Archive for October, 2008

The Other End of the Line

Friday, October 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:106 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Two countries. Two cultures. One chance at love.

 

Cast: Jesse Metcalfe … Granger Woodruff
Shriya … Priya Sethi
Larry Miller … Kit Hawksin
Michael Chen … Mike
Nouva Monika Wahlgren … Ula (as Nauva Green)
Sara Foster … Emory Banks
Harry Key … New York Waiter
Austin Basis … Charlie Hendricks
Tara Sharma … Zia
Sushmita Mukherjee … Manju Sethi
Jai Thade … Govinda
Kiran Juneja … Aunt Pimmi
Suhita Thatte … Priya's Aunt #2
Anupam Kher … Rajeev Sethi
Avantika Akerkar … Miss Prasad

 

Plot: An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone.

Splinter

Friday, October 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 82 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: It will get under your skin.

 

Writers: Kai Barry (writer) Ian Shorr (writer)

 

Cast: Shea Whigham … Dennis Farell
Paulo Costanzo … Seth Belzer
Jill Wagner … Polly Watt
Rachel Kerbs … Lacey Belisle rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Baker … Blake Sherman Jr.
Laurel Whitsett … Sheriff Terri Frankel

 

Plot: Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. add synopsis

 

Awards: 6 wins & 1 nomination

The Haunting of Molly Hartley

Friday, October 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 82 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: This Halloween her past is yet to come.

 

Cast: Haley Bennett … Molly Hartley
Jake Weber … Robert Hartley
Chace Crawford … Joseph Young
Shannon Woodward … Leah
Shanna Collins … Alexis White
AnnaLynne McCord … Suzie
Marin Hinkle … Jane Hartley
Nina Siemaszko … Dr. Emerson
Josh Stewart … Mr. Draper
Jessica Lowndes … Laurel Miller
Randy Wayne … Michael
Jamie McShane … Father
Ron Canada … Mr. Bennett
Kevin Cooney … Dr. Donaldson
Ross Thomas … Jock

 

Plot: Molly Hartley looks to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she sparks with one of the most popular students…

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English | Italian

Director: Eric Darnell

Tom McGrath

Tagline: Still together. Still lost!

 

Writers: Etan Cohen (written by) Eric Darnell (written by)

 

Cast: Ben Stiller … Alex (voice)
Chris Rock … Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
David Schwimmer … Melman (voice)
Jada Pinkett Smith … Gloria (voice)
Sacha Baron Cohen … Julien (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer … Maurice (voice)
Andy Richter … Mort (voice)
Bernie Mac … Zuba (voice)
Alec Baldwin … Makunga (voice)
Sherri Shepherd … Mom (voice)
Will i Am … Moto Moto (voice) (as Will.I.Am)
Elisa Gabrielli … Nana (voice)
Tom McGrath … Skipper / Lemur #1 (voice)
Chris Miller … Kowalski (voice)
Christopher Knights … Private (voice)

 

Plot: The sequel to 2005’s “Madagascar”, in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo…

 

Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations

Doubt

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.

 

Cast: Meryl Streep … Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Philip Seymour Hoffman … Father Brendan Flynn
Amy Adams … Sister James
Viola Davis … Mrs. Miller
Alice Drummond … Sister Veronica
Audrie Neenan … Sister Raymond
Susan Blommaert … Mrs. Carson
Carrie Preston … Christine Hurley
John Costelloe … Warren Hurley
Lloyd Clay Brown … Jimmy Hurley
Joseph Foster … Donald Miller (as Joseph Foster II)
Mike Roukis … William London
Haklar Dezso … Zither Player
Frank Shanley … Kevin
Robert Ridgell … Organist

 

Plot: Set in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play’s quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

 

Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 33 nominations

Quantum of Solace

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | Italian | French | Spanish | Swiss German | German

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Daniel Craig … James Bond
Olga Kurylenko … Camille Montes
Mathieu Amalric … Dominic Greene
Judi Dench … M
Giancarlo Giannini … René Mathis
Gemma Arterton … Strawberry Fields
Jeffrey Wright … Felix Leiter
David Harbour … Gregg Beam
Jesper Christensen … Mr. White
Anatole Taubman … Elvis
Rory Kinnear … Bill Tanner
Tim Pigott-Smith … Foreign Secretary
Joaquín Cosio … General Medrano
Fernando Guillén Cuervo … Colonel of Police
Jesús Ochoa … Lieutenant Orso

 

Plot: Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country’s valuable resource.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations

Milk

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 128 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: His life changed history. His courage changed lives.

