The Magnificent Seven (2016)

2016 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Columbia Pictures Directed by Antoine Fuqua Produced by Roger Birnbaum/Todd Black Screenplay by Nic Pizzolatto/Richard Wenk Based on “Seven Samurai” directed by Akira Kurosawa Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa/Shinobu Hasimoto/Hideo Oguni And “The Magnificent Seven” directed by John Sturges Written by William Roberts There’s a scene in THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN where they’re all sitting around […]

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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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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Mark Canton, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann Screenplay by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad Based on “Xerxes” an unpublished graphic novel by Frank Miller The story goes that Warner Brothers executives, delighted with the open weekend box office numbers of “300” […]

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The Bourne Legacy

2012 Universal Pictures Directed by Tony Gilroy Produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley Screenplay by Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy Based on a story by Tony Gilroy Inspired by The Bourne Series written by Robert Ludlum I will give THE BOURNE LEGACY credit for being original in one major area: it’s not a prequel […]

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2007 Revolution Studios Produced by Nicholas Cage, Todd Garner, Norman Golightly, Graham King and Arne Schmidt Directed by Lee Tamahori Screenplay by Gary Goldman, Jonathan Hensleigh and Paul Bernbaum Based on “The Golden Man” by Philip K. Dick One question folks like to ask me is this golden oldie: “Have you ever seen a movie […]

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