A Million Ways To Die In The West

2014 Universal Pictures Directed by Seth MacFarlane Produced by Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber and Jason Clark Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild I’ll give Seth MacFarlane credit for his ambition in making a western comedy. Mel Brooks pretty much had the last word in that genre with his side-splitting “Blazing Saddles” a […]

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My Favorite Year

1982 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Richard Benjamin Produced by Michael Guskoff and Art Levinson (Mel Brooks and Joel Chrenoff uncredited) Unlike a lot of people I didn’t fall in love with Peter O’Toole from watching “Lawrence of Arabia.” I didn’t appreciate a proper respect of that role until I watched that movie years later and had […]

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497 Movies You Oughta See

  Before we get to the actual list I pray you to indulge me for a bit as I give you the backstory behind 497 Movies You Oughta See. Ever since I started writing movie reviews and people were good enough to read and enjoy them they’ve been asking me a question: “I would love […]

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Safety Not Guaranteed

2012 FilmDistrict Directed by Colin Trevorrow Produced by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass Written by Derek Connolly “Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety not guaranteed.” This is […]

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The Hangover

2009 Warner Brothers Directed by Todd Phillips Produced by Todd Phillips and Daniel Goldberg Written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore If you’ve been following my movie reviews for any decent length of time then you know that while I love comedies I rarely find any recently produced that do what I think comedies are […]

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Land of The Lost

2009 Universal Pictures Directed by Brad Siberling Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft and Jimmy Miller Written by Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas Based on the television show: “Land Of The Lost” Marshall, Will, and Holly On a routine expedition Met the greatest earthquake ever known. High on the rapids It struck their tiny raft. […]

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Chilly Scenes Of Winter

1979 United Artists Films Directed by Joan Micklin Silver Produced by Mark Metcalf, Amy Robinson, Griffin Dunne Screenplay by Joan Micklin Silver Based on the novel by Ann Beattie Music by Ken Lauber Cinematography by Bobby Byrne Edited by Cynthia Scheider Even though I’ve seen it for the first time ever in the past couple […]

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Toothless

1997 Walt Disney Directed by Melanie Mayron Written by Mark S. Kaufman Produced by Joan Van Horn There is one reason and one reason only I would even consider watching a movie like TOOTHLESS and the reason is Kirstie Alley. I’ve been a big fan of hers ever since “Star Trek II: The Wrath of […]

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Bringing Down The House

2003 Touchstone Pictures Directed by Adam Shankman Produced by Ashok Amritraj Written by Jason Filardi Right off the bat I guess I should tell you my first impression after the first ten minutes of my watching BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: it’s a pilot for a sitcom.  And Patricia agreed with me 100%.  But you know […]

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Barton Fink

1991 20th Century Fox Directed by Joel Coen Written and Edited by Ethan and Joel Coen Produced by Ethan Coen Music by Carter Burwell Cinematography by Roger Deakins Joel and Ethan Coen are quite simply masters at what they do; which is making entertaining movies that have a lot more going on than you see […]

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