Posts tagged ‘Movie Review’

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)

Biography, Drama
PG-13
132 Minutes
Director: Lee Daniels
Writer: Danny Strong
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr.
IMDb (7.1/10 Rating): “As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.”
4 out of 5 Stars

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Enough (2002)

 

Drama, Thriller
PG-13
115 Minutes
Director: Michael Apted
Writer: Nicholas Kazan
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen
IMDb (5.5/10 rating): “On the run from an abusive husband, a young mother begins to train herself to fight back.”
4 out of 5 Stars

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Frozen (2013)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy
PG
102 Minutes
Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writers: Jennifer Lee
Inspired By: “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen
Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
IMDb (8/10 rating): “Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.”
6 stars(6/5 Stars)

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Riddick (2013)

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
R
119 Minutes
Director: David Twohy
Writers: David Twohy
Based on the Characters created by Jim Wheat
Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urba, Katee Sackhoff
IMDb (6.4/10 rating): “Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.”
2 our of 5 stars

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12 Years a Slave (2013)

Biography, Drama, History
R
134 Minutes
Director: Steve McQueen
Writers: John Ridley (Screen Play)
Based On: 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender
IMDb (8.3/10 Rating): “In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.”
4 out of 5 Stars

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Cast Away (2000)

Adventure, Drama
PG-13
143 Minutes
Released: December 22, 2000
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: William Broyles Jr.
Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy
IMDb (7.6/10 Rating): “A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.”
3 out of 5 stars +1/2

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The Grey (2012)

Action, Adventure, Drama
R
117 Minutes
Director: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Screenplay by Joe Carnahan & Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
Based on the short story “Ghost Walker” by Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
 Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo
 IMDb (7.4/10 rating): “After their plane crashes in Alaska, seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.”
+ 1/2

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