Archive for May, 2010

Rejoice and Shout

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Don McGlynn

Tagline: A jubilant journey through gospel music history.

 

Cast: Bill Carpenter … Himself
Andraé Crouch … Himself
Anthony Heilbut … Himself
Marie Knight … Herself (archive footage)
Darrel Petties
Smokey Robinson … Himself
The Selvy Family … Themselves
Mavis Staples … Herself
Ira Tucker Jr. … Himself
Ira Tucker … Himself (archive footage)
Willa Ward … Herself
Jacquie Gales Webb … Herself

 

Plot: A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: A jubilant journey through gospel music history.

Black Death

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2010

Country: Germany | UK

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Christopher Smith

Tagline: In an age of darkness one man will face the ultimate battle against evil.

 

Cast: Eddie Redmayne … Osmund
Daniel Steiner … Monk
David Warner … Abbot
Kimberley Nixon … Averill
Tobias Kasimirowicz … Grimbold
Emun Elliott … Swire
Sean Bean … Ulrich
Johnny Harris … Mold
Andy Nyman … Dalywag
Tygo Gernandt … Ivo
John Lynch … Wolfstan
Jamie Ballard … Griff
Keith Dunphy … Witch Finder
Marianne Graffam … Suspected Witch
Tim McInnerny … Hob

 

Plot: Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is tasked with learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life, a mission that pulls him toward a village ruler who has made a dark pact with evil forces. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Village  Monk  Forest  Plague  England   See »

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Friday, May 21st, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2010

Country: Thailand | UK | France | Germany | Spain | Netherlands

Runtime: 114 min

Languages: Thai | French (only a few words)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Tagline:

 

Writers: Phra Sripariyattiweti (inspired by the book of), Apichatpong Weerasethakul

 

Cast: Thanapat Saisaymar … Boonmee
Jenjira Pongpas … Jen
Sakda Kaewbuadee … Tong
Natthakarn Aphaiwonk … Huay
Geerasak Kulhong … Boonsong
Wallapa Mongkolprasert … Princess
Kanokporn Tongaram … Roong (as Kanokporn Thongaram)
Samud Kugasang … Jaai
Sumit Suebsee … Soldier
Mathieu Ly … Farmer
Vien Pimdee … Farmer
Akachai Aodvieng
Prakasit Padsena
Nikom Kammach
Chophaka Chaiyuchit

 

Plot: On his deathbed, Uncle Boonmee, recalls his many past lives. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Deathbed  Aunt Nephew Relationship  Enchanted Forest  Ambiguity  Apparition   See »

A Little Help

Friday, May 21st, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy , Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Ever have one of those lives?

 

Cast: Jenna Fischer … Laura
Chris O'Donnell … Bob
Kim Coates … Mel Kaminsky
Lesley Ann Warren … Joan
Brooke Smith … Kathy Helms
Rob Benedict … Paul
Aida Turturro … Nancy Feldman
Nadia Dajani … Angela Behar
Sam McMurray … Big bad dan
Arden Myrin … Ms. Gallagher
Ron Leibman … Warren
Lynn Cohen … Mrs. Cosolito
Dion DiMucci … Himself
Daniel Yelsky … Dennis
Jim Florentine … Brian

 

Plot: A woman gets entangled in a series of bizarre lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Mother Son Relationship  Brother In Law Sister In Law Relationship  Liar  Lie  Single Mother   See »

Sound of Noise

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2010

Country: Sweden | France

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: Swedish

Director:

Tagline: The first musical cop movie

 

Writers: Johannes Stjärne Nilsson (story), Johannes Stjärne Nilsson

 

Cast: Bengt Nilsson … Amadeus Warnebring
Sanna Persson … Sanna
Magnus Börjeson … Magnus
Marcus Boij … Marcus
Fredrik Myhr … Myran
Anders Vestergard … Anders
Johannes Björk … Johannes
Sven Ahlström … Oscar Warnebring
Ralph Carlsson … Hagman
Paula McManus … Colette
Peter Schildt … Police Commissioner
Pelle Öhlund … Sanchez
Dag Malmberg … Levander
Björn Granath … Hospital Manager
Anders Jansson … Bosse

 

Plot: The narrative revolves around police officer Amadeus Warnebring, tone-deaf scion of a distinguished musical family, and his attempts to track down a group of six guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city. The drumming set pieces correspond to an avant-garde score with four hilariously titled movements. Where the short involved the six drummers imaginatively using standard apartment furnishings as their instruments, the feature unleashes them on an unspecified city's civic and cultural institutions. Including an amusing backstory for each of the soberly dressed drummers as well as their nemesis, music-hating investigator Warnebring, the film creates a treat for the eyes and ears from the dull, repetitive sounds of everyday life. Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Drummer  Police  Drumming  Metronome  Drums   See »

