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‘Abyss’ (1989) & ‘Underwater’ (2020): An Aquatic Double-Review

Directed by: James Cameron [1], William Eubank [2] || Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd [1], Peter Chernin, Tonia Davis, Jenno Topping [2] Screenplay by: James Cameron [1], Brian Duffield, Adam Cozad [2] || Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn [1], Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie, T. J. … Continue reading

‘The Invisible Man’ (2020): The #MeToo of Monsters

Directed by: Leigh Whannell || Produced by: Jason Blum, Kylie du Fresne Screenplay by: Leigh Whannell || Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch || Cinematography: Stefan Duscio || Edited by: Andy Canny || Country: United States, Australia || Language: English Running Time: 124 minutes … Continue reading

‘Sin City’ (2005): Another Tiresome, Overrated Nostalgia-Fest from Robert Rodriguez

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller || Produced by: Elizabeth Avellan, Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez Screenplay by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez || Starring: Jessica Alba, Benicio del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood Music by: John Debney, Graeme Revell, Robert Rodriguez || Cinematography: Robert Rodriguez || Edited by: Robert Rodriguez … Continue reading

‘The Rise of Skywalker’ (2019): Review and A ‘Star Wars’ Retrospective Analysis

Directed by: J. J. Abrams || Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, J. J. Abrams, Michelle Rejwan Screenplay by: J. J. Abrams, Chris Terrio || Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian … Continue reading

‘Doctor Sleep’ (2019): Mike Flanagan’s Non-Traditional Sequel to a Horror Classic

Directed by: Mike Flanagan || Produced by: Trevor Macy, Jon Berg Screenplay by: Mike Flanagan || Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood Music by: The Newton Brothers || Cinematography: Michael Fimognari || Edited by: Mike Flanagan || Country: United States || Language: English … Continue reading

‘Joker’ (2019): Warner Bros.’ Standalone Comic Drama Success

Directed by: Todd Phillips || Produced by: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff Screenplay by: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver || Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge Music by: Hildur Guonadottir || Cinematography: Lawrence Sher || Edited by: Jeff Groth || Country: United States || Language: English … Continue reading

‘Rocky’ (1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1990, 2006): Franchise Review

Directed by: John G. Avildsen1, 5, Sylvester Stallone2-4, 6 || Produced by: Robert Chartoff1-5, Irwin Winkler1-6, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, Kevin King-Templeton [6] Screenplay by: Sylvester Stallone || Starring: Sylvester Stallone1-6, Talia Shire1-5, Burt Young1-6, Carl Weathers1-4, Burgess Meredith1-3, 5, Tony Burton1-6, Sage Stallone5, Milo Ventimiglia6, Mr. T3, Dolph Lundgren4, Tommy Morrison5 Music by: Bill … Continue reading

The Forgotten ‘Terminator’ Movies: ‘Rise of the Machines’ (2003), ‘Salvation’ (2009), & ‘Genisys’ (2015)

Directed by: Jonathan Mastow1, McG2, Alan Taylor3 || Produced by: Hal Lieberman1, Colin Wilson1, Mario F. Kassar1, Andrew G. Vajna1, Joel B. Michaels1, Derek Anderson2, Mortiz Borman2, Victor Kubicek2, Jeffrey Silver2, David Ellison3, Dana Goldberg3 Screenplay by: John Brancato1-2, Michael Ferris1-2, Laeta Kalogridis3, Patrick Lussier3 || Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger1, 3, Nick Stahl1, Claire Danes1, Kristanna … Continue reading

‘War Machine’ (2017): An Ambitious Yet Confused Political Satire

Directed by: David Michod || Produced by: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Ted Sarandos, Ian Bryce Screenplay by: David Michod || Starring: Brad Pitt, Emory Cohen, RJ Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Tim … Continue reading

‘The Belko Experiment’ (2016): Work Days Can Be Murder, Part II

Directed by: Greg McLean || Produced by: Peter Safran, James Gunn Screenplay by: James Gunn || Starring: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley, Melonie Diaz, Josh Brener, Michael Rooker Music by: Tyler Bates || Cinematography: Luis David Sansas || Edited by: Julia Wong || Country: United States || Language: English Running … Continue reading