London Has Fallen

2016 Millennium Films/Focus Features/Gramercy Pictures Directed by Babak Najafi Produced by Gerard Butler/Mark Gill/Matt O’Toole/Alan Siegel Screenplay by Christian Gudegast/Creighton Rothenberger/Katrin Benedikt/Chad St. John Story by Creighton Rothenberger/Katrin Benedikt Based on characters created by Creighton Rothenberger/Katrin Benedikt We’re all busy people here so I’m going to cut right to the chase: there is absolutely no […]

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Lucy

2014 Universal Pictures Written and Directed by Luc Besson Produced by Virginie Silla I know quite a few people who have said that they’re not going to go see LUCY because it’s “scientifically inaccurate.” You see, the plot of the movie hinges upon the long held belief that human beings only use 10% of their […]

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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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Last Vegas

2013 Good Universe/CBS Films Directed by Jon Turteltaub Produced by Laurence Mark and Nathan Kahane Written by Dan Fogelman If you saw the trailer for LAST VEGAS you probably thought like me: that it would be a raunchy, senior citizen version of “The Hangover.” I imagined that Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin […]

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Now You See Me

2013 K/O Paper Products/Summit Entertainment Directed by Louis Letettier Produced by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman & Bobby Cohen Screenplay by Ed Solomon and Boaz Yakin Writing a review of a movie like NOW YOU SEE ME is a tricky proposition. It’s a movie about magic and illusion and like a well done illusion, it spoils the […]

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Oblivion

2013 Universal Pictures Directed by Joseph Kosinski Produced by David Fincher, Peter Chernin and Ryan Kavanaugh Screenplay by William Monahan, Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt Based on “Oblivion” by Joseph Kosinski and Arvid Nelson I get what OBLIVION is trying to do. Or at least I think I get what it’s trying to do. Watching […]

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Olympus Has Fallen

2013 Millennium Films Directed by Antoine Fuqua Produced by Gerard Butler, Alan Siegel and Mark Gill Written by Creighton Rothenberger Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is the agent of charge of the Secret Service’s Presidential Detail. And as such he enjoys an usually intimate relationship with The First Family. He calls President Asher (Aaron Eckhart) by […]

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