Bringing Down The House

2003 Touchstone Pictures Directed by Adam Shankman Produced by Ashok Amritraj Written by Jason Filardi Right off the bat I guess I should tell you my first impression after the first ten minutes of my watching BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: it’s a pilot for a sitcom.  And Patricia agreed with me 100%.  But you know […]

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Sucker Punch

2011 Warner Bros. Directed by Zack Snyder Produced by Deborah Snyder Screenplay by Zack Snyder and Steve Shibuya Based on a story by Zack Snyder Zack Snyder has provided me with two of my favorite movie watching experiences of recent years.  “300” which I fell so in love with the first time I saw it, […]

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Broadway Danny Rose

1984 Orion Pictures Written and Directed by Woody Allen Produced by Robert Greenhut BROADWAY DANNY ROSE starts off with one of the best opening sequences I’ve ever seen in a movie.  A gang of old school, Borscht Belt comedians (real life comedians such as Sandy Baron and Jackie Gayle playing themselves) are hanging out at […]

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Barton Fink

1991 20th Century Fox Directed by Joel Coen Written by Ethan and Joel Coen Produced by Ethan Coen Joel and Ethan Coen are quite simply masters at what they do; which is making entertaining movies that have a lot more going on than you see the first time. They’ve made some of my favorite films […]

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Full Metal Jacket

1987 Warner Bros. Directed by Stanley Kubrick Written by Gustav Hasford and Michael Herr Based on the novel “The Short Timers” Occasionally the subject of Vietnam war movies will come up when I’m having one of my well known heated discussions about movies with friends and family. Everybody will start slinging around their candidate for […]

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Limitless

2011 Relativity Media Directed by Neil Burger Produced by Leslie Dixon and Ryan Kavanaugh Screenplay by Leslie Dixon Based on the novel “The Dark Fields” by Alan Glynn LIMITLESS is the latest entry in what I call Genie Movies.  You know how this goes: Our Hero finds a bottle containing a genie.  He opens it […]

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