Stowaway (2021)

Stowaway (2021) Directed by: Joe Penna     Rated: TV-MA    Runtime: 1 hr 56 mins Studio: Netflix   Screenwriter: Joe Penna Cast: Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson, Toni Collette A private company called Hyperion, not NASA, is behind unmanned and manned missions to Mars in Stowaway. The audience never sees anyone from there,Continue reading “Stowaway (2021)”

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999) Directed by: The Wachowski Brothers (formerly)  Runtime: 2 hrs. 16 mins  Rated: R Studio: Warner Bros  Screenwriters: The Wachowski Brothers (formerly) Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving Tell me if you’ve heard this before. Dinosaurs roamed the Earth, then they die. Man evolves and recreates dinosaurs, which then eat man. Woman inherits the Earth. Oh, wait…that’s Jurassic Park. LetContinue reading “The Matrix (1999)”

Minority Report (2002)

Minority Report (2002)  Directed by: Steven Spielberg   Rated: PG-13   Runtime: 2 hrs. 26 mins Studio: Dreamworks Pictures & 20th Century Fox   Screenwriter:  Adapted: Short story “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick Cast: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Neal McDonough, Max von Sydow In the year 2054, there’s no murder inContinue reading “Minority Report (2002)”

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Directed by: Michael Dougherty   Rated: PG-13   Runtime: 2 hrs 12 mins Studio: Legendary Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures Screenwriter: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields Cast: Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Charles Dance, Bradly Whitford, Vera Farmiga Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the second film in the “monsterverse” trilogy. TheContinue reading “Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)”

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)”

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)”

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)”

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)”

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017) Directed by: Ridley Scott     Runtime: 2 hr 3 min     Rated: R     Studio: 20th Century Fox     Screenwriters: John Logan, Dante Harper Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is the follow-up to his 2012 Prometheus prequel of his Alien franchise. Set ten years later, inContinue reading “Alien: Covenant (2017)”

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012) Directed by: Ridley Scott     Runtime: 2 hr 3 min     Studio: 20th Century Fox Screenwriters: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, Dan O’Bannon     Rated: R Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Benedict Wong Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise he started in 1979 butContinue reading “Prometheus (2012)”