Archive for October, 2007

Smother

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:92 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Everyone wants to be loved. Just not this much.

 

Cast: Diane Keaton … Marilyn Cooper
Dax Shepard … Noah Cooper
Liv Tyler … Clare Cooper
Ken Howard … Gene Cooper
Jerry Lambert … Donnie Booker
Selma Stern … Helen Cooper
Mike White … Myron Stubbs
Steven Christopher Parker … Dana
Henriette Ivanans … Therapy Receptionist
Frank Crim … Bob
Eddie Frierson … Ralph
Matt Steinauer … Carpet Bazaar Mascot
Rachel Cannon … Waitress
Tara Moore … Pippi
Lucas Gorak … Tommy

 

Plot: After he’s fired from his job, an everyday guy faces pressure from his wife to have a baby and from his mom, who has decided to move in with the young couple. add synopsis

Bee Movie

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min

Languages: English

Director: Steve Hickner

Simon J. Smith

Tagline: On November 2 Hold on to your honey

 

Writers: Jerry Seinfeld (written by) and Spike Feresten (written by) …

 

Cast: Jerry Seinfeld … Barry B. Benson (voice)
Renée Zellweger … Vanessa Bloome (voice)
Matthew Broderick … Adam Flayman (voice)
Patrick Warburton … Ken (voice)
John Goodman … Layton T. Montgomery (voice)
Chris Rock … Mooseblood (voice)
Kathy Bates … Janet Benson (voice)
Barry Levinson … Martin Benson (voice)
Larry King … Bee Larry King (voice)
Ray Liotta … Ray Liotta (voice)
Sting … Sting (voice)
Oprah Winfrey … Judge Bumbleton (voice)
Larry Miller … Buzzwell (voice)
Megan Mullally … Trudy (voice)
Rip Torn … Lou Lo Duca (voice)

 

Plot: Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry’s life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

 

Awards: Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 11 nominations

Saw IV

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

All Genres:
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 93 min | 96 min (unrated director's cut)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: It's a Trap

 

Writers: Patrick Melton (screenplay) & Marcus Dunstan (screenplay) …

 

Cast: Tobin Bell … Jigsaw / John
Costas Mandylor … Hoffman
Scott Patterson … Agent Strahm
Betsy Russell … Jill
Lyriq Bent … Rigg
Athena Karkanis … Agent Perez
Justin Louis … Art
Simon Reynolds … Lamanna
Donnie Wahlberg … Eric Matthews
Angus Macfadyen … Jeff
Shawnee Smith … Amanda (archive footage)
Bahar Soomekh … Lynn
Dina Meyer … Kerry
Mike Realba … Fisk
Marty Adams … Ivan

 

Plot: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry’s murder, two seasoned FBI profilers…

 

Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations

Peur du noir

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

All Genres:
Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery

Release Year: 2007

Country: France

Runtime: 85 min

Languages: French

Director: Blutch

Charles Burns

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Tagline: Don't come alone! (UK)

 

Writers: Blutch (writer) Charles Burns (writer)

 

Cast: Gil Alma … (voice)
Aure Atika … Laura (voice)
François Creton … The teacher (voice)
Guillaume Depardieu … Eric (voice)
Sarah-Laure Estragnat … (voice)
Nicolas Feroumont … (voice)
Nicole Garcia … Narrator (voice)
Arthur H. … Narrator (voice)
Christian Hecq … The doctor / The samurai (voice)
Christian Hincker … (voice)
Lino Hincker … (voice)
Melaura Honnay … (voice)
Amélie Lerma … (voice)
Florence Maury … (voice)
Adriana Piasek-Wanski … (voice)
Louisa Pili … Sumako (voice)
Amaury Smets … (voice)
Brigitte Sy … (voice)
Laurent Van den Rest … (voice)
Charlotte Vermeil … (voice)
Andreas Vuillet … (voice)

 

Plot: Several scary black-and-white animated segments in different styles appeal to our fear(s) of the dark. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Enchanted

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The real world and the animated world collide.

 

Cast: Amy Adams … Giselle
Patrick Dempsey … Robert Philip
James Marsden … Prince Edward
Timothy Spall … Nathaniel
Idina Menzel … Nancy Tremaine
Rachel Covey … Morgan Philip
Susan Sarandon … Queen Narissa
Julie Andrews … The Narrator (voice)
Jeff Bennett … Pip in Andalasia (voice)
Kevin Lima … Pip in New York (voice)
Emma Rose Lima … Bluebird / Fawn / Rapunzel (voice)
Teala Dunn … Bunny (voice)
Fred Tatasciore … Troll (voice)
Courtney Williams … Sunglass Street Vendor
William Huntley … Grumpy

 

Plot: A classic Disney fairytale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess who is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

 

Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 25 nominations

Youth Without Youth

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

All Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA | Romania | France | Italy | Germany

Runtime: 124 min

Languages: English | Sanskrit | German | French | Italian | Russian | Romanian | Mandarin | Latin | Armenian | Egyptian (Ancient)

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Mircea Eliade (novel) Francis Ford Coppola (written by)

 

