The Last Boy Scout

After “Lethal Weapon 2” was released in 1989, Shane Black (one of my favorite writers) worked on an original script inspired by his breakup with a girlfriend as a serious and less funny version of “Lethal Weapon” with Bruce Willis and Damon Wayans teaming up to investigate a slain woman tied to a crooked Politian […]

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Flashback Review: Miracle

In 1980, Herb Brooks coached a team to compete in the Winter Olympics competing against a Soviet hockey team. Prior to the “Miracle on Ice,” the Soviet Union won previous games four times. In an attempt to raise America’s morale, Herb takes a hefty gamble. As a result of intense training and team coordination, America […]

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Flashback Review: Happy Gilmore

In 1995, six years after making his film debut in “Going Overboard” labeled as a miscalculation, Adam Sandler starred in “Billy Madison.” At the time, critics hated it, but movie goers loved it. Overtime, it gained a cult following. As a fan of Mr. Sandler, it was pretty funny. After Adam got fired on “SNL” […]

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Raging Bull

In 1978, a year after “New York, New York” bombed at the box office, falling into deep depression, Martin “Marty” Scorsese nearly died from a fatal drug overdose. His pal, Robert “Bobby” De Niro convinced him to get himself into rehab so they can team-up to adapt Jake La Motta’s autobiographical book titled, “Raging Bull: […]

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The Queen’s Gambit

In 1983, author Walter Tevis published a book titled, “The Queen’s Gambit.” The premise is about an orphan named Beth Harmon who develops a knack for playing chess competing in chess tournaments at an early age. She struggles with drug addiction, alcoholism and cockiness. The book earned praise by critics and readers alike. Prior to […]

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