Archive for October, 2010

TrollHunter

Friday, October 29th, 2010

All Genres:
Fantasy, Horror

Release Year: 2010

Country: Norway

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: Norwegian | English

Director: André Øvredal

Tagline: You'll believe it when you see it!

 

Writers: André Øvredal, Håvard S. Johansen (contributing writer)

 

Cast: Otto Jespersen … Hans, trolljegeren
Glenn Erland Tosterud … Thomas
Johanna Mørck … Johanna
Tomas Alf Larsen … Kalle
Urmila Berg-Domaas … Malica
Hans Morten Hansen … Finn Haugen
Robert Stoltenberg … Polsk bjørnejeger
Knut Nærum … E-verkssjef
Eirik Bech … Campingplasseier
Inge Erik Hnejesand
Tom Jørgensen
Benedicte Aubert Ringnes
Magne Skjævesland
Torunn Lødemel Stokkeland … Hilde, veterinär
Finn Norvald Øvredal

 

Plot: When bears are found dead in Norway, the students of the Volda University Thomas, Johanna and the cameraman Kalle decide to investigate. They stalk the trailer of the mysterious hunter Hans expecting to find an explanation for the killings. The reluctant Hans tries to flee from the youngsters, but he agrees that they film him in action provided they follow his orders. Sooner the trio of students learns that Hans is actually a troll hunter that works for a secret government agency. Further, several dangerous trolls have escaped from their territory and Hans is assigned to eliminate them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Hunter  Troll  Bear  Norway  Cameraman   See »

Main Street

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English

Director: John Doyle

Tagline: An offer too good to be true… it just might be

 

Cast: Colin Firth … Gus Leroy
Ellen Burstyn … Georgiana Carr
Patricia Clarkson … Willa Jenkins
Orlando Bloom … Harris Parker
Amber Tamblyn … Mary Saunders
Margo Martindale … Myrtle Parker
Andrew McCarthy … Howard Mercer
Victoria Clark … Miriam
Isiah Whitlock Jr. … Mayor
Tom Wopat … Frank
Viktor Hernandez … Estaquio
Juan Piedrahita … Jose (as Juan Carlos Piedrahita)
Thomas Upchurch … Trooper Williams
Reid Dalton … Crosby Gage
Amy da Luz … Rita

 

Plot: Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's challenging times, each of the colorful citizens of this close-knit North Carolina community, will search for ways to reinvent themselves, their relationships and the very heart of their neighborhood. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Durham North Carolina

Young Goethe in Love

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2010

Country: Germany

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: German

Director: Philipp Stölzl

Tagline:

 

Writers: Christoph Müller (screenplay), Philipp Stölzl (screenplay)

 

Cast: Alexander Fehling … Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Miriam Stein … Lotte Buff
Moritz Bleibtreu … Albert Kestner
Volker Bruch … Wilhelm Jerusalem
Burghart Klaußner … Vater Buff
Henry Hübchen … Johann Kaspar Goethe – Vater
Hans-Michael Rehberg … Gerichtspräsident Kammermeier Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Böttcher … Hausmädchen
Ansgar Göbel
Gwendolyn Göbel
Maxine Göbel
Tristan Göbel
Stefan Haschke … Merck
Xaver Hutter … Freund Goethes
Johann Jürgens

 

Plot: After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform. Instead, he falls for Lotte, a young woman who is promised to another man. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Law Student  Love  One Word Title  Exclamation Point In Title  Rivalry   See »

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

Friday, October 8th, 2010

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2010

Country: Brazil

Runtime: 115 min

Languages: Portuguese

Director: José Padilha

Tagline:

 

Writers: José Padilha (screenplay), José Padilha (story)

 

Cast: Wagner Moura … Lt. Colonel Nascimento
Irandhir Santos … Diogo Fraga
André Ramiro … Captain André Matias
Milhem Cortaz … Lieutenant-Colonel Fábio
Maria Ribeiro … Rosane
Seu Jorge … Beirada
Sandro Rocha … Major Rocha aka Russo
Tainá Müller … Clara
André Mattos … Fortunato
Pedro Van-Held … Rafael
Adriano Garib … Guaracy
Julio Adrião … Governador Gelino
Emílio Orciollo Neto … Valmir
Rodrigo Candelot … Formoso
Charles Fricks … Vermont

 

Plot: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor. However, due to the increasing popularity of Nascimento, the Governor invites him to team-up with the intelligence area of the Secretary of Security. Along the years, Fraga, who is married with Nascimento's former wife, is elected State Representative and Nascimento's son Rafael has issues with his biological father. Meanwhile Nascimento and the BOPE expel the drug dealers from several slums but another enemy arises: the militia led by Major Rocha and supported by the Governor… Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Plot Keywords: Police  Drugs  Criminal  Investigation  Abusive Policeman   See »

Senna

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Sport

Release Year: 2010

Country: UK

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | Portuguese | French | Japanese

Director: Asif Kapadia

Tagline: The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived.

 

Cast: Ayrton Senna … Himself (archive footage)
Alain Prost … Himself
Frank Williams … Himself
Ron Dennis … Himself
Viviane Senna … Herself
Milton da Silva … Himself
Neide Senna … Herself
Jackie Stewart … Himself
Sid Watkins … Himself
Galvão Bueno … Himself
Reginaldo Leme … Himself
Gerhard Berger … Himself
Nelson Piquet … Himself
Nigel Mansell … Himself
Jean-Marie Balestre … Himself

 

Plot: The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula One in the mid 80's, the film follows Senna's struggles both on track against his nemesis, French World Champion Alain Prost, and off it, against the politics which infest the sport. Sublime, spiritual yet, on occasion, ruthless – Senna conquers and transcends Formula One to become a global superstar. Privately, he is humble, almost shy, and fiercely patriotic, donating millions to his native Brasil and contemplating a life beyond motor-racing. Yet he is struck down in his prime on the blackest weekend in the history of the sport, watched live on television by 300 million people. Years on he is revered in Formula One as the greatest motor racing driver of all time – and in Brasil as a Saint. Written by Anonymous   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Motor Racing  Death  Racing  Brazilian  Racing Driver   See »

I Am

Friday, October 1st, 2010

All Genres:
Documentary

Release Year: 2010

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Tom Shadyac

Tagline: the shift is about to hit the fan

 

Cast: Marc Ian Barasch … Himself
Coleman Barks … Himself
Jim Carrey … Himself (archive footage)
Noam Chomsky … Himself
John Francis … Himself
Thom Hartmann … Himself
Lynne McTaggart … Herself
Tom Shadyac … Himself
Desmond Tutu … Himself
Howard Zinn … Himself

 

Plot: Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Technician  Yogurt  Spirituality  Love  Laboratory   See »