Archive for the ‘Mystery’ Category

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

Enemy

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: Canada | Spain

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Tagline:

 

Writers: Javier Gullón (screenplay), José Saramago (novel)

 

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal
Mélanie Laurent
Sarah Gadon
Isabella Rossellini
Stephen R. Hart
Kiran Friesen
Jane Moffat
Loretta Yu
Joshua Peace
Tim Post
Laurie Murdoch
Darryl Dinn
Alexis Uiga

 

Plot: A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Vampire Academy

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 104 min

Languages: English

Director: Mark Waters

Tagline: Blood is family. Blood is pain. And blood is death.

 

Writers: Richelle Mead (novel), Daniel Waters (screenplay)

 

Cast: Sarah Hyland
Olga Kurylenko
Zoey Deutch
Sami Gayle
Cameron Monaghan
Danila Kozlovsky
Lucy Fry
Joely Richardson
Gabriel Byrne
Claire Foy
Dominic Sherwood
Charlotte Rickard
Ashley Charles
Will Tudor
Leila Wong

 

Plot: Rose Hathaway is a dhampir, half-vampire and half-human, who is training to be a guardian at St Vladimir’s Academy along with many others like her. There are good and bad vampires in their world: Moroi, who co-exist peacefully among the humans and only take blood from donors, and also possess the ability to control one of the four elements – water, earth, fire or air; and Strigoi, blood-sucking, evil vampires who drink to kill. Rose and other dhampir guardians are trained to protect Moroi and kill Strigoi throughout their education. Along with her best friend, Princess Vasilisa Dragomir, a Moroi and the last of her line, with whom she has a nigh unbreakable bond, Rose must run away from St Vladimir’s, in order to protect Lissa from those who wish to harm the princess and use her for their own means. Written by jessieyf1

Winter’s Tale

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Akiva Goldsman

Tagline: This is not a true story. This is true love.

 

Writers: Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Mark Helprin (novel)

 

Cast: Jennifer Connelly
Jessica Brown Findlay
Will Smith
Colin Farrell
Matt Bomer
Russell Crowe
Kevin Durand
William Hurt
Lucy Griffiths
Kevin Corrigan
Eva Marie Saint
Graham Greene
Finn Wittrock
Caitlin Dulany
April Grace

 

Plot: New York City is subsumed in arctic winds, dark nights, and white lights, its life unfolds, for it is an extraordinary hive of the imagination, the greatest house ever built, and nothing exists that can check its vitality. One night in winter, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), orphan and master-mechanic, attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the love between Peter, a middle-aged Irish burglar, and Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a young girl, who is dying. Written by Jack

Non-Stop

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | German

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Tagline: The Hijacking Was Just the Beginning

 

Writers: John W. Richardson (screenplay), Christopher Roach (screenplay), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o
Julianne Moore
Michelle Dockery
Liam Neeson
Anson Mount
Corey Stoll
Bar Paly
Scoot McNairy
Linus Roache
O.T. Fagbenle
Jon Abrahams
Nate Parker
Omar Metwally
Jason Butler Harner
Charlotte Kirk

 

Plot: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Oblivion

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

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

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Tagline: Earth is a memory worth fighting for.

 

Writers: Karl Gajdusek (screenplay), Michael DeBruyn (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Tom Cruise
Morgan Freeman
Olga Kurylenko
Andrea Riseborough
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Melissa Leo
Zoe Bell
Abigail Lowe
Isabelle Lowe
David Madison

 

Plot: One of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands. Written by Black Dahlia

The East

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 116 min

Languages: English

Director: Zal Batmanglij

Tagline:

 

Writers: Zal Batmanglij (screenplay), Brit Marling (screenplay)

 

Cast: Brit Marling
Alexander Skarsgård
Ellen Page
Toby Kebbell
Shiloh Fernandez
Aldis Hodge
Danielle Macdonald
Hillary Baack
Patricia Clarkson
Jason Ritter
Julia Ormond
Billy Magnussen
Wilbur Fitzgerald
John Neisler
Jamey Sheridan

 

Plot: A successful operative for an elite private intelligence firm is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. However, finds her priorities changing as she befriends the members and begins to develop romantic feelings for its charismatic leader. Written by Anonymous

The Raven

Friday, March 9th, 2012

All Genres:
Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA | Hungary | Spain

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director: James McTeigue

Tagline: The only one who can stop a serial killer is the man who inspired him.

 

Writers: Ben Livingston (screenplay), Hannah Shakespeare (screenplay)

 

Cast: John Cusack … Edgar Allan Poe
Luke Evans … Detective Fields
Alice Eve … Emily Hamilton
Brendan Gleeson … Captain Hamilton
Kevin McNally … Maddux
Oliver Jackson-Cohen … John Cantrell
Jimmy Yuill … Captain Eldridge
Sam Hazeldine … Ivan
Pam Ferris … Mrs. Bradley
Brendan Coyle … Reagan
Adrian Rawlins … Doc Clements
Aidan Feore … Stage Manager
Dave Legeno … Percy
Michael Cronin … Old Gentleman
Michael Poole … Professor

 

Plot: In the 19th century, a serial killer begins murdering victims using methods from Edgar Allan Poe's stories. Poe himself teams up with a young Baltimore detective to get inside the murder's mind and try and stop of his fictional works becoming grizzly fact. As the hunt intensifies, Poe's own love, Emily Hamilton, becomes a target for the killer. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Edgar Allan Poe  Two Word Title  Serial Killer  Torture  Newspaper Review   See »

Safe House

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2012

Country: USA | South Africa

Runtime: 115 min

Languages: English | Afrikaans | Spanish (some dialogue)

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Tagline: No One Is Safe

 

Cast: Denzel Washington … Tobin Frost
Ryan Reynolds … Matt Weston
Vera Farmiga … Catherine Linklater
Brendan Gleeson … David Barlow
Sam Shepard … Harlan Whitford
Rubén Blades … Carlos Villar
Nora Arnezeder … Ana Moreau
Robert Patrick … Daniel Kiefer
Liam Cunningham … Alec Wade
Joel Kinnaman … Keller
Fares Fares … Vargas
Jenna Dover … CIA Analyst
Stephen Rider … Richards
Daniel Fox … CIA Analyst
Tracie Thoms … CIA Analyst

 

Plot: Matt Weston ('Ryan Reynolds' ) is a CIA rookie who is manning a safe house in Cape Town, South Africa, when Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) the CIA's most wanted rogue agent is captured and taken to the safe house. During Frost's interrogation, the safe house is overtaken by mercenaries who want Frost. Weston and Frost escape and must stay out of the gunmen's sight until they can get to another safe house. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)   Plot Keywords: Safe House  CIA  Rogue Agent  On The Run  CIA Agent   See »

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

All Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 129 min

Languages: English

Director: Stephen Daldry

Tagline:

 

Writers: Eric Roth (screenplay), Jonathan Safran Foer (novel)

 

Cast: Tom Hanks … Thomas Schell
Thomas Horn … Oskar Schell
Sandra Bullock … Linda Schell
Zoe Caldwell … Oskar's Grandmother
Dennis Hearn … Minister
Paul Klementowicz … Homeless Man
Julian Tepper … Deli Waiter
Caleb Reynolds … Schoolboy
John Goodman … Stan the Doorman
Max von Sydow … The Renter
Stephen Henderson … Walt the Locksmith (as Stephen McKinley Henderson)
Lorna Pruce … Locksmith Customer (as Lorna Guity Pruce)
Viola Davis … Abby Black
Jeffrey Wright … William Black
Hazelle Goodman … Hazelle Black

 

Plot: A troubled young boy, Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father. Oskar starts lashing out at his mother and the world. Until a year later, he discovers a mysterious key in his father's belongings and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock, just as he used to when his father was alive. On this journey he is bound to meet a lot of people and learn a lot about himself and his family, but will he ever find the lock? Written by Koro   Plot Keywords: New York City  Key  September 11 2001  Lock  Message   See »

Don 2

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

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

Release Year: 2011

Country: India | Germany

Runtime: 148 min

Languages: Hindi | English (a few lines) | German (a few words)

Director: Farhan Akhtar

Tagline: The Return of the King

 