Life, Above All

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: South Africa | Germany

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: Sotho (Sepedi) | Sotho

Director: Oliver Schmitz

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dennis Foon (screenplay), Allan Stratton (novel)

 

Cast: Khomotso Manyaka … Chanda
Keaobaka Makanyane … Esther
Lerato Mvelase … Lillian
Harriet Lenabe … Mrs. Tafa (as Harriet Manamela)
Aubrey Poolo … Jonah
Tinah Mnumzana … Aunt Lizbet
Mapaseka Mathebe … Iris
Thato Kgaladi … Soly
Kgomotso Ditshweni … Dudu
Rami Chuene … Aunty Ruth
Jerry Marobyane … Mr. Pheto
Tshepo Emmanuel Nonyane … Mr. Lesole
Johanna Refilwe Sihlangu … Mrs. Lesole
Vusi Muzi Given Nyathi … Mr. Nylo
Patrick Shai … Dr. Chris Chilume

 

Plot: "Life, Above All" is a emotional and universal drama about a young girl (stunningly performed by first-time-actress Khomotso Manyaka) who fights the fear and shame that have poisoned her community. The film captures the enduring strength of loyalty and a courage powered by the heart. Directed by South African filmmaker Oliver Schmitz ("Mapantsula", "Paris, je t'aime"), it is based on the international award winning novel "Chanda's Secrets" by Allan Stratton. Written by Bavaria International   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Mother Daughter Relationship  School  AIDS  Child Prostitution  Poverty   See »

Certified Copy

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: France | Italy | Belgium

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: French | English | Italian

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Tagline:

 

Cast: Juliette Binoche … Elle
William Shimell … James Miller
Jean-Claude Carrière … L'homme de la place
Agathe Natanson … La femme de la place
Gianna Giachetti … La patronne du café
Adrian Moore … Le fils
Angelo Barbagallo … Le traducteur
Andrea Laurenzi … Le guide
Filippo Trojano … Le marié Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Manuela Balsinelli

 

Plot: James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. At a book reading, a woman gives him her address, and the next day they meet and take a country-side drive to a local Italian village. Here, they discuss various works of art found in the town, and also the nature of their relationship – which gets both revealed and concealed as the day progresses. Written by napierslogs   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Italian Art  Italy  Tuscany Italy  Pair Of Earrings  Estranged Father   See »

Of Gods and Men

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, History

Release Year: 2010

Country: France

Runtime: 122 min

Languages: Arabic | French

Director: Xavier Beauvois

Tagline:

 

Writers: Xavier Beauvois (adaptation) (dialogue), Etienne Comar (scenario)

 

Cast: Lambert Wilson … Christian
Michael Lonsdale … Luc
Olivier Rabourdin … Christophe
Philippe Laudenbach … Célestin
Jacques Herlin … Amédée
Loïc Pichon … Jean-Pierre
Xavier Maly … Michel
Jean-Marie Frin … Paul
Abdelhafid Metalsi … Nouredine
Sabrina Ouazani … Rabbia
Abdellah Moundy … Omar (as Abdallah Moundy)
Olivier Perrier … Bruno
Farid Larbi … Ali Fayattia
Adel Bencherif … Le terroriste
Benhaïssa Ahouari … Sidi Larbi (as Benaïssa Ahaouari)

 

Plot: In 1996, in Algeria, eight French monks of The Monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine have a simple life serving the poor community that was raised around the monastery. During the Algerian Civil War, they are threatened by terrorist but they decide to stay in the country and not return to France. One night, they extremists break in the monastery and abduct seven monks. A couple of months later, they are found dead in controversial circumstances. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Plot Keywords: Monk  Community  Terrorist  Trappist Monk  Death   See »

Outrage

Monday, May 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: Japan

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: Japanese | English

Director: Takeshi Kitano

Tagline: one wrong move and it's all out war

 

Cast: Takeshi Kitano … Ôtomo (as Beat Takeshi)
Kippei Shiina … Mizuno
Ryo Kase … Ishihara
Tomokazu Miura … Katô
Jun Kunimura … Ikemoto
Tetta Sugimoto … Ozawa
Takashi Tsukamoto … Iizuka
Yuka Itaya … Otomo's woman
Hideo Nakano … Kimura
Renji Ishibashi … Murase
Fumiyo Kohinata … Kataoka
Sôichirô Kitamura … Kan'nai Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenta Elizabeth III
Tokio Emoto … Emoto
Shin'yû Fujiwara

 

