Vice Squad

1982 Embassy Pictures Directed by Gary Sherman Produced by Frank Capra, Jr./Brian Frankish/Frank Hildebrand/Sandy Howard/Robert Rehme Written by Sandy Howard/Robert Vincent O’Neill/Kenneth Peters/Gary Sherman Let’s be upfront about one thing right at the start of this review: there’s not a single thing original about the plot of VICE SQUAD. I’m willing to bet you that […]

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Scream And Scream Again

1970 American International Pictures Directed by Gordon Hessler Produced by Max Rosenberg/Milton Subotsky/Louis M. Heyward Written by Christopher Wicking Based on the novel “The Disoriented Man” by Peter Saxon As the opening credits of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN play out, we’re watching a fit young man jogging through what presumably is a park in London. […]

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Sleepaway Camp

1983 American Eagle Films Directed and Written by Robert Hiltzik Produced by Jerry Silva/Michele Tatosian Music by Edward Bilous Cinematography by Benjamin Davis/David M. Walsh Edited by Ron Kalish/Ralph Rosenblum/Sharyn L. Ross In a decade dominated by the slasher genre of horror movies, SLEEPAWAY CAMP managed to stand out back in the 1980s and still […]

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Miracle Mile

1988 Hemdale Film Corporation Written and Directed by Steven De Jarnatt Produced by John Daly/Derek Gibson Music by Tangerine Dream Okay. Two things before I get into the story synopsis and summery part of the review. Bear with me for a bit, okay? First off, I do not care a poobah’s pizzle about spoilers. Really, […]

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Gone Girl

2014 20th Century Fox Directed by David Fincher Produced by Leslie Dixon, Bruna Papandrea, Reese Witherspoon and Cean Chaffin Screenplay by Gillian Flynn based on her novel “Gone Girl” One of my favorite sayings is that all too often, Christians and married people are not the best advertisers of their own product. I have no […]

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

2014 Paramount Pictures Directed by Kenneth Branagh Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mace Neufeld and David Barron Screenplay by Adam Cozad and David Koepp Based on characters created by Tom Clancy Music by Patrick Doyle Cinematography by Haris Zambarloukos Edited by Martin Walsh About halfway through JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT I had the same feeling […]

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The Brave One

2007 Warner Bros. Directed by Neil Jordan Produced by Susan Downey and Joel Silver Written by Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor and Cynthia Mort Music by Dario Marianelli Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot Edited by Tony Lawson Maybe because she’s been around for so long we tend to take Jodie Foster for granted and forget just how […]

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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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Suddenly, Last Summer

1959 Columbia Pictures Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Produced by Sam Spiegel Screenplay by Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams Based on the play “Suddenly, Last Summer” by Tennessee Williams Music by Buxton Orr/Malcolm Arnold Cinematography by Jack Hildyard Edited by William Hornbeck/Thomas Stanford Elizabeth Taylor is an actress who I’m just now finding who new […]

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Shaft In Africa

1973 MGM/Warner Bros. Directed by John Guillermin Produced by Roger Lewis Written by Stirling Silliphant Based on characters created by Ernest Tidyman Music by Johnny Pate Cinematography by Marcel Grignon Edited by Max Benedict For a character who is usually described as being “the black James Bond” John Shaft actually didn’t do a lot of […]

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