Watchmen

2009 Warner Bros & Paramount Pictures Directed by Zack Snyder Produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin and Deborah Snyder Screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse Based on the comic book limited series and graphic novel created by Alan Moore (writer) and Dave Gibbons (artist) If you were reading comic books back in 1986 then […]

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The Night Of The Hunter

1955 MGM/UA Produced by Paul Gregory Directed by Charles Laughton Screenplay by James Agee and Charles Laughton (uncredited) Based on the novel by David Grubb My disdain for most so-called horror movies is by now well known. I can sit through most horror movies and never flinch or blink. The first time I saw “The […]

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Cursed

2005 Dimension Films Directed by Wes Craven Produced and Written by Kevin Williamson This is the shortest review I’ve ever written. Sit up straight and pay attention. I had always believed that “The Blue Lagoon” was the worst movie I’ve ever seen in my life. Then I saw CURSED. If you see stacks of CURSED […]

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In A Lonely Place

1950 Columbia Pictures Directed by Nicholas Ray Produced by Robert Lord Screenplay by Andrew Solt Based on the novel by Dorothy B. Hughes Let’s face it; it’s not easy to make movies about writers. At the end of the day a writer’s job is to sit down at a desk for hours and hours and…well, […]

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The Phantom

1996 Paramount Pictures Produced by Robert Evans and Alan Ladd, Jr. Directed by Simon Wincer Written by Jeffrey Boam Based on “The Phantom” created by Lee Falk I have absolutely no idea why some movies become major hits and others fail miserably. Especially movies such as THE PHANTOM which ranks right up there with “Superman: […]

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Mister Buddwing

 1966 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Delbert Mann Produced by Delbert Mann and Douglas Lawrence Screenplay by Dale Wasserman Based on the novel “Buddwing” by Evan Hunter James Garner was one of the most liked, best respected and just plain real people working in Hollywood in his day.  I feel like he’s a friend since I remember […]

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