Archive for October, 2013

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History

Release Year: 2013

Country: UK | South Africa

Runtime: 152 min

Languages: English | Afrikaans | Xhosa

Director: Justin Chadwick

Tagline:

 

Cast: Idris Elba
Naomie Harris
Tony Kgoroge
Riaad Moosa
Jamie Bartlett
Lindiwe Matshikiza
Terry Pheto
Deon Lotz
Rohil Aniruth
Armand Aucamp
Carl Beukes
Garth Breytenbach
Gys de Villiers
Mark Elderkin
Nomfusi Gotyana

 

Plot: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

Black Nativity

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Drama, Musical

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Kasi Lemmons

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Writers: Langston Hughes (libretto), Kasi Lemmons (screenplay)

 

Cast: Angela Bassett
Forest Whitaker
Tyrese Gibson
Jennifer Hudson
Mary J. Blige
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Jacob Latimore
Nas
Kevin Cannon
Samantha Gelnaw
Rotimi
Henry Hunter Hall
Alexander Blaise
Volieda Webb
Chris Nuñez

 

Plot: In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family. Written by Fox Searchlight

Oldboy

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: Spike Lee

Tagline: Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.

 

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya (manga), Nobuaki Minegishi (manga), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen
Samuel L. Jackson
Hannah Simone
Josh Brolin
Sharlto Copley
Hannah Ware
Grey Damon
Michael Imperioli
Lance Reddick
Rami Malek
Max Casella
James Ransone
Steffie Grote
Ilfenesh Hadera
Taryn Terrell

 

Plot: An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Written by FilmDistrict

Frozen

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jennifer Lee, Shane Morris, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Kristen Bell
Alan Tudyk
Idina Menzel
Josh Gad
Jonathan Groff
Livvy Stubenrauch
Eva Bella
Santino Fontana
Chris Williams
Patricia Lentz

 

Plot: In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (voice of ‘Kristen Bell’ ) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of ‘Jonathan Groff’ ) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Written by Walt Disney Animation Studios

Nebraska

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 115 min

Languages: English

Director: Alexander Payne

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Cast: Bruce Dern
Will Forte
June Squibb
Bob Odenkirk
Stacy Keach
Stephen Clayton
Missy Doty
Rance Howard
Kevin Kunkel
Angela McEwan
Devin Ratray
Anthony G. Schmidt
Melinda Simonsen
Mary Louise Wilson

 

Plot: “NEBRASKA” is a father and son road trip, from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska that gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it’s ultimately the story of a son trying to penetrate his impenetrable father. Written by Anonymous

Delivery Man

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English

Director: Ken Scott

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Writers: Ken Scott (screenplay), Martin Petit (original screenplay “Starbuck”), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Cobie Smulders
Britt Robertson
Chris Pratt
Vince Vaughn
Jack Reynor
Bobby Moynihan
Erin Gerasimovich
Chris Hernandez
Ben Bailey
Matthew Daddario
Camille Kitt
Zivile Kaminskaite
Kiff VandenHeuvel
Kyle Sutton
Glenn Fleshler

 

Plot: An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 146 min

Languages: English

Director: Francis Lawrence

Tagline: Every Revolution Begins With a Spark

 

Writers: Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence
Josh Hutcherson
Liam Hemsworth
Elizabeth Banks
Sam Claflin
Woody Harrelson
Jena Malone
Alan Ritchson
Stanley Tucci
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Willow Shields
Donald Sutherland
Paula Malcomson
Amanda Plummer
Lenny Kravitz

 

Plot: Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever. Written by Bianca Capetillo

The Book Thief

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Drama, War

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 125 min

Languages: English | German

Director: Brian Percival

Tagline: From the Studio that brought you The Life of Pi

 

Writers: Markus Zusak (novel), Michael Petroni (adaptation)

 

Cast: Geoffrey Rush
Emily Watson
Sophie Nélisse
Ben Schnetzer
Nico Liersch
Joachim Paul Assböck
Kirsten Block
Sandra Nedeleff
Hildegard Schroedter
Carina N. Wiese
Ludger Bökelmann
Matthias Matschke
Rainer Reiners
Martin Ontrop
Rafael Gareisen

 

Plot: The 550-page, World War II-era novel, narrated by Death, tells the story of Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken at age 9 to live with a foster family in a German working-class neighborhood. Liesel arrives having just stolen her first book, “The Gravediggers Handbook” — it will be the beginning of a love affair with books. Written by anonymous

The Best Man Holiday

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Tagline:

 

Cast: Terrence Howard
Sanaa Lathan
Taye Diggs
Morris Chestnut
Nia Long
Harold Perrineau
Eddie Cibrian
Regina Hall
Melissa De Sousa
Monica Calhoun
Elle Downs
Shailene Garnett
Millie Davis
Catherine Bruhier
Atif Lanier

 

Plot: When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Martin Scorsese

Tagline:

 

Writers: Terence Winter (screenplay), Jordan Belfort (book)

 

