Conan The Barbarian (2011)

2011 Nu Image Films/ Millenium Films/Paradox Entertainment Directed by Marcus Nispel Produced by Avi Lerner and Boaz Davidson Written by Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood Based on the character created by Robert E. Howard I had high hopes for this reboot/re-imagining of Robert E. Howard’s magnificent creation in the first five minutes […]

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Conan The Barbarian (1982)

1982 Universal Pictures Directed by John Milius Produced by Buzz Feitshans and Raffaella De Laurentiis Written by John Milius and Oliver Stone Based on the character/stories created and written by Robert E. Howard I knew that director John Milius and his screenplay co-writer Oliver Stone got the character of Conan five minutes into the movie.  […]

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Batman: Year One

2011 Warner Bros. Animation/DC Entertainment Directed by Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery Produced by Alan Burnett and Lauren Montgomery Screenplay by Tab Murphy Based on “Batman: Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli While Marvel Comics is consistently hitting home runs with their film adaptations of their classic superhero characters, DC Comics is a […]

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Jenny Ringo And The Monkey’s Paw

2011 A Chris Regan Production Written and Directed by Chris Regan Produced by Andrea Regan You do this reviewing thing long enough and eventually people will start assuming that you know what you’re talking about.  For better or worse.  Occasionally you may even get people who have made films on their own asking you to […]

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Clash of The Titans (1981)

1981 MGM Directed by Desmond Davis Written by Beverley Cross Produced by Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer Back in the 1960’s and 70’s us movie lovers didn’t have the CGI laden epic  motion pictures that you see nearly every week opening in the local cineplexes nowadays.  In fact, back then the success of a […]

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Immortals

2011 Universal Pictures Directed by Tarsem Singh Produced by Mark Canton and Ryan Kavanaugh Written by Vlas Parlapanides and Charley Parlapanides When I first saw “The Cell” way back in 2000 I knew right there and then that Tarsem Singh was a director I’d be watching.  When so many directors are content to offer us […]

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Jesus Christ Superstar

1973 Universal Studios Directed by Norman Jewison Produced by Robert Stigwood Screenplay by Melvyn Bragg Based on the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice The movie begins with a bus driving across a huge, vast desert.  It stops and a large group of men and women get out.  They […]

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