 

Cast: Sean Penn … Harvey Milk
Emile Hirsch … Cleve Jones
Josh Brolin … Dan White
Diego Luna … Jack Lira
James Franco … Scott Smith
Alison Pill … Anne Kronenberg
Victor Garber … Mayor George Moscone
Denis O'Hare … State Senator John Briggs
Joseph Cross … Dick Pabich
Stephen Spinella … Rick Stokes
Lucas Grabeel … Danny Nicoletta
Brandon Boyce … Jim Rivaldo
Howard Rosenman … David Goodstein
Kelvin Yu … Michael Wong
Jeff Koons … Art Agnos

 

Plot: The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California’s first openly gay elected official.

 

Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 34 wins & 48 nominations

Saw V

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

All Genres:
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 92 min | 95 min (unrated director's cut)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: You won't believe how it ends.

 

Writers: Patrick Melton (screenplay) & Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

 

Cast: Tobin Bell … Jigsaw / John Kramer
Costas Mandylor … Mark Hoffman
Scott Patterson … Agent Peter Strahm
Betsy Russell … Jill
Julie Benz … Brit
Meagan Good … Luba
Mark Rolston … Dan Erickson
Carlo Rota … Charles
Greg Bryk … Mallick
Laura Gordon … Ashley
Joris Jarsky … Seth
Mike Butters … Paul
Al Sapienza … Chief of Police
Mike Realba … Detective Fisk
Lyriq Bent … Rigg (archive footage)

 

Plot: Following Jigsaw’s grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm is tested and follows all the leads he can get until it boils down to a gruesome and bone-crushing finale.

Sex Drive

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min | 129 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: He's leaving virgin territory

 

Cast: Josh Zuckerman … Ian
Amanda Crew … Felicia
Clark Duke … Lance
James Marsden … Rex
Seth Green … Ezekiel
Alice Greczyn … Mary
Katrina Bowden … Ms. Tasty
Charlie McDermott … Andy (as Charles McDermott)
Mark L. Young … Randy
Cole Petersen … Dylan
Dave Sheridan … Bobby Jo
Michael Cudlitz … Rick
Allison Weissman … Becca
Andrea Anders … Brandy
Kim Ostrenko … Ian's Stepmom

 

Plot: A high school senior drives cross-country with his best friends to hook up with a babe he met online.

W.

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Hong Kong | Germany | UK | Australia

Runtime: 129 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: Get Ready

 

Cast: Josh Brolin … George W. Bush
Elizabeth Banks … Laura Bush
Ellen Burstyn … Barbara Bush
James Cromwell … George H.W. Bush
Richard Dreyfuss … Dick Cheney
Scott Glenn … Donald Rumsfeld
Toby Jones … Karl Rove
Stacy Keach … Rev. Earle Hudd
Bruce McGill … George Tenet
Thandie Newton … Condoleezza Rice
Jeffrey Wright … Colin Powell
Ioan Gruffudd … Prime Minister Tony Blair
Noah Wyle … Don Evans
Dennis Boutsikaris … Paul Wolfowitz
Michael Gaston … General Tommy Franks

 

Plot: A chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush.

 

Awards: 4 nominations

Bride Flight

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2008

Country: Netherlands | Luxembourg

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: Dutch | English

Director: Ben Sombogaart

Tagline: A forbidden love. An impossible choice. A secret past.

 

Cast: Karina Smulders … Ada
Pleuni Touw … Old Ada
Anna Drijver … Esther
Willeke van Ammelrooy … Old Esther
Elise Schaap … Marjorie
Petra Laseur … Old Marjorie
Waldemar Torenstra … Frank
Rutger Hauer … Old Frank
Micha Hulshof … Derk
Mattijn Hartemink … Hans
Walter Bart … Leon
Hans Man in 't Veld … Vicar
Rawiri Paratene … Old Mosie
Rob Mokaraka … Mosie
Mykola Allen … Bobby

 

Plot: A romantic drama that charts the lives of three women from different backgrounds, forever changed when they emigrate to New Zealand as war brides. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Bride  New Zealand  Birth  Female Nudity  Dutch   See »

Frost/Nixon

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, History

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | UK | France

Runtime: 122 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: 400 million people were waiting for the truth.

 

Writers: Peter Morgan (screenplay) Peter Morgan (play)

 

Cast: Frank Langella … Richard Nixon
Michael Sheen … David Frost
Sam Rockwell … James Reston, Jr.
Kevin Bacon … Jack Brennan
Matthew Macfadyen … John Birt
Oliver Platt … Bob Zelnick
Rebecca Hall … Caroline Cushing
Toby Jones … Swifty Lazar
Andy Milder … Frank Gannon
Kate Jennings Grant … Diane Sawyer
Gabriel Jarret … Ken Khachigian
Jim Meskimen … Ray Price
Patty McCormack … Pat Nixon
Geoffrey Blake … Interview Director
Clint Howard … Lloyd Davis

 

Plot: A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

 

Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 37 nominations

Max Payne

Monday, October 13th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: Canada | USA

Runtime: 100 min | 103 min (unrated version)

Languages: English | Russian | Spanish

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Mark Wahlberg … Max Payne
Mila Kunis … Mona Sax
Beau Bridges … BB Hensley
Ludacris … Lt. Jim Bravura (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Chris O'Donnell … Jason Colvin
Donal Logue … Det. Alex Balder
Amaury Nolasco … Jack Lupino
Kate Burton … Nicole Horne
Olga Kurylenko … Natasha Sax
Rothaford Gray … Joe Salle
Joel Gordon … Owen Green
Jamie Hector … Lincoln DeNeuf
Andrew Friedman … Trevor Duncan
Marianthi Evans … Michelle Payne
Nelly Furtado … Christa Balder

 

Plot: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister’s death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

Quarantine

Friday, October 10th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: On March 11 2008, the government sealed off an apartment complex in Los Angeles. The residents were never seen again. No details. No witnesses. No evidence. Until now.

 

Cast: Jennifer Carpenter … Angela Vidal
Steve Harris … Scott Percival
Jay Hernandez … Jake
Johnathon Schaech … George Fletcher
Columbus Short … Danny Wilensky
Andrew Fiscella … James McCreedy
Rade Serbedzija … Yuri Ivanov (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Greg Germann … Lawrence
Bernard White … Bernard
Dania Ramirez … Sadie
Elaine Kagan … Wanda Marimon
Marin Hinkle … Kathy
Joey King … Briana
Jermaine Jackson … Nadif
Sharon Ferguson … Jwahir

 

Plot: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

 

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

I Sell the Dead

Friday, October 10th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Horror

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:85 min | Argentina:85 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Never Trust A Corpse

 

Cast: Dominic Monaghan … Arthur Blake
Ron Perlman … Father Duffy
Larry Fessenden … Willie Grimes
Angus Scrimm … Dr. Vernon Quint
John Speredakos … Cornelius Murphy
Eileen Colgan … Maisey O'Connell
Brenda Cooney … Fanny Bryers
Daniel Manche … Young Arthur Blake
Joel Garland … Ronnie
James Godwin … Mark 1
Alisdair Stewart … Bulger
Heather Robb … Myrtle Murphy
Aidan Redmond … Jack Flood
Heather Bullock … Valentine Kelly
Patrick Bucklew … Creature #2

 

Plot: A grave robber reflects on his life of crime.

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

Little Ashes

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK | Spain

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Love. Art. Betrayal.

 

Cast: Javier Beltrán … Federico García Lorca
Robert Pattinson … Salvador Dalí
Matthew McNulty … Luis Buñuel
Marina Gatell … Magdalena rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adria Allue … Guardia
Simón Andreu … Fernando de Valle
Rubén Arroyo … Rafael
Ferran Audí … Guardia 1
Adrian Devant … Titiritero
Ramón Enrich Borrellas … Profesor
Sue Flack … Señora
Diana Gómez … Ana María
Arly Jover … Gala
Ferran Lahoz … Señor Milagro
Esther Nubiola … Adela
Bruno Oro … Pepín Bello
Vicky Peña … Tía de Magdalena
Joan Pico … Joven Oficial
Marc Pujol … Carlos
Christian Rodrigo … Joven Periodista
Pep Sais … Profesor de Arte
Xavi Siles … Hombre 1

 

Plot: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dal

Body of Lies

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 128 min

Languages: English | Arabic

Director:

Tagline: Trust no one. Deceive everyone.

 

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio … Roger Ferris
Russell Crowe … Ed Hoffman
Mark Strong … Hani
Golshifteh Farahani … Aisha
Oscar Isaac … Bassam
Ali Suliman … Omar Sadiki
Alon Aboutboul … Al-Saleem
Vince Colosimo … Skip
Simon McBurney … Garland
Mehdi Nebbou … Nizar
Michael Gaston … Holiday
Kais Nashif … Mustafa Karami
Jamil Khoury … Marwan (as Jameel Khoury)
Lubna Azabal … Aisha's Sister Cala
Ghali Benlafkih … Aisha's Nephew Rowley

 

Plot: Roger Ferris uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

An American Carol

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 83 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: WARNING! This movie may be offensive to children, young people, old people, in-the-middle people, some people on the right, all people on the left, terrorists, pacifists, war-mongers, fish mongers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics (though you'd have to prove it to them), the ACLU, liberals, conservatives, neo-cons, ex-cons, future cons, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarian, people of color, people of no color, English speakers, English-as-a-second language speakers, non-speakers, men, women, women, & Ivy League professors. Native Americans should be okay.

 

Cast: Trace Adkins … Angel of Death / Trace Adkins
Kevin P. Farley … Michael Malone (as Kevin Farley)
Kelsey Grammer … General George S. Patton
Chriss Anglin … John F. Kennedy
Robert Davi … Aziz
Serdar Kalsin … Ahmed
Bill O'Reilly … Himself
Geoffrey Arend … Mohammed
Dennis Hopper … The Judge
Jillian Murray … Heather
Scott Bailey … Celebrity #2
Dana Lyn Baron … Speaker 1940's
Mark Vafiades … Look out! It's those Christians! (as Mark Basil)
Jon Voight … George Washington
Morgan Beck … "Free History Term Papers"

 

Plot: An anti-American filmmaker who’s out to abolish the July Fourth holiday is visited by three ghosts who try to change his perception of the country.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK

Runtime: 110 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Brace yourselves, America.

 

Writers: Peter Straughan (screenplay) Toby Young (book)

 

Cast: Kelan Pannell … Young Sidney Young
Janette Scott … Mrs. Young
Simon Pegg … Sidney Young
Megan Fox … Sophie Maes
Gillian Anderson … Eleanor Johnson
Kelly Jo Charge … Apollo Awards Presenter
Christian Smith … Apollo Awards Guest
Katherine Parkinson … PR Woman
Felicity Montagu … Clipboard Nazi
Thandie Newton … Herself
John Lightbody … Assistant Hotel Manager
Ian Bonar … Post Modern Review Staff #1
James Corden … Post Modern Review Staff #2
Fenella Woolgar … Post Modern Review Staff #3
Chris O'Dowd … Post Modern Review Staff #4

 

Plot: A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young’s memoir “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People”.

The Informers

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Greed is good. Sex is easy. Youth is forever.

 

Cast: Jon Foster … Graham Sloan
Austin Nichols … Martin
Amber Heard … Christie
Lou Taylor Pucci … Tim Price
Fernando Consagra … Bruce
Aaron Himelstein … Raymond
Mel Raido … Bryan Metro
Rhys Ifans … Roger
Germán Tripel … Bryan's Guitarist (as Germán Tripel)
Billy Bob Thornton … William Sloan
Kim Basinger … Laura Sloan
Winona Ryder … Cheryl Moore
Brad Renfro … Jack
Suzanne Ford … Bruce's Mother
Cameron Goodman … Susan Sloan

 

Plot: A multi-strand narrative set in early 1980’s Los Angeles, centered on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con). Connecting the intertwining strands are a group of beautiful, blonde young men and women who sleep all day and party all night, doing drugs — and one another –with abandon, never realizing that they are dancing on the edge of a volcano.