Movie 411: The Great Wall

Genres: action Directed by: Yimou Zhang (Hero) Screenplay by: Carlo Bernard (Prince of Persia), Doug Miro (Prince of Persia), and Tony Gilroy (Rogue One) Rated:  PG-13 Release Date:  December 2016 Genre:  Action, Adventure The Hook: Nothing really. Just action, adventure, and the need to catch a movie. On a quest to hunt down black powder, […]

Movie 411: Hidden Figures

Directed by: Theodore Melfi (Saint Vincent) Screenplay by: Allison Schroeder (Mean Girls) and Theodore Melfi Rated:  PG Release Date:  December 2016 Genre:  History, Drama The Hook: NASA! And “based on actual events.”   Three strong women of color are employed at the prestigious NASA during the Space Race of the Cold War. Having the brains […]

Movie 411: The Holiday

Director: Nancy Meyers Screenplay: Nancy Meyers Rated: PG-13 Released: December 2006 Genre: Rom-Com The Hook: Wanted to watch something lighthearted Not only did it match the criteria of lightheartedness, Jude Law is acting in it and I’m a huge fan of Watson characters. So, yep. Summary The story focuses on Amanda, who puts together movie trailers and lives in LA, and […]

Movie 411: Legend of Tarzan

Director: David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) Screenplay: Andrew Cozad (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Craig Brewer (Footloose 2011), Rated: PG-13 Released: July 1, 2016 Genre: Adventure The Hook: I never considered or have seen the story of Tarzan told from this perspective before. This Tarzan […]

Movie 411: Independence Day, Resurgence

Directed by: Roland Emmerich (Day After Tomorrow, 10,000 BC) Screenplay by: Nicholas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Ronald Emmerich, James Vanderbilt Rated: PG-13 Release Date: June 24, 2016 Genre: Action, Adventure, SciFi The Hook: Independence Day. Curiosity got the better of me and since the first one so enjoyable, I decided to check out this second one. Plus, I was […]

Movie 411: The 5th Wave

Director: J. Blakeson Screenplay: Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), Akiva Goldsman (Fringe), and Jeff Pinker (Amazing Spinder Man 2, Lost, Alias) *Based on the books by Rick Yancey Rated: PG-13 Released: January 22, 2016 Genre: Sci-Fi/Action The Hook: With all the post-apocalyptic/alien stories scattered among mainstream entertainment, this one appealed to me. Summary Aliens have attacked Earth, with every intension of taking it over […]