Friday, October 20, 2017

Tag: William Wheeler

LEGO Ninjago Movie, The (2017)*

Title: The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Rating: PG
Directed by: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan
Written by: Bob Logan, Paul Fisher, William Wheeler, Tom Wheeler, Jared Stern, and John Whittington
Starring: Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Michael Peña, Fred Armisen, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, and Zach Woods
Release Date: 9/22/2017
Running Time: 101 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas, who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power.


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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Title: Ghost in the Shell
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Written by: Jamie Moss, and William Wheeler
Based on the comic by: Masamune Shirow
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche
Release Date: 3/31/2017
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Queen of Katwe (2016)*

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Title: Queen of Katwe
Rating: PG
Directed by: Mira Nair
Written by: William Wheeler
Based on the book by: Tim Crothers
Starring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Madina Nalwanga
Release Date: 9/30/2016
Running Time: 124 minutes

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“Queen of Katwe” is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family.


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Memoriam: In Memory of Mohammed “Madikas” Ssekandi


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