Archive for November, 2009

Old Dogs

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:88 min

Languages: English | Ukrainian

Director:

Tagline: Sit. Stay. Play Dad.

 

Cast: John Travolta … Charlie
Robin Williams … Dan
Kelly Preston … Vicki
Conner Rayburn … Zach
Ella Bleu Travolta … Emily
Lori Loughlin … Amanda
Seth Green … Ralph White
Bernie Mac … Jimmy Lunchbox
Matt Dillon … Barry
Ann-Margret … Martha
Rita Wilson … Jenna
Amy Sedaris … Condo Woman
Residente … Tattoo Artist
Sab Shimono … Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
Kevin Yamada … Riku (as Kevin W. Yamada)

 

Plot: Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. add synopsis

 

Awards: 5 nominations

The Princess and the Frog

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English | French

Director: Ron Clements

John Musker

Tagline:

 

Writers: Ron Clements (story) & John Musker (story) …

 

Cast: Anika Noni Rose … Tiana (voice)
Bruno Campos … Prince Naveen (voice)
Keith David … Dr. Facilier (voice)
Michael-Leon Wooley … Louis (voice)
Jennifer Cody … Charlotte (voice)
Jim Cummings … Ray (voice)
Peter Bartlett … Lawrence (voice)
Jenifer Lewis … Mama Odie (voice)
Oprah Winfrey … Eudora (voice)
Terrence Howard … James (voice)
John Goodman … 'Big Daddy' La Bouff (voice)
Elizabeth M. Dampier … Young Tiana (voice) (as Elizabeth M. Dampier)
Breanna Brooks … Young Charlotte (voice)
Ritchie Montgomery … Reggie (voice)
Don Hall … Darnell (voice)

 

Plot: A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again.

 

Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 28 nominations

The Lovely Bones

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | UK | New Zealand

Runtime: 135 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The story of a life and everything that came after…

 

Cast: Saoirse Ronan … Susie Salmon
Mark Wahlberg … Jack Salmon
Rachel Weisz … Abigail Salmon
Stanley Tucci … George Harvey
Susan Sarandon … Grandma Lynn
Jake Abel … Brian Nelson
Rose McIver … Lindsey Salmon
Nikki SooHoo … Holly
Reece Ritchie … Ray Singh
Amanda Michalka … Clarissa
Michael Imperioli … Len Fenerman
Thomas McCarthy … Principal Caden
Carolyn Dando … Ruth
Andrew James Allen … Samuel Heckler
Anna George … Mrs. Singh
Charlie Saxton … Ronald Drake
Christian Thomas Ashdale … Buckley Salmon
Stink Fisher … Mr. Connors
Stefania Owen … Flora Hernandez
Robyn Malcolm … Foremans Wife
Evelyn Lennon … Baby Susie Salmon
Bravo … Holiday – Dog
Tina Graham … Sophie Cichetti
Steven Moreti … Diner Customer
John Jezior … Mr. O'Dwyer
Seth F. Miller … Soccer Coach

 

Plot: Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations

The Blind Side

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:128 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Sandra Bullock … Leigh Anne Tuohy
Tim McGraw … Sean Tuohy
Quinton Aaron … Michael Oher
Jae Head … S.J. Tuohy
Lily Collins … Collins Tuohy
Ray McKinnon … Coach Burt Cotton
Kim Dickens … Mrs. Boswell
Adriane Lenox … Denise Oher
Kathy Bates … Miss Sue
Catherine Dyer … Mrs. Smith
Andy Stahl … Principal Sandstrom
Tom Nowicki … Literature Teacher
Libby Whittemore … Sarcastic Teacher
Brian Hollan … Jay Collins
Melody Weintraub … History Teacher

 

Plot: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. add synopsis

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations

New Moon

Monday, November 16th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The Next Chapter Begins

 

Cast: Kristen Stewart … Bella Swan
Taylor Lautner … Jacob Black
Robert Pattinson … Edward Cullen
Billy Burke … Charlie Swan
Ashley Greene … Alice Cullen
Anna Kendrick … Jessica
Christian Serratos … Angela
Michael Welch … Mike
Justin Chon … Eric
Christina Jastrzembska … Gran / Bella
Jackson Rathbone … Jasper Hale
Russell Roberts … Mr. Berty
Michael Sheen … Aro
Jamie Campbell Bower … Caius
Christopher Heyerdahl … Marcus

 

Plot: After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family…

 

Awards: 4 nominations

Planet 51

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: Spain | UK | USA

Runtime: USA:91 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director: Jorge Blanco

Javier Abad (co-director)

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Tagline: Something strange is coming to their planet…Us!

 

Cast: Dwayne Johnson … Captain Charles T. Baker (voice)
Jessica Biel … Neera (voice)
Justin Long … Lem (voice)
Gary Oldman … General Grawl (voice)
Seann William Scott … Skiff (voice)
John Cleese … Professor Kipple (voice)
Freddie Benedict … Eckle (voice)
Alan Marriott … Glar (voice)
Mathew Horne … Soldier Vesklin (voice)
James Corden … Soldier Vernkot (voice)
Lewis Macleod … Additional Voice (voice)
Rupert Degas … Additional Voice (voice)
Rebecca Front … Additional Voice (voice)
Vincent Marzello … Additional Voice (voice)
Emma Tate … Additional Voice (voice)

 

Plot: American astronaut Captain Charles “Chuck” Baker lands on Planet 51 thinking he’s the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in a white picket fence world, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders…like Chuck! add synopsis

2012

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 158 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: We Were Warned.