Writers: Javed Akhtar (characters), Salim Khan (characters)

 

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan … Don
Priyanka Chopra … Roma
Lara Dutta … Ayesha
Boman Irani … Vardhaan
Om Puri … CBI Officer Vishal Malik
Florian Lukas … Det. Jens Berkel
Kunal Kapoor … Sameer Ali
Alyy Khan … J.K. Diwan
Rike Schmid … Yana
Martin Goeres … Jabbar's Goon
Nawab Shah … Jabar (as Nawwab Shah)
Frank Christian Marx … Hostage
Senta Dorothea Kirschner … Hostage
Wolfgang Stegemann … Karl
Rajesh Khattar … Singhania

 

Plot: Having conquered the Asian underworld, Don (Shah Rukh Khan) now has his sights set on European domination. In his way are the bosses of the existing European underworld and all law enforcement agencies. The action shifts from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin as Don must avoid assassination or arrest, whichever comes first, in order for his plan to succeed. Written by Official site   Plot Keywords: Bank  Brandenburg Gate Berlin  Berlin Germany  Prison  Digit In Title   See »

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Monday, December 12th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA | Sweden | UK | Germany

Runtime: 158 min

Languages: English

Director: David Fincher

Tagline: The Feel Bad Movie Of Christmas

 

Writers: Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel)

 

Cast: Daniel Craig … Mikael Blomkvist
Rooney Mara … Lisbeth Salander
Christopher Plummer … Henrik Vanger
Stellan Skarsgård … Martin Vanger
Steven Berkoff … Dirch Frode
Robin Wright … Erika Berger
Yorick van Wageningen … Nils Bjurman
Joely Richardson … Anita Vanger
Geraldine James … Cecilia Vanger
Goran Visnjic … Dragan Armansky
Donald Sumpter … Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell
Ulf Friberg … Hans-Erik Wennerström
Bengt C.W. Carlsson … Holger Palmgren
Tony Way … Plague
Per Myrberg … Harald Vanger

 

Plot: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined. Written by Anonymous   Plot Keywords: Journalist  Disappearance  Research  Background Check  Computer Hacker   See »

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime: 129 min

Languages: English

Director: Guy Ritchie

Tagline:

 

Writers: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

 

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. … Sherlock Holmes
Jude Law … Dr. John Watson
Noomi Rapace … Madam Simza Heron
Rachel McAdams … Irene Adler
Jared Harris … Professor James Moriarty
Stephen Fry … Mycroft Holmes
Paul Anderson … Colonel Sebastian Moran
Kelly Reilly … Mary Watson
Geraldine James … Mrs. Hudson
Eddie Marsan … Inspector Lestrade
William Houston … Constable Clark
Wolf Kahler … Doctor Hoffmanstahl
Iain Mitchell … Auctioneer
Jack Laskey … Carruthers
Patricia Slater … Shush Club Maitre D'

 

Plot: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his longtime trusted associate, Doctor Watson (Jude Law), take on their arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes's older brother Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) and a gypsy named Sim (Noomi Rapace). Written by ABID NAZIR   Plot Keywords: Professor  Conspiracy  Doctor  Gypsy  Newspaper Clipping   See »

The Double

Friday, October 28th, 2011

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2011

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Michael Brandt

Tagline: Keep your enemies close

 

Writers: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas

 

Cast: Richard Gere … Paul Shepherdson
Topher Grace … Ben Geary
Martin Sheen … Tom Highland
Tamer Hassan … Bozlovski
Stephen Moyer … Brutus
Chris Marquette … Oliver
Odette Annable … Natalie Geary (as Odette Yustman)
Stana Katic … Amber
Yuri Sardarov … Leo (as Yuriy Sardarov)
Ivan Fedorov … The Scrounger
Ed Kelly … Senator Dennis Darden
Jeffrey Pierce … Agent Weaver
Lawrence Gilliard Jr. … Agent Burton (as Larry Gilliard Jr.)
Mike Kraft … FBI Director Roger Bell
Andy Manning … EMT (as Andrew 'Sir' Manning)

 

Plot: Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent. Written by Variety   Add Synopsis Taglines: Keep your enemies close