The Circle

2017 Image Nation Abu Dhabi/Playtone/Europa Corp/STX Entertainment Directed by James Ponsoldt Produced by Anthony Bregman/Gary Goetzman/Tom Hanks/James Ponsoldt Screenplay by James Ponsoldt/Dave Eggers Based on “The Circle” by Dave Eggers You know what THE CIRCLE could have used? Paddy Chayefsky. See, he understood satire. As anybody who has seen “Network” and “The Hospital” can attest […]

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Sleight

2017 Diablo Entertainment/WWE Studios/BH Tilt/High Top Releasing/Universal Pictures Directed by J.D. Dillard Produced by Eric B. Fleischman/ Sean Tabibian/Alex Theurer Written by J.D. Dillard/Alex Theurer Remember the first time you saw “Unbreakable”? Remember that “oh, shit” moment when you thought you were watching one type of movie and suddenly realized you were watching a Superhero […]

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The Fate of The Furious

2017 Universal Pictures Directed by F. Gary Gray Produced by Neal H. Moritz/Vin Diesel/Michael Fottrell/Chris Morgan Written by Chris Morgan Based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson If way back in 2001 when the first movie in the franchise “The Fast and The Furious” hit the theaters you had told me that movie would […]

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Silver Streak

1976 20th Century Fox Directed by Arthur Hiller Produced by Thomas L. Miller/Edward K. Milkis Written by Colin Higgins Music by Henry Mancini For most people “The” Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder Movie is “Stir Crazy.” But lemme ask you this: outside of the “Dat’s right, we bad, we bad” scene, how much of the movie’s plot […]

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Hudson Hawk

1991 Silver Pictures/Tri-Star Pictures Directed by Michael Lehmann Produced by Joel Silver Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza/Daniel Walters Story by Bruce Willis/Robert Kraft There are those that will insist that HUDSON HAWK is a failure, a flop and a misguided project doomed from the outset to failure. I strongly disagree. It is a movie […]

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Forbidden World

1982 New World Pictures Directed by Alan Holzman Produced by Roger Corman Written by Tim Curnen/R.J. Robertson/Jim Wynorski I watched FORBIDDEN WORLD on the heels of watching another “Alien” knock-off: “Life.” Despite is having been made 30 years ago, I’d have to say that FORBIDDEN WORLD is the better movie in terms of sheer entertainment. […]

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