Archive for September, 2013

Bad Grandpa

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Jeff Tremaine

Tagline:

 

Writers: Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Johnny Knoxville
Spike Jonze
Jackson Nicoll
Georgina Cates
Blythe Barrington-Hughes
Kassidy Hejlik
Kamber Hejlik

 

Plot: Eighty-six-year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion: his eight-year-old grandson Billy, in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”. This October, the signature Jackass characters Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places, and situations that give new meaning to the term “childrearing”. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons, and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens. Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy. Written by Paramount Pictures PR

The Counselor

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director: Ridley Scott

Tagline:

 

Cast: Brad Pitt
Natalie Dormer
Michael Fassbender
Dean Norris
Cameron Diaz
Penélope Cruz
Javier Bardem
John Leguizamo
Rosie Perez
Emma Rigby
Goran Visnjic
Bruno Ganz
Sam Spruell
Mark Allen
Rubén Blades

 

Plot: A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.

All Is Lost

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English

Director: J.C. Chandor

Tagline:

 

Cast: Robert Redford

 

Plot: Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man (Redford) wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the path of a violent storm. Despite his success in patching the breached hull, his mariner’s intuition and a strength that belies his age, the man barely survives the tempest. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face. Written by Roadside Attractions

12 Years a Slave

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 133 min

Languages: English

Director: Steve McQueen

Tagline:

 

Writers: John Ridley (screenplay), Solomon Northup (based on “Twelve Years a Slave” by)

 

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
Brad Pitt
Michael Fassbender
Paul Dano
Sarah Paulson
Paul Giamatti
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Michael K. Williams
Garret Dillahunt
Taran Killam
Quvenzhané Wallis
Ruth Negga
Scoot McNairy
Lupita Nyong’o
Alfre Woodard

 

Plot: Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. Written by Fox Searchlight

Escape Plan

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English | German

Director: Mikael Håfström

Tagline: No one breaks out alone

 

Writers: Miles Chapman (screenplay), Jason Keller (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Sylvester Stallone
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sam Neill
Jim Caviezel
Vincent D’Onofrio
Caitriona Balfe
Vinnie Jones
50 Cent
Amy Ryan
Faran Tahir
Matt Gerald
Steven Krueger
Jeff Chase
John L. Armijo
Lydia Hull

 

Plot: Ray Breslin is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He’s framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. Written by Anonymous

Carrie

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Drama, Horror

Release Year: 2013

Country:

Runtime:

Languages:

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Tagline: Know her name. Fear her power.

 

Writers: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Lawrence D. Cohen, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz
Julianne Moore
Judy Greer
Ansel Elgort
Gabriella Wilde
Portia Doubleday
Alex Russell
Michelle Nolden
Max Topplin
Cynthia Preston
Connor Price
Samantha Weinstein
Barry Shabaka Henley
Skyler Wexler
Zoë Belkin

 

Plot: A re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Romeo and Juliet

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2013

Country: UK | Italy | Switzerland

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director: Carlo Carlei

Tagline: The most dangerous love story ever told.

 

Writers: Julian Fellowes (screenplay), William Shakespeare (play)

 

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld
Damian Lewis
Ed Westwick
Stellan Skarsgård
Douglas Booth
Paul Giamatti
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Natascha McElhone
Christian Cooke
Tom Wisdom
Lesley Manville
Tomas Arana
Laura Morante
Nathalie Rapti Gomez
Matt Patresi

 

Plot: When the star-crossed lovers of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues.

The Fifth Estate

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Belgium

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English

Director: Bill Condon

Tagline: You can’t expose the world’s secrets without exposing yourself.

 

Writers: Daniel Domscheit-Berg (book), David Leigh (book), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
Daniel Brühl
Stanley Tucci
Carice van Houten
Anthony Mackie
Peter Capaldi
Laura Linney
Dan Stevens
Alicia Vikander
David Thewlis
Moritz Bleibtreu
Jamie Blackley
Pascaline Crêvecoeur
Jeany Spark
Hera Hilmar

 

Plot: The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society-and what are the costs of exposing them? Written by DreamWorks Pictures

Machete Kills

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Russia

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Tagline: Trained to kill. Left for dead. Back for more.

 

Writers: Kyle Ward (screenplay), Robert Rodriguez (story), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Amber Heard
Alexa Vega
Vanessa Hudgens
Sofía Vergara
Jessica Alba
Michelle Rodriguez
Mel Gibson
Danny Trejo
Lady Gaga
Charlie Sheen
Antonio Banderas
Demian Bichir
Cuba Gooding Jr.
William Sadler
Electra Avellan

 

Plot: The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

Captain Phillips

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 134 min

Languages: English

Director: Paul Greengrass

Tagline: Out here survival is everything

 

Writers: Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Tom Hanks
Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdirahman
Faysal Ahmed
Mahat M. Ali
Michael Chernus
Catherine Keener
David Warshofsky
Corey Johnson
Chris Mulkey
Yul Vazquez
Max Martini
Omar Berdouni
Mohamed Ali
Issak Farah Samatar

 

Plot: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Runner Runner

Monday, September 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min

Languages: English

Director: Brad Furman

Tagline: Play. Or be played.

