Kong: Skull Island

2017 Legendary Pictures/Tencent Pictures/Warner Bros. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Produced by Thomas Tull/Jon Jashni/Mary Parent/Alex Garcia Screenplay by Dan Gilroy/Max Borenstein/Derek Connolly Story by John Gatins Based on “King Kong” by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace Music by Henry Jackman Cinematography by Larry Fong Edited by Richard Pearson I’ll say this for KONG: SKULL […]

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Nightbeast

1982 Troma Entertainment Written and Directed by Don Dohler I know that it must get annoying for younger movie fans to listen to us old geezers go on and on and on about the movies of the 1980s. To hear us tell it, the 1980s was a magical, inspired decade of brilliant filmmaking that we’ll […]

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The Keep

1983 Paramount Pictures Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann based on “The Keep” by F. Paul Wilson Produced by Howard W. Koch Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by Dov Hoenig/Chris Kelley Music by Tangerine Dream Say the name Michael Mann to any reasonably informed movie fan and they’ll most likely rattle off the titles of […]

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Prometheus

2012 20th Century Fox Directed by Ridley Scott Produced by Ridley Scott, David Giler and Walter Hill Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof Like most of you, upon hearing that Ridley Scott was filming a prequel to “Alien” I got as giddy as a 10 year old hearing that a law has been passed […]

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The Incredible Hulk

2008 Universal Studios/Marvel Entertainment Directed by Louis Leterrier Produced by Avi Arad and Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay by Edward Norton (uncredited) and Zak Penn Based on the comic book “The Incredible Hulk” created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby For those of you who haven’t heard my yelling in the wilderness before now, allow me […]

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Hulk

2003 Universal Pictures/Marvel Enterprises  Directed by Ang Lee Produced by Avi Arad, Larry J. Franco, Gale Anne Hurd, James Schamus, Stan Lee, Kevin Feige Screenplay by James Schamus, Michael France, John Turman Based on “The Incredible Hulk” created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby   Comic book fans.  God bless ‘em.  Somebody better bless ‘em […]

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Mad Monster Party

1967 Embassy Pictures Directed by Jules Bass Produced by Joseph E. Levine Written by Harvey Kurtzman and Len Koroban Music by Maury Laws/Jules Bass Cinematography by Tadahito Mochinaga Growing up in Brooklyn during the 70’s we didn’t have all the platforms available that we have now to watch movies whenever we want.  The concept of […]

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Jaws

1975 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb Music by John Williams Cinematography by Bill Butler Edited by Verna Fields I headed into the den with a 3 liter of Coca-Cola, a bag of potato chips the size of a Dickensian […]

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Cloverfield

Paramount Pictures 2008 Directed by Matt Reeves Produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk Written by Drew Goddard Cinematography by Michael Bonvillain Edited by Kevin Stitt The premise behind CLOVERFIELD is a simple one: what if a giant sized Godzilla or King Kong type monster attacked Manhattan one night and the story was told not […]

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Mary Reilly

1996 TriStar Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Norma Heyman, Nancy Graham Tanen and Ned Tanen Screenplay by Christopher Hampton Based on the novel by Valerie Martin Music by George Fenton Cinematography by Phillipe Rousselot Edited by Leslie Walker I’ve never been much impressed by Julia Roberts in terms of her looks as she resembles […]

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