Isle Of The Dead

1945 RKO RADIO PICTURES Directed by Mark Robson Produced by Val Lewton Written by Ardel Wray Music by Leigh Harline Cinematography by Jack MacKenzie Edited by Lyle Boyer Those of you who are fans of horror movies are probably well acquainted with the career of Val Lewton. Even though he didn’t direct any of his […]

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Kong: Skull Island

2017 Legendary Pictures/Tencent Pictures/Warner Bros. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Produced by Thomas Tull/Jon Jashni/Mary Parent/Alex Garcia Screenplay by Dan Gilroy/Max Borenstein/Derek Connolly Story by John Gatins Based on “King Kong” by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace Music by Henry Jackman Cinematography by Larry Fong Edited by Richard Pearson I’ll say this for KONG: SKULL […]

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Stripes

1981 Columbia Pictures Directed by Ivan Reitman Produced by Daniel Goldberg/Ivan Reitman Written by Len Blum/Harold Ramis/Daniel Goldberg Music by Elmer Bernstein Cinematography by Bill Butler Edited by Harry Keller/Michael Luciano/Eva Ruggerio Ask most people what they consider THE Definitive Bill Murray Comedy and you’re going to get many answers. Some will go all the […]

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Free State of Jones

2015 IM Global/STX Entertainment Screenplay written and directed by Gary Ross Produced by Scott Stuber/Gary Ross/Jon Kilik Story by Leonard Hartman I’m a huge fan of summer movie season counter programming. I appreciate film studios that realize not everybody wants to see CGI heavy superhero blockbusters, sci-fi spectacles or hyper violent action movies. So they’ll […]

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Edge Of Tomorrow

2014 Warner Brothers Pictures Directed by Doug Limon Produced by Erwin Stoff Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth Based on “All You Need Is Kill” by Hiroshi Sakurazaka Music by Christophe Beck Cinematography by Dion Beebe Edited by James Herbert/Laura Jennings After all these years Hollywood has finally managed to do it. […]

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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Mark Canton, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann Screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad Based on “Xerxes” an unpublished graphic novel by Frank Miller Music by Junkie XL Cinematography by Simon Duggan  Edited by Wyatt Smith/David Brenner The story goes that […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

2012 20th Century Fox Directed by Timur Bekmambetov Produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton and Jim Lemley Screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith based on his novel “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” Music by Henry Jackman  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel  Edited by William Hoy Two things before I jump into this review: 1) I’ve read on the Internet […]

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