Revenge: A Love Story

2014 Global View Productions Written and Directed by Thor Moreno Produced by Annette Duffy, Chris McAninch and Shawn McAninch One of the fun things about reviewing movies is that every so often I’ll get a knock on my Internet door from a filmmaker who invites me to look at their work and maybe, if I […]

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The Family

2013 EuropaCorp/Relativity Media Directed by Luc Besson Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese Produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Virginie Silla and Tucker Tooley Written by Tonino Benacquista based on his novel “Malavita” If you’ve seen the trailer for THE FAMILY then perhaps like me, you were expecting a mob/crime comedy with plenty of laughs and inside jokes at […]

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Mafia

2011 Levine Pictures/Jamie Kennedy Entertainment Directed and Written by Ryan Combs Produced by Phillip Glasser and Brian Hartman When I first heard about this movie my interest was immediately piqued. A urban crime thriller set in the 1970’s starring Ving Rhames, Pam Grier and Robert Patrick? Why had I not heard about this movie before […]

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Alex Cross

2012 James Patterson Entertainment/Summit Entertainment Directed by Rob Cohen Produced by James Patterson and Leopoldo Gout Screenplay by Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson Based on the novel “Cross” by James Patterson Depending on who you talk to, get ready to either get kissed on the lips or kicked in the ass when you bring up […]

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American Gangster

2007 Universal Pictures Directed by Ridley Scott Produced by Brain Grazer and Ridley Scott Screenplay by Steve Zaillian Based on the article “The Return of Superfly” by Mark Jacobson This isn’t the first time that Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe have squared off against each other in a movie.  Anybody remember the 1995 sci-fi thriller […]

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Miami Blues

1989 Orion Pictures Directed and Written by George Armitage Produced by Fred Ward and Jonathan Demme Based on the novel “Miami Blues” by Charles Willeford   You ever watch a movie then see it years later and it in no way resembles the movie you saw years ago?  I had that feeling while watching MIAMI […]

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Assassination Tango

2002 United Artists/American Zoetrope Written and Directed by Robert Duvall Produced by Robert Duvall and Rob Carliner It’s kinda difficult to categorize exactly what ASSASSINATION TANGO is all about.  It’s got Old Time Tough gangsters, hit men and political intrigue.  It’s also got beautiful women and handsome men in Buenos Aires dancing the tango.  A […]

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