Thor: Ragnarok

2017 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Taika Watiti Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Eric Pearson/Craig Kyle/Christopher Yost Based on “Thor” created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Larry Lieber I can sum up for you quite easily as to why I enjoy Marvel’s Superhero movies more than I do DC’s. And no, I […]

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300: Rise Of An Empire

2014 Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures Directed by Noam Murro Produced by Zack Snyder, Gianni Nunnari, Mark Canton, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann Screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad Based on “Xerxes” an unpublished graphic novel by Frank Miller Music by Junkie XL Cinematography by Simon Duggan  Edited by Wyatt Smith/David Brenner The story goes that […]

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Solomon Kane

2009 Davis Films Directed and Written by Michael J. Bassett Produced by Samuel Hadida Based on the character “Solomon Kane” created by Robert E. Howard Cinematography by Dan Laustsen Edited by Andrew MacRitchie Music by Klaus Badelt Robert E. Howard is known mainly as the creator of Conan but as all us fans of his […]

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Excalibur

1981 Orion Pictures/Warner Bros. Produced and Directed by John Boorman Screenplay by John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg Based on “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Malory Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by John Merritt Music by Trevor Jones The 1980’s was a rich and fertile time for heroic fantasy/sword and sorcery films. The original “Clash of […]

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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

1982 Universal Pictures Directed by John Milius Produced by Buzz Feitshans and Raffaella De Laurentiis Written by John Milius and Oliver Stone Based on the character/stories created and written by Robert E. Howard I knew that director John Milius and his screenplay co-writer Oliver Stone got the character of Conan five minutes into the movie.  […]

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Clash of The Titans (1981)

1981 MGM Directed by Desmond Davis Written by Beverley Cross Produced by Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer Back in the 1960’s and 70’s us movie lovers didn’t have the CGI laden epic  motion pictures that you see nearly every week opening in the local cineplexes nowadays.  In fact, back then the success of a […]

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Immortals

2011 Universal Pictures Directed by Tarsem Singh Produced by Mark Canton and Ryan Kavanaugh Written by Vlas Parlapanides and Charley Parlapanides When I first saw “The Cell” way back in 2000 I knew right there and then that Tarsem Singh was a director I’d be watching.  When so many directors are content to offer us […]

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