Martin Brest’s Midnight Run is a downright delight, the kind of film that is endlessly rewatchable. Anchored by a stellar tough-guy performance by Robert De Niro, and a hilarious comedic performance by Charles Grodin, along with a deep supporting cast, this is a film that seamlessly blends comedy and action.
This review is part of my Remake Preview series, where I watch the original version (or versions) of a movie that is set to be re-made in the near future.
Barry Sonnenfeld’s Get Shorty, adapted from a novel by the late Elmore Leonard, is endlessly fun, funny, and all-around entertaining. Featuring a top-to-bottom cast of stars and character actors, Get Shorty is a crime thriller with a real sense of humor to it, the kind of light film that makes for a perfect watch at any time.