Archive for February, 2008

Meet Dave

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Eddie Murphy in Eddie Murphy in Meet Dave

 

Cast: Eddie Murphy … Dave Ming Cheng / The Captain
Elizabeth Banks … Gina Morrison
Gabrielle Union … No. 3 – Cultural Officer
Scott Caan … Officer Dooley
Ed Helms … No. 2 – 2nd In Command
Kevin Hart … No. 17
Mike O'Malley … Officer Knox
Pat Kilbane … No. 4 – Security Officer
Judah Friedlander … Engineer
Marc Blucas … Mark Rhodes
Jim Turner … Doctor
Austyn Myers … Josh Morrison (as Austyn Lynd Myers)
Adam Tomei … No. 35
Brian Huskey … Lieutenant Right Arm
Shawn Christian … Lieutenant Left Arm

 

Plot: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

 

Awards: 4 nominations

Taken

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: France

Runtime: 93 min

Languages: English | French | Albanian | Arabic

Director:

Tagline: They took his daughter. He'll take their lives.

 

Cast: Liam Neeson … Bryan Mills
Maggie Grace … Kim
Leland Orser … Sam
Jon Gries … Casey
David Warshofsky … Bernie
Holly Valance … Sheerah
Katie Cassidy … Amanda
Xander Berkeley … Stuart
Olivier Rabourdin … Jean-Claude
Gérard Watkins … St-Clair
Famke Janssen … Lenore
Marc Amyot … Pharmacist
Arben Bajraktaraj … Marko
Radivoje Bukvic … Anton (as Rasha Bukvic)
Mathieu Busson … Undercover agent

 

Plot: A former spy relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been forced into the slave trade.

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

10,000 BC

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

All Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: It takes a hero to change the world.

 

Cast: Steven Strait … D'Leh
Camilla Belle … Evolet
Cliff Curtis … Tic'Tic
Joel Virgel … Nakudu
Affif Ben Badra … Warlord (as Ben Badra)
Mo Zinal … Ka'Ren (as Mo Zainal)
Nathanael Baring … Baku
Mona Hammond … Old Mother
Marco Khan … One-Eye
Reece Ritchie … Moha
Joel Fry … Lu'kibu
Omar Sharif … Narrator
Kristian Beazley … D'Leh's Father
Junior Oliphant … Tudu
Louise Tu'u … Baku's Mother

 

Plot: A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter’s journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe. add synopsis

Semi-Pro

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Sport

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min | 98 min (unrated DVD version) | 99 min (unrated version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The Greatest Fro on Earth

 

Cast: Will Ferrell … Jackie Moon
Woody Harrelson … Monix
André Benjamin … Clarence
Maura Tierney … Lynn
Andrew Daly … Dick Pepperfield
Will Arnett … Lou Redwood
Andy Richter … Bobby Dee
David Koechner … Commissioner
Rob Corddry … Kyle
Matt Walsh … Father Pat the Ref
Jackie Earle Haley … Dukes
DeRay Davis … Bee Bee Ellis
Josh Braaten … Twiggy Munson
Jay Phillips … Scootsie Double Day
Peter Cornell … Vakidis

 

Plot: Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association’s Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true

 

Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations

The Bank Job

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

All Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK

Runtime: 111 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The true story of a heist gone wrong… in all the right ways.

 

Cast: Jason Statham … Terry Leather
Saffron Burrows … Martine Love
Stephen Campbell Moore … Kevin Swain
Daniel Mays … Dave Shilling
James Faulkner … Guy Singer
Alki David … Bambas
Michael Jibson … Eddie Burton
Georgia Taylor … Ingrid Burton
Richard Lintern … Tim Everett
Peter Bowles … Miles Urquart
Alistair Petrie … Philip Lisle
Hattie Morahan … Gale Benson
Julian Lewis Jones … Snow
Andrew Brooke … Quinn
Rupert Frazer … Lord Drysdale

 

Plot: Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London’s Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don’t realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets – secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal. add synopsis

 

Awards: 1 nomination

The Other Boleyn Girl

Friday, February 15th, 2008

All Genres:
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 115 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The only thing that could come between these sisters… is a kingdom.

