Moviegeek5: From Page to Saddle

Moviegeek5: From Page to Saddle


Moviegeek5: From Page to Saddle

Much like the the Western film, the Western as a literary genre had its heyday in the early and middle 20th century. Apart from the early frontier stories that go back to the early 19th century, the true Western novel is actually no older than the film genre, as Western were among the very first ..

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs


The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Release year: 2018 Director: Ethan Cole, Joel Coen Screenwriter: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Jack London (segment ‘All Gold canyon’ based on story by), Stewart Edward White (segment ‘The Gal Who Got Rattled’ inspired by story by) Starring: Tim Blake Nelson, Willie Watson, Clancy brown, James Franco, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson  An ..

The Night of the Generals

The Night of the Generals


The Night of the Generals

Release Year: 1967 Director: Anatole Litvak Writers: Starring: Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, Joanna Pettet, Philippe Noiret, Charles Gray, Coral Browne, John Gregson, Nigel Stock, Christopher Plummer, Juliette Gréco Moviegeek Sunday Classic #308, week 20 2020 In Nazi occupied Warsaw in 1942 a prostitute and German agent is murdered. Suspicion falls on three ..

As Good as It Gets

As Good as It Gets


As Good as It Gets

Release Year: 1997 Director: James L. Brooks Writers: James L Brooks (screenplay), Mark Andrus (screenplay & story) Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros, Bibi Osterwald Rating: Won 2 Oscar: Best Actor (Jack Nicholson), Best Actress (Helen Hunt). Nominated for 5 Oscars: Best Picture, ..

Dr. No

Dr. No


Dr. No

  Release year: 1962 Director: Terence Young Screenwriter: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, Ian Flemming (based on the novel by) Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, John Kitzmiller, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Anthony Dawson, Zena Marshall Ratings: 1 Golden Globe: Best Female Newcomer (Ursula Andress) Moviegeek Sunday Classic #307, week 19 2020 ..

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2


My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Release year: 2016 Director: Kirk Jones Screenwriter: Nia Vardalos Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides, Alex Wolff Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) are married and their teenage daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) is feeling some of the samme struggles her mother felt as a young ..

Nothing Sacred

Nothing Sacred


Nothing Sacred

Release Year: 1937 Director: William A. Wellman Writers: Ben Hecht (screenplay), James Street (suggested by his 1937 short story “A Letter to the Editor”) Starring: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winniger, Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman, Frank Fay, Troy Brown, Sr., Maxie Rosenbloom, Margaret Hamilton, Olin Howland Moviegeek Sunday Classic #306, week 18 2020 Hazel Flagg (Carole ..

Escape from New York

Escape from New York


Escape from New York

Release Year: 1981 Director: John Carpenter Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle Starring: Kurt Russell, Lee van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton, Donald Pleasance, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Season Hubley, Charles Cyphers, Frank Doubleday Rating: Nominated for 4 Saturn Awards: Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Costumes, Best Makeup. In a dystopic 1997, crime ..

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars


A Fistful of Dollars

Release year: 1964 Director: Sergio Leone Screenwriter: Adriano Bolzoni, Víctor Andrés Catena, Sergio Leone Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, Joseph Egger, Antonio Prieto, José Calvo Moviegeek Sunday Classic #305, week 17 2020 A stranger (Eastwood) comes into a desolate town torn apart by the constant battle between two rival families. ..

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery


Murder Mystery

Release year: 2019 Director: Kyle Newacheck Screenwriter: James Vanderbilt Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Dany Boon  A married couple go on vacation in Europe and end up entangled in a murder mystery.  Reuniting Sandler and Aniston after Just Go With It (2011) this action packed comedy draws ..

The First Wives Club

The First Wives Club


The First Wives Club

Release year: 1996 Director: Hugh Wilson Screenwriter: Robert Harling, Olivia Goldsmith (based on the novel by) Starring: Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Maggie Smith, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dan Hedaya, Victor Garber  The death of a college friend reunits best friends in college Elise (Hawn), Brenda (Midler) and Annie (Keaton). The last in the group ..

At the Circus

At the Circus


At the Circus

Release Year: 1939 Director: Edward Buzzell Writer: Irving Brecher Starring: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker, Florence Rice, Eve Arden, Margaret Dumont, Nat Pendleton, Fritz Feld, James Burke, Jerry Maren, Barnett Parker, Willie Best Sunday Classic #304, week 16 2020 The young owner of a circus finds himself in trouble after the 10,000 dollars ..