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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Out of the Blue “80”

MPAA Rating: R/Genre: Drama/Stars: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell, Don Gordon, Raymond Burr, Eric Allen, Fiona Brody, David L. Crowley, Joan Hoffman, Carl Nelson, Francis Ann Pettit, Glen Pfeifer, David Ackridge, Jim Byrnes, Glen Fyfe/Runtime: 95 minutes I think it is safe to say that if you ever mention the name of “Dennis Hopper” […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Macbeth “2015”

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Epic Historical Drama/ Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debicki, David Thewlis, David Hayman, Maurice Roëves, Brian Nickels, Ross Anderson, James Harkness, Seylan Mhairi Baxter, Lynn Kennedy, Kayla Fallon, Amber Rissmann, Lochlann Harris, Hilton McRae, Scott Dymond, Rebecca Benson, Gerard Miller, Roy Sampson/ Runtime: 113 […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Thief “81”

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Crime Thriller/ Stars: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi, Robert Prosky, Tom Signorelli, Dennis Farina, Nick Nickeas, W.R. Bill Brown, Norm Tobin, William Petersen, John Santucci, Gavin MacFadyen, Chuck Adamson, Sam Cirone, Spero Anast, Hal Frank, Patti Ross/ Runtime: 122 minutes Right off the bat I think it should […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Willy’s Wonderland “2021”

  MPAA Rating: NR (TV-MA)/Genre: Action Comedy Horror/Stars: Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, David Sheftell, Ric Reitz, Chris Warner, Kai Kadlec, Caylee Cowan, Terayle Hill, Christian Del Grosso, Jonathan Mercedes, Grant Cramer, Chris Padilla, Olga Cramer, Kamia Arrington; Voices of: Émoi, Jessica Graves, Madisun Leigh, Abel Arias, Chris Schmidt Jr., Mark Gagliardi/Runtime: 88 minutes […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Wild Things “98”

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Neo-Noir Crime Thriller/ Stars: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Theresa Russell, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Carrie Snodgress, Jeff Perry, Robert Wagner, Bill Murray, Marc Macaulay, Cory Pendergast, Paulo Benedeti, Eduardo Yáñez, Jennifer Taylor/Runtime: 108 minutes I think it is safe to say that if there was one thing I secretly […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Westworld “73”

MPAA Rating: PG/Genre: Sci-Fi Western Thriller/Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Alan Oppenheimer, Victoria Shaw, Dick Van Patten, Linda Scott, Steve Franken, Michael Mikler, Terry Wilson, Majel Barrett, Anne Randall, Nora Marlowe, Charles Seel/ Runtime: 88 minutes When one thinks of the name Michael Crichton, the first thing I’m confident that pops into your […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Watership Down “78”

MPAA Rating: PG/Genre: Animated Adventure-Drama/Voices of: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham Cox, John Bennett, Ralph Richardson, Simon Cadell, Roy Kinnear, Terence Rigby, Mary Maddox, Richard O’Callaghan, Denholm Elliott, Zero Mostel, Harry Andrews, Hannah Gordon, Nigel Hawthorne, Lynn Farleigh, Clifton Jones, Derek Griffiths, Michael Hordern, Joss Ackland, Michelle Price; Narrated by: Michael Hordern/Runtime: 91 minutes […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Up in the Air “09”

MPAA Rating: R/Genre: Comedy-Drama/Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, Danny McBride, Zach Galifianakis, J. K. Simmons, Sam Elliott, Tamala Jones, Adhir Kalyan, Ashton Kutcher, Keri Maletto/Runtime: 109 minutes If there was ever a movie that surprised me right from the word go, and thus becoming a true rarity […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: The Book of Eli “2010”

MPAA Rating: R/Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Neo Noir Western/Stars: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Evan Jones, Joe Pingue, Frances de la Tour, Michael Gambon, Tom Waits, Chris Browning, Malcolm McDowell/Runtime: 118 minutes I think it is safe to say that a narrative that deals with the end of days is not one […]

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At the Movies with Alan Gekko: Harry Brown “09”

MPAA Rating: R/ Genre: Vigilante Action-Thriller/ Stars: Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Charlie Creed Miles, David Bradley, Plan B, Sean Harris, Jack O’Connell, Jamie Downey, Lee Oakes, Joe Gilgun, Liam Cunningham, Iain Glen, Klariza Clayton, Liz Daniels, Orla O’Rourke, Chris Wilson, Ashley McGuire/Runtime: 103 minutes I think it is safe to say right off the bat […]