American History X (1998) – Review

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Directed by Tony Kaye

Written by David McKenna

Cast: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Avery Brooks, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Ethan Suplee, and Elliott Gould

Length: 1 hour and 59 minutes

Genre: Crime, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A former neo-Nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.” Continue reading “American History X (1998) – Review”

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Wayne’s World (1992) – Review

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Directed by Penelope Spheeris

Written by Mike Meyers, Bonnie Turner, and Terry Turner

Cast: Mike Meyers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Kurt Fuller, Tia Carrere, Chris Farley, Frank DiLeo, Robert Patrick, and Ed O’Neill

Length: 1 hour and 34 minutes

Genre: Comedy, music

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:

“Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.” Continue reading “Wayne’s World (1992) – Review”

The Book of Eli (2010) – Review

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Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes (credited as The Hughes Brothers)

Written by Gary Whitta

Cast: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, and Gary Oldman

Length: 1 hour and 58 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, drama

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:

“A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.” Continue reading “The Book of Eli (2010) – Review”

Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Review

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Directed by Steven Spielberg

Written by Robert Rodat

Cast: Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Giovanni Ribisi, Edward Burns, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Jeremy Davies, and Amanda Boxer

Length: 2 hours and 49 minutes

Genre: Drama, war

MPAA Rating: R

Description from IMDB:
“Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U. S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.”

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Serenity (2005) – Review

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Directed by Joss Whedon

Written by Joss Whedon

Cast: Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin and Ron Glass

Length: 1 hour and 59 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, space western

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:

“The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.”

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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”

A Knight’s Tale (2001) – Review

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Directed by Brian Helgeland

Written by Brian Helgeland

Cast: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, and Rufus Sewell

Length: 2 hours and 12 minutes

Genre: Action, adventure, romance

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Description from IMDB:
“After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.” Continue reading “A Knight’s Tale (2001) – Review”