Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island (2017) Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts  Rated: PG-13  Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min.  Studio: Warner Bros. & Legendary Entertainment   Screenwriter: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman Kong: Skull Island is a reinvention of how the story of King Kong hasContinue reading “Kong: Skull Island (2017)”

Fantastic Four (2005)

Fantastic Four (2005) Directed by: Time Story    Rated: PG-13    Runtime: 1 hr. 45 mins.  Studio: 20th Century Fox    Screenwriters: Mark Frost, Michael France, Stan Lee Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon When you’re too broke to go to space on a whim to research a cosmic eventContinue reading “Fantastic Four (2005)”

Avatar (2009)

Avatar (2009) Directed by: James Cameron  Rated: PG-13  Runtime: 2 hr 42 min Studio: 20th Century Fox  Screenwriter: James Cameron Cast:  Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Giovanni   Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore Avatar smashed box office records in 2009 by earning 2.6 billion more than the budget the studio gave directorContinue reading “Avatar (2009)”

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Death to Smoochy (2002) Directed by: Danny DeVito  Rated: R   Runtime: 1 hr. 49 mins.   Studio: Warner Brothers Pictures   Screenwriter: Adam Resnick Cast:  Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Jon Stewart, Danny Woodburn Every country has a form of children’s television shows that are loved and hated alike. In America, we had LambContinue reading “Death to Smoochy (2002)”

Push (2009)

PUSH (2009) Directed by: Paul McGuigan   Runtime: 1 hr 51 min   Rated: PG-13   Studio: Summit Entertainment   Screenwriter: David Bourla  Cast: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou In 2009, “super” anything movies had not yet taken the world by storm, with enthralling special effects, CGI, costumes, and storylines that wouldContinue reading “Push (2009)”

Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club (1999) Directed by: David Fincher Runtime: 2 hr. 19 min. Studio: 20th Century Fox Rated: R  Screenwriter: Jim Uhls  Adapted from: Chuck Palahniuk’s book Fight Club  Cast: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meatloaf Flight Club is a well-directed original packaging of nuanced, layered themes crafted with satire and dark-twisted humor. It’s wearing anContinue reading “Fight Club (1999)”

The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back (2011) Directed by: Peter Weir  Screenwriter: Peter Weir, Keith Clarke Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 2 hr 15 min  Inspired by: Slavomir Rawicz’s 1955 book ‘The Long Walk.’ Studio: Exclusive Media Group, Nat. Geographic Entertainment, Imagination Abu Dhabi Cast: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Gustaf Skarsgård, Saoirse Ronan In The Way Back, a PolishContinue reading “The Way Back (2010)”

The Informer (2020)

The Informer (2020) Directed by: Andrea Di Stefano  Studio: The Fyzz Pictures and Thunder Road Films    Screenwriter: Matt Cook, Rowan Joffe, Andrea Di Stefano  Runtime: 1 hr 53 min    Rated: R  Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, Ana de Armas  Adapted from: A novel by Börge Hellström and Anders Roslund titledContinue reading “The Informer (2020)”

KON-TIKI (2012)

KON-TIKI (2012) Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg   Runtime: 1 hr 58 min    Studio: Nordisk Film Production (released in the U.S. via the Weinstein Company) Screenwriter: Petter Skavlan   Rating: PG-13 Cast: Pål Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tobias Santelmann, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Jakob Oftebro   *Released domestically in November 2012 and asContinue reading “KON-TIKI (2012)”

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020) Directed by: George C. Wolfe Runtime: 1hr 34 min    Rated: R    Studio: Netflix Screenwriter: Ruben Santiago-Hudson    Based on: August Wilson’s play Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts  The play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson transitions to film through screenwriter Ruben Santiago-Hudson andContinue reading “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)”