Plot: The plot concerns a struggle for power amongst Tokyo's Yakuza clans, today just as likely to be playing the stock market as shaking down pachinko parlors, over which the Sanmo-kai clan holds sway in the face of constant betrayal and ever-changing allegiances. The Sanmo-kai chairman learns that his henchman Ikemoto has struck an alliance with the drug-dealing Murase family, and is not best pleased, to say the least. The ensuing retaliation triggers an orgy of killings, territorial invasions and score settling while law enforcement officers, too corrupt to intervene Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Yakuza  Organized Crime  Restaurant  Embassy  Cynicism   See »

The Myth of the American Sleepover

Monday, May 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Tagline:

 

Cast: Claire Sloma … Maggie
Marlon Morton … Rob Salvati
Amanda Bauer … Claudia
Brett Jacobsen … Scott Holland
Nikita Ramsey … Ady Abbey
Jade Ramsey … Anna Abbey
Annette DeNoyer … Beth
Wyatt McCallum … Marcus
Mary Wardell … Jen Holland
Douglas Diedrich … Steven
Dane Jones … Emma
Shayla Curran … Janelle Ramsey
Drew Machak … Andy
Christopher Simon … Sean Barber
Madi Ortiz … Avalina Height

 

Plot: Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Summer

Leap Year

Monday, May 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: Mexico

Runtime: 94 min

Languages: Spanish

Director: Michael Rowe

Tagline:

 

Writers: Lucia Carreras, Michael Rowe

 

Cast: Monica del Carmen … Laura
Gustavo Sánchez Parra … Arturo
Armando Hernández … Hombre 3 Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diego Chas … Hombre 1
Ernesto González … Viejito
Bertha Mendiola … Viejita
José Juan Meraz … Novio Vecina
Nur Rubio … Cajera
Jaime Sierra … Hombre 2
Ireri Solís … Vecina
Marco Zapata … Raúl

 

Plot: Laura's personal life consists of one affair after another. She meets Arturo, and the pair enter into an intense sexual relationship. As days go by, Laura crosses out the days on a calendar, revealing her secret past to her lover. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Crying  Shaving Of Vagina  Female Frontal Nudity  Hand Job  Male Full Frontal Nudity   See »

Biutiful

Monday, May 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: Mexico | Spain

Runtime: 148 min

Languages: Spanish | Chinese (some dialogue) | Wolof (some dialogue)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Tagline:

 

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu (screenplay), Nicolás Giacobone (screenplay)

 

Cast: Javier Bardem … Uxbal
Maricel Álvarez … Marambra
Hanaa Bouchaib … Ana
Guillermo Estrella … Mateo
Eduard Fernández … Tito
Cheikh Ndiaye … Ekweme
Diaryatou Daff … Ige
Taisheng Chen … Hai (as Taishen Cheng)
Luo Jin … Liwei
George Chibuikwem Chukwuma … Samuel
Lang Sofia Lin … Li
Yodian Yang … Chino Obeso
Tuo Lin … Barman Bar Hai
Xueheng Chen … Chino Bodega
Xiaoyan Zhang … Jung

 

Plot: Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Written by anonymous   Plot Keywords: Children  Death  Cancer  Terminal Cancer  Single Father   See »

Heartbeats

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2010

Country: Canada

Runtime: 95 min

Languages: French | English

Director: Xavier Dolan

Tagline:

 

Cast: Monia Chokri … Marie
Niels Schneider … Nicolas
Xavier Dolan … Francis
Anne Dorval … Désirée
Anne-Élisabeth Bossé … Jeune femme 1
Olivier Morin … Jeune homme 1
Magalie Lépine Blondeau … Jeune femme 2 (as Magalie Lépine-Blondeau)
Éric Bruneau … Jeune homme 2
Gabriel Lessard … Jeune homme 3
Bénédicte Décary … Jeune femme 3
François Bernier … Baise 1
Benoît McGinnis … Baise 2 (as Benoit McGinnis)
François-Xavier Dufour … Baise 3 (as François Xavier Dufour)
Anthony Huneault … Antonin
Patricia Tulasne … Coiffeuse

 

Plot: The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Love Triangle  Gay Interest  Canadian  Canada  Ménage À Trois   See »

Rubber

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

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

Release Year: 2010

Country: France | Angola

Runtime: 82 min

Languages: English

Director: Quentin Dupieux

Tagline: Are You Tired of the Expected?

