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”

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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”

Master and Commander (2003) – Review

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Directed by Peter Weir and John Collee; based on the novels by Patrick O’Brian

Written by Peter Weir

Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, George Innes, Robert Pugh, Max Benitz, Max Pirkis, and Lee Ingleby

Length: 2 hours and 18 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.” Continue reading “Master and Commander (2003) – Review”

The Princess Bride (1987) – Review

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Directed by Rob Reiner

Written by William Goldman

Cast: Peter Falk, Fred Savage, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, Mandy Patinkin, Andre the Giant, and Christopher Guest.

Length: 1 hour and 38 minutes

Genre: Adventure, family, fantasy

MPAA Rating: PG

Description from IMDB:
“While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.”

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) – Review

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Directed by Peter Jackson

Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson; based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkien

Cast: Elijah Wood, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Hugo Weaving, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean, Orlando Bloom, and Jon Rhys-Davies

Length: 2 hours and 58 minutes

Genre: Adventure, drama, fantasy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:
“A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.”

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Hellboy (2004) – Review

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Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Written by Guillermo del Toro and Peter Briggs; based on the comic books by Mike Mignola

Cast: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Jon Hurt, Karel Roden, Brian Steele, Rupert Evans, Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair, and Ladislav Beran.

Length: 2 hours and 2 minutes

Genre: Action, fantasy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:
“A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.” Continue reading “Hellboy (2004) – Review”

Children of Men (2006) – Review

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Directed by Alfonso Cuarón

Written by Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby; based on the novel by P. D. James

Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Clare-Hope Ashitey,  Danny Huston, Michael Caine, and Peter Mullan

Length: 1 hour and 49 minutes

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:
“In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.” Continue reading “Children of Men (2006) – Review”