Archive for January, 2008

The Eye

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min | Turkey:92 min (DVD version)

Languages: English | Spanish

Director: David Moreau

Xavier Palud

Tagline: How can you believe your eyes when they're not yours?

 

Cast: Jessica Alba … Sydney Wells
Alessandro Nivola … Dr. Paul Faulkner
Parker Posey … Helen Wells
Rade Serbedzija … Simon McCullough
Fernanda Romero … Ana Christina Martinez
Rachel Ticotin … Rosa Martinez
Obba Babatundé … Dr. Haskins
Danny Mora … Miguel
Chloe Moretz … Alicia (as Chloë Grace Moretz)
Brett A. Haworth … Shadowman
Kevin K. … Tomi Cheung
Tamlyn Tomita … Mrs. Cheung
Esodie Geiger … Nurse
Karen Austin … Mrs. Hillman
Ryan J. Pezdirc … Nurse Room Attendant

 

Plot: The remake of the Hong Kong film “Jian Gui”, a woman who receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world. add synopsis

 

Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

All Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min | 107 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Their World Is Closer Than You Think

 

Cast: Freddie Highmore … Jared Grace / Simon Grace
Mary-Louise Parker … Helen Grace
Nick Nolte … Mulgarath
Sarah Bolger … Mallory Grace
Andrew McCarthy … Richard Grace
Joan Plowright … Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick
David Strathairn … Arthur Spiderwick
Seth Rogen … Hogsqueal (voice)
Martin Short … Thimbletack (voice)
Jordy Benattar … Young Lucinda
Tod Fennell … Helen's Co-Worker
Mariah Inger … Nurse
Jeremy Lavalley … Tow Truck Driver
Lise Durocher-Viens … Mrs. Spiderwick
Tyler Patrick Jones … Additional Performer

 

Plot: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

 

Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations

Cheung Gong 7 hou

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2008

Country: Hong Kong

Runtime: 86 min

Languages: Cantonese

Director:

Tagline: It's out of this world.

 

Writers: Stephen Chow (written by) & Vincent Kok (written by) …

 

Cast: Stephen Chow … Ti
Jiao Xu … Dicky
Lei Huang … Johnny
Kitty Zhang Yuqi … Miss Yuen (as Kitty Zhang)
Chi Chung Lam … Boss (as Tze Chung Lam)
Shing-Cheung Lee … Mr. Cao (as Sheung Ching Lee)
Wen Xue Yao … Storm Dragon
Min Hun Fung … P. E. Teacher
Yong Hua Han … Maggie
Yu Lei … Johnny's Entourage rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cole Barba … Johnny (voice: English version)
Qing Dong … Classmate
Hang-Sang Poon … Reporter (as Hang Sang Poon)
Tristan Price … Dicky (voice: English version)
Qian Shen … Classmate
Shun-Yee Yuen … Farmer (as Shun Yi Yuen)

 

Plot: A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.

 

Awards: 3 wins & 2 nominations

Fly Me to the Moon

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Family

Release Year: 2008

Country: Belgium | USA

Runtime: 84 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: First ever animated movie created for 3D

 

Cast: Tim Curry … Yegor (voice)
Robert Patrick … Louie (voice)
Kelly Ripa … Nat's Mom (voice)
Buzz Aldrin … Himself
Trevor Gagnon … Nat (voice)
Philip Bolden … I.Q. (voice)
Nicollette Sheridan … Nadia (voice)
Ed Begley Jr. … Poopchev (voice)
David Gore … Scooter (voice)
Christopher Lloyd … Amos (voice)
Adrienne Barbeau … Scooters Mom (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neil Armstrong … Himself (archive sound)
Cam Clarke … Ray (voice) (as Cam Clark)
Grant George … Other Russian Fly (voice)
Steve Kramer … Leonide (voice)
Mimi Maynard … IQ's Mom (voice)
Scott Menville … Butch (voice)
Lorraine Nicholson … Katie (voice)
Gigi Perreau … Amelia (voice)
Sandy Simpson … Neil Armstrong (voice)
Sophie Simpson … Polly (voice)
Doug Stone … Russian Announcer (voice)

 

Plot: Three young houseflies stow away aboard the Apollo 11 flight to the moon.

 

Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

Låt den rätte komma in

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

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

Release Year: 2008

Country: Sweden

Runtime: 115 min

Languages: Swedish

Director:

Tagline: Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.

