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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Forbidden World

1982 New World Pictures Directed by Alan Holzman Produced by Roger Corman Written by Tim Curnen/R.J. Robertson/Jim Wynorski I watched FORBIDDEN WORLD on the heels of watching another “Alien” knock-off: “Life.” Despite is having been made 30 years ago, I’d have to say that FORBIDDEN WORLD is the better movie in terms of sheer entertainment. […]

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Life

2017 Columbia Pictures/Skydance Media Directed by Daniel Espinosa Produced by David Ellison/Dana Goldberg/Bonnie/Julie Lynn Written by Rhett Reese/Paul Wernick See, it’s a good thing that I let a couple of hours pass by between my seeing a movie and writing a review. Because if I had written a review of LIFE right after coming out […]

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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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Get Out

2017 Blumhouse Productions/QC Entertainment/Universal Pictures Directed and Written by Jordan Peele Produced by Jason Blum/Edward H. Hamm, Jr./Sean McKittrick/Jordan Peele Years and years ago I was having a discussion with a Caucasian friend of mine. Over copious amounts of alcoholic beverages we discussed movies and he suddenly popped up with a question that had been […]

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Vice Squad

1982 Embassy Pictures Directed by Gary Sherman Produced by Frank Capra, Jr./Brian Frankish/Frank Hildebrand/Sandy Howard/Robert Rehme Written by Sandy Howard/Robert Vincent O’Neill/Kenneth Peters/Gary Sherman Let’s be upfront about one thing right at the start of this review: there’s not a single thing original about the plot of VICE SQUAD. I’m willing to bet you that […]

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