Archive for September, 2009

Ninja Assassin

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 99 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Sung Kang … Hollywood
Randall Duk Kim … Tattoo Master
Jonathan Chan-Pensley … Yakuza Henchman
Yuki Iwamoto … Yakuza Couch
Ill-Young Kim … Yakuza Mohawk
Ben Miles … Maslow
Naomie Harris … Mika
Rain … Raizo
Stephen Marcus … Kingpin
Linh Dan Pham … Pretty Ninja
Fang Yu … Laundromat Manager
Adriana Altaras … Landlady
Shô Kosugi … Ozunu
Kylie Goldstein … Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Yoon Sungwoong … Young Raizo

 

Plot: A young ninja turns his back on orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

Friday, September 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Tucker Max (novel) Tucker Max (screenplay)

 

Cast: Jesse Bradford … Drew
Matt Czuchry … Tucker Max
Geoff Stults … Dan
Keri Lynn Pratt … Kristy
Marika Dominczyk … Lara
Traci Lords … Connie
Meagen Fay … Mrs. Jorgens
Edward Hibbert … Professor
Tim Huck … Cop #1
Lex D. Geddings … Cop #2 (as Lex Geddings)
Yvette Yates … Deaf Girl
Lauren Fain … Friend #1
Derek Wayne Johnson … Friend #2
Paul Wall … Grillionaire
Nicole Stelley … Sarah

 

Plot: A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party. Based on Tucker Max’s best-seller “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”. add synopsis

Pandorum

Friday, September 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English | Vietnamese | German

Director:

Tagline: Don't fear the end of the world. Fear what happens next.

 

Cast: Dennis Quaid … Payton
Ben Foster … Bower
Cam Gigandet … Gallo
Antje Traue … Nadia
Cung Le … Manh
Eddie Rouse … Leland
Norman Reedus … Shepard
André Hennicke … Hunter Leader
Friederike Kempter … Evalon
Niels-Bruno Schmidt … Insane Officer 'Eden'
Asia Luna Mohmand … Child Hunter
Delphine Chuillot … Young Bower's Mother
Wotan Wilke Möhring … Young Bower's Father
Julian Rappe … Young Bower
Domenico D'Ambrosio … Wounded Officer 'Eden'

 

Plot: A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

Zombieland

Friday, September 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Horror

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 88 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: This place is so dead

 

Cast: Woody Harrelson … Tallahassee
Jesse Eisenberg … Columbus
Emma Stone … Wichita
Abigail Breslin … Little Rock
Amber Heard … 406
Bill Murray … Himself
Derek Graf … Clown Zombie rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ann Margaret Swindall … Featured Hero Zombie

 

Plot: The horror comedy Zombieland focuses on two men who have found a way to survive a world overrun by zombies…

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

Surrogates

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: How do you save humanity when the only thing that's real is you?

 

Cast: Bruce Willis … Tom Greer
Radha Mitchell … Peters
Rosamund Pike … Maggie
Boris Kodjoe … Stone
James Francis Ginty … Canter Surrogate
James Cromwell … Older Canter
Ving Rhames … The Prophet
Jack Noseworthy … Strickland
Devin Ratray … Bobby
Michael Cudlitz … Colonel Brendon
Jeffrey De Serrano … Armando
Helena Mattsson … JJ
Michael Phillip … Uniformed Cop
Danny F Smith … Victim (as Danny Smith)
Brian A. Parrish … Hard Hat (as Brian Parrish)

 

Plot: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others

Gentlemen Broncos

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:90 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Michael Angarano … Benjamin
John Baker … Don Carlos
Robin Ballard … Female Assistant (as Robin D. Ballard)
Steve Berg … Obnoxious Fan
Jemaine Clement … Chevalier
Kristie Conway … Nerdy Girl
Jennifer Coolidge … Judith
Rod Decker … Rod Decker
Isaac Demke … Loyal Fan
Halley Feiffer … Tabatha
Johnny Hoops … Kanaya / Kenonka
Héctor Jiménez … Lonnie Donaho
Jizelle Jade … Troll Girl (as Jizelle Jade Jurquina)
Daniel Love … Camera Operator (as Daniel 'Doc' Love)
Suzanne May … Vanaya / Venonka

 

Plot: A teenager attends a fantasy writers’ convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Fame