 

Cast: Stephen Spinella … Lieutenant Chad
Jack Plotnick … Accountant
Wings Hauser … Man in wheelchair
Roxane Mesquida … Sheila
Ethan Cohn … Film buff Ethan
Charley Koontz … Film buff Charley
Daniel Quinn … Dad
Devin Brochu … Son
Hayley Holmes … Teenager Cindy
Haley Ramm … Teenager Fiona
Cecelia Antoinette … Black woman
David Bowe … M. Hughes
Remy Thorne … Zach
Tara Jean O'Brien … Cleaning lady
Thomas F. Duffy … Cop Xavier

 

Plot: When Robert, a tire, discovers his destructive telepathic powers, he soon sets his sights on a desert town; in particular, a mysterious woman becomes his obsession. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Tire  Desert  Inanimate Object In Cast Credits  Wheelchair  Dead Woman On Ground   See »

Kaboom

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 86 min

Languages: English

Director: Gregg Araki

Tagline:

 

Cast: Thomas Dekker … Smith
Haley Bennett … Stella
Chris Zylka … Thor
Roxane Mesquida … Lorelei
Juno Temple … London
Andy Fischer-Price … Rex
Nicole LaLiberte … Red-Haired Girl
Jason Olive … Hunter
James Duval … The Messiah
Brennan Mejia … Oliver
Kelly Lynch … Smith's Mom Nicole
Carlo Mendez … Milo
Christine Nguyen … Freshman Bimbo
Michael James Spall … Smith's Dad

 

Plot: Smith's everyday life in the dorm – hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor – all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night. Written by Toronto International Film Festival   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Roommate  Sexual Awakening  College  College Student  Student   See »

The Names of Love

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2010

Country: France

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: French | English | Greek | Arabic

Director: Michel Leclerc

Tagline:

 

Writers: Michel Leclerc, Baya Kasmi

 

Cast: Jacques Gamblin … Arthur Martin
Sara Forestier … Baya Benmahmoud
Zinedine Soualem … Mohamed Benhmamoud
Carole Franck … Cécile Delivet Benmahmoud
Jacques Boudet … Lucien Martin
Michèle Moretti … Annette Martin
Zakariya Gouram … Hassan Hassini
Julia Vaidis-Bogard … Annette à 30 ans
Adrien Stoclet … Arthur Martin adolescent
Camille Gigot … Arthur Martin enfant
Laura Genovino … Bahia Benmahmoud enfant
Rose Marit … Annette enfant
Youari Kime … Mohamed Benmahmoud enfant
Yann Goven … Le pianiste
Nabil Massad … Nassim

 

Plot: Bahia Benmahmoud, a free-spirited young woman, has a particular way of seeing political engagement, as she doesn't hesitate to sleep with those who don't agree with her to convert them to her cause – which is a lot of people, as all right-leaning people are concerned. Generally, it works pretty well. Until the day she meets Arthur Martin, a discreet forty-something who doesn't like taking risks. She imagines that with a name like that, he's got to be slightly fascist. But names are deceitful and appearances deceiving… Written by Happy_Evil_Dude   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Activist  TV Show In Film  Nude With Glasses  Self Narration  Female Full Frontal Nudity   See »

Windfall

Friday, May 7th, 2010

All Genres:
Documentary, Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Laura Israel

Tagline:

 

Cast: Chuck Coggins … Himself

 

Plot: Wind power… It's green… It's good… It reduces our dependency on foreign oil… That's what the people of Meredith, in upstate New York first thought when a wind developer looked to supplement this farm town's failing economy with a farm of their own — that of 40 industrial wind turbines. Attracted at first to the financial incentives, residents grow increasingly alarmed as they discover side effects they never dreamed of, as well as the potential for disturbing financial scams. With wind development growing rapidly at 39% annually in the US, WINDFALL is an eye-opener for anyone concerned about the future of renewable energy. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Wind  Farm  Wind Power  Economy  Wind Turbine   See »

Ong Bak 3

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

All Genres:
Action

Release Year: 2010

Country: Thailand

Runtime: 99 min

Languages: Thai (with English subtitles)

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Tony Jaa (story), Panna Rittikrai (story)

 

Cast: Tony Jaa … Tien
Primorata Dejudom … Pim (as Primrata Det-Udom)
Dan Chupong … Bhuti Sangkha (as Chupong Chungpruk)
Nirut Sirichanya … Master Bua
Petchtai Wongkamlao … Mhen (as Phetthai Wongkhamlao)
Sarunyu Wongkrachang … Rat-Cha-Sei-Na (as Sarunyoo Wongkrachang)
Sorapong Chatree … Chernung
Chumphorn Thepphithak … Uncle Mao (as Chumporn Theppituk) Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philip Hersh … Additional Voices (voice: English version)

 

Plot: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival returns challenging Tien for a final duel. Written by J.   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Village  Meditation  Warrior  Fight  Duel   See »