Tag: Three and a Half Reels

August: Osage County

    Release Date: January 10, 2014 Runtime: 121 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: John Wells Cast: Meryl Streep; Julia Roberts; Ewan McGregor; Chris Cooper; Dermot Mulroney; Juliette Lewis; Julianne Nicholson; Sam Shepard; Benedict Cumberbatch; Abigail Brelsin If there were an Olympic category for “Best Team Acting,” this big screen adaptation of Tracy

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,

Passion

Screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival – June 22, 2013 – US premiere     Release Date: August 30, 2013 Runtime: 105 minutes Rating: R Studio: Entertainment One Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Rachel McAdams; Noomi Rapace; Karoline Herfurth; Paul Anderson De Palma is up to his old cinematic tricks (that’s a good thing) in

Skyfall

    Release Date: November 9, 2012 Runtime: 143 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: MGM / Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Sam Mendes Cast: Daniel Craig; Judi Dench; Javier Bardem; Ralph Fiennes; Naomie Harris; Bérénice Lim Marlohe; Ben Whishaw; Rory Kinnear; Albert Finney Every time I see a James Bond movie it reminds me how much I would

Pretty Woman

It’s Flashback Friday! This Week’s Flashback Movie….     Release Date: March 23, 1990 Runtime: 119 minutes Rating: R Studio: Touchstone Pictures (Disney) Director: Garry Marshall Cast: Richard Gere; Julia Roberts; Hector Elizondo; Laura San Giacomo; Jason Alexander; Ralph Bellamy Do you remember where you were when Julia Roberts became a movie star? You were probably

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

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

Soapdish

    Release Date: May 31, 1991 Runtime: 97 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Michael Hoffman Cast: Sally Field; Kevin Kline; Cathy Moriarty; Robert Downey, Jr; Elisabeth Shue; Whoopi Goldberg; Teri Hatcher A riotous farce set in the world of glamorous daytime soap operas, “Soapdish” is hilarious!  Admittedly, you have to have a

Romancing the Stone

    Release Date: March 30, 1984 Runtime: 106 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Director: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Michael Douglas; Kathleen Turner; Danny DeVito; Alfonso Arau; Zack Norman Another faaaaaaaantastic movie! They just don’t make movies like this anymore…a good old-fashioned, 80’s action adventure pic.  “Romancing the Stone” is a super-fun ride which

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,