Archive for March, 2008

Nim's Island

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min

Languages: English

Director: Jennifer Flackett

Mark Levin

Tagline: Be the hero of your own story.

 

Cast: Abigail Breslin … Nim Rusoe
Jodie Foster … Alexandra Rover
Gerard Butler … Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover
Michael Carman … Captain
Mark Brady … Purser
Anthony Simcoe … First Mate
Christopher Baker … Ensign
Peter Callan … Edmund's Father
Rhonda Doyle … Edmund's Mother
Russell Butler … Old Fisherman
Colin Gibson … Cruise Director
Bryan Probets … Australian Tourist #1
Andrew Nason … Australian Tourist #2
Dorothy Thorsen … Blue-Haired Woman
Penny Everingham … Older Woman Tourist

 

Plot: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she’s reading.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

Leatherheads

Monday, March 24th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 114 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: In the beginning, the rules were simple. There weren't any.

 

Cast: John Krasinski … Carter Rutherford
David de Vries … Princeton Reporter #1 (as David DeVries)
Rick Forrester … Princeton Reporter #2
Craig S. Harper … Princeton Reporter #3 (as Craig Harper)
George Clooney … Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly
Malcolm Goodwin … Bakes
Matt Bushell … Curly
Tommy Hinkley … Hardleg
Tim Griffin … Ralph
Robert Baker … Stump
Nick Paonessa … Zoom
Lance Barber … Toledo Referee
Wayne Duvall … Coach Frank Ferguson
Nicholas Bourdages … Bug
Jason Drago … Toledo Player

 

Plot: A romantic comedy set in the world of 1920s football, where the owner of a professional team drafts a strait-laced college sensation, only to watch his new coach fall for his fianc

Meet the Browns

Friday, March 21st, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: USA:100 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Check your baggage at the door.

 

Cast: Tyler Perry … Madea / Joe
David Mann … Leroy Brown
Tamela J. Mann … Cora Brown
Angela Bassett … Brenda Brown
Lance Gross … Michael Brown
Chloe Bailey … Tosha Brown
Mariana Tolbert … Lena Brown
Rick Fox … Harry
Sofía Vergara … Cheryl
Irma P. Hall … Mildred
Frankie Faison … L.B. Brown
Margaret Avery … Sarah Brown
Jenifer Lewis … Vera
Lamman Rucker … Will
Kristopher Lofton … Calvin

 

Plot: A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father — a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

 

Awards: 2 nominations

Drillbit Taylor

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 110 min | 102 min (original version)

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: You get what you pay for.

 

Writers: Kristofor Brown (screenplay) & Seth Rogen (screenplay) …

 

Cast: Nate Hartley … Wade
Troy Gentile … Ryan
Ian Roberts … Jim
Owen Wilson … Drillbit Taylor
Casey Boersma … Chuck
Dylan Boersma … Nick
Lisa Ann Walter … Dolores
Beth Littleford … Barbara
David Koechner … Frightened Dad
Matt Walsh … Not for Pot Driver
Janet Varney … Attractive Woman Driver
Lisa Lampanelli … Ronnie's Mom
Billy O'Neill … Dean (as Bill O'Neill)
Shaun Weiss … Bus Driver
Jordan Valacich … Cute Girl on Stairs (as Jordan Valley)

 

Plot: Three kids hire a low-budget bodyguard to protect them from the playground bully.

 

Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

Shutter

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

All Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 85 min | USA:90 min (unrated version)

Languages: English | Japanese

Director:

Tagline: The most terrifying images are the ones that are real.

 

Cast: Joshua Jackson … Benjamin Shaw
Rachael Taylor … Jane Shaw
Megumi Okina … Megumi Tanaka
David Denman … Bruno
John Hensley … Adam
Maya Hazen … Seiko Nakamura
James Kyson-Lee … Ritsuo
Yoshiko Miyazaki … Akiko
Kei Yamamoto … Murase
Daisy Betts … Natasha
Adrienne Pickering … Megan
Pascal Morineau … Wedding Photographer
Masaki Ota … Police Officer #1
Heideru Tatsuo … Police Officer #2
Eri Otoguro … Yoko

 

Plot: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Doomsday

Friday, March 14th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK | USA | South Africa | Germany

Runtime: USA:105 min | USA:113 min (uncut version) | UK:108 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The End Is Nigh.

