Archive for August, 2009

Halloween II

Friday, August 28th, 2009

All Genres:
Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min | 119 min (unrated director's cut)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Family Is Forever

 

Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie … Deborah Myers
Chase Wright Vanek … Young Michael (as Chase Vanek)
Scout Taylor-Compton … Laurie Strode
Brad Dourif … Sheriff Lee Brackett
Caroline Williams … Dr. Maple
Malcolm McDowell … Dr. Samuel Loomis
Tyler Mane … Michael Myers
Dayton Callie … Coroner Hooks
Richard Brake … Gary Scott
Octavia Spencer … Nurse Daniels
Danielle Harris … Annie Brackett
Richard Riehle … Buddy the Night Watchman
Margot Kidder … Barbara Collier
Mary Birdsong … Nancy McDonald
Brea Grant … Mya Rockwell

 

Plot: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael’s deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

The Final Destination

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

All Genres:
Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 82 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Take the trip in Real D 3D

 

Cast: Bobby Campo … Nick O'Bannon
Shantel VanSanten … Lori Milligan
Nick Zano … Hunt Wynorski
Haley Webb … Janet Cunningham
Mykelti Williamson … George Lanter
Krista Allen … Samantha Lane
Andrew Fiscella … Andy Kewzer – Mechanic
Justin Welborn … Carter Daniels
Stephanie Honore … Nadia Monroy – Mechanic's GF
Lara Grice … Cynthia Daniels
Jackson Walker … Jonathan Grove – Cowboy
Phil Austin … Samantha's Husband
William Aguillard … Kid #1
Brendan Aguillard … Kid #2
Juan Kincaid … Newscaster

 

Plot: After a teen’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

X Games 3D: The Movie

Friday, August 21st, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary, Sport

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:92 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Greg Jennings (writer) Steve Lawrence (writer)

 

Cast: Shaun White … Himself
Travis Pastrana … Himself
Ricky Carmichael … Himself
Danny Way … Himself
Bob Burnquist … Himself
Kyle Loza … Himself rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jake Brown … Himself
Brian Deegan … Himself
Tony Hawk … Himself (archive footage)
Emile Hirsch … Narrator
Mat Hoffman … Himself (archive footage)
Bucky Lasek … Himself
Sal Masekela … Himself
Dave Mirra … Himself
Paul Page … Himself

 

Plot:

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 79 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: (7) To Defend Us…

 

Writers: Pamela Pettler (screenplay) Shane Acker (story)

 

Cast: Christopher Plummer … 1 (voice)
Martin Landau … 2 (voice)
John C. Reilly … 5 (voice)
Crispin Glover … 6 (voice)
Jennifer Connelly … 7 (voice)
Fred Tatasciore … 8 / Radio Announcer (voice)
Elijah Wood … 9 (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer … The Scientist (voice)
Tom Kane … Dictator (voice)
Helen Wilson … Newscaster (voice)

 

Plot: A post-apocalyptic nightmare in which all of humanity is threatened.

 

Awards: 5 nominations

Carriers

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:84 min

Languages: English

Director: Àlex Pastor

David Pastor

Tagline:

 

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci … Danny
Chris Pine … Brian
Piper Perabo … Bobby
Emily VanCamp … Kate
Christopher Meloni … Frank
Kiernan Shipka … Jodie
Ron McClary … Preacher
Mark Moses … Doctor
Josh Berry … Survivalist #1
Tim Janis … Survivalist #2
Dale Malley … Survivalist #3
Dylan Kenin … Tom
LeAnne Lynch … Rose
Jan Cunningham … Passenger
Mary Peterson … Laura Merkin

 

Plot: Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are dangerous than any virus.

The Time Traveler's Wife

Friday, August 14th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Michelle Nolden … Annette DeTamble
Alex Ferris … Henry at Six
Arliss Howard … Richard DeTamble
Eric Bana … Henry DeTamble
Katherine Trowell … Hospital Receptionist
Bart Bedford … Library Researcher
Esther Jun … Waitress
Matt Birman … Chicago Police #1
Craig Snoyer … Chicago Police #2
Rachel McAdams … Clare Abshire
Carly Street … Librarian
Romyen Tangsubutra … Thai Waiter
Brooklynn Proulx … Clare at Six and Eight
Jane McLean … Charisse
Ron Livingston … Gomez

 

Plot: A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.

District 9

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

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

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | New Zealand

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English | Nyanja | Afrikaans

Director:

Tagline: You are not welcome here.

