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Joel Silver

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To Defend or Not to Defend The Matrix Sequels?

One of the more divisive, underwhelming followups to a landmark Hollywood trendsetter was the 2003 two-part sequel to the original Matrix (1999). The first Matrix remains one of the defining science-fiction action films of new millennium cinema, holding up to this day as a thinking-man’s high-concept, big-budget genre film, and arguably the most original mainstream … Continue reading

‘V for Vendetta’ (2005): Review

Directed by: James McTeigue || Produced by: Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski Screenlay by: The Wachowski Brothers || Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, John Standing, Eddie Marsan Music by: Dario Marianelli || Cinematography: Adrian Biddle || Edited by: Martin Walsh … Continue reading

‘Die Hard’ (1988): Review

Directed by: John McTiernan || Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver Screenplay by: Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza || Starring: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Gleason, De’voreaux White, William Atherton, Clarence Gilyard, Hart Bochner, James Shigeta Music by: Michael Kamen || Cinematography: Jan de Bont || Edited by: … Continue reading

‘Predator 2’ (1990): Review

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins || Produced by: Joel Silver, Lawrence Gordon, John Davis Written by: Jim Thomas, John Thomas || Starring: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Ruben Blades, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bill Paxton, Robert Davi Music by: Alan Silvestri || Cinematography by: Peter Levy || Editing by: Mark Goldblatt, Bert Lovitt || Country: United States || … Continue reading

‘Predator’ (1987): Review

Directed by: John McTiernan || Produced by: Lawrence Gordon, Joel Silver, John Davis Screenplay¬†by: Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Shane Black || Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Elpidia Carrillo, Richard Chaves, Sonny Landham, Kevin Peter Hall Music by: Alan Silvestri || Cinematography: Donald McAlpine || Editing by: Mark Helfrich, John F. Link … Continue reading

‘The Matrix’ (1999): Review

Directed by: The Wachowski Brothers || Produced by: Joel Silver Written by: The Wachowski Brothers || Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano Music by: Don Davis || Cinematography: Bill Pope || Editing by: Zach Staenberg || Country: United States, Australia || Language: English Running Time: 136 minutes It has guns. … Continue reading