The Phantom Menace

1999 Lucasfilm, Ltd./20the Century Fox Written and Directed by George Lucas Produced by Rick McCallum Music by John Williams Like most other STAR WARS fans I resigned myself to never seeing another STAR WARS movie. Despite George Lucas constantly affirming he had nine full screenplays ready to go and the STAR WARS movie were at […]

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Run All Night

    2015 Vertigo Entertainment/Energy Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra Produced by Roy Lee/ Michael Tadross/ Brooklyn Weaver Written by Brad Ingelsby Sunday rolls around and as usual I check out the results of Biff Bam Pop!’s box office predictions. On Friday they predict the box office numbers for whatever movies are opening […]

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Taken 3

2014 20th Century Fox/EuropaCorp Distribution Directed by Olivier Megaton Produced by Luc Besson Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen Cinematography by Eric Kress Edited by Audrey Simonaud/Nicholas Trembasiewicz Music by Nathaniel Mechaly TAKEN 3 is a perfect example of why I turn my hearing off when I hear whining about spoilers. If you’ve […]

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

2014 Universal Pictures Directed and Written For The Screen by Scott Frank Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Tobin Armbrust and Brian Oliver Based on the novel “A Walk Among The Tombstones” by Lawrence Block I was about an hour into A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES when it occurred to me that I […]

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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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The LEGO Movie

2014 Warner Animation Group/Village Roadshow Pictures Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller Produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee Screenplay by Phil Lord and Chris Miller Story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Chris Miller Based on Lego Construction Toys Music by Mark Mothersbaugh Cinematography by Pablo Plaisted/Live Action Sequences by Barry […]

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Excalibur

1981 Orion Pictures/Warner Bros. Produced and Directed by John Boorman Screenplay by John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg Based on “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Malory Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by John Merritt Music by Trevor Jones The 1980’s was a rich and fertile time for heroic fantasy/sword and sorcery films. The original “Clash of […]

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