Fire With Fire

Directed by Duncan Gibbins Produced by Gary Nardino Screenplay by Ben Pillips/Warren Skaaren/Paul Boorstin/Sharon Boorstin People often ask me about my process for writing movie reviews and I beg you indulgence for a few minutes while I outline said process. I assure you that I’ll tie it into this review. If I see a movie […]

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ABBA:The Movie

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom Produced by Stig Anderson/Reg Grundy Written by Lasse Hallstrom/Robert Caswell Music by Stig Anderson/Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus All I got to say is Thank Odin for Turner Classic Movies and their Underground program. For those of who who don’t get TCM via or cable/satellite provider I heartily recommend that you pony up […]

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Star Trek Beyond

2016 Paramount Pictures/Skydance Media/Alibaba Pictures/Bad Robot Productions Directed by Justin Lin Produced by J.J. Abrams/Roberto Orci Written by Simon Pegg/Doug Jung Based on “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry They say that the third time’s the charm and in the case of STAR TREK BEYOND I’d have to say that’s a fact. Not that the first […]

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Sleepaway Camp

1983 American Eagle Films Directed and Written by Robert Hiltzik Produced by Jerry Silva/Michele Tatosian In a decade dominated by the slasher genre of horror movies, SLEEPAWAY CAMP managed to stand out back in the 1980s and still is being talked about today. Chances are that if you’ve seen it, you might not remember anything […]

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Nightbeast

1982 Troma Entertainment Written and Directed by Don Dohler I know that it must get annoying for younger movie fans to listen to us old geezers go on and on and on about the movies of the 1980s. To hear us tell it, the 1980s was a magical, inspired decade of brilliant filmmaking that we’ll […]

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Ghostbusters II

1989 Columbia Pictures Directed and Produced by Ivan Reitman Written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd Based on characters created by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis “On Our Own” written by L.A. Reid/Babyface/Daryl Simmons and performed by Bobby Brown It’s five years after the events of “Ghostbusters” and they haven’t been entirely good years for […]

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Ghostbusters (1984)

1984 Columbia Pictures Directed and Produced by Ivan Reitman Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Music by Elmer Bernstein “Ghostbusters” written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr. Parapsychologist Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) is conducting important ESP research at Columbia University (which involves tricking one of his students into believing she has psychic powers […]

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