The Hateful Eight

2015 Film Colony/The Weinstein Company Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino Music by Ennio Morricone Cinematography by Robert Richardson Produced by Richard N. Gladstein/Shannon McIntosh/Stacey Sher I frequently get into arguments with people who tell me that in order for them to enjoy a book or movie or TV show they have to be able […]

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John Wick

2014 Lionsgate/Entertainment One Films/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Chad Stahelski Produced by Basil Iwanyk, David Leitch and Eva Longoria Written by Derek Kolstad Music by Tyler Bates/Joel J. Richmond Cinematography by Jonathan Sela Edited by Elisabet Ronalds Those of you who are dog lovers should be advised that there is a fairly graphic murder of […]

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Brick Mansions

2014 EuropaCorp/Warner Bros./Relativity Media Directed by Camille Delamarre Produced by Luc Besson, Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen Music by Trevor Morris Cinematography by Christophe Collette Edited by Carlo Rizzo/Arthur Tarnowski I’m gonna save you a lot of time if you want to go back to web surfing, […]

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Escape Plan

2013 Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Directed by Mikael Hafstrom Produced by Robbie Brenner and Mark Canton Screenplay by Jason Keller and Miles Chapman Story by Miles Chapman Music by Alex Heffes Cinematography by Brendan Galvin Edited by Eliot Greenberg My guess is that Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger had way more fun acting together than they thought […]

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The Assassination Bureau (LTD)

THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU (LTD.) 1969 Paramount Pictures Directed by Basil Deardon Produced by Michael Relph Screenplay by Michael Relph and Wolf Mankowitz Based on the novel by Jack London and Robert L. Fish Music by Ron Grainer Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth Edited by Teddy Darvas “Professional assassination is the highest form of public service.” Chiun, […]

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Dark City: The Director’s Cut

1998 New Line Cinema Directed by Alex Proyas Produced by Alex Proyas and Andrew Mason Screenplay by Alex Proyas, David S. Goyer and Lem Dobbs Based on a story by Alex Proyas Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski Edited by Dov Hoenig Music by Trevor Jones A man (Rufus Sewell) wakes up in a tub full of […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

2012 20th Century Fox Directed by Timur Bekmambetov Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton and Jim Lemley Screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith based on his novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” Music by Henry Jackman  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel  Edited by William Hoy Two things before I jump into this review: 1) I’ve read on the Internet […]

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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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Gymkata

1985 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Robert Clouse Produced by Fred Wentraub Written by Charles Robert Carner Based on “The Terrible Game” by Dan Tyler Moore Cinematography by Godfrey A. Godar Edited by Robert A. Ferretti Music by Alfi Kabiljo There are martial arts movies. And then there are Martial Arts Movies. But there is only one […]

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Sunset

1988 TriStar Pictures Directed by Blake Edwards Produced by Tony Adams Screenplay by Blake Edwards Story by Rod Amateau Cinematography by Anthony B. Richmond Music by Henry Mancini Edited by Robert Pergament Some movies I can just never figure out why they become major hits at the box office while a movie like SUNSET goes […]

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