Archive for April, 2009

Bakjwi

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: South Korea | USA

Runtime: 133 min | South Korea:145 min (director's cut)

Languages: Korean | English | French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Seo-Gyeong Jeong (screenplay) Chan-wook Park (screenplay)

 

Cast: Kang-ho Song … Priest Sang-hyeon
Ok-bin Kim … Tae-ju
Hae-sook Kim … Lady Ra
Ha-kyun Shin … Kang-woo
In-hwan Park … Priest Noh
Dal-su Oh … Yeong-doo
Young-chang Song … Seung-dae
Mercedes Cabral … Evelyn
Eriq Ebouaney … Immanuel rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-jin Choi … Nurse
Woo-seul-hye Hwang … Girl with a whistle
Hwa-ryong Lee … Professor Ku
Mi-ran Ra … Nurse Yu

 

Plot: A failed medical experiment turns a man of faith into a vampire.

 

Awards: 3 wins & 2 nominations

The Cove

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English | Japanese

Director:

Tagline: Shallow Water. Deep Secret.

 

Cast: Joe Chisholm … Himself
Mandy-Rae Cruikshank … Herself
Charles Hambleton … Himself
Simon Hutchins … Himself
Kirk Krack … Himself
Isabel Lucas … Herself
Richard O'Barry … Himself
Hayden Panettiere … Herself
Roger Payne … Himself
John Potter … Himself
Louie Psihoyos … Himself
Dave Rastovich … Himself
Paul Watson … Himself

 

Plot: Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renown dolphin trainer Ric O

Serious Moonlight

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:84 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: a love/hate comedy.

 

Cast: Meg Ryan … Louise
Timothy Hutton … Ian
Justin Long … Todd
Kristen Bell … Sara
Derek Carter … Man #1
Bill Parks … Man #2
Kimberlee Peterson … Trashy Girl
Nathan Dean … Detective
Andy Ostroy … Police Officer

 

Plot: A high-powered attorney duct tapes her adulterous husband to the toilet … right before their home is invaded by burglars. add synopsis

The Soloist

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Music

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | USA | France

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Life has a mind of its own

 

Cast: Jamie Foxx … Nathaniel Ayers
Robert Downey Jr. … Steve Lopez
Catherine Keener … Mary Weston
Tom Hollander … Graham Claydon
Lisa Gay Hamilton … Jennifer Ayers (as Lisagay Hamilton)
Nelsan Ellis … David Carter
Rachael Harris … Leslie Bloom
Stephen Root … Curt Reynolds
Lorraine Toussaint … Flo Ayers
Justin Martin … Young Nathaniel
Kokayi Ampah … Bernie Carpenter
Patrick Tatten … Paul Jr.
Susane Lee … Marisa (as Susane E. Lee)
Marcos De Silvas … Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Ilia Volok … Harry Barnoff

 

Plot: A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Julliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Fighting

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English | Russian

Director:

Tagline: Some dreams are worth the fight.

 

Cast: Channing Tatum … Shawn MacArthur
Terrence Howard … Harvey Boarden
Zulay Henao … Zulay Velez
Michael Rivera … Ajax
Flaco Navaja … Ray Ray
Peter Anthony Tambakis … Z (as Peter Tambakis)
Luis Guzmán … Martinez
Anthony DeSando … Christopher Anthony
Roger Guenveur Smith … Jack Dancing
Brian J. White … Evan Hailey (as Brian White)
Ivan Martin … Stockbroker Jerry
Danny Mastrogiorgio … Trader Jim
Altagracia Guzman … Alba Guzmán
Gabrielle Pelucco … Lila
Angelic Zambrana … Kimo's Girl

 

Plot: In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Obsessed

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: All's fair when love is war.

 

Cast: Idris Elba … Derek Charles
Beyoncé Knowles … Sharon Charles
Ali Larter … Lisa Sheridan
Jerry O'Connell … Ben
Bonnie Perlman … Marge
Christine Lahti … Det. Monica Reese
Nathan Myers … Kyle Charles
Nicolas Myers … Kyle Charles
Matthew Humphreys … Patrick
Scout Taylor-Compton … Samantha
Richard Ruccolo … Hank
Bryan Ross … Security Man
Nelson Mashita … Doctor
Bruce McGill … Joe Gage
Ron Roggé … Roger

 

Plot: A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he’s worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

 

Awards: 6 nominations

Outrage

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:90 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Do Ask. Do Tell.

