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The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

    Release Date: August 6, 1999 Runtime: 113 minutes Rating: R Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Director: John McTiernan Cast: Pierce Brosnan; Rene Russo; Denis Leary; Ben Gazzara; Frankie Faison This is a remake of the Steve McQueen – Faye Dunaway classic, unseen (at least at the time of this review) by me, but from what I understand,

Showgirls

    Release Date: September 22, 1995 Runtime: 131 minutes Rating: NC-17 Studio: United Artists (MGM) Director: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Elizabeth Berkley; Kyle MacLachlan; Gina Gershon; Gina Ravera; Glenn Plummer; Alan Rachins Let’s not bullshit each other, folks. You know you love this boondoggle of a flick from 1995, to date the most widely released NC-17 movie

Duel

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: November 13, 1971 Runtime: 90 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Universal Pictures Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Dennis Weaver; Jacqueline Scott; Eddie Firestone This is the movie that put a young Steven Spielberg on the map. Originally produced for television (released theatrically in Europe), and based on

Meditations on Movies: James Cameron and ‘Titanic’

    Release Date: December 19, 1997 Runtime: 194 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Twentieth Century Fox / Paramount Pictures Director: James Cameron Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio; Kate Winslet; Billy Zane; Kathy Bates; Frances Fisher; Victor Garber; Gloria Stuart In the spirit of Oscar season, I thought I would revisit some previous Academy Award winners in the

Silver Linings Playbook*

    Release Date: December 25, 2012 Runtime: 122 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: David O’Russell Cast: Bradley Cooper; Jennifer Lawrence; Robert DeNiro; Chris Tucker; Jacki Weaver This movie is faaaaantastic!  A romantic movie for grown-ups, teeming with brave, brilliant performances from the leads right down to the support.  I was astonished

The Others

    Release Date: August 10, 2001 Runtime: 101 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Dimension Films (Miramax) Director: Alejandro Amenabar Cast: Nicole Kidman; Christopher Eccleston; Fionnula Flanagan; Alakina Mann; James Bentley [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] “The Others” reminds me of how much fun going to the movies can be!  If you’re looking for a scary date movie, look no

Streets of Fire

    Release Date: June 1, 1984 Runtime: 93 minutes Rating: R Studio: Universal Pictures Director: Walter Hill Cast: Michael Pare; Diane Lane; Willem Dafoe; Rick Moranis; Deborah Van Valkenburgh; Amy Madigan [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Although this film is pure 80’s in the music, it’s a throwback to 1950’s ‘good-guys vs. bad-guys movies’ in plot, dialogue

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

    Release Date: November 13, 1992 Runtime: 128 minutes Rating: R Studio: Columbia Pictures/American Zoetrope Director: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Gary Oldman; Winona Ryder; Anthony Hopkins; Sadie Frost; Richard E. Grant; Tom Waits; Cary Elwes This is a faaaaaaantastic movie! Francis Ford Coppola’s opulent 1992 take on the Dracula story is a sumptuous film,