 

Cast: Caryn Peterson … Vagrant Girl
Adeola Ariyo … Nurse
Emma Cleasby … Katherine Sinclair
Christine Tomlinson … Young Eden Sinclair
Vernon Willemse … David / Gimp
Paul Hyett … Hot Dog Victim
Daniel Read … Sergeant #1
Karl Thaning … Pilot
Stephen Hughes … Soldier #1 / Johnson
Jason Cope … Wall Guard
Ryan Kruger … Soldier
Nathan Wheatley … Patient "X"
Cecil Carter … DDS Assault Trooper
Jeremy Crutchley … Richter
Rhona Mitra … Maj. Eden Sinclair

 

Plot: A futuristic action thriller where a team of people work to prevent a disaster threatening the future of the human race.

Stop-Loss

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, War

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 112 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: The bravest place to stand is by each other's side.

 

Cast: Ryan Phillippe … SSgt. Brandon King
Joseph Gordon-Levitt … Tommy Burgess
Rob Brown … Isaac 'Eyeball' Butler
Channing Tatum … Sgt. Steve Shriver
Victor Rasuk … Pvt. Rico Rodriguez
Terry Quay … Al 'Preacher' Colson
Matthew Scott Wilcox … Harvey 'Rabbit' Lankford
Connett Brewer … Curtis (as Connett M. Brewer)
Timothy Olyphant … Lt. Col. Boot Miller
Josef Sommer … Senator Orton Worrell
Linda Emond … Ida King
Ciarán Hinds … Roy King
Mamie Gummer … Jeanie
Abbie Cornish … Michelle
Alex Frost … Shorty Shriver

 

Plot: A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army. add synopsis

 

Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Monday, March 10th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 111 min | 118 min (unrated version)

Languages: English | Hawaiian

Director:

Tagline: From the guys who brought you "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up"

 

Cast: Jason Segel … Peter Bretter
Kristen Bell … Sarah Marshall
Mila Kunis … Rachel Jansen
Russell Brand … Aldous Snow
Bill Hader … Brian Bretter
Liz Cackowski … Liz Bretter
Maria Thayer … Wyoma
Jack McBrayer … Darald
Taylor Wily … Kimo
Davon McDonald … Dwayne the Bartender (as Da'Vone McDonald)
Steve Landesberg … Dr. Rosenbaum
Jonah Hill … Matthew the Waiter
Paul Rudd … Chuck
Kala Alexander … Greg
Kalani Robb … Helpful Hawaiian Waiter

 

Plot: Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah’s traveling to the same resort as her ex … and she’s bringing along her new boyfriend.

 

Awards: 1 win & 10 nominations

The Lucky Ones

Monday, March 10th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Drama, War

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: Canada:113 min | USA:115 min | Argentina:115 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Sometimes losing your way home means finding yourself

 

Cast: Tim Robbins … Fred Cheaver
Rachel McAdams … Colee Dunn
Michael Peña … T.K. Poole
Molly Hagan … Pat Cheaver
Mark L. Young … Scott Cheaver
Howard Platt … Stan Tilson
Arden Myrin … Barbara Tilson
Coby Goss … Peter Tilson (as Coburn Goss)
John Heard … Bob
Jennifer Joan Taylor … Bob's Wife
Katherine LaNasa … Janet
Leo Ford … Janet's husband
Susan Yeagley … Kendra
Emily Swallow … Brandi
John Diehl … Tom Klinger

 

Plot: The story revolves around three soldiers — Colee, TK and Cheever — who return from the Iraq War after…

The Promotion

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 86 min

Languages: English | Spanish

Director:

Tagline: Two guys. One job. No rules.

 

Cast: Seann William Scott … Doug Stauber
Chris Conrad … Teddy Grahams
Rick Gonzalez … Ernesto
Adrian Martinez … Octavio
Maestro Harrell … First Kid in Parking Lot
Kristopher Lofton … Second Kid in Parking Lot
Jarreau Brown … Third Kid in Parking Lot
Edwin M. Walker … Fourth Kid in Parking Lot
Jamaal C. Adams … Fifth Kid in Parking Lot
Mario Larraza … Edgar
Tory O. Davis … Keith
Fred Armisen … Scott Fargas
Bobby Cannavale … Dr. Timms
Jenna Fischer … Jen Stauber
Richard Henzel … Motivational Speaker

 

Plot: Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.