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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The Fallen

  2015  Directed by Alex Popov Written by Bradford James Jackson YouTube is a trap. You and I both know it. How many times have we gone to YouTube just to look up one video and ten hours later we come up for air, having totally lost ourselves in just watching one video or movie […]

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The Fabulous World Of Jules Verne

1958 Ceskoslovensky Statni Filmexport/Warner Brothers (U.S. release) Directed by Karel Zeman Produced by Zdenek Novak Written by Karle Zeman, Frantisek Hrubin, Jiri Brdecka and Milan Vacha Based on “Facing The Flag” by Jules Verne Music by Zdenek Liska Cinematography by Jiri Taranik/Bohuslav Pikhart/Antonin Horak God bless the Internet is all I have to say. Sure, […]

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Paths of Glory

1957 Bryna Productions/United Artists Directed by Stanley Kubrick Produced by James B. Harris Screenplay written by Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson and Calder Willingham Based on the novel “Paths of Glory” by Humphrey Cobb Cinematography by Georg Krause Edited by Eva Kroll Music by Gerald Fried We could discuss and debate all day long about why […]

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Red Tails

2012 20th Century Fox Directed by Anthony Hemingway Produced by Rick McCallum, Charles Floyd Johnson and George Lucas Screenplay by John Ridley and Aaron McGruder By now the story is legend.  The Tuskegee Airmen were heroic African-American fighter pilots that fought in World War II, earning honor and distinction as bomber flight escorts. So successful […]

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Force 10 From Navarone

1978 Columbia Pictures Directed by Guy Hamilton Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff Written by Robin Chapman and Carl Foreman Based on the novel by Alistair MacLean Music by Ron Goodwin Cinematography by Christopher Challis Edited by Raymond Poulton FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE catches the attention right away with the rousing theme song by Ron Goodwin, […]

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Battle: Los Angeles

2011 Columbia Pictures Directed by Jonathan Liebesman Produced by Jeffrey Chernov and Neal H. Moritz Written by Christopher Bertolini Much of the creative entertainments we enjoy are done according to formula, agreed?  Why is such practiced, especially in movies?  Because there are certain movie formulas that are guaranteed to work no matter if the movie […]

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