 

Writers: John Ajvide Lindqvist (novel) John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay)

 

Cast: Kåre Hedebrant … Oskar
Lina Leandersson … Eli
Per Ragnar … Håkan
Henrik Dahl … Erik
Karin Bergquist … Yvonne
Peter Carlberg … Lacke
Ika Nord … Virginia
Mikael Rahm … Jocke
Karl-Robert Lindgren … Gösta (as Karl Robert Lindgren)
Anders T. Peedu … Morgan (as Anders Peedu)
Pale Olofsson … Larry (as Paul Olofsson)
Cayetano Ruiz … Magister Avila
Patrik Rydmark … Conny
Johan Sömnes … Andreas
Mikael Erhardsson … Martin

 

Plot: Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.

 

Awards: Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 57 wins & 17 nominations

Meet the Spartans

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, War

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: Argentina:86 min | UK:84 min

Languages: English

Director: Jason Friedberg

Aaron Seltzer

Tagline: The Bigger the Hit, The Harder They Fall

 

Cast: Sean Maguire … Leonidas
Carmen Electra … Queen Margo
Ken Davitian … Xerxes
Kevin Sorbo … Captain
Diedrich Bader … Traitoro
Method Man … Persian Emissary
Jareb Dauplaise … Dilio
Travis Van Winkle … Sonio
Phil Morris … Messenger
Jim Piddock … Loyalist / Simon Cowell Look-a-Like
Nicole Parker … Paula Abdul Look-a-Like / Britney Spears Look-a-Like / Ellen DeGeneres Look-a-Like / Hunchback Paris
Ike Barinholtz … Dane Cook Look-a-Like / Bond Villain / Prophet
Crista Flanagan … Spartan Woman / Ugly Betty Look-a-Like
Hunter Clary … Leo Jr.
Emily Wilson … Lindsay Lohan Look-a-Like

 

Plot:

 

Awards: 5 nominations

Definitely, Maybe

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK | USA | France

Runtime: UK:112 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Three relationships. Three disasters. One last chance.

 

Cast: Ryan Reynolds … Will Hayes
An Nguyen … Ad Exec
Matthew Mason … Headphone Guy
Rick Derby … Visitor from Planet Ordon (as Ricky Jay Derby)
Sakina Jaffrey … School Mom
Bob Wiltfong … School Dad
Ryder Chasin … Boy with Book
Fiona Lane … Angry Girl
Dana Eskelson … Angry Girl's Mom
Blake Benitez … School Kid #1
Paulina Gerzon … School Kid #2
Victoria Goldsmith … School Kid #3
Ashtyn Greenstein … School Kid #4
Ashley Greiner … School Kid #5
Dylan Hartigan … School Kid #6

 

Plot: A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

 

Awards: 1 nomination

Rambo

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 92 min

Languages: English | Burmese | Thai

Director:

Tagline: Heroes never die…. They just reload.

 

Cast: Sylvester Stallone … John Rambo
Julie Benz … Sarah
Matthew Marsden … School Boy
Graham McTavish … Lewis
Reynaldo Gallegos … Diaz (as Rey Gallegos)
Jake La Botz … Reese
Tim Kang … En-Joo
Maung Maung Khin … Tint
Paul Schulze … Michael Burnett
Cameron Pearson … Missionary #4 (Jeff)
Thomas Peterson … Missionary #2 (Dentist)
Tony Skarberg … Missionary #3 (Videographer)
James With … Missionary #5 (Preacher) (as James Wearing Smith)
Kasikorn Niyompattana … Snake Hunter #2
Shaliew 'Lek' Bamrungbun … Snake Hunter #1

 

Plot: In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 win

Untraceable

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 101 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: A cyber killer has finally found the perfect accomplice: You.

 

Cast: Diane Lane … Jennifer Marsh
Billy Burke … Detective Eric Box
Colin Hanks … Griffin Dowd
Joseph Cross … Owen Reilly
Mary Beth Hurt … Stella Marsh
Peter Lewis … Richard Brooks
Tyrone Giordano … Tim Wilks
Perla Haney-Jardine … Annie Haskins
Tim De Zarn … Herbert Miller (as Tim deZarn)
Christopher Cousins … David Williams (as Chris Cousins)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson … Arthur James Elmer
Trina Adams … Female Cop #3
Brynn Baron … Mrs. Miller
John Breen … Richard Weymouth
Dan Callahan … Trey Restom

 

Plot: FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes personal.

 

Awards: 1 win

Baghead

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 84 min

Languages: English

Director: Jay Duplass

Mark Duplass

Tagline:

 

Writers: Jay Duplass (written by) & Mark Duplass (written by)

 

Cast: Ross Partridge … Matt
Steve Zissis … Chad
Greta Gerwig … Michelle
Elise Muller … Catherine
Jett Garner … Jett Garner
Anthony Cristo … 'Priest' the Bouncer rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Huettner … Girl in the Front Row
Jennifer Lafleur … Kristen Thompson
Cass Naumann … Cass
Amy Quick Parrish … Festival Audience Member

 

Plot: Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea — a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head — starts to come true?