 

Cast: John Cusack … Jackson Curtis
Amanda Peet … Kate Curtis
Chiwetel Ejiofor … Adrian Helmsley
Thandie Newton … Laura Wilson
Oliver Platt … Carl Anheuser
Thomas McCarthy … Gordon Silberman (as Tom McCarthy)
Woody Harrelson … Charlie Frost
Danny Glover … President Thomas Wilson
Liam James … Noah Curtis
Morgan Lily … Lilly Curtis
Zlatko Buric … Yuri Karpov
Beatrice Rosen … Tamara
Alexandre Haussmann … Alec
Philippe Haussmann … Oleg
Johann Urb … Sasha

 

Plot: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.

 

Awards: 2 wins & 8 nominations

To Save a Life

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:120 min

Languages: English | English

Director:

Tagline: Some people are just dying to be heard.

 

Cast: Randy Wayne … Jake Taylor
Deja Kreutzberg … Amy Briggs
Joshua Weigel … Chris Vaughn
Steven Crowder … Doug Moore
D. David Morin … Mark Rivers
Sean Michael Afable … Jonny Garcia (as Sean Michael)
Bubba Lewis … Danny Rivers
Robert Bailey Jr. … Roger Dawson
Kim Hidalgo … Andrea Stevens
Arjay Smith … Matt McQueen
Orin Mozon … Billy
Lamont Thompson … Clyde Williams
Trinity Scott … Kelsi
Janora McDuffie … Cari Vaughn
Laura Black … Pam Taylor

 

Plot: After a childhood friend’s death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life – and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others.

A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

All Genres:
Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Charles Dickens (novel) Robert Zemeckis (screenplay)

 

Cast: Jim Carrey … Scrooge / Ghost of Christmas Past / Scrooge as a Young Boy / Scrooge as a Teenage Boy / Scrooge as a Young Man / Scrooge as a Middle-Aged Man / Ghost of Christmas Present / Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Steve Valentine … Funerary Undertaker / Topper
Daryl Sabara … Undertaker's Apprentice / Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Peter Cratchit / Well-Dressed Caroler
Sage Ryan … Tattered Caroler
Amber Gainey Meade … Tattered Caroler / Well-Dressed Caroler
Ryan Ochoa … Tattered Caroler / Beggar Boy / Young Cratchit Boy / Ignorance Boy / Young Boy with Sleigh / Tiny Tim
Bobbi Page … Tattered Caroler / Well-Dressed Caroler
Ron Bottitta … Tattered Caroler / Well-Dressed Caroler
Sammi Hanratty … Beggar Boy / Young Cratchit Girl / Want Girl
Julian Holloway … Fat Cook / Portly Gentleman #2 / Business Man #3
Gary Oldman … Bob Cratchit / Marley / Tiny Tim
Colin Firth … Fred
Cary Elwes … Portly Gentleman #1 / Dick Wilkins / Mad Fiddler / Guest #2 / Business Man #1
Robin Wright Penn … Fan / Belle
Bob Hoskins … Mr. Fezziwig / Old Joe

 

Plot: An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Everybody's Fine

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA | Italy

Runtime: USA:99 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Frank wanted the holidays to be picture perfect. What he got was family.

 

Writers: Kirk Jones (writer) Massimo De Rita (original screenplay) …

 

Cast: Robert De Niro … Frank Goode
Drew Barrymore … Rosie
Kate Beckinsale … Amy
Sam Rockwell … Robert
Lucian Maisel … Jack
Damian Young … Jeff
James Frain … Tom
Melissa Leo … Colleen
Katherine Moennig … Jilly
Brendan Sexton III … Mugger
James Murtaugh … Dr. Ed
Austin Lysy … David
Chandler Frantz … Young David
Lily Mo Sheen … Young Amy (as Lily Sheen)
Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick … Young Robert

 

Plot: A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. add synopsis

 

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations

Kill the Irishman

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

All Genres:
Biography, Crime, Thriller

Release Year: 2009

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh

Tagline: Based on the true story of Danny Greene the man the mob couldn't kill

 

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), Jeremy Walters (screenplay)

 

Cast: Ray Stevenson … Danny Greene
Vincent D'Onofrio … John Nardi
Val Kilmer … Joe Manditski
Christopher Walken … Shondor Birns
Linda Cardellini … Joan Madigan
Tony Darrow … Mikey Mendarolo
Robert Davi … Ray Ferritto
Fionnula Flanagan … Grace O'Keefe
Bob Gunton … Jerry Merke
Jason Butler Harner … Art Sneperger
Vinnie Jones … Keith Ritson
Tony Lo Bianco … Jack Licavoli
Laura Ramsey … Ellie O'Hara
Steve Schirripa … Mike Frato (as Steven R. Schirripa)
Paul Sorvino … Tony Salerno

 

Plot: The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of longshoreman's local and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood figure and a man with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. Written by duke1029@aol.com   Plot Keywords: Longshoreman  Corruption  Irish American  Mafia  Assassination Attempt   See »