Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category

And So It Goes

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 94 min

Languages: English

Director: Rob Reiner

Tagline: There Are A Million Reasons Not To Like Oren Little. Just Ask Everyone.

 

Cast: Michael Douglas
Diane Keaton
Sterling Jerins
Annie Parisse
Austin Lysy
Michael Terra
Sawyer Tanner Simpkins
Maxwell Simkins
Maurice Jones
Yaya DaCosta
Scott Shepherd
Andy Karl
Frances Sternhagen
Frankie Valli
Luke Robertson

 

Plot: A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: English

Director: Matt Reeves

Tagline: One last chance for peace.

 

Writers: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, 4 credits »

 

Cast: Andy Serkis
Jason Clarke
Gary Oldman
Keri Russell
Toby Kebbell
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Kirk Acevedo
Nick Thurston
Terry Notary
Karin Konoval
Judy Greer
Jon Eyez
Enrique Murciano
Larramie Doc Shaw
Lee Ross

 

Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Begin Again

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: John Carney

Tagline: You’re only as strong as your next move.

 

Cast: James Corden
Keira Knightley
Mark Ruffalo
Hailee Steinfeld
Mos Def
Karen Pittman
Paul Romero
Catherine Keener
Andrew Sellon
Ed Renninger
Eric Burton
Adam Levine
Marco Assante
Mary Catherine Garrison
Jen Jacob

 

Plot: Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Written by The Weinstein Company

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

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)

Locke

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 85 min

Languages: English

Director: Steven Knight

Tagline:

 

Cast: Tom Hardy
Ruth Wilson
Andrew Scott
Tom Holland
Ben Daniels
Olivia Colman
Danny Webb
Bill Milner
Alice Lowe
Lee Ross
Silas Carson
Kirsty Dillon

 

Plot: A single phone call causes the life of a successful construction manager to unravel during his drive home.

Dom Hemingway

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English

Director: Richard Shepard

Tagline:

 

Cast: Emilia Clarke
Jude Law
Kerry Condon
Richard E. Grant
Demian Bichir
Larissa Jones
Deborah Rosan
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Madalina Diana Ghenea
Emma Lock
Simon DeSilva
Chris Cowlin
Richard Graham
Matthew David McCarthy
Vic Waghorn

 

Plot: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed.

Under the Skin

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Tagline:

 

Writers: Walter Campbell (screenplay), Michel Faber (novel), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Scarlett Johansson
Paul Brannigan
Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Jessica Mance
Scott Dymond
Adam Pearson
Michael Moreland
Krystof Hádek
Jeremy McWilliams
Joe Szula
Lee Fanning
Steve Keys
Andrew Gorman
Kevin McAlinden
Gerry Goodfellow

 

Plot: An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2014

Country: Denmark | Belgium | France | Germany | UK

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English

Director: Lars von Trier

Tagline:

 

Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Shia LaBeouf
Connie Nielsen
Uma Thurman
Jamie Bell
Willem Dafoe
Stacy Martin
Stellan Skarsgård
Christian Slater
Sophie Kennedy Clark
Mia Goth
Kate Ashfield
Caroline Goodall
Udo Kier
Jean-Marc Barr

 

Plot: Joe continues to tell to Seligman the story of her life. Joe lives with Jerôme and their son Marcel and out of the blue, she loses sexual sensation in intercourse. Joe seeks kinky sex, perversions and sadomasochism expecting to retrieve her sex drive. Jerôme leaves home with Marcel and gives his son to a foster house for adoption. Then Joe is sent to therapy by her gynecologist but she does not admit that she is addicted to sex. Meanwhile Seligman tells Joe that he is virgin and helps her to understand her actions. Joe believes that Seligman is her friend, but is he? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Draft Day

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Sport

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Ivan Reitman

Tagline:

 

Writers: Scott Rothman, Rajiv Joseph

 

Cast: Jennifer Garner
Kevin Costner
Chadwick Boseman
Tom Welling
Terry Crews
Sam Elliott
Rosanna Arquette
David Ramsey
Denis Leary
Ellen Burstyn
W. Earl Brown
Patrick St. Esprit
Frank Langella
Kevin Dunn
Pat Healy

 

Plot: The General Manager of the Cleveland Browns struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team.

