Terms Of Endearment

In 1975, novelist/screenwriter the late Marry McMurty (The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, Brokeback Mountain) published a book titled, “Terms Of Endearment.” Eight Years Later, James L. Brooks (The Simpsons, As Good As It Gets) adapted the book into a movie starring Shirley MacLaine, (Warren Beatty’s real life sister) Debra Winger & Jack Nicholson. Terms […]

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

In 1962, a novel called, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” open in book stores nationwide. The novel is about a convicted felon named, Randall McMurphy is transferred to a mental institution, pretending to be insane, in order to avoid a harsh prison sentence. Once he’s in, he befriends a few patients as he teaches […]

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I’m Still Here

In the year 2008, Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator, Walk The Line, The Master) announced he “retired” from acting to transition a new career in hip-hop. The news shocked fans of his work, close friends, peers and family members. He appeared in several interviews prompting his movie, “Two Lovers” spotting unkempt hair and a […]

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Batman (1989)

Inspired by Christopher Reeve’s “Superman,” a film adaptation of “Batman” was in development during The 1980s. Warner Bros. (WB for short) hired several screenwriters to write a screenplay. At first, a script was supposed to be a revival of the campy 60’s Batman starring Adam West with Bill Murray & Eddie Murphy who were originally […]

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The Shining

Groundbreaking director, Stanley Kubrick, (2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket) released a film called “Barry Lyndon,” but at the time of its release, critics disliked it and it was a box office disappointment. Today, Barry Lyndon is now considered one of Kubrick’s best films. Desparate to earn positive appeal to the […]

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