Movies with music written by John Debney

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My Best Friend's Girl

Romantic comedies are fantasies. They invite us to fall in love with the main characters as they fall in love with each other. That's difficult to accomplish when viewers find themselves actively disliking those characters. How is it possible to...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2008-09-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Howard Deutch
Cast: Dane Cook, Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs, ...
No Strings Attached

Romantic comedies are a little like junk food: they're not healthy or sophisticated but, when made right, there's something addictive about their tasty familiarity. Going in, you know what you're going to get. There are no surprises, nasty or other...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2011-01-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Ivan Reitman
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jake Johnson, Ludacris, ...
Old Dogs

Here's a primer for how to endure Old Dogs if an unfortunate series of circumstances should place you where seeing it is unavoidable. Arrive late and leave early. In between, visit the concession stand as frequently as possible and stand in the lo...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2009-11-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Walt Becker
Cast: John Travolta, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon, ...
Pacifier, The

Pacifiers are for infants. The same is true of The Pacifier. In fact, "infantile" may be the best single word to describe this Kindergarten Cop wannabe. Vin Diesel is better than the material, but, no matter how hard he tries, he can't rise abov...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2005-03-04
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Adam Shankman
Cast: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, ...
Passion of the Christ, The

There are so many ancillary issues surrounding the release of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (née The Passion) that they threaten to dwarf the 127-minute movie that lies at the maelstrom's epicenter. (The controversy, whether real, concoc...

Run Time: 2:27
U.S. Release Date: 2004-02-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: James Caviezel, Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, ...
Predators

Predators is Robert Rodriguez's attempt to re-invigorate (but not reboot) the Predator franchise, whose devaluation began with an ill-advised sequel, accelerated as a result of the poorly realized Alien vs. Predator, and bottomed out with the lifel...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2010-07-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Nimrod Antal
Cast: Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, ...
Scorpion King, The

Watching The Scorpion King, the question that came to mind was whether Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson could become a Schwarzenegger for the '00s. Having asked that, however, it's worth considering whether Schwarzenegger in his prime could have had th...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2002-04-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Chuck Russell
Cast: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Steven Brand, Kelly Hu, ...
Sin City

Sin City is the most visually inventive comic book adaptation to make its way to a movie screen. While other directors have attempted to remain faithful to the look and "feel" of their source material, Robert Rodriguez has taken things a step furt...

Swing Vote

In the past, it has been difficult to get the public interested in political films. This is especially true of younger viewers who are not old enough to participate in the voting process. 2008 may be different, however, with the "rock star" candi...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2008-08-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Cast: Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll, Paula Patton, ...
Valentine's Day

It is possible to gather a star-studded ensemble cast and make a frothy, delightful movie about love in its many guises. Richard Curtis did it with Love, Actually and a parcel of international directors accomplished something similar with the duet...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2010-02-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Gary Marshall
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, ...