Only Lovers Left Alive

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | Germany | France | Cyprus | USA

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | French | Arabic

Director: Jim Jarmusch

Tagline:

 

Cast: Tom Hiddleston
Tilda Swinton
Mia Wasikowska
John Hurt
Anton Yelchin
Jeffrey Wright
Slimane Dazi
Carter Logan
Ali Amine
Yasmine Hamdan
Kamal Moummad
Cody Stauber
Aurelie Thepaut

 

Plot: Adam (‘Tom Hiddleston (I)’), an underground musician reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister (Mia Wasikowska). Written by lo_watson

The Railway Man

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Biography, Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: Australia | UK

Runtime: 116 min

Languages: English

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Tagline:

 

Writers: Frank Cottrell Boyce (screenplay), Andy Paterson (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Nicole Kidman
Stellan Skarsgård
Hiroyuki Sanada
Colin Firth
Jeremy Irvine
Marta Dusseldorp
Sam Reid
Tom Hobbs
Masa Yamaguchi
Tanroh Ishida
Ewen Leslie
Akos Armont
Byron J. Brochmann
Charlie Ruedpokanon
Anteo Quintavalle

 

Plot: Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later, he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did? Written by Anonymous

Joe

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: English

Director: David Gordon Green

Tagline:

 

Writers: Larry Brown (novel), Gary Hawkins (screenplay)

 

Cast: Nicolas Cage
Tye Sheridan
Adriene Mishler
Ronnie Gene Blevins
Heather Kafka
Robert Johnson
Sue Rock
Dana Freitag
Erin Elizabeth Reed
Aaron Spivey-Sorrells
Brenda Isaacs Booth
Gary Poulter
Lazaro Solares
Anna Niemtschk
Nina Madore-Mitchell

 

Plot: An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.

Transcendence

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | China | USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Wally Pfister

Tagline: What if a new intelligence was born?

 

Cast: Kate Mara
Johnny Depp
Rebecca Hall
Morgan Freeman
Cillian Murphy
Paul Bettany
Cole Hauser
Clifton Collins Jr.
Josh Stewart
Olivia Taylor Dudley
Cory Hardrict
Kristen Rakes
Wallace Langham
Falk Hentschel
Sam Webb

 

Plot: A terminally ill scientist downloads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.

Heaven Is for Real

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Randall Wallace

Tagline: Based on the incredible true story

 

Writers: Todd Burpo (book), Chris Parker (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Greg Kinnear
Kelly Reilly
Connor Corum
Margo Martindale
Thomas Haden Church
Jon Ted Wynne
Jacob Vargas
Danso Gordon
Lane Styles
Darren Felbel
Darcy Fehr
Ali Tataryn
Mike Mohrhardt
Nancy Sorel
Cruise Brown

 

Plot: Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

Brick Mansions

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: France | Canada

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Camille Delamarre

Tagline:

 

Writers: Luc Besson (screenplay), Bibi Naceri (screenplay)

 

Cast: Paul Walker
Robert Maillet
RZA
David Belle
Carlo Rota
Kalinka Petrie
Catalina Denis
Ayisha Issa
Kwasi Songui
Andreas Apergis
Bruce Ramsay
Gouchy Boy
Carolina Bartczak
Jade Hassouné
Tristan D. Lalla

 

Plot: An undercover cop tries to take down a ruthless crime lord with access to a neutron bomb by infiltrating his gang.

God’s Not Dead

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 113 min

Languages: English

Director: Harold Cronk

Tagline: "What do you believe?"

 

Writers: Hunter Dennis (story), Chuck Konzelman (story), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Willie Robertson
David A.R. White
Shane Harper
Kevin Sorbo
Korie Robertson
Marco Khan
Alex Aristidis
Lisa Arnold
Tommy Blaze
Maison Briley
Ross Britz
Laci Broussard
Dean Cain
Jay Caputo
Ray Gaspard

 

Plot: College student Josh Wheaton’s faith is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist.

The Single Moms Club

Monday, March 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director: Tyler Perry

Tagline:

 

Cast: Nia Long
Wendi McLendon-Covey
Amy Smart
Zulay Henao
Cocoa Brown
Ryan Eggold
Tyler Perry
William Levy
Terry Crews
Katherine Shepler
Cassie Brennan
Massai Z. Dorsey
Vanessa Velasco
DeVion Harris
Eddie Cibrian

 

Plot: When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Monday, March 17th, 2014

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 99 min

Languages: English | French

Director: Wes Anderson

Tagline:

 

Writers: Stefan Zweig (inspired by the works of), Wes Anderson (story), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Ralph Fiennes
F. Murray Abraham
Mathieu Amalric
Adrien Brody
Willem Dafoe
Jeff Goldblum
Harvey Keitel
Jude Law
Bill Murray
Edward Norton
Saoirse Ronan
Jason Schwartzman
Léa Seydoux
Tilda Swinton
Tom Wilkinson

 

Plot: GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures