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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The World’s Fastest Indian

2005 Magnolia Pictures Directed, Written & Produced by Roger Donaldson Based on the documentary: “Offerings To The God of Speed” Sir Anthony Hopkins has been around for so long that I think it’s easy to forget just how really good he is as an actor. Most people only became Anthony Hopkins fans when they saw […]

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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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The Long Riders

  1980 United Artists/MGM Produced by Tim Zinneman Directed by Walter Hill Written by Bill Bryden, Steven Smith, James Keach & Stacey Keach Walter Hill has long been one of the most dependable directors working in Hollywood for more than thirty years now.  Even though you don’t hear his name as much as some others, […]

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