King Kong (2005)

2005 Universal Pictures Produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson Directed by Peter Jackson Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson Based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace Friends of mine will often ask me how I feel about remakes of movies.  They’re actually surprised […]

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Mad Monster Party

1967 Embassy Pictures Directed by Jules Bass Produced by Joseph E. Levine Written by Harvey Kurtzman and Len Koroban Growing up in Brooklyn during the 70’s we didn’t have all the platforms available that we have now to watch movies whenever we want.  The concept of a DVR or Blu-Ray player/disc was considered science fiction […]

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Saw

2004 Twisted Pictures Produced by Mark Burg, Gregg Hoffman and Oren Koules Directed by James Wan Screenplay by Leigh Whannell Based on a story by James Wan and Leigh Whannell Before we get into the review of SAW I guess I should explain my feelings on horror movies so here it is put as bluntly […]

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Lost Highway

1997 October Films Produced by Deepak Nayar, Tom Sternberg and Mary Sweeney Directed by David Lynch Written by David Lynch and Barry Gifford The word genius is thrown around far too often for my taste but in the case of David Lynch I would say it’s used in a legitimate fashion.  If David Lynch had […]

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Jaws

1975 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb Music by John Williams I headed into the den with a 3 liter of Coca-Cola, a bag of potato chips the size of a Dickensian urchin and a carton of Reese’s Peanut Butter […]

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The Fifth Element

Columbia Pictures 1997 Directed and Written by Luc Besson Produced by Patrice Ledoux Is there any doubt that whenever a list of the coolest guys on the planet is compiled, Bruce Willis is somewhere on it?  Right from when he made his big splash on the TV series ‘Moonlighting’ and then hit box office gold […]

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Robocop

1987 Orion Pictures Directed by Paul Verhoeven Produced by Arne Schmidt Written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner Even if Peter Weller and Paul Verhoeven had never made any movies after they made ROBOCOP they would be assured of a place in Movie Heaven solely on the strength of this one movie alone.  Peter Weller […]

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