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min | 123 min (extended version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Dream It – Earn It – Live It

 

Cast: Kay Panabaker … Jenny Garrison
Naturi Naughton … Denise Dupree
Kherington Payne … Alice Ellerton
Megan Mullally … Ms. Fran Rowan
Bebe Neuwirth … Ms. Kraft
Debbie Allen … Ms. Angela Simms
Asher Book … Marco
Cody Longo … Andy Matthews
Walter Perez … Victor Taveras
Charles S. Dutton … Mr. James Dowd
Kelsey Grammer … Mr. Martin Cranston
Collins Pennie … Malik Washburn
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle … Joy
Paul McGill … Kevin Barrett
Paul Iacono … Neil Baczynsky

 

Plot: An updated version of the 1980 musical, which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Law Abiding Citizen

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The System Must Pay

 

Cast: Jamie Foxx … Nick Rice
Gerard Butler … Clyde Shelton
Colm Meaney … Detective Dunnigan
Bruce McGill … Jonas Cantrell
Leslie Bibb … Sarah Lowell
Michael Irby … Detective Garza
Gregory Itzin … Warden Iger
Regina Hall … Kelly Rice
Emerald-Angel Young … Denise Rice
Christian Stolte … Clarence Darby
Annie Corley … Judge Laura Burch
Richard Portnow … Bill Reynolds
Viola Davis … Mayor
Michael Kelly … Bray
Josh Stewart … Rupert Ames

 

Plot: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

The Box

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

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

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 115 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: You Are The Experiment

 

Cast: Cameron Diaz … Norma Lewis
James Marsden … Arthur Lewis
Frank Langella … Arlington Steward
James Rebhorn … Norm Cahill
Holmes Osborne … Dick Burns
Sam Oz Stone … Walter Lewis
Gillian Jacobs … Dana
Celia Weston … Lana Burns
Deborah Rush … Clymene Steward
Lisa K. Wyatt … Rhonda Martin
Mark S. Cartier … Martin Teague (as Mark Cartier)
Kevin Robertson … Wendel Matheson
Michele Durrett … Rebecca Matheson (as Michele Durett)
Ian Kahn … Vick Brenner
John Magaro … Charles

 

Plot: A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don’t know.

The Other Woman

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 119 min

Languages: English

Director: Don Roos

Tagline: Love makes everything possible.

 

Writers: Don Roos (screenplay), Ayelet Waldman (novel)

 

Cast: Natalie Portman … Emilia Greenleaf
Scott Cohen … Jack
Lisa Kudrow … Carolyn
Charlie Tahan … William
Lauren Ambrose … Mindy
Michael Cristofer … Sheldon
Debra Monk … Laura
Mona Lerche … Sonia
Anthony Rapp … Simon
Kendra Kassebaum … Sharlese
Elizabeth Marvel … Pia
Mary Joy … Marilyn
Maria Dizzia … Jaime Brennan
Ira Hawkins … Businessman
Laura Odeh … Waitress

 

Plot: In Manhattan, twenty-two year-old Harvard lawyer Emilia Greenleaf has a crush on her boss, Jack Woolf, and they have an affair. Jack's marriage is a sham but his son, William, is his pride and joy. Emilia soon discovers she's pregnant, and Jack divorces his wife, Carolyn, in order to marry her. His son is poisoned against the partnership by his mother, and resented by his stepmother. Emilia, who has issues with her womanizer father, delivers Isabel but the baby dies. The marriage begins to suffer and William unexpectedly steps in to help. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Plot Keywords: Ice Skating  New York City  Manhattan New York City  Central Park Manhattan New York City  Based On Novel

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Phil Lord

Chris Miller

Tagline: Prepare to get served

 

Writers: Judi Barrett (book) Ron Barrett (book)

 

Cast: Bill Hader … Flint Lockwood (voice)
Anna Faris … Sam Sparks (voice)
James Caan … Tim Lockwood (voice)
Andy Samberg … 'Baby' Brent (voice)
Bruce Campbell … Mayor Shelbourne (voice)
Mr. T … Earl Devereaux (voice)
Bobb'e J. Thompson … Cal Deveraux (voice)
Benjamin Bratt … Manny (voice)
Neil Patrick Harris … Steve (voice)
Al Roker … Patrick Patrickson (voice)
Lauren Graham … Fran Lockwood (voice)
Will Forte … Joe Towne (voice)
Max Neuwirth … Young Flint (voice)
Peter Siragusa … Rufus (voice)
Angela Shelton … Regina Devereaux (voice)

 

Plot: The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain.

