Mean Johnny Barrows

1976 Ramana Productions/Po’ Boy Productions Directed by Fred Williamson Written by Jolivett Cato/Charles Walker Music by Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson Here’s the thing that made Fred Williamson stand out from other male Blaxploitation stars of the 1970s: even then he wasn’t satisfied with just acting in those violent action thrillers. Even then he had an eye toward […]

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A Fall From Grace

A FALL FROM GRACE 2020 Tyler Perry Studios/Netflix Written and Directed by Tyler Perry Produced by Tyler Perry/Mark E. Swinton/Will Areu/Michelle Sneed Music by Jay Weigel Cinematography by Terrence Burke Edited by Larry Sexton You walk into a McDonald’s because you’re hungry and you don’t feel like going through the trouble of cooking for yourself […]

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Joker

2019 Warner Bros./DC Films/Joint Effort/Bron Creative/Village Roadshow Pictures Directed by Todd Phillips Produced by Todd Phillips/Bradley Cooper/Emma Tillinger Koskoff Written by Todd Phillips/Scott Silver Based on Characters appearing in DC Comics Music by Hildur Guoandottir   Cinematography by Lawrence Sher Edited by Jeff Groth In 1989, DC Comics created their “Elseworlds” imprint which allowed comic […]

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Shadow

2019 Motion Story Productions/Netflix Created by Philip Wolmarans/Fred Wolmarans/Nick Keulemans/Gareth Crocker Executive Producers: Chris Lawrance/Colleen Lawrance If you spent enough time in my company in recent years then you’ve most likely heard me carrying on whining and complaining about two things; #1: TV series filled with way too much padding and bloat. Series that have […]

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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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Death Wish (2018)

2018 Scott Free Productions/MGM Studios/Vertigo Films/Annapurna Pictures Directed by Eli Roth Produced by Roger Birnbaum Screenplay by Joe Carnahan Some people take serious umbrage at the fact that I really don’t give a penguin’s pizzle about remakes. They will scream at me until their faces turn purple that; “The remakes ruin the original!” No, they […]

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Proud Mary

2018 Screen Gems Directed by Babak Najafi Produced by Tai Duncan/Paul Schiff Screenplay by John S. Newman/Christian Swegal First off, I should inform you that the movie has absolutely nothing to do with the classic song written by John Fogarty and made famous by Tina Turner. It’s only purpose is to be blasting on the […]

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