497 Movies You Oughta See

  Before we get to the actual list I pray you to indulge me for a bit as I give you the backstory behind 497 Movies You Oughta See. Ever since I started writing movie reviews and people were good enough to read and enjoy them they’ve been asking me a question: “I would love […]

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Death Wish

1974 Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures Directed by Michael Winner Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Bobby Roberts Screenplay by Wendell Mayes Based on the novel “Death Wish” by Brian Garfield Considering how ridiculous and downright cartoonish the later movies in the series were, I can easily see how a recommendation of DEATH WISH would bring snickers […]

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The Killer Elite

1975 United Artists Directed by Sam Peckinpah Produced by Martin Baum Screenplay by Marc Norman and Stirling Silliphant Based on the novel “Monkey In The Middle” by Robert Rostand THE KILLER ELITE is most definitely a lesser Peckinpah entertainment. But lesser Sam Peckinpah is still better than most other directors on their best days. It […]

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The Keep

1983 Paramount Pictures Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann based on “The Keep” by F. Paul Wilson Produced by Howard W. Koch Say the name Michael Mann to any reasonably informed movie fan and they’ll most likely rattle off the titles of movies such as “Thief” “Manhunter” “Heat” “Public Enemies.” He’s built up a solid […]

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The Legend Of Hell House

1973 Academy Pictures Corproration/20th Century Fox Directed by John Hough Produced by Albert Fennell Written by Richard Matheson based on his novel “Hell House” Plain and simple, there are the two things upon which the success and effectiveness of a haunted house story depends on. One: there has to be a compelling and believable reason […]

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Blackthorn

2011 Magnolia Pictures/Universal Pictures Directed by Mateo Gil Written by Miguel Barros Produced by Andres Santana and Paolo Agazzi Every Western fan worth a plug nickel knows the classic ending to the legendary 1969 “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.” Wounded, vastly outnumbered and running low on ammo, Butch and Sundance charge dozens of Bolivian […]

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Code of Silence

1985 Orion Pictures Directed by Andrew Davis Produced by Raymond Wagner Written by Michael Butler, Dennis Shryack and Mike Gray Today Chuck Norris is best known as the star of the CBS television series “Walker, Texas Ranger” which ran from 1993 to 2001 and the subject of the Internet phenomenon known as “Chuck Norris Facts.” […]

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