 

Writers: Neill Blomkamp (screenplay) & Terri Tatchell (screenplay)

 

Cast: Sharlto Copley … Wikus Van De Merwe
Jason Cope … Grey Bradnam – UKNR Chief Correspondent
Nathalie Boltt … Sarah Livingstone – Sociologist
Sylvaine Strike … Dr Katrina McKenzie
Elizabeth Mkandawie … Interviewee
John Sumner … Les Feldman – MIL Engineer
William Allen Young … Dirk Michaels
Greg Melvill-Smith … Interviewer
Nick Blake … Francois Moraneu – CIV Engineer Team
Morena Busa Sesatsa … Interviewee
Themba Nkosi … Interviewee
Mzwandile Nqoba … Interviewee
Barry Strydom … Interviewee
Jed Brophy … James Hope – Police Officer
Louis Minnaar … Piet Smit

 

Plot: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.

 

Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations

Post Grad

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:88 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Now What?

 

Cast: Alexis Bledel … Ryden Malby
Zach Gilford … Adam Davies
Michael Keaton … Walter Malby
Jane Lynch … Carmella Malby
Bobby Coleman … Hunter Malby
Carol Burnett … Grandma Maureen
Rodrigo Santoro … David Santiago
Catherine Reitman … Jessica Bard
Mary Anne McGarry … Barbara Snaff
J.K. Simmons … Roy Davies
Robert Arce … Chancellor
Jeanie Hackett … Woman at Graduation
Oscar Dillon … Security Officer (as Oscar [Big O'] Dillon)
Vanessa Branch … Receptionist
Shirley Jordan … Interviewer

 

Plot: Ryden Malby graduates from college and is forced to move back into her childhood home with her eccentric family, while she attempts to find a job, the right guy, and just a hint of where her life is headed.

Shorts

Friday, August 7th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | United Arab Emirates

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Not So TALL Tales From The Director Of 'Spy Kids'

 

Writers: Robert Rodriguez (written by) Álvaro Rodríguez (additional material)

 

Cast: Jimmy Bennett … Toe Thompson
Jake Short … Nose Noseworthy
Kat Dennings … Stacey Thompson
Trevor Gagnon … Loogie
Devon Gearhart … Cole Black
Jolie Vanier … Helvetica Black
Rebel Rodriguez … Lug
Leo Howard … Laser
Leslie Mann … Mom Thompson
Jon Cryer … Dad Thompson
William H. Macy … Dr. Noseworthy
James Spader … Mr. Black
Angela Lanza … Teacher
Alejandro Rose-Garcia … John / Boyfriend
Cambell Westmoreland … Blinker #1

 

Plot: A young boy’s discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.

A Perfect Getaway

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min | 108 min (unrated director's cut)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Let The Games Begin.

 

Cast: Steve Zahn … Cliff Anderson
Timothy Olyphant … Nick
Milla Jovovich … Cydney Anderson
Kiele Sanchez … Gina
Marley Shelton … Cleo
Chris Hemsworth … Kale
Anthony Ruivivar … Chronic
Dale Dickey … Earth Momma
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo … Supply Guy
Wendy Braun … Debbie Mason
Jim Cruz … Helicopter Pilot
Angela Sun … Counter Girl
Leandra Gillis … TV Anchor
Amit Yogev … Waiter
Carlos Alberto Lopez … Camera Samaritan

 

Plot: Two pairs of lovers (Zahn & Jovovich, Olyphant & Sanchez) on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Bandslam

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Band Together

 

Cast: Alyson Michalka … Charlotte Banks (as Aly Michalka)
Vanessa Hudgens … Sa5m
Gaelan Connell … Will Burton
Scott Porter … Ben Wheatly
Ryan Donowho … Basher Martin
Charlie Saxton … Bug
Lisa Kudrow … Karen Burton
Tim Jo … Omar
Elvy Yost … Irene Lerman (Cello)
Lisa Chung … Kim Lee (Keyboards)
J.W. Wright … Dylan Dyer (Glory Dogs Guitar) (as J.W. Wright II)
Blair Bomar … Megan
Casey Williams … Ms. Wittenberg
Maggie Maye … Kyra 17-1
Jennifer Blair … Kyra's Friend

 

Plot: A new kid in town assembles a fledgling rock band — together, they achieve their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

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

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Czech Republic

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English | French

Director:

Tagline: When All Else Fails, They Don't

 

Cast: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje … Heavy Duty
Christopher Eccleston … James McCullen / Destro
Joseph Gordon-Levitt … The Doctor / Rex Lewis
Byung-hun Lee … Storm Shadow
Sienna Miller … Anastasia 'Ana' DeCobray / Baroness
Rachel Nichols … Shana 'Scarlett' O'Hara
Ray Park … Snake Eyes
Jonathan Pryce … U.S. President
Saïd Taghmaoui … Breaker
Channing Tatum … Duke
Arnold Vosloo … Zartan
Marlon Wayans … Ripcord
Dennis Quaid … General Hawk
Grégory Fitoussi … Baron de Cobray
Leo Howard … Young Snake Eyes

 

Plot: An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

 

Awards: 7 nominations