jerry bruckheimer

King, Bruckheimer, Murray And Cohen: Prophecy Or Coincidence?

Maybe it’s prophecy, or just coincidence – but Stephen King (66) Jerry Bruckheimer (70), Bill Murray (63) and Ethan Cohen (56) were all born on the same date (21st September). That’s an impressive group of talent to share a birthday. These men [...]

September 21, 2013

Box Office: From THE LONE RANGER To The Loan Arranger

UPDATED: Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve been dying to make that pun for a long, long time. Disney took a $250 million gamble with The Lone Ranger, an expensive western – it didn’t pay-off. The 21st Century update of the iconic masked [...]

July 5, 2013

A Glimmer Of Hope For Johnny Depp And THE LONE RANGER

I’ve been harsh on Johnny Depp lately, but it’s only because I hate to see a good artist slide into paycheck induced mediocrity (I’d also like to see producer Jerry Bruckheimer get back on track, but that’s another matter). However, the [...]

October 4, 2012

Obituary: Director Tony Scott Dead At 68

Tony Scott, the hugely successful Hollywood producer and director of films such as Top Gun and Enemy of the State has passed away at the age of 68. Reports indicate that Scott took his own life by leaping from a bridge in Los Angeles, California. He [...]

August 20, 2012

DVD Review: ACT OF VALOUR Verges On Hotshots! Style Parody

Act of Valour (or Act of Valor if you hail from the US) is a terrible film. I have to say that up front. I was going to beat about the bush and say how much I admire filmmakers who try to give audiences something different, pushing the boundaries of [...]

August 1, 2012

Ron Howard Offers Hope For THE DARK TOWER

Over the last year or so three big budget films from A-list filmmakers were put on hold by Hollywood studios due to their massive costs. The Lone Ranger had Johnny Depp starring as sidekick Tonto, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing and Gore Verbinski [...]

May 8, 2012

Directing – Michael Bay Style

I like Michael Bay. I think he’s made some great action films – The Rock, The Bad Boys movies, Armageddon and Pearl Harbour all work on a wonderful cinematic level. They’re muscle and grease. However, things took a downward turn after The [...]

April 8, 2012

The Town Writer Feels The Need For Speed With TOP GUN 2

Peter Craig, Ben Affleck’s co-writer on The Town has been hired by Paramount Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Skydance Productions to pen the next script for Top Gun 2. Tom Cruise is eager to get another Top Gun film off the ground, and [...]

March 3, 2012

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