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The Rise and Fall of Carolco

In the mid-to-later eighties, Carolco was riding high on a steady diet of action movies.  Midway through the next decade, it collapsed.  The story has been told in bits and pieces across various articles here at Le Blog.   41 more words


"Bad Dawg!"

Sticking with the piratical theme, Cutthroat Island (1995) was on Film4 a couple times this week, so I set my recorder to catch it, fully expecting to check out as soon as the characters left port and sailed off in search of buried treasure (if not sooner)… but, once again, I got drawn in by the action, and saw it through to the end. 339 more words

Rants About Films

"Cutthroat Island"

Cutthroat Island (Carolco Pictures, 1995)

This box office flop was a romantic comedy action adventure film starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine and Frank Langella.
Plagued by a troubled and chaotic production that included multiple rewrites and recasts and mixed reviews, Cutthroat Island was the final film from Carolco Pictures before it closed. 90 more words


Walking the cinematic plank: Cutthroat Island

There are some pirate movies that reworked the image of piracy successfully, such as Treasure Island (1950), Peter Pan (in several versions and adaptations) and most recently  554 more words


10 Best Explosions in the Movies

Come closer – I want to tell you something. I love explosions in the movies. There, I’ve said it. And now that I’ve got that off my chest, let me explain why. 1,641 more words


Ok Cupid 2.0

What I seem to have a hard time doing is telling someone that they aren’t right for me.  Like this girl I met last Friday, she smokes and is newly separated from her husband which she has two kids with.   222 more words


The Critics Were Wrong (Maybe)-Cutthroat Island (1995)

When we think of swashbuckling movie pirates, Errol Flynn or Tyrone Powers usually come to mind.

Geena Davis is not one of those actors, though she tried. 104 more words