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Slumdog Millionaire

By DLFerguson, published on Feb 9, 2009

2008

Fox Searchlight Pictures/Warner Bros.

Directed by Danny Boyle

Produced by Christian Colson

Screenplay by Simon Beaufoy

Based on the novel “Q&A” by Vikas Swarup

Danny Boyle is a director whose work I’ve been following with a great deal of interest. Where a lot of today’s directors find themselves a comfortably commercial niche and stake out their territory in a particular genre, Danny Boyle seems determined to go the opposite route... (more)

Tags: movie, police

The Wrath Of God

By DLFerguson, published on Feb 3, 2009

THE WRATH OF GOD

1972

MGM

Produced by William S. Gilmore

Directed by Ralph Nelson

Screenplay by Ralph Nelson and James Graham

Based on a novel by James Graham

Back in the 60’s and 70’s there was a sub-genre of the western that had these elements: a group of American outlaws/mercenaries/rogues would find themselves in Mexico or South America at the turn of the century and get involved in what amounted to a suicide mission that circumstances forced them to accept. There’s... (more)

Tags: movie, batman, mexico

Mother, Jugs & Speed

By DLFerguson, published on Feb 2, 2009

MOTHER, JUGS & SPEED

1976

20th Century Fox

Directed by Peter Yates

Written by Tom Mankiewicz and Stephen Manes

Produced by Joseph R. Barbera

One of the reasons I love cable/satellite stations like Fox Movie Channel and Turner Classic Movies among others is that they show movies I haven’t seen for 10 or 20 years and have usually forgotten (even though The Wife makes a nice little bundle on the side betting people that there hasn’t been a movie I’ve seen that... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, hollywood, sex

Vanishing Point

By DLFerguson, published on Jan 30, 2009

VANISHING POINT

1971

20th Century Fox

Directed by Richard C. Sarafian

Produced by Norman Spencer

Story By Malcolm Hart

Screenplay by Guillermo Cain

VANISHING POINT holds a unique place in movie history: it may be the only existential car chase movie ever made. I’ve seen this movie maybe three or four times and while it is undoubtedly an interesting movie and one worth watching it’s... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, movie, police

Westward The Women

By DLFerguson, published on Jan 30, 2009

WESTWARD THE WOMEN

1951

MGM

Directed by William Wellman

Produced by Dore Schary

Written by Charles Schnee

Based on a story by Frank Capra

Here’s a movie that even fans of movies in general and westerns in particular have told me they’ve never seen or heard of when I mention it and I can well understand why. WESTWARD THE WOMEN is by no means a traditional western and every time I watch it I’m kinda amazed that it was made in 1951 since the story is told in such a raw, unglamourized fashion. It features women and minorities prominently in the... (more)

Tags: movie reviews

Cotton Comes To Harlem

By DLFerguson, published on Dec 5, 2008

Directed by Ossie DavisProduced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr.Written by Ossie Davis and Arnold PerlBased on the novel by Chester HimesA lot of people will ask me as what my influences were as a writer and while I have maybe half a dozen I can certainly point to, one of those half dozen has to be Chester Himes. He was what I consider perhaps the best African-American writer of detective/crime fiction having learned his trade in truly the hard way: he served 20 years in prison. He started writing while in prison and after being paroled his career took off. He wrote nine very successful... (more)

Tags: movie

Quantum Of Solace

By DLFerguson, published on Nov 22, 2008

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Directed by Marc Forster

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli

Screenplay by Joshua Zetumer, Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade

Based on characters and a story written by Ian Fleming

I come by my love of James Bond movies honestly. My dad took me to see “Diamonds Are Forever” in the theaters way back in 1971. And since then I’ve seen every James Bond movie first in the theaters. Day One. I’m there. Because James... (more)

Tags: movie

Angel Heart

By DLFerguson, published on Nov 16, 2008

1987Carolco Entertainment/ParamountDirected by Alan ParkerProduced by Andrew Vajna and Mario KassarScreenplay by Alan ParkerBased on the novel "Falling Angel" by William HjortsbergI've only seen "Angel Heart" maybe two or three times since I saw it in it's original theatrical run back in '87 and I was overjoyed recently to see that The Independent Film Channel had it on it's schedule and I got myself ready on my couch with my goodies wondering: could it still have the same effect on me after all this time? My happy answer is: YES. "Angel Heart" remains one of my personal favorites because... (more)

Tags: new york, movie, sex

Better In The Dark Annual Halloween Episode

By DLFerguson, published on Oct 21, 2008

It's late October, which means The Guys Outta Brooklyn once again reveals a sextet of Obscure Horror Movies For Halloween! Join Derrick and Tom as they discuss such underground classics as the British pagan thriller The Wicker Man, the African-American economic scare story The People Under The Stairs, the very literal comedic horror tale Highway to Hell and other treats to trick you into screaming! Plus Thomas imitates Gilbert Gottfried, the Guys discuss movies to make you claustrophobic, and we ponder the fate of Patrick Bergin. It's a road trip to terror, so rev up your engine and get... (more)

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Nick Fury, Agent Of S.h.i.e.l.d.

By DLFerguson, published on Sep 23, 2008

NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D.199820th Century FoxProduced by David RoessellExecutive Producers Avi Arad and Stan LeeDirected by Ron HardyWritten by David S. GoyerBased on the Marvel Comic CharacterOne of my favorite comics as a kid was “Sgt, Fury And His Howling Commandos” which was a World War II series that was at the opposite end of DC Comic’s “Sgt. Rock of Easy Company” series. Whereas Sgt. Rock was a more or less realistic portrayal of that war, Sgt. Fury was lighthearted and played for flat-out action. Sgt. Fury had a colorful collection of Howling... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, movie

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