 

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 7 nominations

Micmacs

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy , Crime

Release Year: 2009

Country: France

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jean-Pierre Jeunet (scenario), Guillaume Laurant (scenario)

 

Cast: Dany Boon … Bazil
André Dussollier … Nicolas Thibault de Fenouillet
Nicolas Marié … François Marconi
Jean-Pierre Marielle … Placard
Yolande Moreau … Tambouille
Julie Ferrier … La Môme Caoutchouc
Omar Sy … Remington
Dominique Pinon … Fracasse
Michel Crémadès … Petit Pierre
Marie-Julie Baup … Calculette
Urbain Cancelier … Le gardien de nuit de Marconi
Patrick Paroux … Gerbaud
Jean-Pierre Becker … Libarski
Stéphane Butet … Matéo
Philippe Girard … Gravier

 

Plot: Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war. His father was killed by a landmine in Morocco and one fateful night a stray bullet from a nearby shootout embeds itself in his skull, leaving him on the verge of instantaneous death. Losing his job and his home, Bazil wanders the streets until he meets Slammer, a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers including Calculator, a math expert and statistician, Buster, a record-holder in human cannonball feats, Tiny Pete, an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist. When chance reveals to Bazil the two weapons manufacturers responsible for building the instruments of his destruction, he constructs a complex scheme for revenge that his newfound family is all too happy to help set in motion. Written by The Massie Twins   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Contortionist  Bullet  Revenge  Human Cannonball  Soccer Practice   See »

Love Happens

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: USA:109 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Sometimes when you least expect it…

 

Cast: Aaron Eckhart … Burke
Jennifer Aniston … Eloise Chandler
Dan Fogler … Lane
John Carroll Lynch … Walter
Martin Sheen … Burke's Father-in-Law
Judy Greer … Marty
Frances Conroy … Eloise's Mom
Joe Anderson … Tyler
Sasha Alexander … Photographer
Clyde Kusatsu … Cab Driver
Anne Marie DeLuise … Unicom Executive #1
Tyler McClendon … Unicom Executive #2
Panou … Unicom Executive #3
Michael Kopsa … Unicom CEO
Michelle Harrison … Cynthia

 

Plot: About a widower whose book about coping with loss turns him into a best-selling self-help guru. On a business trip to Seattle, he falls for a woman who attends one of his seminars, only to learn that he hasn’t yet truly confronted his wife’s passing.

Tanner Hall

Monday, September 14th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Lose your way. Find yourself.

 

Writers: Tatiana von Furstenberg, Francesca Gregorini

 

Cast: Rooney Mara … Fernanda
Georgia King … Victoria
Brie Larson … Kate
Amy Ferguson … Lucasta
Tom Everett Scott … Gio
Amy Sedaris … Mrs. Middlewood
Chris Kattan … Mr. Middlewood
Shawn Pyfrom … Hank
Ryan Schira … Peter
Susan Misner … Roxanne (as Susie Misner)
Tara Subkoff … Gwen
Annika Peterson … Olga
Alaina Lauren Steinberg … Margaret (as Alaina Steinberg)
Konstantine Kakanias … Mr. Tependris
Lowry Marshall … Ms. Wallace

 

Plot: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Female Protagonist  Boarding School  Small Town  Lesbian  Girls' Boarding School   See »

The Invention of Lying

Monday, September 14th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 99 min | Canada:99 min (Toronto International Film Festival)

Languages: English

Director: Ricky Gervais

Matthew Robinson

Tagline: In a world where everyone can only tell the truth… …this guy can lie.

