Batman: City of Scars

2010 Bat In The Sun Written and Directed by Aaron Schoenke Produced by Aaron and Sean Schoenke Based on characters created by Bob Kane Being a long time fan of “Star Trek” I’ve long thought that Paramount was really doing themselves a disservice in regards to the short films made by fans. There’s a tremendous […]

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Blade Runner 2049

Alcon Entertainment/Columbia Pictures/Scott Free Productions/Torridon Films/16:14 Entertainment/Thunderbird Entertainment/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures Directed by Denis Villeneueve Produced by Andrew A. Kosove/Broderick Johnson/Bud Yorkin/Cynthia Sikes Yorkin Screenplay by Hampton Fancher/Michael Green Story by Hampton Fancher Based on characters from “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by Philip K. Dick I would STRONGLY suggest that if you have not […]

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Victoria & Abdul

2017 BBC Films/Perfect World Pictures/Working Title Films/Cross Street Films/Focus Features/Universal Pictures Directed by Stephen Frears Produced by Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Beeban Kidron/Tracey Seeward Screenplay by Lee Hall Based on “Victoria & Abdul” by Shrabani Basu I have no idea if British cinema invented the period costume drama (that is a genre, right?) but they know how […]

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Isle Of The Dead

1945 RKO RADIO PICTURES Directed by Mark Robson Produced by Val Lewton Written by Ardel Wray Those of you who are fans of horror movies are probably well acquainted with the career of Val Lewton. Even though he didn’t direct any of his horror movies, his unmistakable style permeates all of them. So much that […]

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That Man Bolt

1973 Universal Pictures Directed by David Lowell Rich/Henry Levin Produced by Bernard Schwartz/Philip Hazleton Written by Ranald MacDougall/Charles Eric Johnson Pam Grier is undisputably The Queen of The Blaxploitation Era but you will find some argument as to who was The King. But for me there is no argument. It’s Fred Williamson. There’s no way […]

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The Mountain Between Us

2017 Chernin Entertainment/Fox2000 Pictures/20th Century Fox Directed by Hany Abu-Assad Produced by Peter Chernin/Dylan Clark/David Ready/Jenno Topping Screenplay by Chris Weitz/J. Mills Goodloe Based on the novel “The Mountain Between Us” by Charles Martin Why is that Idris Elba makes a movie with Taraji P. Henson and he spends the entire running time of that […]

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American Made

2017 Universal Pictures/Cross Creek Pictures/Imagine Entertainment/Quadrant Pictures/Vendian Entertainment/Kylin Pictures Directed by Doug Liman Produced by Brian Grazer/Brian Oliver/Tyler Thompson/Doug Davison/Kim Roth Written by Gary Spinelli Having pretty much devoted himself to action movies for the last decade or so it’s easy to forget that Tom Cruise was once regarded as one hell of a dramatic […]

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