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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The Rat Patrol

Created by Tom Gries Produced by Mirisch-Rich Television Productions Tom Gries Productions United Artists Television Original Run: September 1966-March 1968 58 Episodes A very big influence in what I watch in movies and on television and in what I write was my father’s taste in movies, television and books, God bless him.  It was my […]

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Con Air

1997 Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Directed by Simon West Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Screenplay by Scott Rosenberg The surest sign that a movie is boring me or isn’t making sense to me is this: I start rewriting it in my mind while I’m watching it and recently I watched CON AIR for the […]

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