 

Cast: Tony Kushner … Himself
Larry Kramer … Himself
Barney Frank … Himself
Neil Giuliano … Himself
Rodger McFarlane … Himself
Andrew Sullivan … Himself
Tammy Baldwin … Herself
Michelangelo Signorile … Himself
David Rothenberg … Himself
Dina Matos McGreevey … Herself
David Phillips … Himself
Wayne Barrett … Himself
Michael Rogers … Himself
Steven Clemons … Himself
James McGreevey … Himself
Patrick Guerriero … Himself
Alexander Robinson … Himself
Jim Kolbe … Himself
Larry Gross … Himself
Kirk Fordham … Himself
Hilary Rosen … Herself
David Catania … Himself
Chris Bull … Himself
Elizabeth Birch … Herself
Rich Tafel … Himself
Matthew Weissman … Himself
Gary Cathey … Himself
Dan Gurley … Himself
Kevin Naff … Himself
Tom Sheridan … Himself
Frederick Hertz … Himself
Jim Hormel … Himself
Chris Bull … Himself
Bob Norman … Himself
John Byrne … Himself
Mark Cromer … Himself
Jose Antonio Vargas … Himself
Dan Popkey … Himself

 

Plot: An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 win

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

Friday, April 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:101 min

Languages: English

Director: Gregory V. Sherman

Jeff Sherman

Tagline: Brothers, Partners, Strangers

 

Cast: Julie Andrews … Herself
Jim Dale … Himself
Roy Edward Disney … Himself (as Roy E. Disney)
Micky Dolenz … Himself
Karen Dotrice … Herself
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. … Himself
Bruce Gordon … Himself
Sheldon Harnick … Himself
James Jensen … Himself
Jeff Kurtti … Himself
John Landis … Himself
Angela Lansbury … Herself
John Lasseter … Himself
Gavin Lee … Himself
Wendy Liebman … Herself
William Link … Himself
Kenny Loggins … Himself
Cameron Mackintosh … Himself
Leonard Maltin … Himself
Alan Menken … Himself
Hayley Mills … Herself
Chris Montan … Himself
Randy Newman … Himself
Robert Osborne … Himself
Debbie Reynolds … Herself
Ron Sadoff … Himself
Thomas Schumacher … Himself
Stephen Schwartz … Himself
Richard M. Sherman … Himself
Robert B. Sherman … Himself
Tracy Sherman … Herself
Ben Stiller … Himself
Jon Turteltaub … Himself
Dick Van Dyke … Himself
Tony Walton … Himself
Lesley Ann Warren … Herself
Johnny Whitaker … Himself
John Williams … Himself
Maury Yeston … Himself

 

Plot: A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman — aka The Sherman Brothers — the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters. add synopsis

City of Life and Death

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, History, War

Release Year: 2009

Country: China | Hong Kong

Runtime: 132 min

Languages: Mandarin | English | Japanese | German

Director: Chuan Lu

Tagline:

 

Cast: Ye Liu … Lu Jianxiong
Yuanyuan Gao … Miss Jiang
Hideo Nakaizumi … Kadokawa Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wei Fan … Mr. Tang
Yiyan Jiang … Xiao Jiang
Ryu Kohata … Ida
Bin Liu … Xiaodouzi
Yuko Miyamoto
John Paisley … John Rabe
Beverly Peckous … Minnie Vautrin
Lan Qin … Mrs. Tang
Sam Voutas … Durdin (as You Sima)
Di Yao … Tang Xiaomei
Yisui Zhao … Shunzi

 

Plot: In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone. Add Full Plot Plot Keywords: Siege  Chinese  Battle  Marauder  Death Of Daughter   See »

Whatever Works

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | France

Runtime: USA:92 min (Tribeca Film Festival)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Larry David … Boris
Adam Brooks … Boris' Friend
Lyle Kanouse … Boris' Friend
Michael McKean … Boris' Friend
Clifford Lee Dickson … Boy on Street
Yolonda Ross … Boy's Mother
Carolyn McCormick … Jessica
Samantha Bee … Chess Mother
Conleth Hill … Brockman
Marcia DeBonis … Lady at Chinese Restaurant
Evan Rachel Wood … Melody
John Gallagher Jr. … Perry
Willa Cuthrell-Tuttleman … Chess Girl (as Willa Cuthrell Tuttleman)
Nicole Patrick … Perry's Friend
Patricia Clarkson … Marietta

 

Plot: Attempting to impress his ideologies on religion, relationships, and the randomness (and worthlessness) of existence…

Coco avant Chanel

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: France

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: French

Director:

Tagline: Before she was France's famous mademoiselle…

 

Writers: Edmonde Charles-Roux (book) Anne Fontaine (writer)

 

Cast: Audrey Tautou … Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel
Benoît Poelvoorde … Étienne Balsan
Alessandro Nivola … Arthur 'Boy' Capel
Marie Gillain … Adrienne Chanel
Emmanuelle Devos … Emilienne d'Alençon
Régis Royer … Alec, le jockey
Etienne Bartholomeus … Maître d'hôtel Balsan
Yan Duffas … Maurice de Nexon
Fabien Béhar … Patron boutique
Roch Leibovici … Jean, le palefrenier
Jean-Yves Chatelais … Directeur beuglant
Pierre Diot … Acteur théâtre
Vincent Nemeth … Gros homme théâtre
Bruno Abraham-Kremer … Tailleur Deauville
Lisa Cohen … Gabrielle Chanel, 10 ans

 

Plot: The story of Coco Chanel’s rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. add synopsis

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 10 nominations

State of Play

Friday, April 17th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | UK | France

Runtime: 127 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Find The Truth

 

