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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The Legend of Tarzan

2016 Village Roadshow Pictures/RatPac Entertainment/Warner Bros. Pictures Directed by David Yates Produced by Jerry Wentraub/David Barron/Mike Richardson Written by Adam Cozad/Craig Brewer Based on the character “Tarzan” created by Edgar Rice Burroughs Before I get into the review of THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, a bit of personal history. Some of you have heard this story […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

2015 Marv Films/Cloudy Productions/20th Century Fox Directed by Matthew Vaughn Produced by Adam Bohling/David Reid/Matthew Vaughn Screenplay by Jane Goldman/Matthew Vaughn Based on “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons People will often email me or in a phone/Skype conversation or even face-to-face ask me: how  do I write my movie reviews? Do […]

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2014 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo Produced by Kevin Feige Written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Based on “Captain America” created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby I think that the thing I take away from seeing CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER besides my admiration for the excellent acting […]

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Jackie Brown

1997 Miramax Films Directed by Quentin Tarantino Executive Produced by Elmore Leonard, Bob Weinstein & Harvey Weinstein Produced by Lawrence Bender Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino based on the novel “Rum Punch” by Elmore Leonard My love affair with Pamela Michelle Byrd Grier began way back in 1974 when I saw “The Arena.” Never before in […]

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The Avengers

2012 Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures Directed by Joss Whedon Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Zak Penn, Joss Whedon Based on the Marvel comic book “The Avengers” created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby My love affair with THE AVENGERS goes back to 1968.  That’s when I bought Avengers Annual #2 which featured Captain America […]

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Iron Man 2

2010 Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios Directed by Jon Favreau Produced by Kevin Feige and Susan Downey Written by Justin Theroux Based on “Iron Man” created by Stan Lee, Larry Leiber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby and published by Marvel Comics. I think the success of the first “Iron Man” and IRON MAN 2 has to be […]

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