Archive for June, 2008

Mamma Mia!

Monday, June 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance

Release Year: 2008

Country: UK | USA | Germany

Runtime: 108 min

Languages: English | Hungarian

Director:

Tagline: Take a trip down the aisle you'll never forget

 

Writers: Catherine Johnson (screenplay) Catherine Johnson (musical book)

 

Cast: Amanda Seyfried … Sophie
Stellan Skarsgård … Bill
Pierce Brosnan … Sam
Nancy Baldwin … Sam's PA
Colin Firth … Harry
Heather Emmanuel … Harry's Housekeeper
Colin Davis … Harry's Driver
Rachel McDowall … Lisa
Ashley Lilley … Ali
Meryl Streep … Donna Sheridan
Julie Walters … Rosie
Christine Baranski … Tanya
Ricardo Montez … Stannos
Mia Soteriou … Arina
Enzo Squillino Jr. … Gregoris

 

Plot: The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations

Chi bi

Monday, June 30th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Release Year: 2008

Country: China

Runtime: Singapore:150 min (PG version) | China:146 min | South Korea:134 min | UK:148 min

Languages: Mandarin

Director:

Tagline: The future will be decided.

 

Writers: John Woo (screenplay) & Khan Chan (screenplay) …

 

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai … Zhou Yu (as Tony Leung)
Takeshi Kaneshiro … Zhuge Liang
Fengyi Zhang … Cao Cao
Chen Chang … Sun Quan
Wei Zhao … Sun Shangxiang
Jun Hu … Zhao Yun
Shido Nakamura … Gan Xing (as Shidou Nakamura)
Chiling Lin … Xiao Qiao (as Chi-Ling Lin)
Yong You … Liu Bei
Yong Hou … Lu Su
Dawei Tong … Sun Shucai
Jia Song … Li Ji
Ba Sen Zha Bu … Guan Yu
Jinsheng Zang … Zhang Fei
Shan Zhang … Huang Gai

 

Plot: The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China’s Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.).

 

Awards: 11 wins & 17 nominations

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 120 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Saving the world is a hell of a job

 

Cast: Ron Perlman … Hellboy
Selma Blair … Liz
Doug Jones … Abe Sapien / Chamberlain / Angel of Death
John Alexander … Johann Krauss / Bethmoora Goblin
James Dodd … Johann Krauss
Seth MacFarlane … Johann Krauss (voice)
Luke Goss … Prince Nuada
Anna Walton … Princess Nuala
Jeffrey Tambor … Tom Manning
John Hurt … Professor Broom
Brian Steele … Wink / Cronie / Spice Shop Troll / Cathedral Head / Fragglewump
Andrew Hefler … Agent Flint
Iván Kamarás … Agent Steel
Mike Kelly … Agent Marble
Jeremy Zimmerman … Auctioneer

 

Plot: The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures.

 

Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations

WALL·E

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

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

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 98 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: An Adventure Beyond the Ordinar-E

 

Writers: Andrew Stanton (original story) & Pete Docter (original story) …

 

Cast: Ben Burtt … WALL·E / M-O (voice)
Elissa Knight … EVE (voice)
Jeff Garlin … Captain McCrea (voice)
Fred Willard … Shelby Forthright – BnL CEO
MacInTalk … AUTO (voice)
John Ratzenberger … John (voice)
Kathy Najimy … Mary (voice)
Sigourney Weaver … Ship's Computer (voice) rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Kopf … Hoverchair Mother (voice)
Sherry Lynn … Additional voices (voice)

 

Plot: In the distant future, a small waste collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

 

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 44 wins & 40 nominations

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Friday, June 20th, 2008

All Genres:
Drama, Family, Mystery

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Canada

Runtime: 101 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Cast: Abigail Breslin … Margaret Mildred 'Kit' Kittredge
Julia Ormond … Margaret Kittredge
Chris O'Donnell … Jack Kittredge
Jane Krakowski … Miss May Dooley
Wallace Shawn … Mr. Gibson
Max Thieriot … Will Shepherd
Willow Smith … Countee Garby
Glenne Headly … Louise Howard
Zach Mills … Stirling Howard IV
Kenneth Welsh … Uncle Hendrick
Madison Davenport … Ruthie Smithens
Joan Cusack … Miss Lucinda Bond
Dylan Smith … Freidreich (as Dylan Scott Smith)
Stanley Tucci … Jefferson Jasper Berk
Douglas Nyback … William 'Billy' Peabody

