Tin Cup – 1996

MV5BMTQ4Mjk4OTg0NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTIwMDcyMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR8,0,214,317_[1]Tin Cup – 1996 – Comedy – Romance

Tin Cup is a comedy, romance movie about a golfer and a girl.  It was written by John Norville and Ron Shelton.  Ron Shelton, known for writing and directing movies about sports, was also the director.   His most famous sports film was the baseball hit, Bull Durham – 1988, which also starred Kevin Costner.

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The Thomas Crown Affair – 1999

Thomascrownposter1999[1]The Thomas Crown Affair – 1999 –                                         Heist – Romance – Thriller – Crime

The Thomas Crown Affair was written by Alan Trustman and first released in 1968.  Steve McQueen played the original role of Thomas Crown.  In an interview with Daily News, Staff Writer Mike Jaccarino asked Mr. Trustman what he thought about that cast selection.  He said he originally wrote the part of Thomas Crown for Sean Connery.  When Steve McQueen was cast he was not happy.  He ended up rewriting the Continue reading

Rene Russo


Rene Russo

As April and Morgan Freeman month rolls out – in rolls May and Rene Russo, our 5’8” redheaded beauty from Burbank, California.  Russo’s career began when she was approached by a scout and manager from International Creative Management while attending a Rolling Stones concert in the early 70’s.  (She sounds like my kind of girl).  Her opportunities developed from there and in April 1974 she graced the cover of Vogue magazine, something she would do many times over before her acting career took off.  In 1987 she took a part in a television series by the name of Sable.  It wasn’t until 1989, at the age 35, that she took a part in the movie Continue reading

Outbreak – 1995

41ieiAs-JHL._SL75_[1]Outbreak – 1995 – Drama – Disaster Movie

Outbreak is the perfect choice if you are in the mood for a disaster movie.  I would file it away with other similar one-word-titled movies like Twister – 1996, Volcano – 1997, Armageddon – 1998 and Poseidon – 2006, to name a few.

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The Shawshank Redemption – 1994

The Shawshank RedemptionThe Shawshank Redemption – 1994 – Drama

The movie, The Shawshank Redemption is an adaptation of the novella written by Steven King titled “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.”  The screenplay for the film, which won seven Academy Award nominations, was written and directed by Frank Darabont.  Darabont also wrote the screenplay for The Green Mile – 1999, another prison themed novel written by Continue reading