Archive for October, 2009

This Is It

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:111 min | Argentina:112 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Like You've Never Seen Him Before

 

Cast: Michael Jackson … Himself rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Al … Himself – Electric and Synth Bass
Nick Bass … Himself – Dancer
Michael Bearden … Himself – Keyboards
Daniel Celebre … Himself – Dancer
Mekia Cox … Herself – Dancer
Misha Gabriel … Himself – Dancer
Chris Grant … Himself – Dancer
Judith Hill … Herself – Vocalist
Dorian Holley … Himself – Vocal Director
Shannon Holtzapffel … Himself – Dancer
Devin Jamieson … Himself -Dancer (as Devin Andrew Jamieson)
Bashiri Johnson … Himself – Percussion
Charles Klapow … Himself – Dancer
Jonathan Moffett … Himself – Drums
Tommy Organ … Himself – Guitar
Orianthi … Herself – Lead Guitar (as Orianthi Panagaris)
Kenny Ortega … Himself
Darryl Phinnessee … Himself – Vocalist
Mo Pleasure … Himself – Keyboards / Trumpet
Dres Reid … Himself – Dancer
Ken Stacey … Himself – Vocalist
Tyne Stecklein … Herself – Dancer
Timor Steffens … Himself – Dancer
Stacy Walker … Herself – Assistant Choreographer

 

Plot: A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

 

Awards: 5 nominations

The Fourth Kind

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

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

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: There are four kinds of alien encounters. The fourth kind is abduction.

 

Cast: Milla Jovovich … Abbey Tyler
Will Patton … Sheriff August
Hakeem Kae-Kazim … Awolowa Odusami
Corey Johnson … Tommy Fisher
Enzo Cilenti … Scott Stracinsky
Elias Koteas … Abel Campos
Eric Loren … Deputy Ryan
Mia McKenna-Bruce … Ashley Tyler
Raphaël Coleman … Ronnie Tyler
Daphne Alexander … Theresa
Alisha Seaton … Cindy Stracinski
Tyne Rafaeli … Sarah Fisher
Pavel Stefanov … Timothy Fisher
Kiera McMaster … Joe Fisher
Sarah Houghton … Jessica

 

Plot: A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Amelia

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Defying The Impossible. Living The Dream.

 

Cast: Hilary Swank … Amelia Earhart
Richard Gere … George Putnam
Ewan McGregor … Gene Vidal
Christopher Eccleston … Fred Noonan
Joe Anderson … Bill
Cherry Jones … Eleanor Roosevelt
Mia Wasikowska … Elinor Smith
Aaron Abrams … Slim Gordon
Dylan Roberts … Leo Bellarts
Scott Yaphe … William Dalten
Tom Fairfoot … Balfour
Ryann Shane … Young Amelia
William Cuddy … Gore Vidal
Elizabeth Shepherd … Frances Putnam
Richard Donat … Gallagher

 

Plot: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:109 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Meet Darren. He's sixteen going on immortal.

 

Cast: John C. Reilly … Larten Crepsley
Josh Hutcherson … Steve
Chris Massoglia … Darren Shan
Jessica Carlson … Rebecca
Michael Cerveris … Mr. Tiny
Ray Stevenson … Murlaugh
Patrick Fugit … Evra the Snake Boy
Daniel Newman … Pete
Morgan Saylor … Annie
Don McManus … Mr. Shan
Colleen Camp … Mrs. Shan
Ken Watanabe … Mr. Tall
Salma Hayek … Madame Truska
Orlando Jones … Alexander Ribs
Frankie Faison … Rhamus Twobellies

 

Plot: A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Saw VI

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

All Genres:
Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: Canada | USA | UK | Australia

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The Game Comes Full Circle

 

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

 

Cast: Tobin Bell … Jigsaw / John
Costas Mandylor … Mark Hoffman
Mark Rolston … Dan Erickson
Betsy Russell … Jill Tuck
Shawnee Smith … Amanda Young
Peter Outerbridge … William Easton
Athena Karkanis … Agent Lindsey Perez
Samantha Lemole … Pamela Jenkins
Tanedra Howard … Simone
Marty Moreau … Eddie
Shawn Ahmed … Allen
Janelle Hutchison … Addy
Gerry Mendicino … Janitor
Caroline Cave … Debbie
George Newbern … Harold Abbott

 

Plot: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw’s legacy…

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Monday, October 19th, 2009

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Sean Patrick Flanery … Connor MacManus
Norman Reedus … Murphy MacManus
Billy Connolly … Il Duce
Clifton Collins Jr. … Romeo
Julie Benz … Eunice Bloom
Peter Fonda … The Roman
Paul Johansson … Rick
Judd Nelson … Concezio Yakavetta
David Della Rocco … Rocco
Bob Marley … Detective Greenly
Brian Mahoney … Detective Duffy
David Ferry … Detective Dolly
Gerard Parkes … Doc
Richard Fitzpatrick … The Chief
Robert Mauriell … Louie

 

Plot: The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, the duo return to Boston to bring justice to those responsible. add synopsis

The Stepfather

Friday, October 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:101 min

Languages: English | German

Director:

Tagline: This fall Daddy's home.

 

Cast: Dylan Walsh … David Harris
Sela Ward … Susan Harding
Penn Badgley … Michael Harding
Amber Heard … Kelly Porter
Sherry Stringfield … Leah
Paige Turco … Jackie Kerns
Jon Tenney … Jay
Nancy Linehan Charles … Mrs. Cutter
Marcuis Harris … Detective Shay
Braeden Lemasters … Sean Harding
Deirdre Lovejoy … Detective Tylar
Skyler Samuels … Beth Harding
Blue Deckert … Captain Mackie
Jason Wiles … Dylan Bennet
Kara Briola … Real Estate Assistant

 

Plot: Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes and suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 87 min

Languages: English | French

Director:

Tagline: Dig the life fantastic.

 

Writers: Roald Dahl (novel) and Wes Anderson (screenplay)

 

Cast: George Clooney … Mr. Fox (voice)
Meryl Streep … Mrs. Fox (voice)
Jason Schwartzman … Ash (voice)
Bill Murray … Badger (voice)
Wallace Wolodarsky … Kylie (voice) (as Wally Wolodarsky)
Eric Chase Anderson … Kristofferson Silverfox (voice) (as Eric Anderson)
Michael Gambon … Franklin Bean (voice)
Willem Dafoe … Rat (voice)
Owen Wilson … Coach Skip (voice)
Jarvis Cocker … Petey (voice)
Wes Anderson … Weasel (voice)
Karen Duffy … Linda Otter (voice)
Robin Hurlstone … Walter Boggis (voice)
Hugo Guinness … Nathan Bunce (voice)
Helen McCrory … Mrs. Bean (voice)

 

Plot: Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 19 nominations

Where the Wild Things Are

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 101 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: There's one in all of us.

 

Cast: Max Records … Max
Pepita Emmerichs … Claire
Max Pfeifer … Claire's Friend #1
Madeleine Greaves … Claire's Friend #2
Joshua Jay … Claire's Friend #3
Ryan Corr … Claire's Friend #4
Catherine Keener … Mom
Steve Mouzakis … Teacher
Mark Ruffalo … The Boyfriend
James Gandolfini … Carol (voice)
Paul Dano … Alexander (voice)
Catherine O'Hara … Judith (voice)
Forest Whitaker … Ira (voice)
Michael Berry Jr. … The Bull (voice)
Chris Cooper … Douglas (voice)

 

Plot: An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world–a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler.

 

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 17 nominations

Couples Retreat

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: It may be paradise… but it's no vacation.

 

Cast: Vince Vaughn … Dave
Jason Bateman … Jason
Faizon Love … Shane
Jon Favreau … Joey
Malin Akerman … Ronnie
Kristen Bell … Cynthia
Kristin Davis … Lucy
Kali Hawk … Trudy
Tasha Smith … Jennifer
Carlos Ponce … Salvadore
Peter Serafinowicz … Sctanley
Jean Reno … Marcel
Temuera Morrison … Briggs
Jonna Walsh … Lacey
Gattlin Griffith … Robert

 

Plot: A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort’s therapy sessions is not optional.

Astro Boy

Monday, October 5th, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Family, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2009

Country: Hong Kong | USA | Japan

Runtime: 94 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Have a blast.

 

Writers: Osamu Tezuka (comic series) Timothy Harris (screenplay) …

 

Cast: Kristen Bell … Cora (voice)
Nicolas Cage … Dr. Tenma (voice)
Charlize Theron … 'Our Friends' Narrator (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson … Zog (voice)
Donald Sutherland … President Stone (voice)
Bill Nighy … Dr. Elefun (voice)
Freddie Highmore … Astro Boy (voice)
Eugene Levy … Orrin (voice)
Moises Arias … Zane (voice)
Nathan Lane … Ham Egg (voice)
Madeline Carroll … Widget / Grace (voice)
Matt Lucas … Sparx (voice)
Ryan Stiles … Mr. Pistachio (voice)
Sterling Beaumon … Sludge (voice)
Victor Bonavida … Sam (voice)
Tony Matthews … Cora's Dad (voice)

 

Plot: Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant… add synopsis

 

Awards: 2 nominations