The Family

2013 EuropaCorp/Relativity Media Directed by Luc Besson Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese Produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Virginie Silla and Tucker Tooley Written by Tonino Benacquista based on his novel “Malavita” If you’ve seen the trailer for THE FAMILY then perhaps like me, you were expecting a mob/crime comedy with plenty of laughs and inside jokes at […]

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Hope Springs

2012 Columbia Pictures Directed by David Frankel Produced by Todd Black and Guymon Casady Written by Vanessa Taylor I’m highly reluctant to describe HOPE SPRINGS as a “romantic comedy” because it’s nowhere near as brain dead as 90% of the movies in that genre. HOPE SPRINGS is too smart for that. I suppose the best […]

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Captain America

2011 Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures Directed by Joe Johnston Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Based on “Captain America” created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby Before we get into the review, please indulge me for a minute…hit it: I had hopes that when Jon Favreau snuck in the 1960’s Iron […]

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