Archive for July, 2013

Closed Circuit

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: UK | USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: John Crowley

Tagline:

 

Cast: Julia Stiles
Eric Bana
Rebecca Hall
Isaac Hempstead Wright
Ciarán Hinds
Jim Broadbent
Riz Ahmed
Kenneth Cranham
Mark Badham
Lee Asquith-Coe
Lee Nicholas Harris
Silvia Crastan
Jemma Powell
Deborah Rosan
Chris Cowlin

 

Plot: Martin and Claudia are lawyers — and ex-lovers — who find themselves put at risk after they join the defense team for an international terrorist’s trial.

Getaway

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Crime

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Bulgaria

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Courtney Solomon

Tagline: Get in. Get out. Getaway.

 

Writers: Sean Finegan, Gregg Maxwell Parker

 

Cast: Ethan Hawke
Selena Gomez
Jon Voight
Paul Freeman
Rebecca Budig
Bruce Payne
Velislav Pavlov
Gabe Lustman
Maria Bobeva
Lena Milan
Silvia Ranguelova
Danko Jordanov
Dejan Angelov
Dimo Alexiev
Kaloian Vodenicharov

 

Plot: Getaway is the gritty, exciting action thriller from Warner Brothers in which former race car driver Brent Magna is pitted against the clock as he commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner on a high-speed adventure at the command of a mysterious villain on a race against time to save the life of his kidnapped wife. Written by anonymous

One Direction: This Is Us

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Tagline:

 

Cast: Harry Styles
Niall Horan
Louis Tomlinson
Zayn Malik
Liam Payne

 

Plot: An intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

The Grandmaster

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: Hong Kong | China | USA

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: Mandarin | Cantonese | Japanese

Director: Kar Wai Wong

Tagline: In Martial Arts there is no right or wrong, only the last man standing.

 

Writers: Kar Wai Wong (story), Kar Wai Wong, 2 credits »

 

Cast: Ziyi Zhang
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Cung Le
Hye-kyo Song
Siu-Lung Leung
Chen Chang
Woo-ping Yuen
Meng Lo
Cheung-Yan Yuen
Jeana Ho
Benshan Zhao
Jin Zhang
Elvis Tsui
Hoi-Pang Lo
Julian Cheung

 

Plot: Ip Man’s peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family’s honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man moves to Hong Kong and struggles to provide for his family. In the mean time, Gong Er chooses the path of vengeance after her father was killed by Ma San. Written by Immanuel Ambhara

You’re Next

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director: Adam Wingard

Tagline: Did you remember to lock your door?

 

Cast: Sharni Vinson
Nicholas Tucci
Wendy Glenn
AJ Bowen
Joe Swanberg
Margaret Laney
Amy Seimetz
Ti West
Rob Moran
Barbara Crampton
L.C. Holt
Simon Barrett
Lane Hughes

 

Plot: When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped… until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all. Written by Lionsgate

The World’s End

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2013

Country: UK

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: Edgar Wright

Tagline: Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation

 

Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright

 

Cast: Rosamund Pike
Simon Pegg
Martin Freeman
Nick Frost
Eddie Marsan
David Bradley
Paddy Considine
Mark Heap
Julian Seager
Thomas Law
Feyi Babalola
John Duggan
Gabriel Constantin
Zachary Bailess
Jasper Levine

 

Plot: 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries. Written by Production

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Harald Zwart

Tagline: Worlds will collide August 23

 

Writers: Jessica Postigo (screenplay), Cassandra Clare (based on the novel by)

 

Cast: Lena Headey
Lily Collins
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jamie Campbell Bower
Kevin Durand
Kevin Zegers
Robert Sheehan
Aidan Turner
Robert Maillet
Jared Harris
Jemima West
CCH Pounder
Godfrey Gao
Chad Connell
Stephen R. Hart

 

Plot: Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: David Lowery

Tagline:

 

Cast: Rooney Mara
Casey Affleck
Ben Foster
Rami Malek
Charles Baker
Keith Carradine
Nate Parker
Heather Kafka
Frank Mosley
Kentucker Audley
Robert Longstreet
Will Beinbrink
David Zellner
Steve Jimenez
Richard Jackson

 

Plot: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.

Prince Avalanche

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 94 min

Languages: English

Director: David Gordon Green

Tagline:

 

Writers: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (original story), David Gordon Green (adaptation)

 

Cast: Paul Rudd
Emile Hirsch
Lance LeGault
Joyce Payne
Gina Grande
Lynn Shelton
Larry Kretschmar
Enoch Moon
David L. Osborne Jr.
Danni Wolcott
Morgan Calderoni
Savanna Porter
Juniper Smith

 

Plot: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

Jobs

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 122 min

Languages: English

Director: Joshua Michael Stern

Tagline: Some see what’s possible, others change what’s possible.