Cast: Russell Crowe … Cal McAffrey
Ben Affleck … Rep. Stephen Collins
Rachel McAdams … Della Frye
Helen Mirren … Cameron Lynne
Robin Wright Penn … Anne Collins
Jason Bateman … Dominic Foy
Jeff Daniels … Rep. George Fergus
Michael Berresse … Robert Bingham
Harry Lennix … Det. Donald Bell
Josh Mostel … Pete
Michael Weston … Hank
Barry Shabaka Henley … Gene Stavitz
Viola Davis … Dr. Judith Franklin
David Harbour … PointCorp Insider
Sarah Lord … Mandi Brokaw

 

Plot: A team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman’s mistress.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

Crank: High Voltage

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director: Mark Neveldine

Brian Taylor

Tagline: He was dead…But he got better

 

Cast: Jason Statham … Chev Chelios
Amy Smart … Eve Lydon
Dwight Yoakam … Doc Miles
Efren Ramirez … Venus
Julanne Chidi Hill … Dark Chocolate
Reno Wilson … Orlando
Keone Young … Don Kim
Art Hsu … Johnny Vang
Joseph Julian Soria … Chico
Ling Bai … Ria
Clifton Collins Jr. … El Huron
David Carradine … Poon Dong
Corey Haim … Randy
Geri Halliwell … Karen Chelios
Billy Unger … Young Chev

 

Plot: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

I Hate Valentine's Day

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:98 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: She had him at get lost.

 

Cast: Nia Vardalos … Genevieve Gernier
John Corbett … Greg Gatlin
Stephen Guarino … Bill
Amir Arison … Bob
Zoe Kazan … Tammy Greenwood
Gary Wilmes … Cal
Mike Starr … John
Jason Mantzoukas … Brian Blowdell
Judah Friedlander … Dan O'Finn
Rachel Dratch … Kathy Jeemy
Jay O. Sanders … Tim the Delivery Guy
Lynda Gravatt … Rose
Olive … Rose's Dog
Suzanne Shepherd … Edie
Dan Finnerty … Grouchy Guy

 

Plot: A love story set in Manhattan, where a florist who abides by a strict five-date-limit with any man finds herself wanting with the new restaurateur in town. add synopsis

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

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

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Hugh Jackman … Logan / Wolverine
Liev Schreiber … Victor Creed / Sabertooth
Danny Huston … Col. William Stryker
Will i Am … John Wraith / Kestrel (as Will.i.am)
Lynn Collins … Kayla Silverfox
Kevin Durand … Fred Dukes / Blob
Dominic Monaghan … Chris Bradley / Bolt
Taylor Kitsch … Remy LeBeau / Gambit
Daniel Henney … Agent Zero
Ryan Reynolds … Wade Wilson
Tim Pocock … Scott Summers / Cyclops
Julia Blake … Heather Hudson / Vindicator
Max Cullen … Travis Hudson
Troye Sivan … James Howlett
Michael-James Olsen … Young Victor

 

Plot: After seeking to live a normal life, Logan sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by undergoing the mutant Weapon X program and becoming Wolverine.

 

Awards: 2 wins & 6 nominations

Star Trek

Monday, April 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 127 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The future begins.

 

Cast: Chris Pine … James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto … Spock
Leonard Nimoy … Spock Prime
Eric Bana … Nero
Bruce Greenwood … Christopher Pike
Karl Urban … Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy
Zoe Saldana … Nyota Uhura (as Zoë Saldana)
Simon Pegg … Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
John Cho … Hikaru Sulu
Anton Yelchin … Pavel Chekov
Ben Cross … Sarek
Winona Ryder … Amanda Grayson
Chris Hemsworth … George Kirk
Jennifer Morrison … Winona Kirk
Rachel Nichols … Gaila

 

Plot: A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.

 

Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 29 nominations

Blood: The Last Vampire

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: Hong Kong | Japan | France | Argentina

Runtime: 91 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Where evil grows she preys

 

Writers: Chris Chow (screenplay) and Kenji Kamiyama (character)

 

Cast: Gianna Jun … Saya (as Gianna)
Allison Miller … Alice McKee
Liam Cunningham … Michael Harrison
JJ Feild … Luke
Koyuki … Onigen
Yasuaki Kurata … Kato Takatora
Larry Lamb … General McKee
Andrew Pleavin … Frank Nielsen
Michael Byrne … Elder
Colin Salmon … Powell
Masiela Lusha … Sharon
Ailish OConnor … Linda
Constantine Gregory … Mr. Henry
Joey Anaya … Creature
Khary Payton … Creature

 

Plot: A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

The Boat That Rocked

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | Germany | USA | France

Runtime: 116 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: 1 Boat. 8 DJs. No Morals.

 

Cast: Michael Hadley … Mr. Roberts
Charlie Rowe … James
Lucy Fleming … Mrs. Roberts
Philip Seymour Hoffman … The Count
Tom Sturridge … Little Carl
Ian Mercer … Transfer Boatman
Bill Nighy … Quentin
Will Adamsdale … News John
Tom Brooke … Thick Kevin
Rhys Darby … Angus Nutsford
Nick Frost … Doctor Dave
Katherine Parkinson … Felicity
Chris O'Dowd … Simple Simon
Ike Hamilton … Harold
Stephen Moore … Prime Minister

 

Plot: A period comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.