The Spanish Prisoner

1997                            Sweetland Films Directed And Written by David Mamet Produced by Jean Doumanian I like the work of David Mamet a lot.   He’s a writer who knows how to write extraordinarily good dialog and no two characters in any of his works sound the same.  His movies are enjoyable just to listen to, not to […]

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Pennies From Heaven

1981 MGM Directed by Herbert Ross Produced by Herbert Ross & Nora Kaye Screenplay by Dennis Potter based on the BBC miniseries In 1979 Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters teamed up for what is one of The Ten Funniest Movies I’ve Ever Seen: “The Jerk”  It’s a movie that like “Blazing Saddles” “Porky’s” “Young Frankenstein” […]

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Bringing Down The House

2003 Touchstone Pictures Directed by Adam Shankman Produced by Ashok Amritraj Written by Jason Filardi Right off the bat I guess I should tell you my first impression after the first ten minutes of my watching BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: it’s a pilot for a sitcom.  And Patricia agreed with me 100%.  But you know […]

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