Stripes

1981 Columbia Pictures Directed by Ivan Reitman Produced by Daniel Goldberg/Ivan Reitman Written by Len Blum/Harold Ramis/Daniel Goldberg Music by Elmer Bernstein Cinematography by Bill Butler Edited by Harry Keller/Michael Luciano/Eva Ruggerio Ask most people what they consider THE Definitive Bill Murray Comedy and you’re going to get many answers. Some will go all the […]

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Jurassic World

2015 Amblin Entertainment/Legendary Pictures/Universal Pictures Directed by Colin Trevorrow Produced by Frank Marshall/Patrick Crowley Screenplay by Rick Jaffa/Amanda Silver/ Derek Connolly/Colin Trevorrow Story by Rick Jaffa/Amanda Silver Based on characters created by Michael Crichton Music by Michael Giacchino Cinematography by John Schwartzman  Edited by Kevin Stitt I’m going to step up on my soapbox here […]

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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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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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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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The Fifth Element

Columbia Pictures 1997 Directed and Written by Luc Besson Produced by Patrice Ledoux Is there any doubt that whenever a list of the coolest guys on the planet is compiled, Bruce Willis is somewhere on it?  Right from when he made his big splash on the TV series ‘Moonlighting’ and then hit box office gold […]

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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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Cowboys & Aliens

2011 Universal Pictures Directed by Jon Favreau Produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg Screenplay by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby Story by Steve Oedekerk Based on the graphic novel “Cowboys & Aliens” created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley with […]

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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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War Of The Worlds

2005 Paramount Pictures Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by Kathleen Kennedy Screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp Based on the novel by H.G. Wells I think the best way that Steven Spielberg’s version of WAR OF THE WORLDS can be described is in the words of my wife Patricia, who about an hour into […]

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