Shaft

  2019 New Line Cinema/Davis Entertainment/Khalabo Ink Society/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Tim Story Produced by John Davis Music by Christopher Lennertz Cinematography by Larry Blanford Edited by Conrad Buff IV Screenplay by Kenya Barris/Alex Barnow Based on “Shaft” by Ernest Tidyman Let’s get what I think are the two most important things out of […]

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Shakedown

1988 Universal Pictures Written and Directed by James Glickenhaus Produced by J. Boyce Harman, Jr.  Ask most fans of 1980s Action Movies what their favorite movie of that decade is and I think it’s a safe bet that you’ll get either “Die Hard” or “Lethal Weapon” as an answer. You’ll also get “Predator” “48 Hours” “Rambo: […]

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Ghostbusters II

1989 Columbia Pictures Directed and Produced by Ivan Reitman Written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd Based on characters created by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis “On Our Own” written by L.A. Reid/Babyface/Daryl Simmons and performed by Bobby Brown Music by Randy Edelman Cinematography by Michael Chapman  Edited by Donn Cambern/Sheldon Kahn It’s five years […]

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Ghostbusters (2016)

2016 Sony Pictures/LStar Capital/Village Roadshow Pictures/The Montecito Picture Company/Columbia Pictures Directed by Paul Feig Produced by Ivan Reitman/Amy Pascal Written by Katie Dippold/Paul Feig Based on the 1984 motion picture “Ghostbusters” Directed by Ivan Reitman and Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Particle Physicist Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) once completely believed in the […]

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Top Five

2014 Written and Directed by Chris Rock Produced by Eli Bush, Barry Diller and Scott Rudin IAC films/Scott Rudin Productions/Paramount Pictures “Sometimes it’s just a movie” “It’s never just a movie.” Those lines of dialog are spoken by the two main characters in one of the first scenes of TOP FIVE: The first line is spoken […]

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Shaft’s Big Score!

1972 MGM/Warner Bros. Directed and Music by Gordon Parks Produced and Written by Ernest Tidyman Cinematography by Urs Furrer Edited by Harry Howard There’s no way to accurately describe exactly how much of a huge impact the original “Shaft” had when it hit movie screens back in 1971. I was too young to see it […]

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