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 Hashimoto/Hideo Oguni And “The Magnificent Seven” directed by John Sturges Written by William Roberts Music by James Horner/Simon Franglen Cinematography by Mauro Fiore Edited by […]

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Southpaw

2015 Escape Artists/Fuqua Films/The Weinstein Company/WanDa Pictures/Riche Productions Directed by Antoine Fuqua Produced by Todd Black/Jason Blumenthal/Steve Tisch/Peter Riche/Alan Riche/Antoine Fuqua/Jerry Ye Written by Kurt Sutter Previous to seeing SOUTHPAW for myself I got slightly involved in a Facebook conversation about the movie. A poster said that while he liked the movie he thought it […]

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The Equalizer

2014 Village Roadshow Pictures/Escape Artists/Columbia Pictures Directed by Antoine Fuqua Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumethal, Denzel Washington, Alex Siskin, SteveTisch, Mace Neufeld, Tony Eldridge and Michael Sloan Screenplay by Richard Wenk Based on the CBS TV Show “The Equalizer” created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim Back in the bad old days of the […]

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Brooklyn’s Finest

2010 Overture Films Directed by Antoine Fuqua Produced  by Basil Iwanyk, John Langley, John Thompson and Elie Cohn Written by Michael C. Martin It struck me even back then as somewhat unusual and even slightly humorous  that the two police/crime movies to hit theaters that year were actually throwbacks.  “Cop Out” is a homage to […]

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