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Larry Cohen Collection: "Best Seller"

Best Seller

Next up in the Larry Cohen Collection is 1987’s “Best Seller,” starring James Woods and Brian Dennehy.

“Best Seller” was directed by John Flynn, who also made “Brainscan,” “Out for Justice,” “Lock Up,” and”Rolling Thunder.” His primary style has always been crime-based action-dramas, which fits well with Larry Cohen’s flair for police procedural. 1,060 more words

Movies

The Virgin Suicides (1999): "In the end we had pieces of the puzzle, but no matter how we put them together, gaps remained."

Based on the amazing book by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides (1999) is director Sofia Coppola’s feature film debut. It tells the story of a group of young men who have become obsessed with the five beautiful Lisbon sisters who present as withdrawn and secretive, with highly complex private lives. 289 more words

Film Grimoire

"Ghosts of Mississippi"

Ghosts of Mississippi (Columbia, 1996)

Ghosts of Mississippi was an American drama film directed by Rob Reiner. The film is based on the 1994 trial of Byron De La Beckwith, a white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. 105 more words

Movies

Any Given Sunday (1999) - Movie Review

I saw this movie only once and not entirely, so seeing how Football season is nowhere near around the corner, I thought I’d catch up with this classic gem. 524 more words

Al Pacino

The Gambler (1974)

Fairly recently one of the other writers wrote a review about the remake of this film (starring Mark Wahlberg) so I figured “why not review the original film?” … 539 more words

Review

HERCULES (1997)

Review by Derrick Carter

Running Time: 1 hour 33 minutes

MPAA Rating: G

Directed by: Ron Clements & John Musker

Written by: Ron Clements, John Musker & Barry Johnson… 915 more words

Animation

That girl WAS Debbie Harry, right?

If everybody could stop Facebooking and blogging about “Videodrome” (1983), that’d be just fine.

I will never understand this movie.  It has been described as “postmodern,” and that is a word I cannot understand, despite looking it up and having friends explain it to me.   118 more words