 

Cast: Ricky Gervais … Mark Bellison
Jennifer Garner … Anna McDoogles
Jonah Hill … Frank
Louis C.K. … Greg
Jeffrey Tambor … Anthony
Fionnula Flanagan … Martha Bellison
Rob Lowe … Brad Kessler
Tina Fey … Shelley
Donna Sorbello … Anna's Mother
Stephanie March … Blonde
Ruben Santiago-Hudson … Landlord
John Hodgman … Wedding Overseer
Nathan Corddry … News Reporter
Jimmi Simpson … Bob
Martin Starr … Waiter #1

 

Plot: A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Whip It

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Be Your Own Hero

 

Cast: Sarah Habel … Corbi
Ellen Page … Bliss Cavendar
Shannon Eagen … Amber
Marcia Gay Harden … Brooke Cavendar
Edward Austin Austin … Pageant Coordinator
Mary Callaghan Lynch … Val
Alia Shawkat … Pash
Barbara Coven … Pagent Mother
Eulala Scheel … Shania Cavendar
Nina Kircher … Trudy
Daniel Stern … Earl Cavendar
Mark Boyd … Ronny
Carlo Alban … Birdman
Doug Minckiewicz … Colby
Michael Petrillo … Poindexter

 

Plot: In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

A Serious Man

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | UK | France

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | Yiddish | Hebrew

Director: Ethan Coen

Joel Coen

Tagline:

 

Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg … Larry Gopnik
Richard Kind … Uncle Arthur
Fred Melamed … Sy Ableman
Sari Lennick … Judith Gopnik
Aaron Wolff … Danny Gopnik
Jessica McManus … Sarah Gopnik
Peter Breitmayer … Mr. Brandt
Brent Braunschweig … Mitch Brandt
David Kang … Clive Park
Benjy Portnoe … Danny's Reefer Buddy (as Bejamin Portnoe)
Jack Swiler … Boy on Bus
Andrew S. Lentz … Cursing Boy on Bus
Jon Kaminski Jr. … Mike Fagle
Ari Hoptman … Arlen Finkle
Alan Mandell … Rabbi Marshak

 

Plot: A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother won’t move out of the house.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 26 nominations

Cracks

Friday, September 11th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: UK | Ireland | Spain | France | Switzerland

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: Jordan Scott

Tagline: Innocence isn't lost. It's taken.

 

Writers: Ben Court (screenplay), Caroline Ip (screenplay)

 

Cast: Eva Green … Miss G
Juno Temple … Di
María Valverde … Fiamma
Imogen Poots … Poppy
Ellie Nunn … Lily
Adele McCann … Laurel
Zoe Carroll … Rosie (as Zoë Carroll)
Clemmie Dugdale … Fuzzy
Sinéad Cusack … Miss Nieven
Helen Norton … Matron
Deirdre Donnelly … Miss Lacey
Barbara Adair … Miss Cairns
Alistair Rumble … Ferry Skipper
Kitty McLaughlin-Dunning … Small Dreg
Jonathan White … Shopkeeper

 

Plot: A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite British boarding school. Add Full Plot Plot Keywords: Girl  Boarding School  School  1930s  Teenage Crush   See »

I Can Do Bad All by Myself

Friday, September 11th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:113 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Hope is closer than you think.

 

Cast: Tyler Perry … Madea / Joe
Taraji P. Henson … April
Adam Rodriguez … Sandino
Brian J. White … Randy (as Brian White)
Hope Olaide Wilson … Jennifer
Kwesi Boakye … Manny
Frederick Siglar … Byron
Gladys Knight … Wilma
Mary J. Blige … Tanya
Marvin Winans … Pastor Brian
Eric Mendenhall … Man #1
David Paulus … Miller
Randall Taylor … Mr. Bradley
Tess Malis Kincaid … Ms. Sullivan
Joseph Taylor … Announcer

 

Plot: When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides… add synopsis

 

Awards: 5 nominations

A Single Man

Friday, September 11th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 101 min | Canada:99 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:99 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Tom Ford (screenplay) Christopher Isherwood (novel)

 

Cast: Colin Firth … George
Julianne Moore … Charley
Nicholas Hoult … Kenny
Matthew Goode … Jim
Jon Kortajarena … Carlos
Paulette Lamori … Alva
Ryan Simpkins … Jennifer Strunk
Ginnifer Goodwin … Mrs. Strunk
Teddy Sears … Mr. Strunk
Paul Butler … Christopher Strunk
Aaron Sanders … Tom Strunk
Keri Lynn Pratt … Blonde Secretary
Jenna Gavigan … Other Secretary No. 1
Alicia Carr … Other Secretary No. 2
Lee Pace … Grant

 

Plot: A story that centers on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles. add synopsis

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 21 nominations