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‘Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within’ (2010): Review

Directed by: Jose Padilha || Produced by: Marcos Prado Screenplay by: Jose Padilha, Braulio Mantovani || Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz, Andre Mattos, Maria Ribeiro Music by: Pedro Bromfman || Cinematography by: Lula Carvalho || Edited by: Daniel Rezende || Country: Brazil || Language: Portuguese Running Time: 116 minutes Readers may … Continue reading

‘Stalingrad’ (2013): Review

Directed by: Fedor Bondarchuk || Produced by: Alexander Rodnyanksy, Dmitriy Rudovskiy, Sergey Melkumov, Natalia Gorina, Steve Schlair Screenplay by: Illya Tilkin, Sergey  Snezhkin || Starring: Petr Fedorov, Maria Smolnikova, Dmitriy Lysenkov, Aleksey Barabash, Andrey Smolyakov, Yanina Studilina, Vladmir Kurlovich, Thomas Kretschmann, Heiner Lauterbach Music by: Angelo Badalamenti || Cinematography by:  Makism Osadchiy || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Only God Forgives’ (2013): Review

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn || Produced by: Lene Borglum Screenplay by: Nicolas Winding Refn || Starring: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Ratha Phongam, Gordon Brown Tom Burke, Bryon Gibson Music by: Cliff Martinez || Cinematography by: Larry Smith || Edited by: Matthew Newman || Country: Denmark, France || Language: English, Thai Running … Continue reading

‘He Got Game’ (1998): Review

Directed by: Spike Lee || Produced by: Jon Kilik, Spike Lee Screenplay by: Spike Lee || Starring: Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson, Jim Brown, Bill Nunn, Zelda Harris, Milla Jovovich, Hill Harper, Joseph Lyle Taylor Music by: Public Enemy || Cinematography by: Malik Hassan Sayeed || Edited by: Barry  Alexander Brown || Country: United … Continue reading

‘Rambo’ (2008): Review

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson Screenplay by: Art Monterastelli, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Rey Gallegos, Tim Kang, Jake La Botz, Maung Maung Khin, Ken Howard Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Glen MacPherson || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘The Expendables’ (2010): Review

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone || Produced by: Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, John Thompson Screenplay by: David Callaham, Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itie, Gary Daniels, Charisma Carpenter, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke Music by: Brian Tyler || Cinematography: Jeffrey L. … Continue reading

‘Chappie’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Neill Blomkamp || Produced by: Simon Kinberg Screenplay by: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell || Starring: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Watkin Tudor Jones, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman Music by: Hans Zimmer || Cinematography by: Trent Opaloch || Edited by: Julian Clarke || Country: United States || Language: English Running … Continue reading

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ (2015): Review

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn || Produced by: Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn Screenplay by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn || Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Mark Hamill Music by: Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson || Cinematography by: George Richmond || Edited by: Eddie Hamilton, Jon … Continue reading

Top 5 Working Hip Hop Artists (circa 2015)

Many music fans lament the supposedly abhorrent state of modern music, as if the 2000-2010’s pop music environment is suddenly much worse than decades’ past, as if they’re insinuating that mainstream pop music being bad is for some reason a modern phenomenon. Don’t get me wrong, I hate most of “today’s top hits” playing at … Continue reading