Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tag: Darren Lemke

Kung Fu Panda 4 (2024)*

Title: Kung Fu Panda 4
Rating: PG
Directed by: Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Stine
Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, and Darren Lemke
Starring: Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Bryan Cranston, Ian McShane, and Ke Huy Quan
Release Date: 3/8/2024
Running Time: 94 minutes

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After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Jack Black), is called upon by destiny to … give it a rest already. More specifically, he’s tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace.

That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po knows as much about spiritual leadership as he does about the paleo diet, and second, he needs to quickly find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can assume his new lofty position.

Even worse, there’s been a recent sighting of a wicked, powerful sorceress, Chameleon (Viola Davis), a tiny lizard who can shapeshift into any creature, large or small. And Chameleon has her greedy, beady little eyes on Po’s Staff of Wisdom, which would give her the power to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

So, Po’s going to need some help. He finds it (kinda?) in the form of crafty, quick-witted thief Zhen (Awkwafina), a corsac fox who really gets under Po’s fur but whose skills will prove invaluable. In their quest to protect the Valley of Peace from Chameleon’s reptilian claws, this comedic odd-couple duo will have to work together. In the process, Po will discover that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Gemini Man (2019)

Title: Gemini Man
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: David Benioff, Billy Ray, and Darren Lemke
Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Running Time: 117 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Gemini Man stars Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission

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Shazam! (2019)*

Title: Shazam!
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Written by: Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke
Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, and Cooper Andrews
Release Date: 4/5/2019
Running Time: 132 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Evan for this submission

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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)*

Title: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
Rating: PG
Directed by: Ari Sandel
Written by: Rob Lieber, and Darren Lemke
Based on the books by: R.L. Stine
Starring: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris , Chris Parnell, and Ken Jeong
Release Date: 10/12/2018
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween follows the Quinn family – high school senior SARAH (Madison Iseman), her middle school brother SONNY (Jeremy Ray Taylor), and their mother KATHY (Wendi McLendon-Covey) — into an entirely new set of spooky, exciting, and funny events. Sonny and schoolmate SAM (Caleel Harris) are best friends with a side job as the “Junk Brothers,” collecting discarded stuff other people don’t want. But it’s a gig that unfortunately leads them right into the path of (gulp) SLAPPY (Avery Lee Jones), the mischievous ventriloquist dummy from an unpublished Goosebumps book.

At first, Slappy seems to want nothing more than to be part of the Quinn family, but when his hijinks go too far, Sarah, Sonny and Sam realize that this pernicious puppet must be stopped. Rejected in his obsessive need to be a member of the Quinn household, Slappy decides to build his own “family” by kidnapping Kathy and bringing all of his Halloween friends back to life – including new right-hand Ogre WALTER (Chris Parnell).

As Halloween transforms their sleepy town into a full-on monster mash-up, boasting such hilariously freaky creatures as giant gummy bears and creepy garden gnomes, Sarah, the boys, and neighbor MR. CHU (Ken Jeong) team up to save Kathy and the town from Slappy’s wicked plan.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Goosebumps (2015)

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Title: Goosebumps (aka. Goosebumps 3D)
Rating: PG
Directed by: Rob Letterman
Written by: Darren Lemke, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Based on the books by: R.L. Stine
Starring: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan and Jillian Bell
Release Date: 10/16/2015
Running Time: 103 minutes

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A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R.L. Stine after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Greendale, Maryland.


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