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio
Jonah Hill
Matthew McConaughey
Jon Bernthal
Cristin Milioti
Margot Robbie
Spike Jonze
Jean Dujardin
Ethan Suplee
Jon Favreau
Kyle Chandler
Shea Whigham
Rob Reiner
Joanna Lumley
Kenneth Choi

 

Plot: In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio would play Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration. Written by anonymous

Thor: The Dark World

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: Alan Taylor

Tagline:

 

Writers: Christopher Yost (screenplay), Christopher Markus (screenplay), 6 credits »

 

Cast: Chris Hemsworth
Natalie Portman
Tom Hiddleston
Stellan Skarsgård
Idris Elba
Christopher Eccleston
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Kat Dennings
Ray Stevenson
Zachary Levi
Tadanobu Asano
Jaimie Alexander
Rene Russo
Anthony Hopkins
Chris O’Dowd

 

Plot: Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Free Birds

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Animation, Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Jimmy Hayward

Tagline: The greatest turkey movie of all time.

 

Writers: Jimmy Hayward (screenplay), Scott Mosier (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Owen Wilson
Woody Harrelson
Amy Poehler
George Takei
Colm Meaney
Keith David
Dan Fogler
Jimmy Hayward
Kaitlyn Maher
Carlos Alazraqui
Jeff Biancalana
Danny Carey
Carlos Ponce
Robert Beltran
Lesley Nicol

 

Plot: Two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the holiday menu for good.

Last Vegas

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Tagline:

 

Cast: Michael Douglas
Robert De Niro
Morgan Freeman
Kevin Kline
Mary Steenburgen
Jerry Ferrara
Romany Malco
Roger Bart
Joanna Gleason
Michael Ealy
Bre Blair
April Billingsley
Andrea Moore
Noah Harden
RJ Fattori

 

Plot: Billy (Michael Douglas), Paddy (Robert De Niro), Archie (Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas. Written by Production

About Time

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2013

Country: UK

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English

Director: Richard Curtis

Tagline: A new funny film about love. With a bit of time travel.

 

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson
Rachel McAdams
Bill Nighy
Lydia Wilson
Lindsay Duncan
Richard Cordery
Joshua McGuire
Tom Hollander
Margot Robbie
Will Merrick
Vanessa Kirby
Tom Hughes
Clemmie Dugdale
Harry Hadden-Paton
Mitchell Mullen

 

Plot: At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time… The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to … Written by Universal Pictures

Ender’s Game

Monday, October 28th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 114 min

Languages: English

Director: Gavin Hood

Tagline: This is not a game

 

Writers: Gavin Hood (screenplay), Orson Scott Card (based on the book Ender’s Game by)

 

Cast: Hailee Steinfeld
Abigail Breslin
Harrison Ford
Asa Butterfield
Moises Arias
Ben Kingsley
Viola Davis
Andrea Powell
Nonso Anozie
Aramis Knight
Jessica Harthcock
Jimmy ‘Jax’ Pinchak
Brandon Soo Hoo
Han Soto
Conor Carroll

 

Plot: The Earth was ravaged twice by the Buggers, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant boy, may become the savior of the human race. He is separated from his beloved sister and his terrifying brother and brought to battle school in orbit around earth. He will be tested and honed into an empathetic killer who begins to despise himself as he learns to fight in hopes of saving Earth and his family. Written by CrystalSinger45, Jesse Daniels, strouda56

Kill Your Darlings

Friday, October 18th, 2013

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: John Krokidas

Tagline:

 

Writers: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas

 

Cast: Elizabeth Olsen
Daniel Radcliffe
Michael C. Hall
Dane DeHaan
Jack Huston
Ben Foster
Jennifer Jason Leigh
David Cross
Kyra Sedgwick
Erin Darke
David Rasche
John Cullum
Finise Avery
Michael Cavadias
Craig Chester

 

Plot: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Pulling Strings

Monday, October 7th, 2013

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance

Release Year: 2013

Country: Mexico

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: Pedro Pablo Ibarra

Tagline: Even with backup, he can’t sing his way out of this one.

 

Writers: Issa López (screenplay), Georgina Riedel (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Jaime Camil
Laura Ramsey
Omar Chaparro
Catherine Papile
Renata Ybarra
Mariachi Juvenil de Tecalitlán
Stockard Channing
Tom Arnold
Roberto Sosa
Carlos Macias
Jorge Zárate
Emilio Guerrero
Juan Pablo Gil
Luis Fernando Peña
María del Carmen Farias

 

Plot: Rachel is an intelligent, modern-day woman constantly on the move. Primarily focused on her career as a diplomatic consul for the U.S. embassy, she’s literally lived her life on the move, globe-trotting from city to city. Currently working in Mexico City and set to leave for London, Rachel’s world turns upside down on the eve of her own goodbye party when she gets drunk and passes out on the street. Saved by Alejandro, a handsome Mariachi singer and single father, Rachel wakes up in his apartment with no recollection of how she got there. Nor does she remember that she rejected his visa the day before, which he desperately needs for his daughter. Romance unexpectedly blossoms between the two, but either sparks or fists will fly after she finds out his secret. Written by Pantelion Films