Black Samson

The image of a roaring lion at the start of a movie is not uncommon. Heck, I think it’s fair to say that MGM’s Leo the Lion is the most famous movie logo out there. 1974’s Black Samson is another film that starts with the image of a roaring lion, but it doesn’t have anything…

The Monkey Hustle

My favorite of the Bond films is “Live and Let Die.” I know it’s not often listen as one of the best of the 007 films, but I’ve just always enjoyed it. It’s got a cool atmosphere and one of the best Bond girls in Jane Seymour, but ultimately, how can you get a cooler…

Across 110th Street

I love movies that have great title sequences. Sometimes you just get a great mix of music and visuals that perfectly set the stage for what is to come. One of my favorites from recent years is the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.” In that sequence I especially love the use of Bobby Womack’s…