Archive for June, 2014

Jersey Boys

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Musical

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 134 min

Languages: English

Director: Clint Eastwood

Tagline: Everybody remembers it how they need to.

 

Writers: Marshall Brickman (screenplay), Rick Elice (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Vincent Piazza
John Lloyd Young
Steve Schirripa
Christopher Walken
Kathrine Narducci
Lou Volpe
Johnny Cannizzaro
Michael Patrick McGill
Jacqueline Mazarella
Michael Lomenda
Lacey Hannan
Scott Vance
Steve Rankin
Ivar Brogger
Scott Michael Vance

 

Plot: Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group-with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet’s coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public. Written by Broadway.com

Think Like a Man Too

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English

Director: Tim Story

Tagline:

 

Writers: Keith Merryman (screenplay), David A. Newman (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Adam Brody
Michael Ealy
Jerry Ferrara
Meagan Good
Regina Hall
Dennis Haysbert
Taraji P. Henson
Terrence Jenkins
Jenifer Lewis
Romany Malco
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Gary Owen
Gabrielle Union
David Walton
Kevin Hart

 

Plot: In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director: Dean DeBlois

Tagline:

 

Writers: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell (“How to Train Your Dragon” book series)

 

Cast: Jay Baruchel
Cate Blanchett
Gerard Butler
Craig Ferguson
America Ferrera
Jonah Hill
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
T.J. Miller
Kristen Wiig
Djimon Hounsou
Kit Harington
Kieron Elliott
Philip McGrade
Andrew Ableson
Gideon Emery

 

Plot: It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

22 Jump Street

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Tagline: They’re not 21 anymore

 

Writers: Michael Bacall (screenplay), Oren Uziel (screenplay), 5 credits »

 

Cast: Jonah Hill
Channing Tatum
Peter Stormare
Wyatt Russell
Amber Stevens
Jillian Bell
Ice Cube
The Lucas Brothers
Nick Offerman
Jimmy Tatro
Caroline Aaron
Craig Roberts
Marc Evan Jackson
Joe Chrest
Eddie J. Fernandez

 

Plot: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case – they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Edge of Tomorrow

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Australia

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Doug Liman

Tagline: Live, Die, Repeat

 

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Tom Cruise
Emily Blunt
Brendan Gleeson
Bill Paxton
Jonas Armstrong
Tony Way
Kick Gurry
Franz Drameh
Dragomir Mrsic
Charlotte Riley
Masayoshi Haneda
Terence Maynard
Noah Taylor
Lara Pulver
Madeleine Mantock

 

Plot: An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

The Fault in Our Stars

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 125 min

Languages: English

Director: Josh Boone

Tagline: Based on the #1 bestseller

 

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

 

Cast: Shailene Woodley
Ansel Elgort
Nat Wolff
Laura Dern
Sam Trammell
Willem Dafoe
Lotte Verbeek
Ana Dela Cruz
Randy Kovitz
Toni Saladna
David Whalen
Milica Govich
Allegra Carpenter
Emily Peachey
Emily Bach

 

Plot: Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the miraculous, given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they meet and fall in love at a cancer support group. Written by Anonymous

Million Dollar Arm

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English | Hindi

Director: Craig Gillespie

Tagline: From the producers of "Invincible" and "Miracle"

 

Cast: Jon Hamm
Pitobash
Suraj Sharma
Madhur Mittal
Aasif Mandvi
Darshan Jariwala
Lake Bell
Alan Arkin
Bill Paxton
Gregory Alan Williams
Allyn Rachel
Tzi Ma
Rey Maualuga
Bar Paly
Jaspaul Sandhu

 

Plot: In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 142 min

Languages: English

Director: Marc Webb

Tagline: Rise of Electro

 

Writers: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay), 7 credits »

 

Cast: Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone
Jamie Foxx
Dane DeHaan
Colm Feore
Felicity Jones
Paul Giamatti
Sally Field
Embeth Davidtz
Campbell Scott
Marton Csokas
Louis Cancelmi
Max Charles
B.J. Novak
Sarah Gadon

 

Plot: We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Screen… Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Neighbors

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Tagline: Family vs. frat

 

