Archive for October, 2011

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: English | Portuguese (some dialogue)

Director: Bill Condon

Tagline: Forever is only the beginning

 

Writers: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)

 

Cast: Taylor Lautner … Jacob Black
Gil Birmingham … Billy
Billy Burke … Charlie Swan
Sarah Clarke … Renée
Ty Olsson … Phil Dwyer
Kristen Stewart … Bella Swan
Ashley Greene … Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone … Jasper Hale
Peter Facinelli … Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser … Esme Cullen
Kellan Lutz … Emmett Cullen
Nikki Reed … Rosalie Hale
Robert Pattinson … Edward Cullen
Christian Sloan … Unsavory People
James Pizzinato … Unsavory People

 

Plot: Bella and Edward are to marry. Jacob becomes upset when he learns that Bella is planning to consummate the marriage on her honeymoon. The wedding over, Bella and Edward spend their honeymoon on the Cullen's idyllic private island. But, to their dismay, they discover that Bella is pregnant. The fetus is growing at an accelerated rate and everyone fears for Bella's safety. Will she go ahead with her pregnancy, whatever the cost? The Quileutes close in as the unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks. Written by Kad   Plot Keywords: Honeymoon  Wedding  Marriage  Pregnant  Pregnancy   See »

October Baby

Friday, October 28th, 2011

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Every Life Is Beautiful

 

Writers: Jon Erwin (story), Jon Erwin

 

Cast: Rachel Hendrix … Hannah
Jason Burkey … Jason
John Schneider … Jacob
Jasmine Guy … Nurse Mary Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Amaya … Beach Cop
Maria Atchison … Secretary
Joy Brunson … Danielle
Rodney Clark … Priest
Brian Gall … Rent-a-Cop
James Austin Johnson … Truman
Carl Maguire … Lance
Tracy Miller … Officer Mitchell
Lance E. Nichols … Doctor
Jennifer Price … Grace
Shari Rigby … Cindy (as Shari Wiedmann)

 

Plot: As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah-unscripted-collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful. Written by Jon Erwin   Add Synopsis Plot Keywords: Road Trip  College Freshman  Life  19 Year Old  Revelation   See »

The Double

Friday, October 28th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Michael Brandt

Tagline: Keep your enemies close

 

Writers: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas

 

Cast: Richard Gere … Paul Shepherdson
Topher Grace … Ben Geary
Martin Sheen … Tom Highland
Tamer Hassan … Bozlovski
Stephen Moyer … Brutus
Chris Marquette … Oliver
Odette Annable … Natalie Geary (as Odette Yustman)
Stana Katic … Amber
Yuri Sardarov … Leo (as Yuriy Sardarov)
Ivan Fedorov … The Scrounger
Ed Kelly … Senator Dennis Darden
Jeffrey Pierce … Agent Weaver
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. … Agent Burton (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Mike Kraft … FBI Director Roger Bell
Andy Manning … EMT (as Andrew 'Sir' Manning)

 

Plot: Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent. Written by Variety   Add Synopsis Taglines: Keep your enemies close

Puss in Boots

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Chris Miller

Tagline: He's been a bad kitty.

 

Writers: Charles Perrault (character), William Davies (story)

 

Cast: Antonio Banderas … Puss in Boots (voice)
Salma Hayek … Kitty Softpaws (voice)
Zach Galifianakis … Humpty Dumpty (voice)
Billy Bob Thornton … Jack (voice)
Amy Sedaris … Jill (voice)
Constance Marie … Imelda (voice)
Guillermo del Toro … Moustache Man / Comandate (voice)
Mike Mitchell … Andy Beanstalk (voice)
Rich Dietl … Bounty Hunter (voice)
Ryan Crego … Luis (voice)
Tom Wheeler … Bartender / Hotel Owner / Mean Boy / Wagon Driver / Rodrigo (voice)
Conrad Vernon … Raoul / Soldier (voice)
Tom McGrath … Bar Thief (voice)
Bob Joles … Guiseppe (voice)
Latifa Ouaou … Crazy Woman / Mean Girl / Milk Lady / Little Boy (voice)

 

Plot: Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name. Written by Mr. Top Hat   Plot Keywords: Magic Beans  Friend  Jack And Jill  Goose  Puss In Boots   See »

In Time

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: Andrew Niccol

Tagline: His crime wasn't stealing time. He was giving it away.

 

Cast: Cillian Murphy … Raymond Leon
Justin Timberlake … Will Salas
Amanda Seyfried … Sylvia Weis
Shyloh Oostwald … Maya
Johnny Galecki … Borel
Colin McGurk … Citizen
Olivia Wilde … Rachel Salas
Will Harris … Ulysse
Michael William Freeman … Nardin
Jesse Lee Soffer … Webb
Aaron Perilo … Bell
Nick Lashaway … Ekman
William Peltz … Pierre
Ray Santiago … Victa
Matt Bomer … Henry Hamilton

 

Plot: Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. Written by Twentieth Century Fox   Plot Keywords: Accused Of Murder  Time  Against The System  Future  Ghetto   See »

Tower Heist

Monday, October 24th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: Brett Ratner

Tagline: It's not just a robbery. It's payback.

 

Writers: Ted Griffin (screenplay), Jeff Nathanson (screenplay)

 

Cast: Ben Stiller … Josh Kovacs
Eddie Murphy … Slide
Casey Affleck … Charlie
Alan Alda … Arthur Shaw
Matthew Broderick … Mr. Fitzhugh
Stephen Henderson … Lester (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Judd Hirsch … Mr. Simon
Téa Leoni … Special Agent Claire Denham
Michael Peña … Enrique Dev’Reaux
Gabourey Sidibe … Odessa
Nina Arianda … Miss Iovenko
Marcia Jean Kurtz … Rose
Juan Carlos Hernández … Manuel
Harry O'Reilly … Special Agent Danszk
Peter Van Wagner … Marty Klein, Esq.

 

Plot: Josh Kovacs is the manager of a residential apartment in New York. He is close to all the tenants, especially Arthur Shaw, a financier. One day Shaw is arrested by the FBI for fraud. Josh thinks it's a misunderstanding that can be resolved. But later he learns that the employees' pension which he asked Shaw to handle is gone. When one of the employees tries to kill himself, Josh's views of Shaw change. He goes to see him and loses his temper. He loses his job. The FBI agent in charge of Shaw tells him that Shaw might walk and recovering the pension fund is unlikely. She tells him that it's been rumored that Shaw has 20 million laying around if he needs. Josh thinks he knows where it is. So with two other employees who also lost their jobs and an evicted tenant, they set out to get into Shaw's penthouse to get the money. But they realise they need the assistance of someone who knows what they are doing… Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com   Plot Keywords: FBI  Ponzi Scheme  Thief  Apartment  High Rise   See »

The Adventures of Tintin

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | New Zealand

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director: Steven Spielberg

Tagline: This year, discover how far adventure will take you.

 

Writers: Steven Moffat (screenplay), Edgar Wright (screenplay)

 

Cast: Jamie Bell … Tintin (voice)
Andy Serkis … Captain Haddock / Sir Francis Haddock (voice)
Daniel Craig … Sakharine / Red Rackham (voice)
Nick Frost … Thomson (voice)
Simon Pegg … Thompson (voice)
Daniel Mays … Allan / Pirate Flunky #1 (voice)
Gad Elmaleh … Ben Salaad (voice)
Toby Jones … Silk (voice)
Joe Starr … Barnaby (voice)
Enn Reitel … Nestor / Mr. Crabtree (voice)
Mackenzie Crook … Tom / Pirate Flunky #2 (voice)
Tony Curran … Lieutenant Delcourt (voice)
Sonje Fortag … Mrs. Finch (voice)
Cary Elwes … Pilot (voice)
Phillip Rhys … Co-Pilot / French Medic (voice)

 

Plot: Having bought a model ship, the Unicorn, for a pound off a market stall Tintin is initially puzzled that the sinister Mr. Sakharine should be so eager to buy it from him, resorting to murder and kidnapping Tintin – accompanied by his marvellous dog Snowy – to join him and his gang as they sail to Morocco on an old cargo ship. Sakharine has bribed the crew to revolt against the ship's master, drunken Captain Haddock, but Tintin, Snowy and Haddock escape, arriving in Morocco at the court of a sheikh, who also has a model of the Unicorn. Haddock tells Tintin that over three hundred years earlier his ancestor Sir Francis Haddock was forced to scuttle the original Unicorn when attacked by a piratical forebear of Sakharine but he managed to save his treasure and provide clues to its location in three separate scrolls, all of which were secreted in models of the Unicorn. Tintin and Sakharine… Written by don @ minifie-1   Plot Keywords: Tintin  Ship  Treasure  Captain  Scroll   See »

Beneath the Darkness

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

All Genres:
Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director: Martin Guigui

Tagline: Now I lay you down to sleep.

 

Cast: Dennis Quaid … Ely
Tony Oller … Travis
Aimee Teegarden … Abby
Stephen Lunsford … Brian
Devon Werkheiser … Danny
Brett Cullen … Sgt. Nickerson
Dahlia Waingort … Ms. Moore
Wilbur Penn … Officer Wainright
Amber Bartlett … Rosemary
Sydney Barrosse … Carolyn
Conrad Gonzales … Officer Alvarez
Cheryl Chin … Nurse Josie
David Christopher … Sovic
Gabriel Folse … Russell
Melody Chase … Elaine

 

Plot: After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims. Add Full Plot Add Synopsis Taglines: Now I lay you down to sleep. See »

Paranormal Activity 3

Friday, October 14th, 2011

All Genres:
Horror

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 83 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: It Runs In The Family

 

Writers: Christopher Landon, Oren Peli (film "Paranormal Activity")

 

Cast: Christopher Nicholas Smith … Dennis (as Chris Smith)
Lauren Bittner … Julie
Chloe Csengery … Young Katie
Jessica Tyler Brown … Young Kristi (as Jessica Brown)
Dustin Ingram … Randy Rosen Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marilyn Alex … Creepy Lady
Jackie Benoit … Creepy Lady
Jessica Berger … Kid
Brian Boland … Daniel Rey
Johanna Braddy … Lisa
Bailey Michelle Brown … Bailey (as Bailey Brown)
Tucker Brown … Tucker
Jody Carter … Creepy Lady
Paitoon Cheng … Ida
Meredith Eaton … Woman

 

Plot: In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. Add Full Plot Plot Keywords: Earthquake  Prequel  Nonlinear Timeline  Prequel And Sequel  Grandmother's House   See »

The Big Year

Friday, October 14th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 100 min

Languages: English

Director: David Frankel

Tagline:

 

Writers: Mark Obmascik (inspired by the book), Howard Franklin (screenplay)

 

Cast: Jack Black … Brad Harris
Zahf Paroo … Prasad
John Cleese … Historical Montage Narrator
Owen Wilson … Kenny Bostick
Rosamund Pike … Jessica
Steve Martin … Stu Preissler
Kevin Pollak … Jim Gittelson
Joel McHale … Barry Loomis
JoBeth Williams … Edith Preissler
Paul Campbell … Tony
Cindy Busby … Susie
Greg Kean … Computer Birder
Eva Allan … Birder's Daughter
Bill Dow … Dr. Paul Elkin
Barry Shabaka Henley … Dr. Neil Kramer

 

Plot: In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick, who's seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler, newly retired, and Brad Harris, who narrates the story. Life gets in the way: Bostick's wife wants a baby, Stu's firm needs him for sensitive negotiations, and Brad, divorced and underemployed at 36, has an encouraging mom and a disapproving dad. They criss-cross the U.S. (including a trip to Alaska's westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground. Who will win, at what cost, and with what rewards? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>   Plot Keywords: Competition  Year In Title  Birdwatching  Fertilization  Mother Son Relationship   See »

The Rum Diary

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 120 min

Languages: English | Spanish | German

Director: Bruce Robinson

Tagline: One part outrage. One part justice. Three parts rum. Mix well.

 

Writers: Bruce Robinson (screenplay), Hunter S. Thompson (novel)

 

Cast: Johnny Depp … Kemp
Aaron Eckhart … Sanderson
Michael Rispoli … Sala
Amber Heard … Chenault
Richard Jenkins … Lotterman
Giovanni Ribisi … Moberg
Amaury Nolasco … Segarra
Marshall Bell … Donovan
Bill Smitrovich … Mr. Zimburger
Julian Holloway … Wolsley
Bruno Irizarry … Lazar
Enzo Cilenti … Digby
Aaron Lustig … Monk
Tisuby González … Rosy
Natalia Rivera … Chenault's Friend

 

Plot: Hard-drinking journalist Paul Kemp takes a job at a besieged newspaper in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His volatile editor, Lotterman, assigns him to tourist pieces and horoscopes, but promises. Paul rooms with Sala, an aging and equally alcoholic reporter, in a rundown flat. Sanderson, a wealthy entrepreneur, hires Paul to flack for a group of investors who plan to buy an island near the capital and build a resort. Sanderson's girl-friend, the beguiling Chenault, bats her eyes at Paul. His loyalties face challenges when he and Sala get in trouble with locals, when a Carnival dance enrages Sanderson, and when the paper hits the skids. Is the solution always alcohol? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>   Plot Keywords: Journalist  Newspaper  Island  Puerto Rico  Investor   See »

Hugo

Monday, October 10th, 2011

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 126 min

Languages: English

Director: Martin Scorsese

Tagline: One of the most legendary directors of our time takes you on an extraordinary adventure.

 

Writers: John Logan (screenplay), Brian Selznick (book)

 

Cast: Ben Kingsley … Georges Méliès
Sacha Baron Cohen … Station Inspector
Asa Butterfield … Hugo Cabret
Chloë Grace Moretz … Isabelle
Ray Winstone … Uncle Claude
Emily Mortimer … Lisette
Christopher Lee … Monsieur Labisse
Helen McCrory … Mama Jeanne
Michael Stuhlbarg … Rene Tabard
Frances de la Tour … Madame Emilie
Richard Griffiths … Monsieur Frick
Jude Law … Hugo's Father
Kevin Eldon … Policeman
Gulliver McGrath … Young Tabard
Shaun Aylward … Street Kid

 

Plot: Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Train Station  Train  Clock  Orphan  Automaton   See »

The Thing

Monday, October 10th, 2011

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

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English | Norwegian | Danish (some dialogue)

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

Tagline: It's not human. Yet.

 

Writers: Eric Heisserer, John W. Campbell Jr. (short story "Who Goes There?")

 

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead … Kate Lloyd
Joel Edgerton … Sam Carter
Ulrich Thomsen … Dr. Sander Halvorson
Eric Christian Olsen … Adam Finch
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje … Jameson
Paul Braunstein … Griggs
Trond Espen Seim … Edvard Wolner
Kim Bubbs … Juliette
Jørgen Langhelle … Lars
Jan Gunnar Røise … Olav
Stig Henrik Hoff … Peder
Kristofer Hivju … Jonas
Jo Adrian Haavind … Henrik
Carsten Bjørnlund … Karl
Jonathan Walker … Colin (as Jonathan Lloyd Walker)

 

Plot: At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form. Written by IMDb Editors   Plot Keywords: Alien  Scientist  Antarctica  Outpost  Paranoia   See »

My Week with Marilyn

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History

Release Year: 2011

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 99 min

Languages: English

Director: Simon Curtis

Tagline:

 

Writers: Adrian Hodges (screenplay), Colin Clark (books)

 

Cast: Michelle Williams … Marilyn Monroe
Eddie Redmayne … Colin Clark
Julia Ormond … Vivien Leigh
Kenneth Branagh … Sir Laurence Olivier
Pip Torrens … Sir Kenneth Clark
Geraldine Somerville … Lady Jane Clark
Michael Kitchen … Hugh Perceval
Miranda Raison … Vanessa
Karl Moffatt … Jack Cardiff
Simon Russell Beale … Cotes-Preedy
Toby Jones … Arthur Jacobs
Robert Portal … David Orton
Philip Jackson … Roger Smith
Jim Carter … Barry
Victor McGuire … Andy

 

Plot: Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress. Written by napierslogs   Plot Keywords: Movie  Showgirl  Filmmaker  Prince  Actress   See »

Footloose

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Craig Brewer

Tagline: This is our time

 

Writers: Dean Pitchford (screenplay), Craig Brewer (screenplay)

 

Cast: Kenny Wormald … Ren
Julianne Hough … Ariel
Dennis Quaid … Rev. Shaw Moore
Andie MacDowell … Vi Moore
Miles Teller … Willard
Ray McKinnon … Wes Warnicker
Patrick John Flueger … Chuck
Kim Dickens … Lulu Warnicker
Ziah Colon … Rusty
Ser'Darius Blain … Woody
L. Warren Young … Andy Beamis
Brett Rice … Roger Dunbar
Maggie Elizabeth Jones … Amy Warnicker (as Maggie Jones)
Mary-Charles Jones … Sarah Warnicker
Enisha Brewster … Etta

 

Plot: Ren MacCormack moves from the city of Boston to a small southern town, where life is very different. An accident, in which five teenagers were killed after a night out, shocked the small town's community. The local councilmen and Reverend Shaw reacted to the incident by banning loud music and dancing. Ren stands up to the ban and, in the process, falls in love with the Reverend's daughter. Written by Kad   Plot Keywords: Small Town  Dancing  Breaking Up With Boyfriend  Religious Leader  Slapping   See »