Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – Review

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Directed by Wes Anderson

Written by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton

Length: 1 hour and 34 minutes

Genre: Adventure, comedy, drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:
“A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.”

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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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Kung Fu Hustle (2004) – Review

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Directed by Stephen Chow

Written by Stephen Chow, Tsang Kan Cheong, Lola Huo, and Man Keung Chan

Cast: Stephen Chow, Tze Chung Lam, Siu-Lung Leung, Qiu Yuen, and Wah Yuen.

Length: 1 hour and 39 minutes

Genre: Action, comedy, crime

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:
“In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious “Axe Gang” while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.” Continue reading “Kung Fu Hustle (2004) – Review”

Hot Fuzz (2007) – Review

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Directed by Edgar Wright

Written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kenneth Cranham, and Peter Wight

Length: 2 hours and 1 minute

Genre: Action, comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:
“A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that’s harbouring a dark secret.”

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) – Review

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Directed by Taika Waititi

Written by Taika Waititi and Te Arepa Kahi; based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump

Cast: Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Sam Neill, Rachel House, and Oscar Knightley.

Length: 1 hour and 41 minutes

Genre: Adventure, comedy, drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:
“A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.” Continue reading “Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) – Review”

The Boondock Saints (1999) – Review

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Directed by Troy Duffy

Written by Troy Duffy

Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco, Willem Dafoe, Ron Jeremy, and Billy Connolly

Length: 1 hour and 48 minutes

Genre: Action, crime, thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:
“Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.” Continue reading “The Boondock Saints (1999) – Review”

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) – Review

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Directed by Guillermo del Toro

Written by Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Doug Jones, Pablo Adán, and Maribel Verdú

Length: 1 hour and 58 minutes

Genre: Drama, fantasy, war

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:
“In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.”

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