Captain America: Civil War

2016 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Christopher Markus/Stephen McFeely Based on “Captain America” created by Jack Kirby & Joe Simon If you had asked me a couple of days ago what my favorite Marvel movie is, I’d have said with no hesitation at […]

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Furious 7

2015 Universal Pictures/Original Film/One Race Films/Relativity Media/Media Rights Capital Directed by James Wan Produced by Neal H. Moritz/Vin Diesel/Michael Fottrell Screenplay by Chris Morgan Based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson I have a lot of admiration for “The Fast and The Furious” film series. The first movie “The Fast and The Furious” was […]

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The Expendables 3

Directed by Patrick Hughes Produced by Avi Lerner, Kevin King-Templeton, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon and John Thompson Screenplay by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt and Sylvester Stallone Based on a story by Sylvester Stallone Based on characters by David Callaham It seems like a small and petty thing, I know. But every time I watch an […]

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Flyboys

2006 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Tony Bill Produced by Dean Devlin and Marc Frydman Screenplay by Phil Sears, Blake T. Evans and David S. Ward Based on a story by Blake T. Evans There is only one thing that any movie is not allowed to do to me:  bore me.  I’ve sat through a whole lotta […]

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Conan The Barbarian (2011)

2011 Nu Image Films/ Millenium Films/Paradox Entertainment Directed by Marcus Nispel Produced by Avi Lerner and Boaz Davidson Written by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood Based on the character created by Robert E. Howard I had high hopes for this reboot/re-imagining of Robert E. Howard’s magnificent creation in the first five minutes […]

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Kick-Ass

2010 Universal Pictures/Lionsgate Directed by Matthew Vaughn Screenplay by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman Produced by Adam Bohling, Brad Pitt, Tarquin Pack, David Reid, Kris Thykier and Matthew Vaughn Based on the comic book written by Mark Millar and illustrated by John S. Romita, Jr. Is an individual a superhero because they have powers and […]

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King Kong (2005)

2005 Universal Pictures Produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson Directed by Peter Jackson Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson Based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace Friends of mine will often ask me how I feel about remakes of movies.  They’re actually surprised […]

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The War Wagon

1967 Universal Directed by Burt Kennedy Produced by Marvin Schwartz Screenplay by Clair Huffaker Based on the novel “Badmen” by Clair Huffaker THE WAR WAGON combines two of my favorite genres into one rip-snorting package: The Western and The Caper Film. I absolutely love a good horse opera and many of my favorite movies are […]

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Silverado

1985 Columbia Pictures Directed by Lawrence Kasdan Produced by Lawrence and Mark Kasdan Written by Lawrence and Mark Kasdan I absolutely love Westerns. Much as I love most genres of movies, if you gave me a choice between say, a Science Fiction and a Western or a 1940’s Murder Mystery and a Western or a […]

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