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Notebook Reviews: RUSH HOUR

Brett Ratner – 1998 Rush Hour is an entertaining, but undemanding buddy cop movie from director Brett Ratner. The chemistry between Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan is present and correct and the script has enough dexterity to keep things afloat. [...]

December 2, 2023

Notebook Reviews: BAD BOYS

Michael Bay – 1995. The irascible Michael Bay makes his feature-length directing debut with Bad Boys. This buddy action pic is stylish and enjoyable and Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make an engaging double act. This Simpson/Bruckheimer [...]

October 8, 2023

Remembering Carrie Fisher

The great Carrie Fisher will forever be associated with the Star Wars movies. After all, Fisher played the iconic Princess Leia across six films in the George Lucas-originated franchise. However, there was much more to Fisher than that one role. [...]

December 27, 2021

Mel Gibson Confirms That He’ll Direct LETHAL WEAPON 5

A few years ago Movies In Focus spoke with the great Richard Donner about the long-gestating fifth entry in the Lethal Weapon franchise. It looked like the film was close to getting made, but sadly the director passed away in June 2021, casting [...]

November 15, 2021

Notebook Reviews: LETHAL WEAPON 3

Richard Donner – 1992. Lethal Weapon 3 is an exceptionally well made action movie, with some incredibly well constructed action set pieces. Energetically directed by the great Richard Donner and well acted by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, this [...]

August 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TANGO & CASH

Andrei Konchalovsky – 1989 Tango & Cash is pure entertainment! Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone are on fine form as mismatched cops in this very ’80s buddy movie. Russell & Stallone make for a great pairing and it’s a [...]

August 12, 2021

Yippee Ki-Yay! DIE HARD Turns 33 Years Old

Die Hard is a great example of the Hollywood studio system getting moviemaking right – the film is a perfect storm of story and talent coming together. It is hard to fathom that the action-thriller was such an unknown quantity when it was first [...]

July 16, 2021

The Mighty Richard Donner

The mighty Richard Donner turned 91 years old on 24 April 2021. Donner is one of the all-time great Hollywood directors who cut his teeth in advertising and television, working on some of the most iconic shows of the 1960s and 1970s (The Twilight [...]

April 24, 2021

It Doesn’t Matter If DIE HARD Is A Christmas Movie!

Every year the argument rages to decide whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Bruce Willis believes that it isn’t, but there are others who feel that John McTiernan’s film sits alongside the likes of It’s A Wonderful Life [...]

November 25, 2020

Review: Mel Gibson’s FATMAN Delivers In A Big Way

Writing-directing brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms have delivered something special with Fatman. The film’s central coup of casting a bushy-bearded Mel Gibson as an ass-kicking Father Christmas is a masterstroke and the Lethal Weapon star delivers [...]

November 15, 2020

Why Mel Gibson Is Still A FORCE OF NATURE

The mighty Mel Gibson‘s latest release, Force Of Nature (read the Movies In Focus review) proves he’s still a movie star to be reckoned with and that he can still command the screen like few actors. Gibson might have supporting part [...]

June 30, 2020

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