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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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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Lion

2016 See-Saw Films/Screen Australia/Aquarius Films/Screen Australia/Sunstar Entertainment/Narrative Capital/The Weinstein Company Directed by Garth Davis Produced by Iain Canning/Angie Fielder/Emile Sherman Screenplay by Luke Davies Based on “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose There are a number of movies that I’m glad I saw mainly because of the sheer emotional wallop they […]

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Hidden Figures

2016 Fox 2000 Pictures/Chernin Entertainment/TSG Entertainment/20th Century Fox Directed by Theodore Melfi Produced by Donna Gigliotto/Peter Chernin/Pharrell Williams/Jenno Topping/Theodore Melfi Screenplay by Alison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi Based on “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly There are two stories of heroism running side-by-side in HIDDEN FIGURES. There’s the one we all know because it’s been so documented, […]

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