Micmacs (Micmacs A Tire-Larigot) (2010)

Micmacs (Micmacs A Tire-Larigot) (2010)

DIRECTOR: Jean Pierre Jeunet/WRITER: Jean Pierre Jeunet) and Guillaume Laurant/BUDGET: $27 million Euros/GROSS (USA): $1,260,917

Few directors take full advantage of the medium in which they work like Jean-Pierre Jeunet. One of the premier directors around, Jeunet is one of those film makers for me, whose name on a film is reason enough to go see it. and Micmacs is yet another example of him at the top of his game.

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BE KIND REWIND (2008)

BE KIND REWIND (2008)

WRITER/DIRECTOR: MICHEL GONDRY BUDGET: $20 MILLION GROSS: $11,175,164

Be Kind Rewind, from the wonderful Michel Gondry has that love of movie smell all over it. And it will bring a smile to your face while you sniff it in. 

The film is about a small little VHS-only video store run by Danny Glover.  While he is out of town he leaves the store in the care of Mos Def. But his friend, Jack Black, ends up erasing all the video tapes (it’s quite an odd and funny series of events that leads up to it).  In order to fix things, the two guys decide to remake the movies themselves using an old camera and low-budget special effects.

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DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID (1982)

DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID (1982)

DIRECTOR: Carl Reiner/WRITER: Carl Reiner, George Gipe & Steve Martin/BUDGET: 9 million/GROSS: $18.197,170

If when you hear the name, Steve Martin, you think Bringing Down The House, Cheaper By The Dozen 1 and 2 and The Pink Panther remake then I feel sorry for you.  Martin is one of the great comedic performers of the last few decades.  The only problem is that most of his best work was produced a few decades ago. Which brings us to Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

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DEFENDOR (2009)

DEFENDOR (2009)

WRITER/DIRECTOR: Peter Stebbings/BUDGET: $3.5 million (estimated)/GROSS: $44,462

The last decade has seen the the super hero/comic book movie take over Hollywood. Every year they are releasing and rebooting more super heroes and every company that can is delving into whatever comic vault they can find looking for a comic hero that they can turn into a movie (and hopefully a franchise of course).

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