Battle: Los Angeles

2011 Columbia Pictures Directed by Jonathan Liebesman Produced by Jeffrey Chernov and Neal H. Moritz Written by Christopher Bertolini Much of the creative entertainments we enjoy are done according to formula, agreed?  Why is such practiced, especially in movies?  Because there are certain movie formulas that are guaranteed to work no matter if the movie […]

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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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Pontypool

2009 Maple Pictures Directed by Bruce McDonald Produced by Jeffrey Coghlan and Ambrose Roche Written by Tony Burgess adapted from his novel Pontypool Changes Everything Here’s a movie I always recommend for Halloween but is put together so well and is such an original twist on a genre that badly needs a twist that there’s […]

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2009 20th Century Fox/Lightstorm Entertainment Written and Directed by James Cameron Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau I have to be honest and confess that I’m biased when it comes to James Cameron because he hasn’t yet made a movie I haven’t liked.  Which compared to a lot of other filmmakers isn’t a lot.  […]

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Quigley Down Under

MGM 1990 Directed by Simon Wincer Produced by Stanley O’Toole and Alexandra Rose Written by John Hill Original Music by Basil Poledouris I think it’s really a damn shame that Tom Selleck never became as big a movie star as I think he solidly deserved to be. He got jerked out of playing Indiana Jones […]

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Angel Heart

1987 Carolco Entertainment/TriStar Directed by Alan Parker Produced by Andrew Vajna and Mario Kassar Screenplay by Alan Parker Based on the novel “Falling Angel” by William Hjortsberg Now here’s a movie that got into my head the very first time I saw it and squirmed around in there for a few days and made a […]

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

1985 Orion Pictures Directed by Guy Hamilton Produced by Larry Spiegel and Dick Clark Screenplay by Christopher Wood Based on “The Destroyer” created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir In the 1970’s there was a tremendous revival of pulp adventure heroes of the 1930’s and 1940’s.  And as a result the paperback racks in bookstores […]

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