Krush Groove

Warner Bros. 1985 Directed by Michael Schultz Produced by Michael Schultz/George Jackson/Russell Simmons Written by Ralph Farquhar Cinematography by Ernest Dickerson Edited by Jerry Bixman/Conrad M. Gonzalez Music by David Lombard Those of you who have been following my reviews for a while now (and Thank You! for that) have heard me say this before […]

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ABBA:The Movie

1977 Warner Bros/Polar Music/Reg Grundy Productions Directed by Lasse Hallstrom Produced by Stig Anderson/Reg Grundy Written by Lasse Hallstrom/Robert Caswell Music by Stig Anderson/Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus Cinematography by Jack Churchill/Paul Onorato Edited by Lasse Hallstrom/Malou Hallstrom/Ulf Neidermar All I got to say is Thank Odin for Turner Classic Movies and their Underground program. For those […]

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Breakin’

1984 Cannon Films/MGM/UA Entertainment Company Directed by Joel Silberg Produced by Allen DeBevoise/David Zito Screenplay by Charles Parker/Allen DeBevoise/Gerald Scaife Music by Michael Boyd/Gary Remal Cinematography by Hanania Baer Edited by Larry Bock/Gib Jaffe/Vincent Sklena Those of you who have listened to episodes of Better In the Dark where Tom Deja and I talk about […]

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Annie

2014 Village Roadshow Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment/Columbia Pictures Directed by Will Gluck Produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Caleeb Pinkett, James Lassiter, Lawrence “Jay” Brown and Tyrone “Ty Ty” Smith Screenplay by Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna and Emma Thompson Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray and the […]

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1776

1972 Columbia Pictures Directed by Peter H. Hunt Produced by Jack L. Warner Written by Peter Stone Based on the stage musical “1776” with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone The members of the Continental Congress are thisclose to signing the Declaration of Independence but Edward Rutledge (John Cullum) […]

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The Apple

1979 Cannon Film Distributors Directed and Written by Menahem Golan Produced by Yoram Globus Music by George Clinton (and no, it’s not the one you’re thinking of)/Coby Recht/Songs by Iris Recht Cinematography by David Gurfinkle Edited by Alain Jakubowicz Once in a decade or so there comes a movie that is so astronomically bad that […]

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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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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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Dick Tracy

1990 Directed and Produced by Warren Beatty Written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps, Jr. Based on the characters and comic strip created by Chester Gould Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro Edited by Richard Marks  Music by Danny Elfman I’m reminded of a conversation my wife Patricia and I had some years back. Before I stopped […]

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