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 It’s five years after the events of “Ghostbusters” and they haven’t been entirely good years for […]

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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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China Girl

1987 Vestron Pictures Directed by Abel Ferrara Produced by Michael Nozik Written by Nicholas St. John Cinematography by Bojan Bazelli Edited by Anthony Redman Music by Joe Delia Here’s a bit of advice for all you aspiring directors: if you’re going to have scenes in your movies where the main characters dance it’s a good […]

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