 

Cast: Ashton Kutcher
Dermot Mulroney
Amanda Crew
James Woods
Ahna O’Reilly
Lukas Haas
Matthew Modine
J.K. Simmons
Ron Eldard
Lesley Ann Warren
Josh Gad
Elden Henson
David Denman
Eddie Hassell
Kevin Dunn

 

Plot: The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

The Butler

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Lee Daniels

Tagline:

 

Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood (article)

 

Cast: Liev Schreiber
Alex Pettyfer
John Cusack
Minka Kelly
Robin Williams
James Marsden
Alan Rickman
Jane Fonda
Jesse Williams
Mariah Carey
Forest Whitaker
Terrence Howard
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Nelsan Ellis
Vanessa Redgrave

 

Plot: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House’s head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Paranoia

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | France

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Robert Luketic

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jason Dean Hall (screenplay), Barry Levy (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Amber Heard
Liam Hemsworth
Harrison Ford
Gary Oldman
Josh Holloway
Embeth Davidtz
Julian McMahon
Richard Dreyfuss
Lucas Till
Angela Sarafyan
Kevin Kilner
Charlie Hofheimer
Christine Marzano
Julisita Salcedo
Meredith Eaton

 

Plot: The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar (Liam Hemsworth), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. Written by Relativity Media

Kick-Ass 2

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Tagline: You Can’t Fight Your Destiny.

 

Writers: Jeff Wadlow (screenplay), Mark Millar (comic book), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Jim Carrey
Lyndsy Fonseca
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Iain Glen
Morris Chestnut
John Leguizamo
Rob Archer
Donald Faison
Clark Duke
Lindy Booth
Yancy Butler
Ella Purnell
Steven Mackintosh

 

Plot: After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother F%&*^r — only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his … Written by Universal Pictures

We’re the Millers

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 110 min

Languages: English

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Tagline:

 

Writers: Bob Fisher (screenplay), Steve Faber (screenplay), 4 credits »

 

Cast: Jennifer Aniston
Emma Roberts
Molly C. Quinn
Jason Sudeikis
Nick Offerman
Will Poulter
Ed Helms
Thomas Lennon
Kathryn Hahn
Laura-Leigh
Matthew Willig
Lauren Frandsen
Mark L. Young
Steve Baldwin
Tomer Sisley

 

Plot: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Planes

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English

Director: Klay Hall

Tagline: From above the world of Cars

 

Cast: Val Kilmer
Teri Hatcher
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Dane Cook
Priyanka Chopra
John Cleese
Anthony Edwards
Brad Garrett
Stacy Keach
Larry the Cable Guy
Cedric the Entertainer
Sinbad
Roger Craig Smith
Carlos Alazraqui
Gabriel Iglesias

 

Plot: Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Thor Freudenthal

Tagline:

 

Writers: Marc Guggenheim (screenplay), Rick Riordan (based upon the novel “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters” written by)

 

Cast: Logan Lerman
Alexandra Daddario
Sean Bean
Nathan Fillion
Jake Abel
Missi Pyle
Stanley Tucci
Leven Rambin
Robert Maillet
Derek Mears
Grey Damon
Anthony Head
Brandon T. Jackson
Daniel Cudmore
Solange Knowles

 

Plot: In this retelling of Rick Riordans book, “The Sea of Monsters”, Percy Jackson, accompanied by his friends Annabeth Chase, Clarisse La Rue and Tyson, his half brother, goes on a journey to the Sea of Monsters to retrieve the Golden Fleece and save Camp Half-Blood. Written by Michelle Stone

Elysium

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Tagline:

 

Cast: Matt Damon
William Fichtner
Jodie Foster
Sharlto Copley
Alice Braga
Talisa Soto
Diego Luna
Michael Shanks
Carly Pope
Ona Grauer
Faran Tahir
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Terry Chen
Maxwell Perry Cotton
Wagner Moura

 

Plot: In the year 2154 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes, a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. Written by Production

The Spectacular Now

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: James Ponsoldt

Tagline:

 

Writers: Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Shailene Woodley
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Brie Larson
Miles Teller
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Kyle Chandler
Bob Odenkirk
Kaitlyn Dever
Andre Royo
Dayo Okeniyi
Masam Holden
E. Roger Mitchell
Gary Weeks
Nicci Faires
Christian Higgins

 

Plot: Sutter Keely lives in the now. It’s a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky hovering over him. She’s different: the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. While Amy has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they’re drawn together. Written by Production

The Smurfs 2

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Raja Gosnell

Tagline: Get ready to get naughty!

 

Writers: J. David Stem (screenplay), David N. Weiss (screenplay), 8 credits »

 

Cast: Hank Azaria
Neil Patrick Harris
Brendan Gleeson
Jayma Mays
Jacob Tremblay
Nancy O’Dell
Karim Babin
Gaston Morrison
Jocelyn Blanchard
Erika Rosenbaum
Carolina Bartczak
James A. Woods
Henri Pardo
Vanessa Matsui
Dusan Dukic

 

Plot: The evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world¹s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Written by Columbia Pictures

2 Guns

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Tagline:

 

Writers: Blake Masters (screenplay), Steven Grant (based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels by)

 

Cast: Mark Wahlberg
Paula Patton
Denzel Washington
James Marsden
Bill Paxton
Edward James Olmos
Evie Thompson
Robert John Burke
Fred Ward
Patrick Fischler
Doris Morgado
Jesus Jr.
Bonnie Bentley
James Rawlings
Azure Parsons

 

Plot: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob — the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.