American Sniper

2014 Village Roadshow Pictures/Mad Chance Productions/22nd & Indiana Pictures/Malpaso Productions/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Clint Eastwood Produced by Clint Eastwood-Robert Lorenz-Andrew Lazar-Bradley Cooper-Peter Morgan Written by Jason Hall Based on “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle-Scott McEwen-Jim DeFelice Say whatever else you want to say about Clint Eastwood’s direction of AMERICAN SNIPER but this you have […]

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The Pursuit of Happyness

  2006 Columbia Pictures Directed by Gabriele Muccino Produced by Will Smith, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter and Steve Tisch Written by Steve Conrad Most of us got to know Will Smith first as a light-hearted rapper and wildly talented comedic actor thanks to his hit records like “Parents Just Don’t Understand” “Miami” and […]

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The Hunger Games

2012 Lionsgate Directed by Gary Ross Produced by Nina Jacobson Screenplay by Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray Based on “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins In the interest of full disclosure I should start out by saying that I haven’t read the book the movie THE HUNGER GAMES is based on nor did I have […]

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Solaris

2002 20th Century Fox Written and Directed by Steven Soderbergh Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch SOLARIS as it had been so long since I read the Stanislaw Lem novel that I remembered little […]

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Blade Runner: The Theatrical Version

1982 Warner Bros. Directed by Ridley Scott Produced by Michael Deeley Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples Based on the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick There’s a good reason why BLADE RUNNER is still hailed as a masterpiece of science fiction/neo-noir/detective pulp filmmaking today.  It’s just that good.  […]

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

20th Century Fox 2010 Directed by Oliver Stone Produced by Edward R. Pressman and Eric Kopeloff Screenplay by Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff Curious thing about WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.  The whole movie is about money.  People in this movie talk about it constantly, obsess over it, worship it, and revere it.  But never […]

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