Writers: Andrew J. Cohen, Brendan O’Brien

 

Cast: Seth Rogen
Rose Byrne
Elise Vargas
Zoey Vargas
Brian Huskey
Ike Barinholtz
Carla Gallo
Zac Efron
Dave Franco
Halston Sage
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Jerrod Carmichael
Craig Roberts
Ali Cobrin
Kira Sternbach

 

Plot: Kelly and Mac are settling down in a quiet neighborhood with their newborn child, until the frat brothers move into the house next door. Teddy is the President, and Pete is his right hand man, and they’re quick to accept friendship when Kelly and Mac introduce themselves as the neighbors. Night after night, Mac asks Teddy to lower the fraternity’s noise, even accepting the invitation to the party one evening. When Teddy goes back on his word to keep the partying down, Mac calls the police to deal with the problem. The police quickly blame Mac for their presence, and the war begins. As the family feuds with the frat brothers, things get hilariously dangerous and the fraternity end ups on thin ice with their college. After receiving their final warning and being placed on probation, Mac and Kelly pull a prank so ingenious that Teddy and Mac are forced to respond. All hell breaks loose, from Robert DeNiro parties to Christopher Mintz-Plasse having sex in the bushes, this comedy shows how… Written by Mayor_G

Blended

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: English

Director: Frank Coraci

Tagline:

 

Writers: Ivan Menchell, Clare Sera

 

Cast: Adam Sandler
Drew Barrymore
Kevin Nealon
Terry Crews
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Emma Fuhrmann
Bella Thorne
Braxton Beckham
Alyvia Alyn Lind
Joel McHale
Abdoulaye NGom
Kyle Red Silverstein
Zak Henri
Jessica Lowe
Shaquille O’Neal

 

Plot: After a blind date gone horribly wrong, Jim and Lauren agree they never, ever want to see each other again. Well, that’s all about to change when the two find themselves and their respective families (including children) all stuck together in one suite at an African Safari vacation spot. Written by DeAlan Wilson / ComedyE.com

Godzilla

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Japan

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | Japanese

Director: Gareth Edwards

Tagline: The world ends, Godzilla begins

 

Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)

 

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson
CJ Adams
Ken Watanabe
Bryan Cranston
Elizabeth Olsen
Carson Bolde
Sally Hawkins
Juliette Binoche
David Strathairn
Richard T. Jones
Victor Rasuk
Patrick Sabongui
Jared Keeso
Luc Roderique
James Pizzinato

 

Plot: In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody’s colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe’s son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster’s secret cause on the wreck’s very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Western

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 116 min

Languages: English

Director: Seth MacFarlane

Tagline: From the guy who brought you Ted

 

Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Seth MacFarlane
Charlize Theron
Amanda Seyfried
Liam Neeson
Giovanni Ribisi
Neil Patrick Harris
Sarah Silverman
Christopher Hagen
Wes Studi
Matt Clark
Evan Jones
Aaron McPherson
Rex Linn
Brett Rickaby
Alex Borstein

 

Plot: As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Friday, June 13th, 2014

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

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 131 min

Languages: English | Vietnamese | French

Director: Bryan Singer

Tagline: His past. Our future.

 

Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jane Goldman (story), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Hugh Jackman
James McAvoy
Michael Fassbender
Jennifer Lawrence
Halle Berry
Nicholas Hoult
Anna Paquin
Ellen Page
Peter Dinklage
Shawn Ashmore
Omar Sy
Evan Peters
Josh Helman
Daniel Cudmore
Bingbing Fan

 

Plot: Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person’s consciousness into the person’s past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it’s Mystique who’s responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is… Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Maleficent

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 97 min

Languages: English

Director: Robert Stromberg

Tagline: Don’t believe the fairy tale

 

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault (based from the story “La Belle au bois dormant” by), 9 credits »

 

Cast: Angelina Jolie
Elle Fanning
Sharlto Copley
Lesley Manville
Imelda Staunton
Juno Temple
Sam Riley
Brenton Thwaites
Kenneth Cranham
Sarah Flind
Hannah New
Isobelle Molloy
Michael Higgins
Ella Purnell
Jackson Bews

 

Plot: A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures