Freebie and The Bean

1974 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Richard Rush Written by Robert Kaufman/Floyd Mutrux You ask most people what’s a Buddy Cop Movie and I’m willing to bet you next month’s rent they’ll say; “Lethal Weapon.” And actually I got no problem with that. The “Lethal Weapon” series is without a doubt The Gold Standard […]

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The Fate of The Furious

2017 Universal Pictures Directed by F. Gary Gray Produced by Neal H. Moritz/Vin Diesel/Michael Fottrell/Chris Morgan Written by Chris Morgan Based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson If way back in 2001 when the first movie in the franchise “The Fast and The Furious” hit the theaters you had told me that movie would […]

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Silver Streak

1976 20th Century Fox Directed by Arthur Hiller Produced by Thomas L. Miller/Edward K. Milkis Written by Colin Higgins Music by Henry Mancini For most people “The” Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder Movie is “Stir Crazy.” But lemme ask you this: outside of the “Dat’s right, we bad, we bad” scene, how much of the movie’s plot […]

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Hudson Hawk

1991 Silver Pictures/Tri-Star Pictures Directed by Michael Lehmann Produced by Joel Silver Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza/Daniel Walters Story by Bruce Willis/Robert Kraft There are those that will insist that HUDSON HAWK is a failure, a flop and a misguided project doomed from the outset to failure. I strongly disagree. It is a movie […]

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Kong: Skull Island

2017 Legendary Pictures/Tencent Pictures/Warner Bros. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Produced by Thomas Tull/Jon Jashni/Mary Parent/Alex Garcia Screenplay by Dan Gilroy/Max Borenstein/Derek Connolly Story by John Gatins Based on “King Kong” by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace I’ll say this for KONG: SKULL ISLAND: It wastes no time in getting down to business. The movie […]

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Foxy Brown

1974 American International Pictures Written and Directed by Jack Hill Produced by Buzz Feitshans Costumes for Pam Grier Created and Designed by Ruthie West Music Composed, Conducted, Arranged and Produced by Willie Hutch FOXY BROWN wasn’t the first Pam Grier movie I saw. That would be “The Arena” released that same year. It actually was […]

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Suicide Squad

2017 DC Entertainment/Warner Bros./RatPac-Dune Entertainment/Atlas Entertainment Written and Directed by David Ayer Produced by Charles Roven/Richard Suckle Based on characters from DC Comics Ask me what my favorite comic book of the 1980s was and there’s a better than 90% chance I’ll say “Suicide Squad.” As envisioned by writer John Ostrander, the best and simplest […]

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