Open Range (2003) – Review

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Directed by Kevin Costner

Written by Craig Storper; based on the novel by Lauran Paine

Cast: Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner, Abraham Benrubi, Diego Luna, James Russo, Michael Gambon, Annette Benning, and Kim Coates

Length: 2 hours and 19 minutes

Genre: Action, drama, romance, western

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.” Continue reading “Open Range (2003) – Review”

Swiss Army Man (2016) – Review

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Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

Written by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan

Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Length: 1 hour and 37 minutes

Genre: Adventure, comedy, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.” Continue reading “Swiss Army Man (2016) – Review”

The Matrix (1999) – Review

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Directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (as the Wachowski Brothers)

Written by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (as the Wachowski Brothers)

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss

Length: 2 hours and 16 minutes

Genre: Action, science fiction

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.” Continue reading “The Matrix (1999) – Review”

Deadpool (2016) – Review

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Directed by Tim Miller

Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Stefan Kapicic, and Brianna Hildebrand

Length: 1 hour and 48 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.” Continue reading “Deadpool (2016) – Review”

Gladiator (2000) – Review

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Directed by Ridley Scott

Written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson

Cast: Russell Crowe, Richard Harris, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, and Oliver Reed

Length: 2 hours and 35 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.” Continue reading “Gladiator (2000) – Review”

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – Review

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Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Written by Michael Arndt

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, and Steve Carrell

Length: 1 hour and 41 minutes

Genre: Comedy, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.” Continue reading “Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – Review”

Jaws (1975) – Review

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Directed by Stephen Spielberg

Written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb; based on the novel by Peter Benchley

Cast: Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw

Length: 2 hours and 4 minutes

Genre: Adventure, drama, thriller

MPAA Rating: PG

Description from IMDB:

“A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort.” Continue reading “Jaws (1975) – Review”

The Sandlot (1993) – Review

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Directed by David Mickey Evans

Written by David Mickey Evans and Robert Gunter

Cast: Tom Guiry, Karen Allen, Denis Leary, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Quintin, Grant Gelt, Victor DiMattia and Shane Obedzinski

Length: 1 hour and 41 minutes

Genre: Comedy, drama, family

MPAA Rating: PG

Description from IMDB:

“In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.” Continue reading “The Sandlot (1993) – Review”

Blazing Saddles (1974) – Review

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Directed by Mel Brooks

Written by Mel Brooks, Norman Steinberg, Andrew Bergman, Richard Pryer, and Alan Uger

Cast: Slim Pickens, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Gene Wilder, and Alex Karras

Length: 1 hour and 33 minutes

Genre: Comedy, western

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.” Continue reading “Blazing Saddles (1974) – Review”