Batman (1966)

1966 20th Century Fox Directed by Leslie Martinson Written by Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Based on BATMAN created by Bob Kane Most moviegoers today are mostly familiar with the Tim Burton film version of Batman in which The Caped Crusader was re-invented as the grim and somber guardian of a Gotham City that looked as if […]

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The Whole Wide World

1996 Cineville, Inc./Sony Pictures Directed by Dan Ireland Screenplay by Michael Scott Myers Based on “One Who Walked Alone” by Novalyne Price Ellis Here’s a romance movie that I think is wonderful for a couple to watch but it’s not exactly the first movie that would come to mind when you and your sweetie hit […]

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Westward The Women

1951 MGM Directed by William Wellman Produced by Dore Schary Written by Charles Schneer Based on a story by Frank Capra Here’s a movie that even fans of movies in general and westerns in particular have told me they’ve never seen or heard of when I mention it and I can well understand why.  WESTWARD […]

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Knight And Day

2010 20th Century Fox Directed by James Mangold Produced by Kathy Conrad and Steve Pink Written by Patrick O’Neill Is America’s great love affair with Tom Cruise over?  If you look at the numbers then you might be inclined to say ‘yes’.  KNIGHT AND DAY took in nowhere near as much as a Tom Cruise […]

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The Wrath of God

1972 MGM Produced by William S. Gilmore Directed by Ralph Nelson Screenplay by Ralph Nelson and James Graham Based on a novel by James Graham Back in the 60’s and 70’s there was a sub-genre of the western that had these elements: a group of American outlaws/mercenaries/rogues would find themselves in Mexico or South America […]

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Mr. Majestyk

1974 MGM/United Artists Produced by Walter Mirisch Directed by Richard Fleischer Written by Elmore Leonard I don’t think anybody will be surprised when I say that Charles Bronson is one of my favorite actors of the group that I call “Old Time Tough”.  I’m talking about guys like Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine, Jim […]

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