Cast: Tim Roth … Dominic
Alexandra Maria Lara … Veronica / Laura
Bruno Ganz … Professor Stanciulescu
André Hennicke … Josef Rudolf
Marcel Iures … Prof. Giuseppe Tucci
Adrian Pintea … Pandit
Alexandra Pirici … Woman in Room 6
Florin Piersic Jr. … Dr. Gavrila
Zoltan Butuc … Dr. Chirila
Adriana Titieni … Anetta rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mircea Albulescu … Davidoglu
Dan Astileanu … Professor (as Dan Astilean)
Cristian Balint … Grenzschutz
Dragos Bucur … Bartender
Theodor Danetti … Dr. Neculache
Andrei Gheorghe … Taxi Driver
Roxana Guttman … Gertrude
Dorina Lazar … Cook
Rodica Lazar … Teller
Anamaria Marinca … Hotel Receptionist
Hodorog Anton Mihail … Doru, The Guard
Mihai Niculescu … Vaian
Gelu Nitu … Policeman
Mirela Oprisor … Craita
Alexandru Repan … Dr. Chavannes
Dan Sandulescu … Nicodim
Andi Vasluianu … Intern

 

Plot: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, a timid professor is changed by a cataclysmic event and explores the mysteries of life. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour

Friday, October 19th, 2007

All Genres:
Family, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:81 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: What will happen between midnight and 1 AM?

 

Writers: John Comrie (screenplay) John Comrie (story)

 

Cast: Kurt Braun … Hank
Triston Coleman … Young David
Brian Comrie … David Baker
Dan Comrie … Matt Baker
Rick Comrie … Johnny Woods
Alessandra Daniele … Young Sarah
Nicole Des Coteaux … Mary Ann Baker
Patricia Dimeo … Vera Waters
Sylvia Enrique … Frida
Joe Momma Ernst … Male House Shopper
Ronda Ernst … Female House Shopper
Michael A. Evans … Lee Baker
Geof Gibson … Phil
Kevin Guild … Mechanic
Rusty Hanes … Ben Woods
Jane Harris … Thelma Shaw
Butch Hillman … Chester Miles
Laura Hiltz … Mrs. Van Camp
Dakota Jade … Young Megan
Dave Lindley … Ron
Kendell Lindley … Justin Van Camp
Olivia Novrit … Yolanda Lopez
Wendy Perkins … Sarah's Mother
Jack Pine-Rusk … Young Matt
Michael Silva … Carlos
Rissa Walters … Sarah Landon

 

Plot: A 17-year-old girl has mysterious encounters with paranormal activity in the small town of Pine Valley.

The Comebacks

Friday, October 19th, 2007

All Genres:
Comedy, Sport

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:84 min | Germany:88 min | 107 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Keep your eye on the ball.

 

Cast: David Koechner … Lambeau "Coach" Fields
Carl Weathers … Freddie Wiseman
Melora Hardin … Barb Fields
Matthew Lawrence … Lance Truman
Brooke Nevin … Michelle Fields
Nick Searcy … Mr. Truman
George Back … Buddy Boy
Noureen DeWulf … Jizminder Featherfoot
Jesse Garcia … Jorge Juanson
Jackie Long … Trotter
Robert Ri'chard … Aseel Tare
Martin Spanjers … Randy Randinger
Jermaine Williams … IPod
Finesse Mitchell … Titans Coach
Will Arnett … Mailman

 

Plot: A comedy that spoofs the inspirational sports movies, The Comebacks tells the story of an out-of-luck coach, Lambeau Fields, who takes a rag-tag bunch of college misfits and drives them towards the football championships. In the process, this life-long loser discovers that he is a winner after all by redeeming himself, saving his relationship with his family and friends, and finding that there is indeed, no “I” in “team”! add synopsis

Martian Child

Friday, October 19th, 2007

All Genres:
Drama, Family

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The story of a man becoming a father…and a boy becoming a son.

 

Cast: John Cusack … David Gordon
Bobby Coleman … Dennis / The Martian Child
Amanda Peet … Harlee
Sophie Okonedo … Sophie
Joan Cusack … Liz
Oliver Platt … Jeff
Bud … Somewhere / Flomar
Richard Schiff … Mr. Lefkowitz
Taya Calicetto … Esther
David Kaye … Andy
Braxton Bonneville … Nicholas
Samuel Charles … Jonas
Zak Ludwig … Young David
Samuel Patrick Chu … Boy at Group Home
Ryan Morrissette … Boy at Group Home

 

Plot: A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he’s really from Mars.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

American Gangster

Friday, October 19th, 2007

All Genres:
Crime, Drama

Release Year: 2007

Country: USA

Runtime: 157 min | USA:176 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: There are two sides to the American dream.

 

Cast: Denzel Washington … Frank Lucas
Russell Crowe … Richie Roberts
Chiwetel Ejiofor … Huey Lucas
Josh Brolin … Detective Trupo
Lymari Nadal … Eva
Ted Levine … Lou Toback
Roger Guenveur Smith … Nate
John Hawkes … Freddie Spearman
RZA … Moses Jones
Yul Vazquez … Alfonso Abruzzo
Malcolm Goodwin … Jimmy Zee
Ruby Dee … Mama Lucas
Ruben Santiago-Hudson … Doc
Carla Gugino … Laurie Roberts
Skyler Fortgang … Michael Roberts

 

Plot: In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 28 nominations