 

Writers: Peter Morgan (screenplay) Philippa Gregory (novel)

 

Cast: Natalie Portman … Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson … Mary Boleyn
Eric Bana … Henry Tudor
Jim Sturgess … George Boleyn
Mark Rylance … Sir Thomas Boleyn
Kristin Scott Thomas … Lady Elizabeth Boleyn
David Morrissey … The Duke of Norfolk
Benedict Cumberbatch … William Carey
Oliver Coleman … Henry Percy
Ana Torrent … Katherine of Aragon
Eddie Redmayne … William Stafford
Tom Cox … Rider
Michael Smiley … Physician
Montserrat Roig de Puig … Lady in Waiting
Juno Temple … Jane Parker

 

Plot: Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

 

Awards: 3 nominations

Step Up 2: The Streets

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English | Russian

Director:

Tagline: It's not where you're from. It's where you're at.

 

Cast: Briana Evigan … Andie
Robert Hoffman … Chase Collins
Adam G. Sevani … Moose
Cassie Ventura … Sophie
Danielle Polanco … Missy
Christopher Scott … Hair
Mari Koda … Jenny Kido
Janelle Cambridge … Fly
Luis Rosado … Monster
Harry Shum Jr. … Cable
LaJon Dantzler … Smiles
Telisha Shaw … Felicia
Black Thomas … Tuck
Kmel Howell … K-Mel (as Kejamel 'K-Mel' Howell)
Jeff 'Rapid' Ogle … Rapid

 

Plot: Romantic sparks occur between two dance students from different backgrounds at the Maryland School of the Arts.

 

Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Mystery

Release Year: 2008

Country: France | Germany

Runtime: 117 min

Languages: French

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas … Juliette Fontaine
Elsa Zylberstein … Léa
Serge Hazanavicius … Luc
Laurent Grévill … Michel (as Lauren Grevill)
Frédéric Pierrot … Capitaine Fauré
Claire Johnston … La mère de Juliette et Léa
Catherine Hosmalin … La conseillère d'insertion
Jean-Claude Arnaud … Papy Paul
Olivier Cruveiller … Gérard
Lise Ségur … P'tit Lys (as Lise Segur)
Mouss … Samir (as Mouss Zouheyri)
Souad Mouchrik … Kaisha
Nicole Dubois … La DRH hôpital
Laurent Claret … Directeur hôpital
Marcel Ouendeno … Bamakalé

 

Plot: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 14 nominations

Vantage Point

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: 8 Strangers. 8 Points of View. 1 Truth.

 

Cast: Dennis Quaid … Thomas Barnes
Matthew Fox … Kent Taylor
Forest Whitaker … Howard Lewis
Bruce McGill … Phil McCullough
Édgar Ramírez … Javier (as Edgar Ramirez)
Saïd Taghmaoui … Suarez
Ayelet Zurer … Veronica
Zoe Saldana … Angie Jones (as Zoë Saldana)
Sigourney Weaver … Rex Brooks
William Hurt … President Ashton
James LeGros … Ted Heinkin (as James Le Gros)
Eduardo Noriega … Enrique
Richard T. Jones … Holden
Holt McCallany … Ron Matthews
Leonardo Nam … Kevin Cross

 

Plot: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

Standard Operating Procedure

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

All Genres:
Documentary, Crime, War

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 116 min | Germany:118 min (Berlin International Film Festival)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: I wouldn't recommend a vacation to Iraq anytime soon

 

Cast: Christopher Bradley … Military Police (as Chris Bradley)
Sarah Denning … Military Police
Robin Dill … OGA
Joshua Feinman … Military Police (as Josh Feinman)
Jeff L. Green … Military Police (as Jeff Green)
Roy Halo … Detainee
Cyrus King … Military Intelligence
Alim Kouliev … OGA / Interrogator
Daniel Novy … Military Police
Zhubin Rahbar … Detainee
Shaun Russell … Military Police
Kami Shahab … Detainee
Charity Sills … Military Intelligence

 

Plot: Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

 

Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations