Archive for February, 2009

Echelon Conspiracy

Friday, February 27th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages:

Director:

Tagline: Security comes at a price…

 

Cast: Shane West … Max Peterson
Edward Burns … John Reed
Ving Rhames … Agent Dave Grant
Jonathan Pryce … Mueller
Tamara Feldman … Kamila
Yuriy Kutsenko … Russian General
Sergey Gubanov … Yuri Malanin
Martin Sheen … Raymond Burke
Ilan Goodman … Dennis
Todd Jensen … Agent Fletcher
Steven Elder … Charles
Sandra De Sousa … Female Casino Tech
Greg Donaldson … Casino Tech
Andrea Enright … NSA Tech #2
Trevor White … Paul Spencer

 

Plot: At first, the strange phone messages promised great wealth. Soon, though, government agents pursue the young engineer receiving them around the world.

Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience

Friday, February 27th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:76 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Kevin Jonas … Himself
Joe Jonas … Himself
Nick Jonas … Himself
John Lloyd Taylor … MD / Guitar
John Cahill Lawless … Drums
Ryan Matthew Liestman … Keyboards
Gregory Robert Garbowsky … Bass Guitar
Robert Feggans … Himself (as 'Big Rob' Feggans)
Demi Lovato … Herself
Taylor Swift … Herself
Caitlin Evanson … Taylor Swift's Fiddle Player
Ben Clark … Taylor Swift's Banjo Player
Denise Jonas … Herself
Caroline Buckman … Strings
Rebecca Cherry … Strings

 

Plot: A 3-D concert film of the 2008 Jonas Brothers “Burning Up” concert tour, as well as documentary footage on the lives of the three brothers.

 

Awards: 4 nominations

Crossing Over

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 113 min | USA:140 min (original version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Every day thousands of people illegally cross our borders… only one thing stands in their way. America.

 

Cast: Harrison Ford … Max Brogan
Ray Liotta … Cole Frankel
Ashley Judd … Denise Frankel
Jim Sturgess … Gavin Kossef
Cliff Curtis … Hamid Baraheri
Alice Braga … Mireya Sanchez
Alice Eve … Claire Shepard
Summer Bishil … Taslima Jahangir
Jacqueline Obradors … Special Agent Phadkar
Justin Chon … Yong Kim
Melody Zara … Zahra Baraheri (as Melody Khazae)
Merik Tadros … Farid Baraheri
Marshall Manesh … Sanjar Baraheri
Nina Nayebi … Minoo Baraheri
Naila Azad … Rokeya Jahangir

 

Plot: Crossing Over is a multi-character canvas about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles…

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: Canada | India | USA | Japan

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Some fight for power. Some fight for us.

 

Cast: Kristin Kreuk … Chun-Li
Chris Klein … Charlie Nash
Neal McDonough … Bison / Vega (Japan)
Robin Shou … Gen
Moon Bloodgood … Det. Maya Sunee
Josie Ho … Cantana
Taboo … Vega / Balrog (Japan)
Michael Clarke Duncan … Balrog / Bison (Japan)
Pei-pei Cheng … Zhilan
Edmund Chen … Xiang
Inez Yan … Chun-Li (5 yrs)
Elizaveta Kiryukhina … Rose
Emilze Junqueira … Jeanne Xiang
Katherine Pemberton … Chun-Li (10 yrs)
Siri Sirijane … Liu

 

Plot: Based on the popular video game franchise, female fighter Chun Li embarks on a quest for justice.

Watchmen

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

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

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 162 min | 186 min (director's cut) | 215 min (ultimate cut)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: This city is afraid of me. I've seen its true face.

 

Cast: Malin Akerman … Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II
Billy Crudup … Dr. Manhattan / Jon Osterman
Matthew Goode … Adrian Veidt / Ozymandias
Jackie Earle Haley … Walter Kovacs / Rorschach
Jeffrey Dean Morgan … Edward Blake / The Comedian
Patrick Wilson … Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl II
Carla Gugino … Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre
Matt Frewer … Edgar Jacobi / Moloch the Mystic
Stephen McHattie … Hollis Mason / Nite Owl
Laura Mennell … Janey Slater
Rob LaBelle … Wally Weaver
Gary Houston … John McLaughlin
James M. Connor … Pat Buchanan (as James Michael Connor)
Mary Ann Burger … Eleanor Clift
John Shaw … Doug Roth

 

Plot: In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

 

Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations

Fired Up!

Friday, February 20th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min | 91 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: 2 Guys. 300 Girls. You Do the Math.

 

Cast: Nicholas D'Agosto … Shawn Colfax
Eric Christian Olsen … Nick Brady
Sarah Roemer … Carly
Molly Sims … Diora
Danneel Harris … Bianca
David Walton … Dr. Rick
Adhir Kalyan … Brewster
AnnaLynne McCord … Gwyneth
Juliette Goglia … Poppy
Philip Baker Hall … Coach Byrnes
John Michael Higgins … Coach Keith
Smith Cho … Beth
Margo Harshman … Sylvia
Hayley Marie Norman … Angela
Jake Sandvig … Downey

 

Plot: The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.

 

Awards: 1 win

Madea Goes to Jail

Monday, February 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Tyler Perry … Madea / Joe / Brian
Derek Luke … Joshua Hardaway
Keshia Knight Pulliam … Candace Washington
David Mann … Brown
Tamela J. Mann … Cora
RonReaco Lee … Chuck
Ion Overman … Linda
Vanessa Ferlito … Donna
Viola Davis … Ellen
Sofía Vergara … T.T.
Robin Coleman … Big Sal
Bobbi Baker … Tanya
Aisha Hinds … D.A. Fran Walker
Benjamín Benítez … Arthur
Karan Kendrick … Guard Watson

 

Plot: Mischievous grandma Madea lands in jail, where she meets a variety of mixed-up characters.

 

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

Under the Sea 3D

Friday, February 13th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary, Short

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: USA:40 min | Australia:45 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: A world beyond imagination.

 

Cast: Jim Carrey … Narrator

 

Plot: An underwater look at the diverse coastal regions of Southern Australia, New Guinea and the Indo-Pacific areas and the impact of global warming on the oceans.

My One and Only

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:108 min | Germany:108 min (Berlin International Film Festival)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: An almost perfect portrait of a family comedy

 

Cast: Renée Zellweger … Anne Deveraux
Logan Lerman … George Devereaux
Kevin Bacon … Dan Devereaux
Troy Garity … Becker
David Koechner … Bill Massey
J.C. MacKenzie … Tom
Eric McCormack … Charlie
Chris Noth … Dr. Harlan Williams
Molly C. Quinn … Paula
Mark Rendall … Robbie
Nick Stahl … Bud
Phoebe Strole … Wendy
Steven Weber … Wallace McAllister
Robin Weigert … Hope
Dan John Miller … Mickey

 

Plot: An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

London River

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | France | Algeria

Runtime: 87 min

Languages: English | French | Arabic

Director: Rachid Bouchareb

Tagline:

 

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb (screenplay), Olivier Lorelle (screenplay)

 

Cast: Brenda Blethyn … Elisabeth
Sotigui Kouyaté … Ousmane
Francis Magee … Inspector 1
Sami Bouajila … Imam
Roschdy Zem … Butcher
Marc Baylis … Edward
Bernard Blancan … Ouvrier forestier
Aurélie Eltvedt … Guide chapelle
Diveen Henry … Female inspector
Gurdepak Chaggar … Travel agent

 

Plot: After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 terror attack on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Guernsey  Koran  London England  Religious Differences  Police   See »

Chéri

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | France | Germany

Runtime: USA:86 min | Germany:100 min (Berlin International Film Festival) | USA:92 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: In a game of seduction, never fall in love.

 

Writers: Christopher Hampton (written by) Colette (novels)

 

Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer … Lea de Lonval
Frances Tomelty … Rose
Tom Burke … Vicomte Desmond
Rupert Friend … Cheri
Hubert Tellegen … Ernest
Joe Sheridan … Marcel
Kathy Bates … Madame Peloux
Toby Kebbell … Patron
Felicity Jones … Edmee
Iben Hjejle … Marie Laure
Alain Churin … Priest
Bette Bourne … Baronne
Nichola McAuliffe … Madame Aldonza
Andras Hamori … Otto
Gaye Brown … Lili

 

Plot: The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

 

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

Friday the 13th

Monday, February 9th, 2009

All Genres:
Horror

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min | 106 min (extended edition)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Welcome to Crystal Lake

 

Cast: Jared Padalecki … Clay Miller
Danielle Panabaker … Jenna
Amanda Righetti … Whitney Miller
Travis Van Winkle … Trent
Aaron Yoo … Chewie
Derek Mears … Jason Voorhees
Jonathan Sadowski … Wade
Julianna Guill … Bree
Ben Feldman … Richie
Arlen Escarpeta … Lawrence
Ryan Hansen … Nolan
Willa Ford … Chelsea
Nick Mennell … Mike
America Olivo … Amanda
Kyle Davis … Donnie

 

Plot: A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Monday, February 9th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min | Germany:93 min (Berlin International Film Festival)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The life you love may be your own.

 

Cast: Robin Wright Penn … Pippa Lee
Mike Binder … Sam Shapiro
Alan Arkin … Herb Lee
Winona Ryder … Sandra Dulles
Ryan McDonald … Ben Lee
Cornelius West … Don Sexton (as Cornel West)
Maria Bello … Suky Sarkissian
Arnie Burton … Doctor
Tim Guinee … Des Sarkissian
Drew Beasley … Chester Sarkissian – Age 6
Madeline McNulty … Young Pippa – Age 7
Beckett Melville … Chester Sarkissian – Age 13
Zoe Kazan … Grace Lee
Billy Wheelan … Waiter
Shirley Knight … Dot Nadeau

 

Plot: After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading toward a quiet nervous breakdown. add synopsis

Banlieue 13 – Ultimatum

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2009

Country: France

Runtime: 101 min

Languages: French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Cyril Raffaelli … Capt. Damien Tomaso
David Belle … Leïto
Philippe Torreton … Le président de la République
Daniel Duval … Walter Gassman
Elodie Yung … Tao
MC Jean Gab'1 … Molko
James Deano … Karl le skin
Laouni Mouhid … Ali-K (as La Fouine)
Fabrice Feltzinger … Little Montana
Pierre-Marie Mosconi … Roland
Johnny Amaro … Policier centre de contrôle
Pascal D'Amato … Le garde escaller préfecture
Guy Amram … Le chef commando GIGN
Pascal Aubert … Le Chef De Poste
Jean-Gilles Barbier … Le commandant de police

 

Plot: Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city’s secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Next Day Air

Friday, February 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:84 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: It's all in the delivery.

 

Cast: Donald Faison … Leo
Mike Epps … Brody
Wood Harris … Guch
Omari Hardwick … Shavoo
Emilio Rivera … Bodega
Darius McCrary … Buddy
Cisco Reyes … Jesus
Yasmin Deliz … Chita
Lobo Sebastian … Rhino
Malik Barnhardt … Hassie
Mos Def … Eric
Debbie Allen … Ms. Jackson
Lauren London … Ivy
Jo D. Jonz … Wade
Shawn Michael Howard … Derrick

 

Plot: Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they’ve hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people’s lives forever.

The House of the Devil

Friday, February 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 95 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Talk on the phone. Finish your homework. Watch T.V. DIE!

