Tag: Bill Conti

BR: Baby Boom (1987)

BR: Baby Boom (1987)

April 20, 2017 | By

Former husband and wife team of Charles Shyer and Nancy Myers (Private Benjamin, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II) concocted this surprisingly effective update of a classic screwball comedy, and although the pair may not have intended Baby Boom to be a time capsule of mores and conflicts of women juggling career and family in the mid-1980s…

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Answered Prayers: A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

Answered Prayers: A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

May 24, 2016 | By

Review of Mike Hodges’ flawed but alluring political thriller A Prayer for the Dying (1987), new on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: Prayer for the Dying, A (1987)

BR: Prayer for the Dying, A (1987)

May 24, 2016 | By

Mickey Rourke’s star power wasn’t unusual for the time, nor was his ‘pay or play’ deal with A Prayer for the Dying’s producers – regardless of whether the film gets made, he would receive his full pay – but according to director Mike Hodges power plays and perceptions of the film’s tone were already being fought out…

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