Gone Too Far!

  2013 Poisson Rouge Pictures/FilmOne Distribution Directed by Destiny Ekarahga Produced by Christopher Granier-Deferre Written by Bola Agbaje based on her play “Gone Too Far!” Music by Rhys Adams Cinematography by Stil Williams Edited by Anna Dick There’s a scene in GONE TOO FAR! where three black London youths (well one of them actually looks […]

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Scream And Scream Again

1970 American International Pictures Directed by Gordon Hessler Produced by Max Rosenberg/Milton Subotsky/Louis M. Heyward Written by Christopher Wicking Based on the novel “The Disoriented Man” by Peter Saxon As the opening credits of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN play out, we’re watching a fit young man jogging through what presumably is a park in London. […]

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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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The Killer

1989 Media Asia Written and Directed by John Woo Produced by Tsui Hark Music by Lowell Lo Cinematography by Peter Pau/Wong Wing-Hang Edited by Fan Kung-Ming Set the WayBack Machine for 1989, Sherman. We’ve got to go back a bit before I get into the meat of this review because it’s important. Trust me. Even […]

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The Fabulous World Of Jules Verne

1958 Ceskoslovensky Statni Filmexport/Warner Brothers (U.S. release) Directed by Karel Zeman Produced by Zdenek Novak Written by Karle Zeman, Frantisek Hrubin, Jiri Brdecka and Milan Vacha Based on “Facing The Flag” by Jules Verne Music by Zdenek Liska Cinematography by Jiri Taranik/Bohuslav Pikhart/Antonin Horak God bless the Internet is all I have to say. Sure, […]

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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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Golden Needles

1974 American International Pictures Directed by Robert Clouse Produced by Fred Weintraub Written by S. Lee Pogostin and Sylvia Schneble Cinematography by Gil Hubbs Edited by Michael Kahn Music by Lalo Schifrin “In China during The Sung Dynasty; a single golden statue was cast for the use of The Emperor. It indicated seven forbidden acupuncture […]

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Taken 2

2012 EuropaCorp/Canal+ Directed by Olivier Megaton Produced by Luc Besson Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen Cinematography by Romain Lacourbas Edited by Camille Delamarre/Vincent Tabaillon Music by Nathaniel Mechaly It would be difficult for TAKEN 2 to top 2008’s “Taken” and I think it’s a smart move on the part of all concerned […]

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Taken

2008 EuropaCorp/Canal+ Directed by Pierre Morel Produced by Luc Besson Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen Cinematography by Michel Abramowicz Edited by Frederic Thoraval Music by Nathaniel Mechaly We really shouldn’t have been surprised that Liam Neeson emerged in 2008 as an authentic action hero in TAKEN. After all, he’s been playing badasses […]

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