal Directed by Burt Kennedy Produced by Marvin Schwartz Screenplay by Clair Huffaker Based on the novel “Badmen” by Clair Huffaker THE WAR WAGON combines two of my favorite genres into one rip-snorting package: The Western and The Heist. I absolutely love a good horse opera and many of my favorite movies are westerns […]

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