Movie Review: Assassin’s Creed

Director: Justin Kurzel Rating: PG-13 Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons Screenplay: Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, & Bill Collage Based On the Video Game by: Patrick Desilets, Corey May, & Jade Raymond Music By: Jed Kurzel Cinematography: Adam Arkapaw Running Time: 115 Minutes Premiered: December 14, 2016 (USA) DVD Release (USA): March 21, 2017 [...]

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Top 5 Disney Animated Films

Robin Hood (1973) I have very fond memories of watching this film at a friend’s house as a child. Whenever I visited, we watched this movie. I am fairly confident that I watched Robin Hood about 900 times before my fourteenth birthday. What I enjoy about this adaptation is the excellent dialogue and the dream-like [...]

Movie Review: Arrival (2016)

Director: Denis Villeneuve Rating: PG-13 Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Screenplay: Eric Heisserer Based On the Short Story by: Ted Chiang Music By: Jóhann Jóhannsson Cinematography: Bradford Young Running Time: 116 Minutes Premiered: November 11, 2016 (USA) DVD Release (USA): February 14, 2017 Synopsis: When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics [...]

Movie Review: Passengers (2016)

Director: Morten Tyldum Rating: PG-13 Starring: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen Screenplay: Jon Spaihts Music By: Thomas Newman Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto Running Time: 116 Minutes Premiered: December 21, 2016 (USA) Synopsis: The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has [...]

Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan

Director: David Yates Rating: PG-13 Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz Screenplay: Adam Cozad, Craig Brewer Based on the Novel By: Edgar Rice Burroughs Music By: Rupert Gregson-Williams Cinematography: Henry Braham Running Time: 110 Minutes Premiered: July 1, 2016 Synopsis: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to [...]

Movie Review: Pride & Prejudice 1940

Director: Robert Z. Leonard Rating: R Starring: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley Screenplay: Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin, Helen Jerome Based on the Novel By: Jane Austen Music By: Herbert Stothart Cinematography: Karl Freund Running Time: 118 Minutes Premiered: July 26, 1940 DVD Release: October 10, 2006 Plot Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five [...]

Top 5 Wedding Movies

In honor of my brother’s wedding over the weekend, here are my top five favorite wedding movies. 1. Father of the Bride (1991)  Synopsis: With his oldest daughter's wedding approaching, a father finds himself reluctant to let go (From IMDb) Review: This is actually a remake/update of the 1950 film of the same name starring [...]

Movie Review: Gods of Egypt (2016)

Director: Alex Proyas Rating: PG-13 Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler Screenplay: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless Music By: Marco Beltrami Cinematography: Peter Menzies Jr. Running Time: 127 Minutes Premiered: February 6, 2016 Synopsis: Mortal hero Bek teams with the god Horus in an alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped [...]

Movie Review: Eddie the Eagle

Director: Dexter Fletcher Rating: PG-13 Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman Screenplay: Sean Macaulay & Simon Kelton Music By: Matthew Margeson Cinematography: George Richmond Running Time: 106 Minutes Premiered: February 26, 2016 Synopsis: The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. (From IMDb) [...]

Movie Review: The Big Short

Director: Adam McKay Rating: R Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling Screenplay: Charles Randolph & Adam McKay Based on Novel By: Michael Lewis Music By: Nicholas Britell Cinematography: Barry Ackroyd Running Time: 130 Minutes Premiered: December 23, 2015 Synopsis: Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of [...]