 

Plot: Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

 

Awards: 1 win & 3 nominations

The Love Guru

Friday, June 20th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Sport

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | UK | Germany

Runtime: 87 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: His Karma is Huge

 

Cast: Mike Myers … Maurice / Guru Pitka / Young Pitka / Teenage Pitka / Himself
Jessica Alba … Jane Bullard
Justin Timberlake … Jacques 'Le Coq' Grande
Romany Malco … Darren Roanoke
Meagan Good … Prudence Roanoke
Ben Kingsley … Guru Tugginmypudha
Verne Troyer … Coach Punch Cherkov
Jessica Simpson … Herself
Kanye West … Himself
Deepak Chopra … Himself
Rob Blake … Himself
Manu Narayan … Rajneesh
John Oliver … Dick Pants
Stephen Colbert … Jay Kell
Jim Gaffigan … Trent Lueders

 

Plot: Pitka an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge: To settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.

 

Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations

Get Smart

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 110 min

Languages: English | Russian

Director:

Tagline: Saving The World. And Loving It.

 

Cast: Steve Carell … Maxwell Smart / Agent 86
Anne Hathaway … Agent 99
Dwayne Johnson … Agent 23
Alan Arkin … The Chief
Terence Stamp … Siegfried
Terry Crews … Agent 91
David Koechner … Larabee
James Caan … The President
Bill Murray … Agent 13
Patrick Warburton … Hymie
Masi Oka … Bruce
Nate Torrence … Lloyd
Ken Davitian … Shtarker
David S. Lee … Krstic
Dalip Singh … Dalip

 

Plot: Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the forces of KAOS with the-competent Agent 99 at his side.

 

Awards: 2 wins & 6 nominations

Hancock

Monday, June 16th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min | USA:102 min (unrated version)

Languages: English | Japanese

Director:

Tagline: There are heroes. There are superheroes. And then there's…

 

Cast: Will Smith … John Hancock
Charlize Theron … Mary Embrey
Jason Bateman … Ray Embrey
Jae Head … Aaron Embrey
Eddie Marsan … Kenneth 'Red' Parker Jr.
David Mattey … Man Mountain
Maetrix Fitten … Matrix
Thomas Lennon … Mike
Johnny Galecki … Jeremy
Hayley Marie Norman … Hottie
Dorothy Cecchi … Woman in Dive Bar
Martin Klebba … Convict #12
Akiva Goldsman … Executive #1
Michael Mann … Executive #2
Brad Leland … Executive #3

 

Plot: A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who’s trying to repair his image.

 

Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations

Wanted

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA | Germany

Runtime: 110 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Choose your destiny.

 

Cast: James McAvoy … Wesley Gibson
Morgan Freeman … Sloan
Angelina Jolie … Fox
Terence Stamp … Pekwarsky
Thomas Kretschmann … Cross
Common … Gunsmith
Kristen Hager … Cathy
Marc Warren … The Repairman
David O'Hara … Mr. X (as David Patrick O'Hara)
Konstantin Khabenskiy … The Exterminator (as Konstantin Khabensky)
Dato Bakhtadze … The Butcher
Chris Pratt … Barry
Lorna Scott … Janice
Sophiya Haque … Puja
Brian Caspe … The Pharmacist

 

Plot: A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father’s superhuman killing abilities.

 

Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations

The Rocker

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

All Genres:
Comedy, Music

Release Year: 2008

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline: Opportunity rocks

 

Cast: Rainn Wilson … Robert 'Fish' Fishman
Christina Applegate … Kim
Teddy Geiger … Curtis
Josh Gad … Matt Gadman
Emma Stone … Amelia
Jeff Garlin … Stan
Jane Lynch … Lisa
Jason Sudeikis … David Marshall
Will Arnett … Lex
Howard Hesseman … Gator
Fred Armisen … Kerr
Bradley Cooper … Trash
Lonny Ross … Sticks
Jon Glaser … Billy
Jane Krakowski … Carol

 

Plot: The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert “Fish” Fishman…