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

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

Hercules

Hercules (1997) Directed by Jon Musker and Ron Clements Synopsis Seeking revenge against his brother Zeus for being forced to live in the Underworld, the Greek god Hades learns from the Fates that in 18 years there will be a planetary alignment which will allow him to overthrow Zeus and take over Olympus.  However, the … Continue reading Hercules

Demolition Man

Demolition Man (1993) Dir. by Marco Brambilla Starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock and Nigel Hawthorne Plot When LAPD Sergeant John “the Demolition Man” Spartan is framed for the murder of civilians while taking down crime kingpin Simon Phoenix, both he and Phoenix become some of the first inmates in the new cryogenic prison … Continue reading Demolition Man

Pocahontas

Pocahontas (1995) Directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg Synopsis In 1607, after a dangerous sea voyage, a ship carrying English settlers and adventurers arrives in what is now Virginia.  Led by the greedy Governor Ratcliffe, they are there ostensibly to build a new foothold in North America for the English crown, but also to … Continue reading Pocahontas