A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place (2018) Directed by: John Krasinski   Screenwriters: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski  Studio: Paramount Pictures, Platinum Dunes   Rated: PG-13    Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min. Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe We’ve all seen, heard, or read about narratives that involve aliens, zombies, or an apocalyptic hellscapeContinue reading “A Quiet Place (2018)”

The Illusionist (2006)

The Illusionist (2006) Directed by: Neil Burger    Rated: PG-13    Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins Studio: Bull’s Eye Entertainment, Bob Yari Productions    Screenwriter: Neil Burger Adapted from: Short story “Eisenheim the Illusionist” by Steven Millhauser Cast: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel The Illusionist is a film based on a short story in whichContinue reading “The Illusionist (2006)”

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)”

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)”

Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016) Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Runtime: 1 hr 56 min Rated: PG-13 Studio: Paramount Screenwriter: Eric Heisserer Based on: Story of Your Life, 1998 short story by Ted Chiang Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremey Renner, Forest Whitaker  Arrival is a cerebral experience that delivers a compelling sci-fi story with novel ideas through minimal CGI, well-edited sound,Continue reading “Arrival (2016)”

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Directed by: Kenneth Branagh Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 1 hr 54 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Screenwriter: Michael Green Based on: The novel by Agatha Christie  Everyone is a suspect in Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, Murder on the Orient Express, written for film by Michael Green. It’s not the first timeContinue reading “Murder on the Orient Express (2017)”