Run All Night

    2015 Vertigo Entertainment/Energy Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra Produced by Roy Lee/ Michael Tadross/ Brooklyn Weaver Written by Brad Ingelsby Sunday rolls around and as usual I check out the results of Biff Bam Pop!’s box office predictions. On Friday they predict the box office numbers for whatever movies are opening […]

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Taken 3

2014 20th Century Fox/EuropaCorp Distribution Directed by Olivier Megaton Produced by Luc Besson Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen TAKEN 3 is a perfect example of why I turn my hearing off when I hear whining about spoilers. If you’ve seen the trailers for it (and don’t you dare say that you haven’t) […]

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

2014 Universal Pictures Directed and Written For The Screen by Scott Frank Produced by Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Tobin Armbrust and Brian Oliver Based on the novel “A Walk Among The Tombstones” by Lawrence Block I was about an hour into A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES when it occurred to me that I […]

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A Million Ways To Die In The West

2014 Universal Pictures Directed by Seth MacFarlane Produced by Seth MacFarlane, Scott Stuber and Jason Clark Written by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild I’ll give Seth MacFarlane credit for his ambition in making a western comedy. Mel Brooks pretty much had the last word in that genre with his side-splitting “Blazing Saddles” a […]

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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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Taken 2

2012 EuropaCorp/Canal+ Directed by Olivier Megaton Produced by Luc Besson Written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen It would be difficult for TAKEN 2 to top 2008’s “Taken” and I think it’s a smart move on the part of all concerned that they don’t even try. Let’s take the “Die Hard” movies for an […]

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