Archive for July, 2010

Louder Than a Bomb

Friday, July 30th, 2010

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

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Languages: English

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Cast: Kevin Coval
Adam Gottlieb
Elizabeth Graf
Kevin Harris
John Hood
Lamar Jorden
Peter Kahn
Jésus Lark
Nate Marshall
She'Kira McKnight
Preye Porri
James Sloan
Charles Smith
Robbie Q. Telfer … Himself
Nova Venerable

 

Plot: Hailed as "one of the most inspiring and exhilarating documentaries in years" (Steve Pond, The Wrap), Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. Louder Than a Bomb is not about "high school poetry" as we often think of it. It's about language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. While the topics they tackle are often deeply personal, what they put into their poems-and what they get out of them-is universal: the defining work of finding one's voice. Written by Greg Jacobs   Add Synopsis Genres: Documentary

Circus Columbia

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina | France | UK | Germany | Slovenia | Belgium | Serbia

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: Bosnian

Director: Danis Tanovic

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Writers: Danis Tanovic, Ivica Djikic (novel)

 

Cast: Miki Manojlovic … Divko Buntic
Mira Furlan … Lucija
Boris Ler … Martin
Jelena Stupljanin … Azra
Milan Strljic … Ranko Ivanda
Mario Knezovic … Pivac
Svetislav Goncic … Savo
Almir Mehic … Bili
Mirza Tanovic … Antisa
Miralem Zupcevic … Leon Dilber
Mirsad Tuka … Dragan
Ermin Bravo … Fra Ante Gudelj
Slaven Knezovic … Miro
Izudin Bajrovic … Major Kostelic
Sead Bejtovic … Staklar

 

Plot: A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Bike  Hairdressing  Civil War  Cat  Eviction   See »

The Secret World of Arrietty

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2010

Country: Japan

Runtime: 94 min

Languages: Japanese | English

Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Tagline: Ningen ni mirare te wa ikenai. Sore ga yukashita no kodomo-tachi no okite datta. (Do not be seen by humans. That's been the law of children of the underfloor.)

 

Writers: Mary Norton (novel), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)

 

Cast: Saoirse Ronan … Arrietty (voice: UK version)
Mark Strong … Pod (voice: UK version)
David Henrie … Shawn (voice: US version)
Will Arnett … Pod (voice: US version)
Amy Poehler … Homily (voice: US version)
Bridgit Mendler … Arrietty (voice: US version)
Moises Arias … Spiller (voice: US version)
Carol Burnett … Hara (voice: US version)
Olivia Colman … Homily (voice: UK version)
Geraldine McEwan … Haru (voice: UK version)
Tatsuya Fujiwara … Spiller (voice)
Phyllida Law … Sadako (voice: UK version)
Peter Jason … Additional Voices (voice: US version)
Frank Marshall … Additional Voices (voice: US version)
Karey Kirkpatrick … Additional Voices (voice: US version)

 

Plot: 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items that they borrow from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty. Written by ANN   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Anime  Japan  Little People  Modern Day  Foreign Language Adaptation   See »

Amigo

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, War

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

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Languages: English

Director: John Sayles

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Cast: Chris Cooper … Col. Hardacre
Garret Dillahunt … Lt. Compton
DJ Qualls … Zeke
Dane DeHaan … Gil
Lucas Neff … Shanker
Yul Vazquez … Padre Hidalgo
Stephen Taylor … Private Bates
James Parks … Sgt. Runnels
Bill Tangradi … Dutch
Joel Torre … Rafael
John Arcilla … Nenong
Irma Adlawan … Josefa
Ronnie Lazaro … SImon
Rio Locsin … Corazon
Bembol Roco … Policarpio

 

Plot: AMIGO, the 17th feature film from Academy Award-nominated writer-director John Sayles, stars legendary Filipino actor Joel Torre as Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer (Chris Cooper) to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother (Ronnie Lazaro) is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country. A powerful drama of friendship, betrayal, romance and heartbreaking violence, AMIGO is a page torn from the untold history of the Philippines, and a mirror of today's unresolvable conflicts. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Village  American  Filipino  Friendship  Uniform   See »