Sunset

1988 TriStar Pictures Directed by Blake Edwards Produced by Tony Adams Screenplay by Blake Edwards Story by Rod Amateau Some movies I can just never figure out why they become major hits at the box office while a movie like SUNSET goes virtually ignored. It’s a movie that deserves more of an audience than it’s […]

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King Kong (2005)

2005 Universal Pictures Produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson Directed by Peter Jackson Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson Based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace Friends of mine will often ask me how I feel about remakes of movies.  They’re actually surprised […]

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Silverado

1985 Columbia Pictures Directed by Lawrence Kasdan Produced by Lawrence and Mark Kasdan Written by Lawrence and Mark Kasdan I absolutely love Westerns. Much as I love most genres of movies, if you gave me a choice between say, a Science Fiction and a Western or a 1940’s Murder Mystery and a Western or a […]

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National Treasure

2004 Walt Disney Pictures Directed by Jon Turtletaub Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Written by Jim Kouf, Oren Aviv & Charles Segar (story) Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley (screenplay) I had heard a lot about NATIONAL TREASURE before I saw it. Friends of mine told me to see it because it reminded them of […]

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Shock Corridor

1963 Allied Artists Written, Directed and Produced by Samuel Fuller Samuel Fuller is one of my heroes.  A man of staggering talent as a novelist, screenwriter and director, his films are among my favorite because they’re flat out pulp.  Sometimes lurid pulp, sure.  But isn’t that the best kind?  I like Mr. Fuller’s movies a […]

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