Heavy Metal

1981 Columbia Pictures Directed by Gerald Potterton Produced by Ivan Reitman Screenplay by Daniel Goldberg/Len Blum Based on original art and stories by: Richard Corben Angus McKie Dan O’Bannon Thomas Warkentin Bernie Wrightson Music by Elmer Bernstein Strictly for those of you weren’t around in the 1970’s here’s the thumbnail history of “Heavy Metal”, the […]

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Doctor Strange

2017 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Scott Derrickson Produced by Kevin Feige Written by Jon Spaihts/Scott Derrickson/C, Robert Cargill Based on “Doctor Strange” by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Fourteen movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and for me the question is not if/when Marvel Studios will make a bad movie. It’s if they […]

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Ghostbusters (2016)

2016 Sony Pictures/LStar Capital/Village Roadshow Pictures/The Montecito Picture Company/Columbia Pictures Directed by Paul Feig Produced by Ivan Reitman/Amy Pascal Written by Katie Dippold/Paul Feig Based on the 1984 motion picture “Ghostbusters” Directed by Ivan Reitman and Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis Particle Physicist Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) once completely believed in the […]

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The Jungle Book

2016 Walt Disney Pictures Directed by Jon Favreau Produced by Jon Favreau and Brigham Taylor Screenplay by Justin Marks Based on “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling I am honestly not a fan of 3D at all. I consider it a novelty, a gimmick. Most of the time it’s distracting me from what I really […]

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The LEGO Movie

2014 Warner Animation Group/Village Roadshow Pictures Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller Produced by Dan Lin and Roy Lee Screenplay by Phil Lord and Chris Miller Story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Chris Miller Based on Lego Construction Toys The only people I can see having a problem with THE LEGO […]

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Excalibur

1981 Orion Pictures/Warner Bros. Produced and Directed by John Boorman Screenplay by John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg Based on “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Malory The 1980’s was a rich and fertile time for heroic fantasy/sword and sorcery films. The original “Clash of The Titans” “Dragonslayer” “Conan The Barbarian” “Conan The Destroyer” “The Sword and […]

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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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