 

Writers: Brian Koppelman, David Levien

 

Cast: Gemma Arterton
Ben Affleck
Justin Timberlake
Anthony Mackie
David Costabile
Diana Laura
Bob Gunton
Ben Schwartz
Sam Palladio
Oliver Cooper
Jeannine Kaspar
Laurence Mason
Dayo Okeniyi
Daniel Booko
Louis Lombardi

 

Plot: Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him. Written by 20th Century Fox Distribution

Gravity

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Tagline: Don’t Let Go

 

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón

 

Cast: Sandra Bullock
George Clooney
Ed Harris
Eric Michels
Basher Savage

 

Plot: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

We Are What We Are

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Jim Mickle

Tagline:

 

Writers: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle

 

Cast: Kassie Wesley DePaiva
Laurent Rejto
Julia Garner
Ambyr Childers
Jack Gore
Bill Sage
Kelly McGillis
Wyatt Russell
Michael Parks
Annemarie Lawless
Traci Hovel
Nat DeWolf
Nick Damici
Vonia Arslanian
Larry Fessenden

 

Plot: A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. Written by Entertainment One

Muscle Shoals

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

All Genres:
Documentary, Biography, History, Music

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier

Tagline: The incredible true story of a small town with a big sound.

 

Cast: Gregg Allman
Bono
Clarence Carter
Jimmy Cliff
Aretha Franklin
Donna Godchaux
Rick Hall
Roger Hawkins
David Hood
Mick Jagger
Jaimoe
Jimmy Johnson
Alicia Keys
Ed King
Spooner Oldham

 

Plot: Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the ‘Singing River’ as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama’s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the ‘Muscle Shoals Sound’ and ‘The Swampers’. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals’ magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today. Written by Anonymous

Thanks for Sharing

Friday, September 20th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: Stuart Blumberg

Tagline: Life is a journey you never have to take alone.

 

Writers: Stuart Blumberg (screenplay), Matt Winston (screenplay)

 

Cast: Mark Ruffalo
Tim Robbins
Gwyneth Paltrow
Josh Gad
Joely Richardson
Patrick Fugit
Pink
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Maureen Sebastian
Paul Urcioli
Kenneth Maharaj
Meng Ai
Loydeen
Juan Leon
Geoffrey Molloy

 

Plot: A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

Enough Said

Friday, September 20th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Tagline:

 

Cast: James Gandolfini
Toni Collette
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Catherine Keener
Ben Falcone
Amy Landecker
Michaela Watkins
Eve Hewson
Kathleen Rose Perkins
Toby Huss
Tracey Fairaway
Christopher Nicholas Smith
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes
Phillip Brock
Tavi Gevinson

 

Plot: A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) – a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems “almost perfect” except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne’s ex. Written by ID-PR

Instructions Not Included

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: Mexico

Runtime:

Languages: Spanish | English

Director: Eugenio Derbez

Tagline: Life doesn’t care if you’re ready.

 

Writers: Guillermo Ríos, Leticia López Margalli, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Eugenio Derbez
Jessica Lindsey
Loreto Peralta
Daniel Raymont
Alessandra Rosaldo
Hugo Stiglitz
Sammy Pérez
Arcelia Ramírez
Agustín Bernal
Karla Souza
Margarita Wynne
Arap Bethke
Roger Cudney
Ari Brickman
Jeannine Derbez

 

Plot: Valentin is Acapulco’s resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and takes off without a trace. Leaving Mexico for Los Angeles to find the baby’s mother, Valentin ends up finding a new home for himself and his newfound daughter, Maggie. An unlikely father figure, Valentin raises Maggie for six years, while also establishing himself as one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen to pay the bills, with Maggie acting as his on-set coach. As Valentin raises Maggie, she forces him to grow up too. But their unique and offbeat family is threatened when Maggie’s birth mom shows up out of the blue, and Valentin realizes he’s in danger of losing his daughter – and his best friend. Written by Pantaleon Films

Don Jon

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Tagline:

 

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Scarlett Johansson
Julianne Moore
Tony Danza
Glenne Headly
Brie Larson
Rob Brown
Jeremy Luke
Italia Ricci
Lindsey Broad
Amanda Perez
Sarah Dumont
Sloane Avery
Loanne Bishop
Arin Babaian

 

Plot: Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull “10s” every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don’t compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. Written by SophiaLB

Baggage Claim

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: David E. Talbert

Tagline:

 

Writers: David E. Talbert (screenplay), David E. Talbert (based on the novel entitled “Baggage Claim” by)

 

Cast: Paula Patton
Adam Brody
Tia Mowry-Hardrict
Djimon Hounsou
Christina Milian
Boris Kodjoe
Taye Diggs
Lauren London
Derek Luke
Jenifer Lewis
La La Anthony
Jill Scott
Terrence Jenkins
Trey Songz
Tyler Lepley

 

Plot: Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy. Written by Fox Searchlight

Rush

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Germany | UK

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | German | Italian | French

Director: Ron Howard

Tagline: Everyone’s driven by something.

 

Cast: Chris Hemsworth
Natalie Dormer
Olivia Wilde
Daniel Brühl
Tom Wlaschiha
Alexandra Maria Lara
Rebecca Ferdinando
Jamie Sives
Joséphine de La Baume
Pierfrancesco Favino
Julian Seager
Patrick Baladi
Lee Asquith-Coe
Rain Elwood
Christian McKay

 

Plot: Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of a great sporting rivalry between handsome English playboy James Hunt (Hemsworth), and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Bruhl). The story follows their distinctly different personal styles on and off the track, their loves and the astonishing 1976 season in which both drivers were willing to risk everything to become world champion in a sport with no margin for error: if you make a mistake, you die. Written by P. Morgan