Apollo 13

Apollo 13 (1995) Dir. by Ron Howard Starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton and Ed Harris Plot The true story of Apollo 13, the third manned mission to the moon. Three days into the mission, an oxygen tank explodes during a routine procedure, crippling their spacecraft and making a lunar landing impossible. Working without … Continue reading Apollo 13

Dinosaur

Dinosaur (2000) Directed by Ralph Zondag and Eric Leighton Synopsis Aladar is an Iguanadon who is raised by a family of lemurs after his egg is stolen from its nest by predators and abandoned on their island. When a meteor strikes and destroys their home, Aladar and his family must strike out onto the dangerous … Continue reading Dinosaur

Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000 (1999) Directed by Kevin Lima and Chris Buck Synopsis As in the original version of Fantasia, there are eight wordless animated sequences set to pieces of classical music.  One segment, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, returns from the original, along with seven new segments, all introduced by various celebrities. Production Notes When the original Fantasia … Continue reading Fantasia 2000

Tarzan

Tarzan (1999) Directed by Kevin Lima and Chris Buck Synopsis In the 19th century, a couple and their newborn son are marooned off the coast of Africa by a shipwreck.  Both parents are killed by a leopard, and a gorilla who’d recently lost her own child finds the orphaned baby and adopts it as her … Continue reading Tarzan

Mulan

Mulan (1998) Directed by Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft Synopsis When an army of Huns breaks through the Great Wall and invades Imperial China, the Emperor commands that every family must volunteer one man to join the army.  Since he has no sons, the elderly Fa Zhou, an army veteran now in ill health, prepares … Continue reading Mulan

Stargate

Stargate (1994) Dir. by Roland Emmerich Starring Kurt Russell, James Spader and Jaye Davidson Plot Egyptologist and conspiracy-theorist Daniel Jackson is hired by the government to translate a series of hieroglyphs on a stone unearthed in Giza in the 20s.  When he succeeds, he learns that they are the code to activate a portal to … Continue reading Stargate