 

Cast: Jocelin Donahue … Samantha
Tom Noonan … Mr. Ulman
Mary Woronov … Mrs. Ulman
Greta Gerwig … Megan
AJ Bowen … Victor Ulman
Dee Wallace … Landlady
Heather Robb … Heather
Darryl Nau … Random Guy
Brenda Cooney … Nurse
Danielle Noe … Mother
Mary B. McCann … Elaine Cross
John Speredakos … Ted Stephen
Lena Dunham … 911 Operator
Christina Sciongay … Student
Kamen Velkovsky … Demon

 

Plot: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual. add synopsis

 

Awards: 4 wins & 1 nomination

La fille du RER

Friday, February 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: France

Runtime: 105 min | Germany:105 min (European Film Market)

Languages: French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Odile Barski (scenario) Jean-Marie Besset (scenario)

 

Cast: Émilie Dequenne … Jeanne
Michel Blanc … Samuel Bleistein
Catherine Deneuve … Louise
Mathieu Demy … Alex
Ronit Elkabetz … Judith
Nicolas Duvauchelle … Franck
Jérémie Quaegebeur … Nathan (as Jérémy Quaegebeur)
Djibril Pavadé … Tom
Alain Cauchi … Marius
Amer Alwan … Le vendeur de bagages
Mélaine Leconte … La serveuse
Raphaëline Goupilleau … L'officier de la brigade des Stups
Arnaud Valois … Gabi
Bruno Mary … Policier hôpital
Jessica Borio … Secrétaire

 

Plot: A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates. add synopsis

Red Riding: 1974

Friday, February 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK

Runtime: 102 min | Germany:102 min (European Film Market)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: David Peace (novel) Tony Grisoni (screenplay)

 

Cast: Andrew Garfield … Eddie Dunford
David Morrissey … Maurice Jobson
John Henshaw … Bill Hadley
Anthony Flanagan … Barry Gannon
Warren Clarke … Bill Molloy
Jennifer Hennessy … Mrs Kemplay
Mary Jo Randle … Eddie's Mum
Rachel Jane Allen … Susan Dunford
Rita May … Aunty Win
Graham Walker … Uncle Eric
Berwick Kaler … George Greaves
Katherine Vasey … Steph (as Katharine Vasey)
Danny Cunningham … Gaz
Michelle Dockery … Kathryn Tyler
Robert Sheehan … BJ

 

Plot: A rookie journalist looks to solve the increasingly vexing case of a serial killer on the loose. add synopsis

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | Austria | Germany

Runtime: 81 min

Languages: English

Director: Nick Stringer

Tagline: An Epic Adventure from Emmy Award Winning Director Nick Stringer

 

Cast: Miranda Richardson … Narrator (voice) Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Braga … Fisherman
Hannelore Elsner … German Narrator (voice)

 

Plot: A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north and ultimately swims around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Florida  Azores  Earth  Animal In Title  Oil Spill   See »

Coraline

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: UK:96 min | USA:100 min

Languages: English | Russian

Director:

Tagline: Be careful what you wish for.

 

Cast: Dakota Fanning … Coraline Jones (voice)
Teri Hatcher … Mel Jones / Other Mother / Beldam (voice)
Jennifer Saunders … Miss April Spink / Other Spink (voice)
Dawn French … Miss Miriam Forcible / Other Forcible (voice)
Keith David … The Cat (voice)
John Hodgman … Charlie Jones / Other Father (voice)
Robert Bailey Jr. … Wyborne 'Wybie' Lovat (voice)
Ian McShane … Mr. Sergei Alexander Bobinsky / Other Bobinsky (voice)
Aankha Neal … Sweet Ghost Girl (voice)
George Selick … Ghost Boy (voice)
Hannah Kaiser … Tall Ghost Girl (voice)
Harry Selick … Photo Friend #1 (voice)
Marina Budovsky … Photo Friend #2 (voice)
Emerson Hatcher … Magic Dragonfly (voice)
Jerome Ranft … Mover (voice)

 

Plot: An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 20 nominations