Movies with music written by David Newman

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Monster-In-Law

Monster-in-Law is appalling misfire of a comedy - a motion picture that takes a situation ripe for the blackest vein of satire and reduces it to a puerile and edgeless pile of goo. Forgive me for a moment if I bemoan the lost potential here. Give...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2005-05-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Robert Luketic
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, ...
My Father the Hero

Gerard Depardieu's interpretation of Cyrano De Bergerac was a definitive character in modern cinema, not to mention a jewel in the crown of his career. In fact, he was so impressive in that role that the producers of the comedy My Father the H...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 1994-02-04
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Steve Miner
Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, ...
My Life in Ruins

Words cannot express how weary I am of watching lifeless, hollow movies like My Life in Ruins - generic romantic comedies that have no clue when it comes to either "romance" or "comedy." The films aren't quite poorly enough made to label them "bad...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Donald Petrie
Cast: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, ...
Norbit

Now begins a period of prayer for Eddie Murphy - he must pray that no one who can cast a Best Supporting Actor vote in the 2007 Oscar race will see Norbit, because no one in their right mind could think of providing an honor to anyone involved in t...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2007-02-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Brian Robbins
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, ...
Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps

Eddie Murphy's 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor is one of those movies that, at least from a creative perspective, neither deserves nor warrants a sequel. What's the point? More of the same, it seems. Any time a movie makes $130 million in the...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2000-07-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Peter Segal
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, ...
Nutty Professor, The

Eddie Murphy does not make "comebacks", because, according to him, he hasn't been out of the spotlight. But, following three critical and box-office flops (The Distinguished Gentleman, Beverly Hills Cop III, and Vampire in Brooklyn), Murphy is hop...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 1996-06-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Tom Shadyac
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett, Larry Miller, ...
Other People's Money

Other People’s Money, the motion picture adaptation of Jerry Sterner’s 1989 play, opens with a deliciously cynical monologue by Danny DeVito that captures public perceptions from the era: “I love money. I love money more than I love the ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 1991-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, ...
Phantom, The

It's probably unfair to characterize The Phantom as a Batman-wannabe, since Lee Falk's comic book creation predated the Caped Crusader. Nevertheless, as far as motion picture adaptations are concerned, Michael Keaton first stepped into his suit se...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 1996-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Billy Zane, Kristy Swanson, Treat Williams, ...
Serenity

This is only the second time it has happened. By "it," I'm referring to the process by which a science fiction television show is canceled, becomes a cult hit after its removal from the air, and is brought back to life as a major motion picture wi...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2005-09-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Nathan Fillion, Ron Glass, Summer Glau, ...
Spirit, The

The Spirit is an example of what can happen to a comic book-inspired movie when the sense of style becomes so pervasive that it overwhelms everything else, including an unremarkable superhero adventure. Unfortunately, the eye candy quickly grows st...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2008-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Frank Miller
Cast: Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, ...